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  • Magic Underwear & Magic Food

    07/31/2014 11:11:43 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 553 replies
    Mormons have some really weird beliefs. For example, many (all) Mormons believe they (males only) can take a cooking/salad oil, pour just a small drop on the crown of your head and their god will heal them of almost anything. Mormons believe that by wearing ugly underwear bought from a specific company, their god will protect them from harm. Mormons believe that by wearing a really weird looking costume they are taught secret ways to touch angels so after they die, the angels will let Mormons get into heaven quicker. Mormons believe their god requires women to not wear outer...
  • EPA Workers ‘Told To Stop Pooping In the Hallways’

    06/25/2014 1:59:22 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 59 replies
    PJ Tattler ^ | June 25, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    They’re adults. They had to be told this? It wasn’t part of their upbringing? I know that most EPA workers are urban liberals, but were they raised in barns? Management for Region 8 in Denver, Colo., wrote an email earlier this year to all staff in the area pleading with them to stop inappropriate bathroom behavior, including defecating in the hallway. In the email, obtained by Government Executive, Deputy Regional Administrator Howard Cantor mentioned “several incidents” in the building, including clogging the toilets with paper towels and “an individual placing feces in the hallway” outside the restroom. Confounded by what...
  • More Mormons facing church scrutiny for online comments

    06/20/2014 2:37:10 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 75 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | June 19, 2014 | LAURIE GOODSTEI
    ....From California to Virginia and states in between, more than a dozen Mormons interviewed in the past week said they had recently been informed by their bishops that they faced excommunication or risked losing permission to enter a temple because of comments they had made online about their faith, the Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.SNIP "When it goes so far as creating organized groups, staging public events to further a cause, and creating literature for members to share in their local congregations," Otterson said, "the church has to protect the integrity of its doctrine as well as...
  • MARK LEVIN TRANSCRIPT: Here's What I'm gonna do, Mitt Romney and Orrin Hatch

    06/11/2014 5:40:08 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 77 replies
    Transcript of Mark Levin, 6/10/2014 You know what I've heard? On good authority, that Mitt Romney and Orrin Hatch want one of Mitt Romney's sons to go after Mike Lee in the Republican fight -- should there be one -- because they want to get rid of Mike Lee. Who are the purists, exactly? Who are the "Big Tent" guys, exactly? Now let me tell you what I'm gonna do if these fools pull that. Listen to me, Orrin, I'm talkin' to you. I'm going to go into your state and expose you. For your lies on this show. I'm...
  • Sex Abuse Lawsuit Filed Against Mormon Church

    05/04/2014 11:07:49 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 12 replies
    The Desert Sun ^ | May 2, 2012 | Reza Gostar
    PALM SPRINGS – A lawsuit filed Friday against The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a church bishop and a missionary, claims a woman was repeatedly sexually abused when she was a teenager in Rancho Mirage and Palm Desert, and it was covered up. The lawsuit, which was filed in Riverside County Superior Court in Palm Springs, contends that from July to November 1985, Jacqueline Tyler, then 13, was repeatedly abused by a missionary and that after a church bishop learned of the alleged abuse, her family was told to stay quiet and the bishop "made advance payment or...
  • Kelley Mooney's spiritual lyrical adaptation of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah"

    04/17/2014 10:22:05 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 11 replies
    Lyrics Hallelujah - Easter version by Kelley Mooney Lyrics To Hallelujah by Kelly Mooney Adapted to the music of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah A crown of thorns placed on His head He knew that He would soon be dead He said did you forget me Father did you? They nailed Him to a wooden cross Soon all the world would feel the loss Of Christ the King before His Hallelujah Hallelujah x4 He hung His head and prepared to die Then lifted His face up to the sky Said I am coming home now Father to you A reed which held...
  • Church to Launch “Because of Him” Easter Initiative {mormons co-opt Easter}

    04/10/2014 2:17:13 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 51 replies
    LDS.org ^ | April 10, 2014 | Ryan Morgenegg
    Beginning Palm Sunday, April 13, 2014, and running through Easter, April 20, the Church is launching an Easter initiative called “Because of Him,” focusing on the hope, healing, and salvation made possible through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Elder David F. Evans, Executive Director of the Missionary Department, said, “As followers of Jesus Christ, we seek to do as He has instructed: ‘Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.’ The ‘Because of Him’ Easter initiative is part of an ongoing effort to follow the Savior’s admonition.” Using the Internet and social media, the Church...
  • The Core Mormon Teaching the LDS Church Didn’t Jettison

