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  • user warning: Table './exmo_08072012/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>Steve Benson Dec. 2013</p>\n<p>I have had a recent, long, direct and informative discussion with a well-placed and highly-credible Mormon Church source, which focused on the question of who, specifically, authored the historically-revisionistic essays that the Mormon Church has now placed on its official website. Just let me say that these essays were not written by members of the Quorum of the Twelve or the First Presidency.</p>\n', created = 1544925797, expire = 1545012197, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:d931fa7463ba4933a8bb395c4a04add5' in /home/exmormon/public_html/d6/drupal/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './exmo_08072012/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>steve benson and Pat Bagley Dec. 2013</p>\n<p>\"The policy banning people of African ancestry from the Mormon priesthood until 1978 was a mistake. The LDS Church made the admission last week and placed the blame at the feet of Brigham Young for being a man of his times. Theories of black inferiority were almost universally held by white America in 1852, when Young formalized the policy.\"</p>\n', created = 1544925797, expire = 1545012197, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:34b4ad7166b4226397193843ae6c68b7' in /home/exmormon/public_html/d6/drupal/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './exmo_08072012/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>jazzskeeter Dec. 2013</p>\n<p><a href=\"http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=249846638\" title=\"http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=249846638\">http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=249846638</a></p>\n<p>Here\'s a part of the article:</p>\n<p>\"The ban ended in 1978, but in the 35 years since then, the church had never given an official explanation for the reasons behind the ban or addressed the once widely held notion that blacks were spiritually inferior</p>\n', created = 1544925797, expire = 1545012197, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:5197525006f2ee95a453f278db220f0f' in /home/exmormon/public_html/d6/drupal/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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Pressured to go on mission

subieguy180 Feb. 2014

I'm a senior in high school and I'm 18 years old and lately people have been asking me am I going on my mission after high school. They keep saying "It may be an option not to go, but you must go because it's a commandment from god" WTF? When they ask If i'm going to go on my mission my first response is:

"I don't know"

A Nice Note from Mission President

good_girl Jan. 2014

[Admin Note - Where the technology is readily available, every electronic communication a Mormon missionary has is now monitored by church leadership, Here is an example.]

More Sourced Info on Church Essays, Same-Sex Marriage and LDS Inc. Finances

steve benson Dec. 2013

As they say, when the Mormon crickets rain, they pour.

Below is further information coming out from the inside on a variety of fronts, pertaining to {the new essays, SSM and church finances}:

"The truth does not matter"

Facing Tao Dec. 2013

Or so does my TBM [Mormon] wife tell me with regards to TSCC [this so called church]. "It is good for the kids," so it's worth overlooking the fact that the whole thing is made up??

World's most boring church

ANON1331 Dec. 2013

I was born into the church but never very active. I remember the times we went as a kid how boring it was and how we kids hated going. I've gone to the YSA ward a few times and can see how it can be fun at times, but it's still rather boring. The last time I went to a family ward it was excruciatingly boring, and a good amount of the people just didn't look like they wanted to be there.

Whats your best advice for dealing with Mormon shunning?

anonthistime Dec. 2013

I know from reading this board for the past two years that many of you have already dealt with the fall-out with family and friends after leaving TSCC [this so called church]. We our currently in the middle of it and completely confused as to how to respond to the shunning and bad behavior of our family. Were not sure if we should just ignore it, distance ourselves, still send gifts or skip it, invite them to our events or not; the list just goes on and on.

Authorship Of The Mormon Church's Anonymous Essays on Blacks, Polygamy, etc.

Steve Benson Dec. 2013

I have had a recent, long, direct and informative discussion with a well-placed and highly-credible Mormon Church source, which focused on the question of who, specifically, authored the historically-revisionistic essays that the Mormon Church has now placed on its official website. Just let me say that these essays were not written by members of the Quorum of the Twelve or the First Presidency.

Living History: Mormonism Isn’t Only Religion to Admit Mistakes of Past

steve benson and Pat Bagley Dec. 2013

"The policy banning people of African ancestry from the Mormon priesthood until 1978 was a mistake. The LDS Church made the admission last week and placed the blame at the feet of Brigham Young for being a man of his times. Theories of black inferiority were almost universally held by white America in 1852, when Young formalized the policy."

Mormon church explains past ban on black priests (AP news story)

jazzskeeter Dec. 2013

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=249846638

Here's a part of the article:

"The ban ended in 1978, but in the 35 years since then, the church had never given an official explanation for the reasons behind the ban or addressed the once widely held notion that blacks were spiritually inferior

Blacks & Cadillacs: Racist LDS History that the LDS Church Seeks to Hide

steve benson Dec. 2013

The Mormon Church is presently and desperately trying to do a makeover on a monster of its own making: namely, official, historical Mormon Church racism, perpetrated from the Church's very beginnings in the name of its concocted God and at the expense of basic human dignity.