Sunday, January 23, 2011

My Mormon.org profile, again

By Mister Curie

So I haven't been able to figure out how to link to my facebook account, so I disabled that functionality with my mormon.org profile and have been waiting to see if anything would happen.

I finally got a response on my homosexuality question that "the statement is to (sic) harsh for the audience it would go to. thus it is not cleared."  I am pleased that President Kimball's statements on homosexuality are no longer deemed appropriate, but I am a little disturbed by the qualifier of "for the audience it would go to."  Is this an attempt to placate me so that I don't think they are questioning my answer, or is this an attempt to give good PR to church, giving me a wink that they agree with me but we don't want to come across as harsh to investigators?  If the later, isn't this just the continuation of dishonesty and double-speak that has plagued the church since its beginning?



So I have edited my answer on the question of homosexuality down to: "The Mormon church is firm in the conviction that homosexual behavior is offensive to God and actively works to support legislation against same-sex marriage."

I guess we'll see if that gets accepted.  My answer on the Holy Ghost is still "Pending Review."

6 comments:

  1. Or, in other words, bait-and-switch. I guess "milk before meat" is the COB-accepted way of expressing that sentiment.

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  2. so, when they say they want "real" Mormons to share their "real" life stories, they actually mean "unless it makes the church look bad, then you can just bugger off."

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  3. Looking forward to what the church says about your perfectly worded post. If they reject it, I would venture to say that they are keeping track of who the author, not just the content, of the post.

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