    04/07/2014 11:29:00 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 130 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | April 7, 2014 | Jay Michaelson
    While the church got headlines for dropping its much-mocked ‘Mormons get their own planets’ doctrine, it quietly reaffirmed a far more important, and more radical, tenet of the faith.The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently backpedaled on a key tenet of Mormon theology: that after death, righteous Mormons will become gods, with the capacity to create planets of their own. But while press coverage of the walk-back has focused on the “Mormons get their own planets” doctrine, already ridiculed on Broadway and TV, what’s remarkable is what the LDS church left in.Indeed, the church doubled down on the...
  • Romney Takes on Tea Party in Idaho

    03/22/2014 9:50:31 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 117 replies
    Newsmax ^ | March 21, 2014 | Courtney Coren
    Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney this week campaigned in Idaho for Gov. Butch Otter and Rep. Mike Simpson, who have primary battles against tea party challengers, to prevent the GOP from veering "wild right." "I'm here today in Idaho . . . to make sure people understand that the people I'm standing with right here are the right team of conservative leaders to help the people of Idaho," Romney said, according to NPR. -SNIP- According to David Adler, director of the Andrus Center for Public Policy at Boise State University, Romney's purpose in the state is to help with voter...
  • Mormon Church’s human rights complaint rejected by European judges

    03/04/2014 10:46:18 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 628 replies
    Telegraph ^ | March 4, 2014 | Hayley Dixon
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, a religious organisation registered as a private unlimited company in the UK, was told in 2005 that it was not exempt from paying business tax on its temple in Preston, Lancashire. Because the public were not allowed access to the temple, which was reserved for the most devout Mormons, the High Court dismissed their appeal in July 2008. However, the church refused to accept the decision, claiming that it amounted to discrimination on religious grounds and taking their battle all the way to Strasbourg. Now the European Court of Human Rights has...
  • If He Believes It, It Must Be So [Obama's scary interview]

    03/03/2014 10:33:32 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 31 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | March 3, 2014 | Elliott Abrams
    On the eve of the Netanyahu visit to Washington, President Obama gave a lengthy interview to Jeffrey Goldberg that shows a chief executive who has learned next to nothing about the world in his five years in office. First, kudos to Goldberg: he pressed Obama repeatedly, challenging vague formulations and seeking clarity. Goldberg pushed Obama hard, especially on Iran and Syria. Obama isn’t good off the cuff, especially when challenged; he is far better with a prepared speech. And what emerged is an awful portrait of the president and his conception of the world. Take Syria. Here’s what Obama said:...
  • Whitewashing Benghazi

    02/25/2014 9:20:33 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 25 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 2019 issue | Jed Babbin and R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    SNIPSoon after the attacks, Virginia Congressman Frank Wolf introduced HR-36, a bill to create a House Select Committee to investigate the Benghazi attacks. Under Wolf’s bill, the special committee would have subpoena power and could force the issue of testimony and access to documents. If it did, we might yet see Obama exercise Executive Privilege just as he did in the “Fast and Furious” scandal. The bill has 177 sponsors, almost enough to pass the House today. The only problem is that House Speaker John Boehner won’t allow the bill to come to the floor. He has repeatedly blocked it...
  • Homeland Security watchdog resigns under ethics cloud, days before hearing

    12/17/2013 11:34:38 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 17, 2013
    The chief watchdog for the Department of Homeland Security has stepped down from his post under a gathering cloud of allegations about his own conduct, just days before he was set to testify before the Senate.-SNIP- The litany of allegations against Edwards included claims that he bowed to political pressure and watered down his reports; abused agency personnel and resources; and retaliated against employees who questioned his conduct. The allegations gained widespread attention after a Democratic and Republican senator sent a bombshell letter to Edwards in June cataloguing the alleged offenses.-SNIP-Further, the letter aired allegations that he violated "anti-nepotism laws"...
  • 12 Days of Christmas to Christ

