Saturday, 24 March 2012

mormon general conference talks mentioning "homosexuals", "homosexuality" or "homosexual"

i will compile this list based on results from this search engine:

(this is currently ongoing/unfinished)


1. "No True Worship without Chastity", Elder Mark E. Petersen, Of the Council of the Twelve Apostles, Conference Report, April 1965, pp. 34-37,
There are moves in at least two states in America to ease up on laws regulating immoral behavior. Legislators are being asked to rule that adultery should no longer be considered a crime, that homosexuals and other deviates should be allowed to practice their depravities legally and without restriction, 
Petersen, later on in his talk, then issues this frightening quote:
And Paul still says of those who deviate from the path of virtue into some of the great perversions, ". . . they which commit such things are worthy of death" (Rom. 1:26-32).

and the equally absurd:
By modern revelation he tells us that sex sin is next to murder in the divine category of crime (see Alma 39:5).

2. "Wanted: Parents With Courage", Bishop Victor L. Brown, Second Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric, Conference Report, April 1970, pp. 31-33,

The chief psychotherapist at one of Washington's largest hospitals says, "A normal 12- or 13-year-old boy or girl exposed to pornographic literature could develop into a homosexual. You can take healthy boys or girls and by exposing them to abnormalities virtually crystallize and settle their habits for the rest of their lives."
Some are even saying, "What is wrong with becoming a homosexual?" In one church, a leader recently performed a marriage between two male homosexuals. As a matter of fact, some of the world news media made quite a story of it. And yet who is responsible for this moral decay? The children? Hardly. It is we adults, those of us who permit the sale of filth on our newsstands and also permit the broadcasting of it over airways.

i.e. homosexuals are unhealthy, abnormal. parents are responsible for their children's homosexuality. in one sense they are--genetically.

3. "The Coming Tests and Trials and Glory", Elder Bruce R. McConkie, Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, 1980,
we see evil and crime and carnality covering the earth. Liars and thieves and adulterers and homosexuals and murderers scarcely seek to hide their abominations from our view. Iniquity abounds. There is no peace on earth.
i have personally never seen homosexuals having sex, in person. where has mr. mcconkie been hanging out? i fail to see how homosexuals having sex in private "disturbs the peace".

4. "The Lord God of the Restoration", Elder Bruce R. McConkie, Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, 1980,
Crime, immorality, abortions, and homosexual abominations are fast becoming the norm of life among the wicked and ungodly.
i.e. homosexuals are an abomination, wicked and ungodly. i wonder why there are so many homosexual-mormon suicides? (see also the lds church, homosexuality and suicide: how do we prevent it? :
Utah leads the nation in suicides for men from 18-24 years old, and that an estimated 1/3 of those suicides are tied to homosexuality.

shortly after in his talk, mcconkie ironically makes the following claim:
The gospel is the message of peace and salvation for all men
apparently it isn't.



Thursday, 22 March 2012

examples of terror management theory usage in mormonism

this will be an ongoing post about the use of terror management theory in mormonism.

Terror Management Theory (TMT), in social psychology, states that human behavior is mostly motivated by the fear of mortality.
this is about motivating people and reinforcing doctrines by using fear of death (also punishment, pain, etc)

Like the refugees on The African Queen, we are fleeing evil and disaster. There are obstacles all around us

"The Coming Tests and Trials and Glory", Elder Bruce R. McConkie, Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, 1980
We see evil forces everywhere uniting to destroy the family, to ridicule morality and decency, to glorify all that is lewd and base. We see wars and plagues and pestilence. Nations rise and fall. Blood and carnage and death are everywhere. Gadianton robbers fill the judgment seats in many nations. An evil power seeks to overthrow the freedom of all nations and countries. Satan reigns in the hearts of men; it is the great day of his power. ...The way ahead is dark and dreary and dreadful. There will yet be martyrs; the doors in Carthage shall again enclose the innocent. We have not been promised that the trials and evils of the world will entirely pass us by.

* "The Lord God of the Restoration", Elder Bruce R. McConkie, Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, 1980
Men in our time will never find peace, or safety, or salvation in the world. Wars and plagues and desolation shall continue to sweep the earth as with a flood. 

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

what kind of fallacy (if any) would this be...?

* if you don't speak|read|understand arabic, you can't claim to know the teachings of islam