Just like ‘The Item’ they released pictures of, this is just a clever use of semantics for public consumption to give the illusion that they are conforming to trending public opinion… It’s sad that they do this tbh. God and his laws are eternal and there is no wavering, even in the face of public opinion.
I don't think this in any way has to do with trying to conform with public opinion. As noted above, Councils of the Church have always included women. However, there has never been an official calling for this participation in these specific councils. Now there is.
there were a lot of LDS who were not even aware of the stone in a hat trick
August 20, 2015 at 10:33am
Jesus didn’t have a vision for any church. He enlightened us on fundamental principles that lead to love, charity and happiness for all.
August 20, 2015 at 10:29am
Slander is one thing, hypocrisy is another.
 August 20, 2015 at 10:28am
Subway guy goes to prison for sex with minors.. LDS church praises men who did the same as prophets.
It’s already happened. It approves of abortion in rape and incest. They have already shocked me on their acceptance of homosexuals… while simultaneously condemning it as among the worst possible sins next to murder. Gotta luv that hypocrisy. God is either God, or he isn’t, homosexuality is either a sin, or it isn’t. Abortion is either murder, or it is not.
The Church's official position on abortion:
"In today’s society, abortion has become a common practice, defended by deceptive arguments. If you face questions about this matter, you can be secure in following the revealed will of the Lord. Latter-day prophets have denounced abortion, referring to the Lord’s declaration, “Thou shalt not … kill, nor do anything like unto it” (D&C 59:6). Their counsel on the matter is clear: Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints must not submit to, perform, encourage, pay for, or arrange for an abortion. If you encourage an abortion in any way, you may be subject to Church discipline.
Church leaders have said that some exceptional circumstances may justify an abortion, such as when pregnancy is the result of incest or rape, when the life or health of the mother is judged by competent medical authority to be in serious jeopardy, or when the fetus is known by competent medical authority to have severe defects that will not allow the baby to survive beyond birth. But even these circumstances do not automatically justify an abortion. Those who face such circumstances should consider abortion only after consulting with their local Church leaders and receiving a confirmation through earnest prayer." -True to the Faith
As for your comments on what you think the Church's stance on homosexuals is... Love the sinner, hate the sin. The act of homosexuality is indeed an abomination before God. That doesn't mean that I can't love the sinner as a child of God.
(These are my heartfelt opinions, and I don't speak for the church. You can learn more at lds.org.)
Sixfrigates: Your lack of understanding astonishes me. You have so many posts on this page with complete misinformation streaming from them. It may look better for you if you actually found out what is taught before you throw out your assumptions (or cut-and-pastes from obvious anti-Mormon websites) and try to portray them as fact.
If you would like to discuss the facts, we can. As for right now, I'm calling BS on your comment above.
sixfrigates....you comments show a very deep misconception or ignorance of what we actually believe. We believe in loving ALL people, yet rejecting sin. I'm a devout Mormon yet I have homosexual, bi and trans friends. I love them dearly. That does not mean I love or celebrate their choices. Yes, we believe homosexuality is a sin. That doesn't mean we hate the people who choose to live that way. They are my brothers and sisters. I love them. I can separate the person and sin. I can love the person and hate the sin. Do you have children? or at least nieces or nephews maybe? If you were bathing an infant in one of those plastic tubs for babies and they pooped in the water you would likely find that pretty gross. You would obviously reject that water and want to be rid of it. Would you also want to be rid of the baby? would the baby be gross and disposable to you because they pooped in the water? NO! My LBGT brothers and sisters are not gross, they are not discusting, they are loved by our God just as much as I am. I can reject their behaviors (whether they can control their sexual orientation and identity or not, and that's another debate) without rejecting them or casting them away. I hope you will actually think about this and try to think before you speak and spew ignorance of a people you obviously no little about. And it might shock you to know that this Mormon chick has actually share a hotel room with a transgendered person before...a friend who I love dearly!
Sixfrigates: It is also important to note that the Church has put out it's position on abortion (of which it does not say, in case of incest or rape, you must abort), but you must remember that the Church also teaches that each individual is responsible for their own decisions. So if you are against abortion in all circumstances, then you get to chose not to ever visit a doctor for an abortion. Just as God says, "thou shalt not kill", there are circumstances in which killing another individual is justified and would be forgiven in the eyes of God. Someone in the military defending God's gift of freedom to us that others are trying to take away. Someone who is defending their own life as another is trying to take it. None of these choices are easy. Each of these choices are yours to make. Just don't lump them all into a simple black or white, right or wrong answer.
@CJ - Just a point for you to ponder: If your lgbt friends whom you love dearly ( I don't state this out of sarcasm but to press the point that you are obviously close to these people and know them fairly well) choose to remain celibate for the remainder of their lives, in your heart of hearts do you believe they will still be gay? Look at the elderly (possibly even your own family members) who haven't had sexual relations in decades, do you think they stopped being heterosexual? I have known I was 'different' from the other boys since I was 4 or 5 years old and knew I was gay by puberty. Was I a 'sinner' then too even though I remained a virgin until I was in college? Look at your friends. Do you really and truly believe that their lot in life is to carry a special 'sin' from cradle to tomb? What do you believe they think?
I'm not looking to debate you and there is no need to reply. I would just like you to seriously ponder those questions.
Didn't Christ teach to those that were sinful? Oh that's right Christ loves everyone for who they are, even if they sin. Come on six, love the sinner hate the sin. They're sin is theirs to pay for, not yours. Let thou who is without sin, let him cast first stone. To be a member doesn't mean your perfect, it does mean you want to be though. You can repent of moral transgressions, you can't repent of murder. Not unless you give your life for that of an enemy. Big difference between the two sins. Homosexuals have their demons to conquer as well, I don't know why you think Christ shouldn't help them overcome their problems as well
[-3] August 20, 2015 at 10:23am
So much for ETERNAL principles. The LDS church bends it’s own teachings too often to fit trending public opinion. I half expected them to allow women into the General Priesthood session a year or so back when they were demanding it… and they almost did.