    12/01/2013 1:56:53 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 60 replies
    LDS Living Magazine ^ | December 6, 2012 | Erin Jones
    <p>Four calling birds? A partridge in a pear tree? No one is sure exactly what the twelve gifts in the “The Twelve Days of Christmas” represent, but there have been several theories. One interesting claim is that the song was written to help young Catholics learn their faith. In this interpretation, each Christmas gift represents something connected to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Looking at the song this way helps families focus on the true meaning of Christmas. We've taken this tradition and added a little bit of an LDS spin to it.</p>
  • Mormon bishop dresses as homeless man to teach church lesson

    12/01/2013 1:32:00 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 1, 2013
    From the video, "Lesson in Compassion".
  • Mormon church-owned company buys huge swath of Florida land

    11/08/2013 11:51:18 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 498 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 7, 2013 | Kevin Spear
    <p>The Mormon church stands to own nearly 2 percent of Florida by completing a deal to buy most of the real estate of the St. Joe Co. for more than a half-billion dollars.</p> <p>The megapurchase was announced jointly Thursday by a corporate representative of church, which owns the nearly 295,000-acre Deseret Ranches in Central Florida, and by the real-estate and timber business, which has built several communities along the Panhandle coast.</p>
  • Yesterday, Obama Was Not My President--or Yours

    09/17/2013 11:48:54 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 45 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | September 17, 2013 | Joel B. Pollak
    On Monday, while the death toll mounted at the Navy Yard, President Barack Obama delivered a strident partisan tirade against Republicans, using the fifth anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse to score political points ahead of the debt ceiling debate. It was an appalling act of division and insensitivity, and unlike George W. Bush's My Pet Goat moment on 9/11, it was a calculated abdication of leadership. -SNIP- It was an insult to the victims and their families, a slap in the face to the nation as a whole, a dereliction of the simplest duty of empathy and discretion. He...
  • Obama on Egypt: The Clueless Presidency

    08/18/2013 10:37:52 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 32 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | August 18, 2013 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    There’s some soul searching going on in the Obama administration as it ponders how they got sidelined in Egypt as the situation there got out of control in a spiral of violence. As the New York Times details in a post-mortem of U.S. policy, the administration went all out to persuade the military that had overthrown the Muslim Brotherhood to compromise and allow the Islamists to rejoin the government. Among other efforts to cajole them or to threaten aid cutoffs, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel made 17 often-lengthy phone calls to Egyptian General Abdul-Fattah el-Sisi trying to get him to...
  • Balz book: Romney considered scrapping bid in spring of 2011

    07/02/2013 4:54:45 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 13, 2013 | Sean Sullivan
    Mitt Romney officially announced his candidacy for president in June 2011. But during the spring of that year, Romney considered scrapping his campaign altogether, as detailed in a soon-to-be-released book about the 2012 presidential campaign by The Washington Post’s Dan Balz. -SNIP- Romney confirmed after the election that he called his son one morning to tell him he thought he wasn’t going to run. “I recognized that by virtue of the realities of my circumstances, there were some drawbacks to my candidacy for a lot of Republican voters,” he told Balz in January. “One, because I had a health...
  • Breaking: Obama Threatens Veto of Religious Protection for Military

    06/12/2013 4:33:15 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 35 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | June 12, 2013 | Ken Klukowski
    Breitbart News reported last week that Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) passed an amendment in the House Armed Services Committee protecting religious speech of service members in the military. President Barack Obama has now threatened to veto the bill if it passes the full House and Senate. SNIP In other words, Obama says he will veto any bill that forbids his appointees or officers from telling a soldier that he cannot mention Jesus during prayer or have a Bible on his desk, or that keeps those appointees from telling a chaplain (who is an ordained clergyman) what religious teachings he is...
  • A Government’s Racist Hiring and Targeting of Conservatives and Pregnant Women

    06/01/2013 7:54:10 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 1, 2013 | J. Christian Adams
    Government targeting of conservatives is not confined to a couple of federal departments, as demonstrated by the events in a small District of Columbia employee relations board. A letter obtained by PJ Media documents open racism and hostility toward pregnant and conservative employees in the D.C. Public Employee Relations Board (PERB). The letter also demonstrates that lawless hostility toward conservatives is a characteristic of all levels of government.This District of Columbia government board responsible for resolving employee disputes with management, has engaged in racist hiring practices, discrimination against pregnant women, and hostility toward conservatives according to a resignation letter from...
  • BH Obama White Bronco Chase Getaway From Scandalpalooza

