Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Authoritative Sources?

Excerpted from
"OW has been asking for revelation on women for over a year now and never, at no point in time has the Prophet Thomas S. Monson even remotely mentioned bringing this before the Lord personally, nor has he claimed to have been given any additional insight concerning women from the Lord. At best we have gotten Elder Oaks quoting Joseph Fielding Smith and J. Reuben Clark as his official references for why women are “appendages” of the priesthood but will never hold it. Never mind the fact that both Joseph Fielding Smith and J. Reuben Clark erroneously supported and taught of the divine nature and providence behind the ban on black people holding the Priesthood for 150 years (which the church now entirely disavows). Did I mention that J. Reuben Clark was famous for ensuring that the Utah blood banks were free of “negro blood” so that those upstanding, white, male priesthood holders’ authority wouldn't be voided by a blood transfusion with mixed-race bloods? (3) These are the men that Oaks quoted in his most recent talk on the Priesthood."[...]3) D. Michael Quinn’s biography, “Elder Statesman: A Biography of J. Reuben Clark” (Salt Lake City, Utah: Signature Books, 2002) “Clark’s attitudes toward Blacks was equally reprehensible. Along with others of his time, he opposed intermarriage and supported the common practice of segregating blood supplies in hospitals to ensure that no white person would be infused with blood from a Black person, and thus either invalidate his priesthood or disqualify him from future priesthood. But as time progressed, so did his attitude toward Blacks. As the Church extended its missionary efforts into South America and determining blood lines became more difficult, he came to something of an accommodation in the case of some Brazilians, even ‘wondering whether we could not work out a plan, while not conferring the priesthood as such upon them, we could give them opportunity to participate in the work certainly of the Aaronic Priesthood grades. (p. 354)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Mormon Women Stand

This whole article on trusting in the arm of flesh, yet not a SINGLE scripture in any of the footnotes to support it!
[i] Dennis B. Neuenschwander, “Living Prophets, Seers and Revelators,” Ensign Nov. 2000.
[ii] Neal A. Maxwell, “Murmur Not,” Ensign Nov. 1989.
[iii] Henry B. Eyring, “Faith and Keys,” Ensign Nov. 2004.
[iv] Dennis B. Neuenschwander, “Living Prophets, Seers and Revelators,” Ensign Nov. 2000.
[v] The Guide to the Scriptures,
[vi] Gordon B. Hinckley, “God is at the Helm,” Ensign May 1994.
[vii] Gordon B. Hinckley, “God is at the Helm,” Ensign May 1994.
[viii] Jeffrey R. Holland, “Prophets, Seers and Revelators,” Ensign Nov. 2004.
[ix] M. Russell Ballard, “Be Still, and Know That I Am God,” CES Devotional for Young Adults May 2014.
[x] Gordon B. Hinckley, “Special Witnesses of Christ, “ Video Presentation, April 2001
[xi] Gordon B. Hinckley, “God is at the Helm,” Ensign May 1994.
[xii] Gordon B. Hinckley, “God is at the Helm,” Ensign May 1994.
[xiii] Dallin H. Oaks, Address to Church Educational System teachers, Aug. 16, 1985.
How convenient, indeed, if the leaders simply convince all the underlings that they are strictly unable to do or say anything contrary to the will of God. But the fact that our scriptures have a procedure for removing the President of the Church is sufficient for me to conclude that NO ONE is above reproach and NO ONE is exempt from being held accountable.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Ordain Women

"And not only this, but those things which never have been revealed from the foundation of the world, but have been kept hid from the wise and prudent, shall be revealed unto babes and sucklings in this, the dispensation of the fulness of times."

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Equal Like Joseph in Egypt

If you believe Joseph in Egypt is equal to Pharoah in every way, then, yes, Mormon women are equal to Mormon men. But if Joseph is not quite equal because of that pesky little throne issue, then guess what: women in the LDS Church not quite equal to men.

If you don't believe me... go to the temple and pay very close attention to: 1)who is pronounced "Lord" of this world and told to name Eve and everything else, 2)the "Lord" women covenant with (versus the God men covenant with), and 3)whose kingdom women are supposed to reign in (hint: it's not theirs).