Thanks very much. I am fine with leaving people alone, if they we leave those of us in mourning to be in mourning. Come at us with sanctimonious bs about doing the wrong thing in the wrong way? Like a special week-long part series on the many ways the LDS church is wrong, wrong, wrong? The moment I hear that tone, my hearing turns off. Those that say they love the Lord most must examine their own ability to love their fellow humans most.
Love is our commandment; judgement is not.
Finding spiritual purity by way of exclusion of others and branding children and their parents went out with the fall of Adolph HItler, or so we thought. Why are our leaders pumping life into these old bigotries? I never hear any discussion on how to encourage folks with SSA to just live the commandments. The policy protects children and families from more discord that they would get. Dear Hemlock This is my response to your comments dated November 17, at pm and pm ,.
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When we have church elders attempting to label children and fellow parishioners as Apostates and reducing them to a label of an SSA instead of loving fellow human beings we are in deep trouble. Elders now officially want children to reject and denounce their gay parents. Adolf Hitler labeled fellow citizens in the same way. The idea of telling children to denounce their parents is not Christian.
Church Elders secretly creating and disseminating polices that conspire against very human and loving fellow parishioners from behind closed doors is cruel and horrifying. Finding spiritual purity by way of exclusion of others and branding children and labeling their parents has unfortunately done great damage to our church, fellow parishioners and our reputation. We need to love all of our fellow parishioners as He gave them to us and not attempt to be their judge and executors. The Living Christ.
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Michael Austin, you are a wonderful human-being. Thank you.
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November 13, at am. Andrea says:. John Mansfield says:. John C. Larry Morris says:. Dog Pface says:. Lorraine Janeway says:. Think of the kind things you said when you were courting, think of the blessings you have given with hands placed lovingly upon her head, think of yourself and of her as the god and goddess you both inherently are, and then reflect on other moments characterized by cold, caustic, unbridled words.
Physical abuse is uniformly and unequivocally condemned. Today, I speak against verbal and emotional abuse of anyone against anyone, but especially of husbands against wives. Brethren, these things ought not to be. In a talk to the women of the Church, President Gordon B.
Hinckley denounced the intimidating behavior of some men. Some of them put on a fine face before the world during the day and come home in the evening, set aside their self-discipline, and on the slightest provocation fly into outbursts of anger. No man who engages in such evil and unbecoming behavior is worthy of the priesthood of God. No man who so conducts himself is worthy of the privileges of the house of the Lord. I regret that there are some men undeserving of the love of their wives and children.
There are children who fear their fathers, and wives who fear their husbands. If there be any such men within the hearing of my voice, as a servant of the Lord I rebuke you and call you to repentance. I plead with you to control your tempers, to put a smile upon your faces, which will erase anger; speak out words of love and peace, appreciation, and respect.
If you will do this, your lives will be without regret. Your marriages and family relationships will be preserved. Of course these principles are no less applicable to the sisters who are called to serve as leaders, as mothers, as wives. We speak to the sisters as well [as to the brethren], for the sin of verbal abuse knows no gender.
Wives, what of the unbridled tongue in your mouth, of the power for good or ill in your words? How is it that such a lovely voice which by divine nature is so angelic, so close to the veil, so instinctively gentle and inherently kind could ever in a turn be so shrill, so biting, so acrid and untamed? Sisters, there is no place in that magnificent spirit of yours for acerbic or abrasive expression of any kind, including gossip or backbiting or catty remarks. A great example of the power and effectiveness of the leadership principles Joseph Smith taught was his brother Hyrum.
In , after a conflict arose between the Prophet and his younger brother William, Hyrum patiently communicated with both, bringing about reconciliation between them. Seven years later, while Joseph was hiding from persecutors, Hyrum came to comfort him in the middle of the night.
Hyrum, thy name shall be written in the Book of the Law of the Lord, for those who come after thee to look upon, that they may pattern after thy works. Among the travails that bound Joseph and Hyrum together, the hardships of Liberty Jail were among the greatest. Their letters show that they learned together the same lessons about suffering trials patiently—and about the bitterness of losing their freedom.
Yea, O Lord, how long shall they suffer these wrongs and unlawful oppressions, before thine heart shall be softened towards them, and thy bowels be moved with compassion towards them? A few days before Joseph wrote his epistle, Hyrum had also recorded a prayer in a letter to his wife. Still, thy will be done, O Lord. May the Lord bless you [Mary Fielding Smith] and give you strength to endure all these things.
O Lord God, wilt thou hear the prayer of your servant?
enter site Surely the brothers spent sleepless nights sharing thoughts, discussing doctrine, and strengthening one another. It is that that is common in all ages of the world since the day of Adam. The same things produce the same effect in every age of the world. We only want the same patience, the same carefulness, the same guide, the same grace, the same faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
And without this we cannot be saved in the Celestial glory.