    05/15/2013 10:28:34 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 2013 | soopermexican
    Hilarious...don't know how long the video will be available. Love the line, "Can they drive to Kenya on surface streets?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oAl2VlF3OSw#!
  • Scandal, Power And the President {Article Author-Jay Carney}

    05/14/2013 11:43:58 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 8 replies
    Time ^ | March 27, 2007 | Jay Carney
    .....Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have spent six years expanding presidential powers at the expense of Congress and the judiciary, from authorizing domestic wiretapping to limiting habeas corpus and changing bills through signing statements. Democrats, in control of both chambers of Congress for the first time in 12 years, are determined to reclaim what they can. And the U.S. Attorneys case gives them powerful new ammunition.SNIP Hearings will be held, subpoenas issued, new investigations launched.
  • What's Next?-A Pathway to Ownership?

    05/13/2013 8:20:25 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 18 replies
    CNS News.com ^ | May 12, 2013 | Craig Bannister
    What if you came home one day and found people living in your den - and they said the government had given them the right to stay? Take a look at what happened to "The Jensens." http://cnsnews.com/blog/craig-bannister/whats-next-pathway-ownership
  • Tribute for Mother's Day

    05/10/2013 12:40:03 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 10 replies
    Westside Church ^ | May 10, 2013 | Steve
    A Letter to a congregation I Have Two Moms May 10, 2013 Many of you know that I was a foster child. When I was a kid, I had never met my father and then my mother died when I was five years old. My two sisters and I were passed around a bit in the “system.” It wasn’t so fun. For that story see this blog: http://www.westsideinfo.com/rwt-blog-24708 Then, just before I turned eight, a family with 5 kids of their own took my two sisters and me into their home. My new mother’s name was Gerrie. She is my...
  • Clinton's Republican Guard-Andrew McCarthy

    05/07/2013 2:12:11 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 7, 2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    With each new revelation, what has always been obvious becomes more pronounced: the State Department’s self-proclaimed final word on the Benghazi Massacre, the risibly named “Accountability Review Board” investigation, is a fraud. Yet, like the rest of the Obama administration’s obstructive wagon-circling, the ARB’s report continues serving its intended purpose: to thwart efforts to hold administration officials accountable. Even on Fox News, which has been admirably dogged covering a scandal the Obamedia has done its best to bury, the refrain is heard: How could the ARB report be a whitewash when its investigation was run by such Washington eminences as...
  • Mexican, undocumented. . .Mormon?

    05/04/2013 10:22:52 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 86 replies
    Fronteras ^ | April 23, 2013 | Jack Rodolic
    Since 2000, the number of Spanish-speaking members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the United States has doubled. Many of those Latino Mormons lack legal documentation, which poses a problem for the church. Young Mormons are called to serve missions — two years on the road, trying to convert strangers to the faith. So what happens when Mormons without papers come of legal age, and set off on their missions? Isaac’s story sheds some light on this quiet demographic. Isaac is his middle name. When his father, Rafael, was 17 years old in Mexico City,...
  • LDS Marathoners Tell Their Stories

    04/18/2013 9:47:30 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 49 replies
    LDS Living ^ | April 17, 2013 | Rhett Wilkinson
    Some ran an additional eight miles beyond the marathon just to reunite with loved ones. Others were spared after receiving VIP tickets that placed them across the street from the explosions. All are grateful for the miraculous blessings that kept them safe and sound. Cell phones and VIP passes convinced Heather Ekola and her husband Josh that they had been uniquely blessed by the Lord in helping to be preserved from the savagery of the Boston Marathon bombings. The Springboro, Ohio, couple was among many Latter-day Saints participating in Monday’s world-renowned race who found themselves safe after the worst attack...
  • DRUDGE STREAMING CELEB CELEBRATION FROM THE WH...LIVE. GET IT BEFORE IT'S SHUT DOWN

