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Posted by: [|] ( )
Date: April 01, 2021 11:23PM

- Vaccinations
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reemphasizes the First Presidency’s long-standing support for vaccinations.

“Vaccinations administered by competent medical professionals protect health and preserve life,” the handbook says in a new section added Wednesday to the General Handbook. “Members of the Church are encouraged to safeguard themselves, their children, and their communities through vaccination.”

- Affinity fraud
The added section on affinity fraud says leveraging friendship or a position of trust to take financial advantage of someone else is “a shameful betrayal of trust and confidence. Its perpetrators may be subject to criminal prosecution. Church members who commit affinity fraud may also face membership restrictions or withdrawal. … Members may not state or imply that their business dealings are sponsored by, endorsed by or represent the church or its leaders.”

- Survivalism
The new policy on extreme survivalism counsels “against extreme or excessive preparation for possible catastrophic events.

- New callings for single adults
Single adult men under 30 now may serve in YSA wards and stakes as counselors in stake presidencies as well as bishoprics, on high councils and as stake Sunday School presidents and counselors. Single adult women in YSA wards and stakes can serve as Stake Relief Society presidents and counselors

-Missionary work
Another new section addresses the ongoing need to respect local restrictions on missionary work. The church’s missionaries “serve only in countries where they are officially recognized and welcomed by local governments. The church and its members respect all laws and requirements with regard to missionary efforts. For example, in some parts of the world, missionaries are sent only to serve humanitarian or other specialized missions. Those missionaries do not proselytize. The church does not send missionaries to some countries.”

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Posted by: azsteve ( )
Date: April 01, 2021 11:33PM

The new policy on extreme survivalism counsels “against extreme or excessive preparation for possible catastrophic events.

So the church wants us to do as the church says and not as they do themselves. Isn't that $100 Billion Ensign Peak fund obscenely excessive all by itself? Credible sources say there may be as many as four other similar funds owned by the church. Isn't half a trillion dollars in survival preparation an "extreme or excessive preparation for possible catastrophic events" even for a church?

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Posted by: Brother Of Jerry ( )
Date: April 02, 2021 12:00AM

I agree with all those items and they were all things that needed to be said. Let's see if they get reinforced at GC.

Who'd have thunk?

I imagine Ammon Bundy's head has exploded. Cleanup on aisle six.

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Posted by: Perdition ( )
Date: April 02, 2021 04:05AM

So no sign of a 'revelation' on tithing? No...'thought not

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Posted by: thedesertrat1 ( )
Date: April 02, 2021 11:51AM

The people who have taken power in the organization are only interested in that which promotes and prolongs that power.
They will sail with the wind of the times and promote that which will benefit them the most
verily verily I say unto you

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/02/2021 11:51AM by thedesertrat1.

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