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5 days ago
eternal1
I usually just click the laughing emoji when I see those posts.
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15 days ago
eternal1
Thanks for the perspective, Lot's wife. This isn't my area of expertise but I find it interesting.
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16 days ago
eternal1
I thought this was interesting and would share it here. "Scientists looked at the genomes of 10 Bronze and Iron Age individuals from Ashkelon, which is on the Mediterranean Sea about 40 miles west of Jerusalem and which was known in ancient times as one of five cities of the Philistines. They found that the Philistines were genetically distinct from human remains from other ancient
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21 days ago
eternal1
Your story just reminded me of being taught in seminary, back in the 70s, that the more righteous you are the more satan wants to tempt you, so, if you're having lots of "trials", it's just because you are extra speshul and satan is working overtime on you. What a load of crap.
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22 days ago
eternal1
Was it edible? It doesn't sound good to me. Probably something I would skip at the potluck.
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23 days ago
eternal1
I don't understand how he reconciles it either, but, he is just one of many Mormons that pick and choose what they want their version of Mormonism to be and are okay with it. He describes himself as "a unique Mormon", but, in his cherry-picking I don't think he is that unique. What is unique is that he is using his fame to make a difference, and since they haven't ex'd him yet, it giv
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23 days ago
eternal1
I think he's doing a great thing, whether you want to call it a revolution or not. I don't know his motives for remaining a member, but, at least he is shining a bright light on Utah homophobia. He raised over a million last year for gay advocacy groups and has committed to make LoveLoud an annual event. Good for him! My wife and daughter are there again this year. I'm sure they'll have anot
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26 days ago
eternal1
I wouldn't choose either of those, but, whatever makes you happy. How about Tenly (Tenley)?
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26 days ago
eternal1
Or not. https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/smartphones-arent-making-millennials-grow-horns-heres-how-to-spot-a-bad-study?fbclid=IwAR1tSPSYcFiU2m_zYPmqa-jqG938iDJ4MsY0IWp0qLMvKZqAJG1RD5p26xY
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27 days ago
eternal1
n/t
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4 weeks ago
eternal1
And yet, a truck driver transporting it (hemp) was arrested in Idaho. https://www.fleetowner.com/regulations/government-mix-shutdown-led-hemp-hauling-driver-s-arrest
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4 weeks ago
eternal1
"What is the LD$ position on this ?" Not sure, but, if you transport hemp in heavily Mormon Idaho, they will arrest you.
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5 weeks ago
eternal1
"I will never again trust a minister/priest/bishop, etc. just by virtue of their job or calling." That would be wise. I'm always shocked that people are so trusting. Even as a TBM, I wasn't about to put my daughter in a situation that could lead to abuse, which included being alone with a bishop or other adults. Even being with other kids without supervision is risky. While I d
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5 weeks ago
eternal1
Here's another article with a little more information. I wonder if his connection to Hughes had anything to do with the short jail time. "Hughes, who plans to enter the 2020 race for governor in coming months, attended the Tuesday hearing but would not comment except to say "he's family" before getting in an elevator. In a letter to the judge, Hughes said he met Head 28
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5 weeks ago
eternal1
Four months seems like a very light sentence for sexual abuse and lewdness with minors. He seems to have a thing for kids, I wonder how long before he's molesting someone else. This is a great example of why you should never let kids be interviewed alone with a bishop. " A former LDS bishop was sentenced on Tuesday to less than one year in jail and probation after being convicted of
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6 weeks ago
eternal1
Here's a picture. You'll have to decide for yourself. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Turing
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6 weeks ago
eternal1
Congrats! You chose wisely.
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2 months ago
eternal1
"Which would make Prophets fallible." (Mormon logic:) Not fallible, just speaking as men, dontcha know.
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2 months ago
eternal1
Oddly enough, eternal1 was a password used on the church computer. It's the source of my moniker. lol
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2 months ago
eternal1
Well, Mormonism is all about breeding (for eternity). Since gays don't tend to reproduce, it flies in the face of their (eternal) breeding program. Can't have that now can we.
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2 months ago
eternal1
According to Bednar: "There are no homosexual members of the Church...They can receive the blessings of the temple and they can serve in the Church. It is when we act on the inclination or the attraction—that's when it becomes a sin. So, the reason I began my answer as I did, is that in this question, the word "homosexual" was used to describe or label a member of the Church.
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2 months ago
eternal1
The Mormon church is a harmful, insidious cult. Trying to act like they accept gays does not change that fact. Lipstick on a pig.
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2 months ago
eternal1
Exactly!
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2 months ago
eternal1
"In the end, the result(s) will be the same." I like to think you are right, but, with the current political situation in this country, we seem to be going backwards.
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2 months ago
eternal1
It's not just the Mormons that are worried about the Equality Act. Pat Robertson is fear-mongering as well. "Prominent evangelical leader Pat Robertson said Tuesday that God will get rid of the United States as a nation if it passes the Equality Act, legislation aimed at extending federal protections to the LGBT community. "They always give good names to these things," Ro
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2 months ago
eternal1
My favorite was his elephant story. Still cracks me up. :D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qqE_WmagjY
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2 months ago
eternal1
A matter of opinion I suppose, but, I don't consider wifey/hubby derogatory or sexist, rather a term of endearment. Old lady/man is borderline. Battle axe, wench, those are over the top.
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2 months ago
eternal1
It would be a very long list, I'm sure. I would like to see that list made public so we could understand just exactly how their religious freedom is being trampled.
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2 months ago
eternal1
Here's another article about it. It looks like they are afraid it will take away their ability to openly discriminate. Though I don't see how it would change their religious freedom. Hope it passes this time. "First introduced in 2015, the Equality Act is a version of a bill introduced in 1974. In addition to adding "gender identity" and "sexual orientation" to
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