    04/09/2013 5:30:40 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 99 replies
    http://www.drudgereport.com/
  • Accidental Racist-Brad Paisley

    04/08/2013 4:25:37 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 28 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_qbt1EVuw8
  • Render Unto Caesar - Mormon Tithe Not A Necessary Expense In IRS Collection Case

    03/11/2013 4:40:06 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 53 replies
    Forbes ^ | March 8, 2013 | Peter J. Reilly
    The Mormons take tithing very seriously. They are very well organized about it. Members are supposed to meet with their bishop for a tithing settlement. Here is a training session on what is supposed to happen in a tithing settlement. At the end the bishop will mark you as a full tithe payer – or not. If you are not a full tithe payer you cannot be admitted to the temple, much less hold offices. Mr. Thompson had a letter from his bishop explaining this to the Tax Court. The tithing rule is so strict that some have argued...
  • The Chicago Roots of President Obama's Leadership Style

    03/11/2013 11:31:07 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 11, 2013 | Michael Bargo Jr.
    Speaker Boehner and the Republican House are frustrated that they can't get President Obama or Senate leader Reid to compromise with them.-SNIP- Chicago's Mayor Daley I gained absolute power by gaining absolute control over the budget. Congress's authority to write a budget is determined not by a Home Rule Commission, but by the Constitution. But President Obama was able to cleverly subvert Congress's power of the purse this way: the Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate has not passed a budget in four years. -SNIP-In effect, Obama cleverly usurped congressional budget authority, with the added benefit of eliminating a budgetary paper trail....
  • "Mormon church rewrites its racist history"

    03/10/2013 4:30:37 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 126 replies
    Salon ^ | March 9, 2013 | Joanna Brooks
    A newly released digital edition of the four books of LDS or Mormon scripture—the Holy Bible, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price—includes editorial changes that reflect a shifting official view on issues like polygamy, the Church’s history of racism, and the historicity of LDS scripture.Perhaps the most significant is the inclusion of a new heading to precede the now-canonized 1978 announcement of the end of the LDS Church’s ban on black priesthood ordination: The Book of Mormon teaches that “all are alike unto God,” including “black and white, bond and free, male...
  • Michael Barone: Ivory-tower Obama can't abide views he doesn't share

    01/17/2013 8:36:05 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 14, 2013 | Michael Barone
    To judge from his surly demeanor and defiant words at his press conference Monday, Barack Obama begins his second term with a strategy to defeat and humiliate Republicans rather than a strategy to govern.-SNIP-The push for gun control is more a symbolic gesture than a serious attempt at governing.Something better can be said about Obama's call for immigration law changes. The need for some change is clear.That was also true in Obama's first two years, when he did nothing to advance legislation on the subject when Democrats had a solid majorities in Congress.The question is whether Obama wants legislation or...
  • Now No. 3 in Scientology, Tom Cruise thinks he’s on planet to vanquish aliens

    01/13/2013 8:09:11 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 57 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 13, 2013 | MAUREEN CALLAHAN
    <p>Tom Cruise will save the world from aliens — not on the big screen but in real life.</p> <p>Cruise would later come to believe that in the hierarchy of Scientology, he was No. 3, behind only the founder, the late L. Ron Hubbard (known as LRH) and No. 2 David Miscavige, who goes by COB, for Chairman of the Board of the Religious Technology Center.</p>
  • Indicted UT Businessman Links Harry Reid To Bribery Attempt

    01/12/2013 3:06:45 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 12, 2013 | Tom Harvey and Robert Gehrke
    Embattled St. George businessman Jeremy Johnson says new Utah Attorney General John Swallow helped broker a deal in 2010 in which Johnson believed he was to pay Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid $600,000 to make a federal investigation into Johnson’s company go away. But when the federal government filed a lawsuit Johnson thought he had paid to quash, he demanded Swallow return some of the $250,000 initial payment. Then, just days before the Nov. 6 election, Johnson engaged in a frenetic but unsuccessful effort to get Swallow to drop out of the race, saying information about what Johnson called a...
  • Response to Mormon Missionary Age Announcement Remains Enthusiastic and Unprecedented

