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LDS Church to allow baptisms, blessings for children of LGBT parents

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  • #16
    Hey guys, it's been quite a while since I've been here. It's nice to see that TWEB is still running. I found this article a little while back that's a very good commentary on the topic of this thread.

    https://beggarsbread.org/2019/04/08/...elson-a-break/

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Brown Cat View Post
      Hey guys, it's been quite a while since I've been here. It's nice to see that TWEB is still running. I found this article a little while back that's a very good commentary on the topic of this thread.

      https://beggarsbread.org/2019/04/08/...elson-a-break/
      Welcome back, BC!!!
      "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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      • #18
        Thanks, CP. It's good to see you again

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Brown Cat View Post
          Thanks, CP. It's good to see you again
          Wow, THIS from the article you posted...

          God clearly commanded the original policy that denied baptism for children of LBGTQ parents. But as we all know, even the man upstairs makes mistakes sometimes. All of us, including God, are all on a path to greater knowledge, perfection, and glory. When God repents, the prophet has a sacred duty to take the fall for him.


          This pretty much defines the Mormon "God" -- a fallible being who makes mistakes, and hopes to learn from them.

          We saw that every time Joseph Smith came up with a "thus saith the Lord", then had to backtrack and "ok, THIS is 'what saith the Lord' now - forget that earlier proclaimation". (like the whole polygamy scam)
          "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
            Wow, THIS from the article you posted...

            God clearly commanded the original policy that denied baptism for children of LBGTQ parents. But as we all know, even the man upstairs makes mistakes sometimes. All of us, including God, are all on a path to greater knowledge, perfection, and glory. When God repents, the prophet has a sacred duty to take the fall for him.


            This pretty much defines the Mormon "God" -- a fallible being who makes mistakes, and hopes to learn from them.

            We saw that every time Joseph Smith came up with a "thus saith the Lord", then had to backtrack and "ok, THIS is 'what saith the Lord' now - forget that earlier proclaimation". (like the whole polygamy scam)
            That's what happens when you base beliefs on lies. You have to keep making up new stuff, and then it gets hard to remember what you said before.

            It's the height of blasphemy to say that God makes mistakes. But better the fault be with Him than with man, of course.


            Securely anchored to the Rock amid every storm of trial, testing or tribulation.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
              Wow, THIS from the article you posted...

              God clearly commanded the original policy that denied baptism for children of LBGTQ parents. But as we all know, even the man upstairs makes mistakes sometimes. All of us, including God, are all on a path to greater knowledge, perfection, and glory. When God repents, the prophet has a sacred duty to take the fall for him.


              This pretty much defines the Mormon "God" -- a fallible being who makes mistakes, and hopes to learn from them.

              We saw that every time Joseph Smith came up with a "thus saith the Lord", then had to backtrack and "ok, THIS is 'what saith the Lord' now - forget that earlier proclaimation". (like the whole polygamy scam)
              And, for the record, I realize this [the quoted part in the box] was Michael Flournoy's somewhat facetious characterization of the Mormon position, but I thought it was pretty much spot on!

              (Let it be known that Flournoy was a Mormon who came to know the REAL Jesus in 2016)
              "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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              • #22
                Why should the children of such parents be denied baptism? Punish the children?

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by YHWH RULES View Post
                  Why should the children of such parents be denied baptism? Punish the children?
                  That's Mormonism for you...
                  That's what
                  - She

                  Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
                  - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

                  I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
                  Stephen R. Donaldson

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