Valium and Pepsi
Date: April 05, 2019 02:01PM
I think Rubicon and BOJ are both right. Either way, the deciding factor is still the Almighty Dollar. I learned 10 years ago that LDS Inc. has nothing to do with God. The Mormon God is just a scapegoat upon whom the Mormon place the blame. I knew this even before the Black issue, from being born a Mormon female, who can never have the priesthood. Come on--"Polygamy is God's New and Everlasting Covenant"? How can the Mormons put a successful spin on this? The Mormons can manipulate members into believing in a cult with a polygamous heaven and a polygamous God and a polygamous Christ (That's blasphemy)! The Mormons will be able to herd the sheeple around this current obstacle. How can anyone be a believing Mormon? Perhaps they all are oppressed sheeple Who are reacting to the threats of losing their families, their marriage, all their Mormon friends, their reputation, perhaps their livelihood, even their place in God's Heaven, if they dare to leave the cult. Their superstitious fears outweigh facts and reason. The Mormon cult considers this little, short-lived gay issue is nothing but a tiny glitch, that will be over with in a few weeks, and written out of history, like so many other glitches.
I agree with Brother of Jerry that the Mormon cult wants The Book of Mormon to gradually disappear into the background:
"If they are going through this awkward name change in preparation for de-emphasizing the BoM at some future date, it is because that book is irredeemably racist, a fact which would be noticed by any potential converts or LDS youth that actually bothered to read it. The amount of scientific information the book violates is kind of embarrassing too."
Exactly! Maybe there will be a new edition of the BOM, renamed, re-branded, all the anachronisms and errors removed, published in 50 languages by Deseret Book. Maybe it will be bound together with the Holy Bible, as a "Two-in-one". It will be purchased by all Mormons to give to their children, friends and relatives, and handed out personally by door-to-door "ministers" all over the world. (This is a "Global Religion", according to the Deseret News.) The re-distributing of the "inspired, according to God's revelations" new Another-Testament-of-Jesus Christ book will be at the members' personal expense, of course, with LDS, Inc. pocketing the sales profits. Wendy and Sheri will be active in editing.
The BOM seems to be causing more de-conversions than conversions. The cult has become more strict in discouraging questions and discussions about the scriptures, doctrines and church history, and now it is phasing out classes and lessons. It's just all about the temple stuff, paying tithing, serving the cult, policies and obedience, assigned talks on "the words of the prophets", supervised testimonies, conference, PR, expanding the Corporation; lies, cover-ups, threats, coercion.
(BTW, my Mormon friends and the ward never mention "The Pearl of Great Price", anymore.)
Sorry to tangent so far off topic.
I do hope this new policy is adhered to, enough to east the pain of gay Mormons, and reduce the suicides. I doubt that the Mormons will offer any special help, or quality programs for them.