    01/09/2013 7:56:48 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 115 replies
    Mormon Newsroom ^ | January 7, 2013 | News Release
    Candace Richins was in the midst of her freshman season with Utah State University’s women’s volleyball team when the announcement came from Church President Thomas S. Monson women can serve missions at age 19 and men at 18. Although thrilled about the possibility of serving a mission earlier, Richins — a possible starter on the team in 2013 — worried because her scholarship and spot on the team would not be guaranteed if she left.A few days later, while in a religion class near campus, Richins knew what she needed to do. “I felt very impressed that I needed to...
  • Mormon reply to thread "Mormons in Mourning: Post Election Depression"

    12/30/2012 10:06:43 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 154 replies
    FramReport Blog ^ | December 29, 2012 | Greg West
    Mormons and "post-election depression" Back on November 8th, Kathryn Skaggs wrote an article on her blog, "Mormons in Mourning: Post Election Depression." In the article she expresses the dismay at having the hopes that Romney might have been the fulfillment of several prophetic statements by early Church leaders regarding a time when the elders of Israel (LDS priesthood) would save the Constitution when it should hang by a thread. Sister Skaggs and other conservatives had their hopes dashed when Romney lost. The reason I mention this nearly two-month old article is that it has surfaced on Free Republic, posted by...
  • Mormons in Mourning: Post Election Depression

    12/29/2012 9:10:37 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 126 replies
    A Well-Behaved Mormon Woman ^ | November 2, 2012 | Kathryn Skaggs
    From childhood it has been my nature to find that double rainbow in even the worst adversity I've experienced throughout my life, and like so many of you I've had my share. As an adult I am now well conditioned to find it immediately -- as I've learned that to do so I'm able to overcome a setback much quicker, press forward -- come what may. (Of note, this usually accompanies a very fast turn to Christ as part of the process.) But on occasion, life's disappointments refuse to allow such expediency and we are compelled to pause briefly...
  • The Unwritten Order of Things- Boyd K. Packer-Mormon

    12/14/2012 9:12:07 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 23 replies
    BYU Devotional Address ^ | October, 1996 | Boyd K Packer
    I speak to you today as a teacher.-SNIP-When I decided to become a teacher, Dr. Schaefer’s example inspired me to try to the best of my ability to teach basic, simple truths in the most understandable way. I have learned how very difficult it is to simplify. Years after the war, I returned to Washington State University and found Dr. Schaefer. He, of course, did not remember me. I was just one of many hundreds of cadets in his classes. I thanked him for what he had taught me. The math and calculus had long since faded away, but not...
  • Mormon church wants more compassion for gays

    12/07/2012 7:55:00 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 90 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 6, 2012
    Mormon leaders unveiled a new website Thursday encouraging church members to be compassionate in discussions about homosexuality.Church officials insist they haven't changed the Mormon teaching that marriage is only between a man and a woman and that same-sex relationships are sinful.However, the website includes an appeal to gay and lesbian Mormons to stay in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.-SNIP-"We must not judge anyone for the feelings they experience," church authorities wrote, saying homosexuality "should not be viewed as a disease or illness."The website does not use the words "gay" or "lesbian," the terms preferred by the...
  • THE IMPOSSIBLE GOSPEL OF MORMONISM: PLAN OF SALVATION

    11/27/2012 4:05:51 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 263 replies
    Mormon Infographics ^ | November 27, 2012
  • Election results reveal God is winning [Mormonism is winning]

    11/22/2012 6:48:30 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 146 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 7, 2012 | Kathryn Skaggs
    -SNIP-Though a Romney win, by many indicators felt within reach, it didn’t happen. However, the fact that it almost did - and with very few variables could have - this reality has changed everything for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints (Mormon) – for the good.-SNIP--As members of the LDS Church have taken increased opportunities to discuss their faith because of interest in Mitt Romney’s Mormonism, over time it became increasingly evident that no matter what sensitive issue came our way, be it baptism for the dead, racism, polygamy, Mormon temple worship, gender equality, etc… the...
  • Romney Adviser: We Lost Because Far Right Has Taken Party to Place It Doesn’t Belong

