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    LDS General Conference, April 2018

    Should be an interesting weekend with two new apostles being announced (any guesses?) Also first conference presided over by the new presidency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UtahsMrSports View Post
    Should be an interesting weekend with two new apostles being announced (any guesses?) Also first conference presided over by the new presidency.
    and the announcement of the new 2 hour meeting church block


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    We know the scouting program is going to be overhauled in the near future. I've heard rumblings that it may be cued up and ready to go, although I don't know that such a thing would be announced over the pulpit in General Conference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorcho View Post
    and the announcement of the new 2 hour meeting church block

    Let's skip two hour blocks and go straight to e-church.

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    For those who wanted diversity:

    Elder Gerrit W. Gong and Elder Ulisses Soares were called as apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Saturday morning during the church's annual general conference.

    Elder Gong is the first Asian American called as an LDS apostle, and Elder Soares is the first Latin American called as an LDS apostle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USS Utah View Post
    For those who wanted diversity:
    Does anyone not like diversity?

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    Does anyone not like diversity?
    Donald Trump.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sancho View Post
    Does anyone not like diversity?
    I probably could have said that differently. There have been some calling for diversity in these calls, for those who have done so, here it is.
    "It'd be nice to please everyone but I thought it would be more interesting to have a point of view." -- Oscar Levant

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    Quote Originally Posted by USS Utah View Post
    I probably could have said that differently. There have been some calling for diversity in these calls, for those who have done so, here it is.
    It was only a matter of time.

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    Never been released by TV before. Goodbye pec meeting

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    LDS General Conference, April 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by arizonaute View Post
    Never been released by TV before. Goodbye pec meeting
    Lots of wards already have only ward council weekly, no PEC. Ours does it that way. I think the change makes sense.

    Still getting my mind wrapped around the priesthood structure revision.

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    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
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    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    HA!

    drink you Ensure gents, no longer do all the moving assignments remain with the spiritually remedial EQ.

    reminder: lift with your legs and not your back

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    This change was announced separately, probably to avoid the outcry that would have resulted had it been announced in a general conference session. This news is just now starting to come out.

    LDS Church to Disable WiFi in Meetinghouses

    http://www.ldsdaily.com/entertainmen...meetinghouses/

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    This change was announced separately, probably to avoid the outcry that would have resulted had it been announced in a general conference session. This news is just now starting to come out.

    LDS Church to Disable WiFi in Meetinghouses

    http://www.ldsdaily.com/entertainmen...meetinghouses/
    hardy har har April fools

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mormon Red Death View Post
    hardy har har April fools

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    Honestly, I wouldn't care if it was real. I turn off wifi on my phone when going into the building. It gets so bogged down, and I hate realizing something I want to look at is blocked.
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    Went to dinner at my in-laws last night and of course, we had a good discussion about this past conference.

    I have tried over the years to have more patience and charity toward my mother in law and in the last year, some huge progress has been made in that regard. Nevertheless, I still have to chuckle from time to time at her lack of perspective. (She grew up in Ogden, went to Weber State and has lived her entire adult life in southern weber county). She is a temple worker at the Ogden temple and made the comment that she was so "excited" for her fellow workers who were from Layton who had recently been "reassigned" to go "clear down" to Bountiful now wouldn't have to go so far. I just chuckled inside.

    That aside, my favorite part of conference is always the temple announcements. I get choked up thinking about how wonderful it is that the LDS folks in Nicaragua, Russia, and India will have better access to the temples.

    Finally, I might never understand why people feel like getting into the conference center and yelling about whatever issue they have that day will accomplish anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UtahsMrSports View Post
    Went to dinner at my in-laws last night and of course, we had a good discussion about this past conference.

    I have tried over the years to have more patience and charity toward my mother in law and in the last year, some huge progress has been made in that regard. Nevertheless, I still have to chuckle from time to time at her lack of perspective. (She grew up in Ogden, went to Weber State and has lived her entire adult life in southern weber county). She is a temple worker at the Ogden temple and made the comment that she was so "excited" for her fellow workers who were from Layton who had recently been "reassigned" to go "clear down" to Bountiful now wouldn't have to go so far. I just chuckled inside.

    That aside, my favorite part of conference is always the temple announcements. I get choked up thinking about how wonderful it is that the LDS folks in Nicaragua, Russia, and India will have better access to the temples.

    Finally, I might never understand why people feel like getting into the conference center and yelling about whatever issue they have that day will accomplish anything.
    What would we do without in-laws?

    I can’t remember a GC that had the impact on me that this one did. It was in a class of its own.

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    Quote Originally Posted by UtahsMrSports View Post
    Finally, I might never understand why people feel like getting into the conference center and yelling about whatever issue they have that day will accomplish anything.
    To be fair, only when the church gets pressure from outside sources, do they actually change anything.

    From polygamy to racist policies, to BYU and their protecting rapists, and kids and meetings with bishops and so on and so on.

    What the person was yelling about is a real issue and an issue the church has problems with.

    Unfortunately, when it comes to older leadership, they are usually out of touch with reality, they are usually set in their ways, and they usually need new blood or a forceful push to do what is actually right.

    Kudos to that woman for standing up for what she believes in (which is what we all believe, right) and hopefully the church will make changes in their policies to stop protecting sexual predators.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Utah View Post
    To be fair, only when the church gets pressure from outside sources, do they actually change anything.

    From polygamy to racist policies, to BYU and their protecting rapists, and kids and meetings with bishops and so on and so on.

    What the person was yelling about is a real issue and an issue the church has problems with.

    Unfortunately, when it comes to older leadership, they are usually out of touch with reality, they are usually set in their ways, and they usually need new blood or a forceful push to do what is actually right.

    Kudos to that woman for standing up for what she believes in (which is what we all believe, right) and hopefully the church will make changes in their policies to stop protecting sexual predators.
    Are you for real? Seriously, are you some Russian troll, or a programmed bot designed to post the most hyperbolic and idiotic posts ever read on any sports message board anywhere?

    :facepalm:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Utah View Post
    To be fair, only when the church gets pressure from outside sources, do they actually change anything.

    From polygamy to racist policies, to BYU and their protecting rapists, and kids and meetings with bishops and so on and so on.

    What the person was yelling about is a real issue and an issue the church has problems with.

    Unfortunately, when it comes to older leadership, they are usually out of touch with reality, they are usually set in their ways, and they usually need new blood or a forceful push to do what is actually right.

    Kudos to that woman for standing up for what she believes in (which is what we all believe, right) and hopefully the church will make changes in their policies to stop protecting sexual predators.
    You're making your point by blending two entirely separate things and trying to make them one thing.

    I have quite a bit to say about the "Protect LDS Children" movement from this past conference, but I will leave most of that out here and I'll just say that I acknowledge that you are correct in this case that the church heard that those folks were coming, looked into the issue, and made a change.

    This leads me to my point. These folks put their movement together organically through facebook and others outlets, they bought newspaper ad space, and they marched peacefully from one spot to another to deliver their books and signatures. The number of people who came to worship that they distracted from was 0. As for the woman who yelled during conference, she distracted from several thousands trying to worship; and that is simply inappropriate. (BTW, in the days following conference, this woman got into the Mormon Stories facebook group and accused John Dehlin of sexual harassment and assault, then apologized with the caveat that it was better for a straight white guy like John to go down than for her movement to falter, and then finally outright admitted to being mistaken and apologized to john without conditions. Shes a lunatic who in no way shape or form helped her cause). If you can't tell the difference in appropriateness from one group to the other, then I simply can't help you.

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