"almost did it". That's your opinion. And the fact is, they did not. So your claim that they bend is unfounded.
Really? I was just thinking the opposite, that this was a bit of window dressing. Nothing in this article said that women were being ordained to the priesthood, just that the leaders of various church auxiliary organizations, who were women, were being invited to participate in several leadership councils which are led by the church's council of twelve... Would you prefer that the church not invite women to these councils to provide their input in order to maintain consistency?
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only church in history not to bend it's own teachings.
Jesus Christ makes the rules here, not us.
LOL he states that the LDS church does not bend their teachings ! oh my. How many times has the endowment been changed ? In the endowment at Manti they were teaching that Adam was the Mormon God . So many LDS "prophets " taught that polygamy was necessary for godhood its a total farce to deny it. lol
 March 27, 2015 at 1:05pm
First of all, the entire country is under distress. We have been invaded literally by foreigners and outright traitors inhabit OUR offices. This Marine should do what we need and group up and take it all back by force before it is too late. The flag should fly upside down in every town in every state. “Enemies both foreign AND domestic”
March 27, 2015 at 12:55pm
…meanwhile, Michael Jordan made more than $36,000 just today… before lunch.
 March 27, 2015 at 12:52pm
You think it’s a coincidence that immediately following losing the Senate to Republicans that his “exercise accident” and quitting happened?
He was beaten by his handlers and told to resign. Plain and simple. Couldn’t have happened to a more despicable person.
 February 20, 2015 at 10:52am
Non-violent action against militant progressives will achieve about the same result as non-violent action against ISIS. They will sit and laugh at us all as they pursue their agenda as we look on with quivering lips and puppy eyes. They would kill every person who believes in God or voted Republican if they could, make no mistake, and they wouldn’t think twice about it.
Bingo. non violent, or passive resistance like what Gandhi did only works on people with a conscious. With people with a sense of morality and decency. When He tried to use it on the muslims in India he though he would get the same results he did as with the British. Instead, what he got was shot in the head and half of his country taken away and turned into the jihadi nation of Pakistan that still threatens his people to this day. It was only when they met force with force were they able to stop the jihad invasion and keep the amount of land that they have now. Non violent protest is exactly what we as conservatives have been doing for over 40 years now. It is the progressive left that is constantly rioting, engaging in violent intimidation, and ignoring the rule of law. They are the party of "by any means necessary". We saw this in the radical 1960's and 1970's. We saw this recently with the Occupy movement. We see little glimpses of this with every black flashmob and race riot. Its time to meet force with force. Non violent resistance will accomplish NOTHING against the progressive left, the black supremacist, and especially not against muslims of any stripe.
You have my agreement save the overwhelming, burdensome route of the courts.
Stymied here thrust there.
And then the ultimate, impeachment and the Guantanamo.
[-2] January 22, 2015 at 2:16am
Wait, I thought Glenn told us that Russia was the problem last week… Bets on who will be the bad guy next week? Find out who to fear next by subscribing to The Blaze, just $15/mo will give you all you need to survive the imminent Apocalypse that Glenn has been prophesying for a decade… and will do so for another decade… then another….
 January 13, 2015 at 9:39pm
Last week it was Iran. Before that Saudi Arabia. Before that Cass Sunstein… Before that Barack Obama… Before that someone else… This is just Glenn’s fear-mongering flavor of the week. BUT HE’LL LET US ALL KNOW HOW TO SAVE OURSELVES… for just $14.99 / mo. THAT’S RIGHT!! He so desperately wants us to know the truth that all you have to do is subscribe. Glenn Beck = Al Sharpton. There is no difference. Wake up drones.
For once… I have to agree with Ed. If the vast majority of Americans had these health issues they would not be here today. Don’t pretend like this would not have bankrupted and financially ruined any other American’s life..
So bankrupting our children and grandchildren with Obamacare is ok then? And don’t pretend like Obamacare will not help lead this country into financial ruin.
Sad part is that there was a better way to do this without creating a path to socialized medicine and yet another big government welfare program. We were lied to big time, and now the truth is coming out, but too late.
Obamacare does not cover the treatment that helped Glenn.
[-1] November 4, 2014 at 10:05pm
Boots that WERE on the ground should never have left! And btw, you just cost Rand the already slim chance he had of taking the nomination.
The boots shouldn’t have been there to begin with.
[-1] November 3, 2014 at 10:32pm
Because ‘Twilight’ and ’50 Shades of Grey’ portray accurate relationships.. lol. I have been addicted to porn for nearly 20 yrs and my marriage was not destroyed by that, no, the ‘Twilight’ series is what did it. My ex believed that was how love really is and should be.
Serves you right for marrying a woman with the intellect of a 14 year old.
Sorry to say you've encountered how women are addicted to porn. Unlike males, women are addicted to the "emotional connection" they believe they obtain from casual on-line hook ups. The physical sex is not what women find appealing so much as the need to be needed and desired by others. Predatory men understand this and use the facade of emotional connection to lure women into relationships so the men can obtain sex while they feed the woman's fantasy that he truly loves and understand her.
 October 19, 2014 at 5:49pm
Over 800 witnesses over miles of territory attest to seeing 2 separate objects flying from the ground and causing the TWA 800 incident.
October 19, 2014 at 5:47pm
If you doubt that this place is the same that was ‘shot down’ over Ukraine, you are not thinking logically.