    11/18/2012 11:48:22 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 284 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 18, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Carlos Gutierrez, adviser to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, said Sunday he was “shocked” by Romney’s comments this week on minorities.“I think we lost the election because the far right of this party has taken the party to a place that it doesn’t belong.”Ugh.CNN reported: In an interview set to air in full Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Candy Crowley, Gutierrez also sharply criticized Romney’s remarks made on a call Wednesday with donors following his loss in last week’s election. Romney explained his loss in part by pointing to “gifts” President Barack Obama gave to certain groups...
  • A Mormon Reporter On The Romney Bus

    11/14/2012 3:52:19 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 574 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | Novermber 14, 2012 | McKay Coppins
    How America got used to his religion, and mine.On the night of the South Carolina Republican primary in January, I sat near the front of a dark campaign press bus and listened to reporters talk about Mitt Romney's underwear.Earlier in the day, one of them had happened upon the candidate and his wife doing laundry in the basement of our Columbia, South Carolina, hotel, and a small cluster of colleagues had now gathered to listen to him relate the anecdote, lapping up every mundane detail of this rare interaction with the closed-off couple.Finally, another reporter interrupted."Did you see their underwear?"...
  • Why Race Is Still a Problem for Mormons

    08/19/2012 9:25:25 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 214 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 18, 2012 | John G Turner
    .................In a June 1978 letter, the first presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints proclaimed that “all worthy male members of the Church may be ordained to the priesthood without regard for race or color.” Men of African descent could now hold the priesthood....The revelation may have lifted the ban, but it neither repudiated it nor apologized for it. “It doesn’t make a particle of difference,” proclaimed the Mormon apostle Bruce R. McConkie a few months later, “what anybody ever said about the Negro matter before the first day of June of this year, 1978.” McConkie...
  • Joseph Smith's Translation Of Genesis 1:1 [Source: Jews for Judaism]

    08/17/2012 12:06:21 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 47 replies
    Jews For Judaism ^ | Gerald Sigal
    Acceptance of the Bible by the Mormon Church is qualified by a statement credited to Joseph Smith and which now appears in article eight of the Mormon Articles of Faith, "We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly." Joseph Smith is also quoted as saying, "I believe the Bible as it read when it came from the pen of the original writers. Ignorant translators, careless transcribers, or designing and corrupt priests have committed many errors."1 Proclaiming belief in the Bible as originally written, as opposed to a corrupt contemporary version,...
  • Mormon church earns $7 billion a year from tithing, analysis indicates

    08/13/2012 4:11:37 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 115 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 13, 2012 | Peter Henderson
    SAN FRANCISCO -- If the Mormon church were a business, wealthy adherents like Mitt Romney would count as its dominant revenue stream. Its investment strategy would be viewed as risk-averse. It would also likely attract corporate gadflies protesting a lack of transparency. They would call for less spending on real estate and more on charitable causes to improve membership growth -- the Mormons' return on investment. Those are a few of the conclusions that can be drawn from an analysis of the church's finances by Reuters and University of Tampa sociologist Ryan Cragun.Relying heavily on church records in countries that...
  • Exclusive: Brigham Young’s Great-Great-Granddaughter on Mormonism and Mitt Romney

    08/07/2012 3:45:40 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 555 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | August 7, 2012 | Jamie Reno
    A direct descendant of Brigham Young, Sue Emmett left the church because of the very values she says would make Romney a frightening president. She speaks exclusively with Jamie Reno. A direct descendant of Brigham Young, Sue Emmett left the church because of the very values she says would make Romney a frightening president. She speaks exclusively with Jamie Reno. Sue Emmett is Mormon royalty. Her great-great-grandfather was Brigham Young, the founder of Salt Lake City, first governor of Utah, and president and prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) from 1847 until his death in...
  • Gov. Martinez Given Key Speaking Slot at Republican National Convention

    08/06/2012 8:08:53 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 20 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 6, 2012 | Michael Coleman
    Gov. Susana Martinez, a key player in Mitt Romney’s strategy to win Hispanic voters, has been given a top speaking slot at the Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay, Fla. later this month. The Republican National Committee made the announcement this morning, describing Martinez as “the first female Hispanic governor in the U.S. and the first female governor of New Mexico.” It’s unclear when Martinez will speak – or if her speech is scheduled in a prime-time slot – but she is among just seven speakers announced this morning. Others announced include Republican heavy hitters such as Sen. John McCain,...