Yesterday, the Mormon Church’s President Russell M. Nelson gave a rousing speech at the religion’s 188th Semiannual General Conference in which he made clear no one should be using the phrase “the Mormon Church.” It’s a point he first shared back in August.
But this time, he really meant it.
The church’s name “is not negotiable,” said the 94-year-old who took the reins of the 16 million-member faith in January. “When the savior clearly states what the name of his church should be, and even precedes his declaration with, ‘Thus shall my church be called,’ he is serious. And if we allow nicknames to be used and adopt or even sponsor those nicknames ourselves, he is offended.”
Using common nicknames such as “Mormon church,” “LDS Church” or the “Church of the Latter-day Saints,” Nelson said, “… is a major victory for Satan.”
Damn… Who knew Satan loved the Mormon Church that much?
They’re not messing around either. As of Friday, the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir is dead. It’s now called The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square. (Obviously.)
I suppose it’s still not the most controversial thing that happened at the Conference over the weekend.
… Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the governing First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints… emphasized that “gender is eternal,” and that maleness, femaleness and the bearing of children are essential to God’s plan of happiness.
“Our knowledge of God’s revealed plan of salvation requires us to oppose many of the current social and legal pressures to retreat from traditional marriage,” Oaks said, “or to make changes that confuse or alter gender or homogenize the differences between men and women.”
Oaks also said accepting religious truths meant opposing abortion and euthanasia… which is just another way of saying people deserve to suffer in the name of arbitrary religious beliefs.
Just some good old-fashioned
Mormon members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bigotry.
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