Biographies

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Never-Mo attending a temple wedding

by tl Feb 2012

I am a never-mormon. I am about to "attend" a temple wedding. Will I even be able to enter the temple building? Will there be anything to do while I wait for the bride/groom/worthy guests to come out? My reason for attending is to support the groom's father, since he is also a never-mo.

The new garment guidelines - Mormons are not happy and are expressing their frustration

by thedrive Feb 2012

A few weeks ago the church read a letter from the pulpit reminding members about the sacred nature of the garments [Mormon underwear] and telling them when and how to wear the magic underwear. I'm not sure they thought about potential ramifications their "reminder" would bring. {They must now wear them when doing yard work.]

Joseph Smith and Nancy Rigdon

by steve benson Feb 2012

. . . let's review a variety of cross-checked sources confirming Joseph Smith's sexual hunting spree aimed at Nancy Rigdon

--"The prophet [Joseph Smith] was . . . at odds with his long-time friend and counselor Sidney Rigdon over a reputed polygamous proposal on 9 April 1842 to Rigdon's unmarried daughter Nancy.

Mormon Church First Presidency's Officially-Stated Position Against Marital Race-Mixing Remains in Force Today . . .

by steve benson Feb 2012

Mormon First Presidency 1947 Signed Statement: "...From the days of the Prophet Joseph Smith even until now, it is has been the doctrine of the Church, never questioned by any of the Church leaders, that the Negroes are not entitled to the full blessings of the Gospel."

LDS First Presidency Directive to Segregate Blacks from Whites in Relief Society Classes . . .

by steve benson

The Mormon Church had confidence that Ezra Taft Benson [former Mormon prophet] would follow orders when it came to dealing with racial matters.
Dew failed to mention that one of those “problems” had to do with Black women sitting too close to White women during Relief Society lessons.

I know she's just trying to be nice...

by nowI'mfound Feb 2012

summary: "in Mormonism, being kind "just because" is rare. Typically, it's because someone said you should or because you've been assigned. Normal people would never have to say, "And no one told me to come either." It would be implied in the fact that they showed up. Normal people aren't assigned to be nice. They do it because they want to."

Listing of 41 Mormon Temple Topics from Previously Published

Older Archived Temple Topics.
More Recent archives below.

Veils on Women in Mormon Temple: question

by yin Feb 2012

I've never been in the temple ceremony. I left before I was ever married/took out my endowments.
The women wear veils. Do they actually cover their faces? Or is this a pre-1990 practice?

Another article about Mitt: Who in God's name is he?

by Stray Mutt Feb 2012

The article starts this way, and it reminds me of so many Mormon men I've known:

I asked a captain of American finance what he had made of Mitt Romney when they were young colleagues at Bain & Company. “Mitt was a nice guy, a smart businessman, and an excellent team player,” he ­responded without missing a beat. Then came the CEO’s one footnote, delivered with bemusement, not pique: “Still, whenever the rest of us would go out at the end of the day, we’d always find ourselves having the same conversation: None of us had any idea who this guy was.”

Why do Mormon General Authorities deceive people?

by ktay Feb 2012

I mean really, what's the point? Is it for the tithing money or do the GAs really buy into all this nonsense? I've had my doubts for a long time but always thought it was somehow true until two days ago when I discovered this site. I'm sure you know what I'm going through. Lots of emotions. But what's pissing me off is wondering how could people be so stupid?

Time for a new Mormon Stake Presidency- here's how it was done

by thedrive Feb 2012

My brother serves on his Stake High Council. He called me to tell me that he got to meet a real-live General Authority this past week when they reorganized the Stake Presidency. This is how he explained the process.

Mormon Missions that excel at destroying Mormon testimonies.

by forbiddencokedrinker Feb 2012

After mentioning that I was a California San Diego Alumni, I was shocked to find there were a lot of us on here. In retrospect I should not be surprised because you get exposed to a lot of things in San Diego that would make you question your testimony. That, and the mission had three presidents in a roll who would make you question your testimony.

An Active Mormon Bishop Writes about his Doubts

by confused Feb 2012

I'm new to this site, and I'm hoping that I will get some insight to help me with a difficult situation.
I'm a lifetime member, RM, married in temple. I've always done my best to serve diligently.
I've had intellectual doubts for many years, and I've never felt that I could discuss them with anyone.

Mormon Church finally admits members dropping like flies

by Memes circa 2000 Feb 2012

Here is the link to the story. I wonder just how much trouble Jensen will be in. They admit they claim 14 million members but actually closer to 5 million active members.

I think 5 million is even a bit steep.

Washington Post Article on racist history of the Mormon Church

by caedmon Feb 2012

The LDS church has neither formally apologized for the black priesthood ban nor publicly repudiated many of the theories used to justify it for more than 125 years.

Just read my wife's sacrament meeting talk...

by toolong Jan 2012

Couldn't help it- it was just sitting there on the desk and she was in the shower- she has been writing it and fretting about it all week. It sounds like the topic is faith- to which she states: "many of you know of my personal trial" (code for husband Toolong's aposatacy) "The only thing I can do is have faith that heavenly father will help my family every day."

Reprehensible 5th Sunday Lesson yesterday

by GoingGoingNotGoneYet Jan 2012

Wow. Our relatively new and inexperienced bishop hit a new low with is "5th Sunday" (do all wards do this) talk.
The High Priests, Elders, Relief Society, and the Primary Children met together in the chapel.

Recovery from Mormonism Mentioned at lds.net

by presbyterian Jan 2012

Very sad person mentioned reading stuff here.

The attitude of Mormon temple workers

rowan

I have read several threads concerning irritable, bad tempered, bad attitudes, ect of some of the temple workers. Is this the norm or the exception? Are they all old as well as crabby?

So how much help is the Mormon church now giving members and nonmembers?

by dk Jan 2012

Their lack of humanitarian aid is disgusting - especially for a so called church. The numbers below are from an official Mormon church publication. Notice how they use the sum of a 25 year span to make the number look significant.