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Posted by: GC ( )
Date: March 30, 2018 05:46PM

I'm predicting Soares and Gong -- you?

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Posted by: namarod ( )
Date: March 30, 2018 06:14PM

They may do this to show a semblance of diversity. With all of the pressure the morg's been under lately, I can finally see them cave into putting people of color in the QOT12 to at least have some good media coverage finally.

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Posted by: levantis ( )
Date: March 30, 2018 06:14PM

I just read that as apostates :p

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Posted by: rhgc ( )
Date: March 30, 2018 06:28PM

If a minority is chosen he will likely be elderly so that he would be unlikely ever to be the prophet.

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Posted by: jacob ( )
Date: March 30, 2018 06:38PM

Yep, they are white enough to fool Nelson into thinking that they are pure and clean.

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: March 30, 2018 06:40PM

I am intrigued by the Gong possibility. He has the resume, and they have given him a lot of exposure to the Q15. He'd fit in pretty well. He knows well that as a junior apostle his job would be to smile and do what he's told.

And he brings a patina of diversity.

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Posted by: NeverBeenaMormon ( )
Date: March 30, 2018 07:10PM

I'm going for Clayton and Soares. Whitney has been waiting for a long time, Soares will be a boost the members in South America

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: March 30, 2018 11:53PM

Stop reminding me of the gong show.

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Posted by: mythb4meat ( )
Date: March 31, 2018 12:12AM

Garrett Gong lived on my dorm floor at Deseret Towers BYU in 1975. He was a true TBM who went stricktly by the book, as I recall.

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Posted by: midwestanon ( )
Date: March 31, 2018 03:06AM

Gong and Callister. Scuttlebug is that Callister is close to the big 15 (13, until tomorrow morning).

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Posted by: HopiBon ( )
Date: March 31, 2018 09:05AM

I flew home from Paris last Sunday. Clayton and his wife were seated with me in First Class. He was looking pretty smug. Making eye contact with everyone he could and giving some kind of knowing nod. Such a cult.

Those seats cost $8000 each. Each way. BTW. I wish I was a cult leader and got that perk (I used one of my few yearly upgrades).

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: March 31, 2018 10:26AM

I'm betting that with all the air mileage the church pays for, for the missionaries, they rack up a lot of upgrades and free miles... Not that they would hesitate to use tithing money to pamper themselves!

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Posted by: Mother Who Knows ( )
Date: March 31, 2018 03:42PM

You got it first on RFM!

Now the cameras don't have to search the audience to focus on color.


In California, this type of job selection was considered "reverse discrimination."

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Posted by: GC ( )
Date: March 31, 2018 09:25AM

Glad I haven't paid tithing for 35 years!

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Posted by: angela ( )
Date: March 31, 2018 10:39AM

GC Wrote:
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> Glad I haven't paid tithing for 35 years!


For me, it's been about 25. Thank goodness.

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Posted by: frackenmess ( )
Date: April 01, 2018 12:20PM

He he he!!

High five, me either!

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Posted by: memikeyounot ( )
Date: March 31, 2018 11:38AM

I worked last night at the hotel down the street from COB and the Conference center. There was several couples who came in, all dressed up in suit and tie and I'm not sure they were just there to see conference or not.

There was also a Ford van, 14 passenger that came in with AZ plates. There was 7-8 kids and the parents, each with pillows and duffels etc. The dad looked like one of those late 40's to early 50's guys who would normally have a blue suit/red tie on. I thought he looked like a good candidate for one of those low-level positions, but if you don't mind, I won't be watching to find out.

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Posted by: Particles of Faith ( )
Date: March 31, 2018 12:15PM

I find it extremely interesting that all the couples arrived in suits and ties...no dresses? Perhaps this conference will be historic after all. ;)

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Posted by: memikeyounot ( )
Date: March 31, 2018 01:43PM

Well, we all know that women in the church aren’t really considered as important as the men who wear the suits. I think that’s what I meant and that’s why I referred to the suit and tie wearers only. I hope that everyone gets the humor.

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Posted by: Particles of Faith ( )
Date: March 31, 2018 01:50PM

I got it...just taking the thread in a different direction.

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Posted by: angela ( )
Date: March 31, 2018 11:40AM

I've been out so long I don't even know who would be considered.

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Posted by: abby ( )
Date: March 31, 2018 11:47AM

Even when I was TBM, I didn't pay attention to other positions to people past the top fifteen.

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Posted by: Particles of Faith ( )
Date: March 31, 2018 12:22PM

It’s official...Soares and Gong.

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Posted by: abby ( )
Date: March 31, 2018 12:26PM

I had to Google them. Two non-whites. There's the historical they were hinting about. #totallyblessed

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Posted by: GC ( )
Date: March 31, 2018 12:59PM

Well, well ..... looks like I am a prophet, notwithstanding my resignation more than 15 years ago!

I'm thinking I should start my own church and become a PROFIT!

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Posted by: William Law ( )
Date: March 31, 2018 09:34PM

Yes, that was a pretty good prediction.

I have been out so long, I don't even know who they are.

How did you come to the conclusion on who it would be? Mind giving some insight?

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Posted by: cricket ( )
Date: March 31, 2018 01:54PM

by using that seer stone in your hat!

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Posted by: grendel ( )
Date: April 01, 2018 12:40PM

The real test will be in 20 years when these two are getting close to ascending to top spot. How will the Mormon base in the US react to a non-white/foreign born leader?

It has been a very eventful week for the big 15:

1.Appearing to concede some ground on the youth interview policy. Although in reality, in my humble opinion, conceding nothing.

2.Appointing an Asian/American and a Brazilian native to the Q12.

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Posted by: cricket ( )
Date: April 02, 2018 09:48AM

white but Brazilian fellow. Nelson wanted to keep Asian as the eventual prophet from happening as long as possible. By the time Gong reached prophethood Chinese members will outnumber USA members - That's because remaining active members in the USA will number about 2,329 and China will have 3,000 members. LOL

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Posted by: GC ( )
Date: April 02, 2018 10:29AM

No, actually Gong has seniority iver Soares.

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