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Jonathan JamesMay 9, 2015

To answer Ben's comment yes this is Latter day mainstream. I have a nephew who has come out of the closet after knowing the truth serving a mission and I am 60 and face sexual temptation in the world everyday and I pray for strength to stay honorable to the Lord each day. Now there is diversity in my family and I pray each day for my nephew that he will repent and follow the commandments, the Lord has allowed mankind free agency which is real diversity thru out the ages and I will be forever thankful that Heavenly Father and Jesus are leading the way for our eternal happiness. Cheers

BenMay 6, 2015

Are the comments here supposed to represent "mainstream" Latter-day Saint thought? Our church has given us a website outlining exactly how we should approach the topic of homosexuality, as well as how we should treat our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters: www.mormonsandgays.org.

Anne PrattMay 5, 2015

Thought provoking article Maurine! Loved it! Its the other side; the dark side of "The Hastening!" Everything is happening at such a rapid pace, most good people are scratching their heads and discombobulated. The good news is that this is separating the "sheep from the goats," and the various religions and their God-fearing members are working together in harmony as never before.

MichelleMay 5, 2015

Thank you for this article. The situation in Canada is frightening and we are heading in that direction in the US. I think it's more important than ever to share our thoughts and opinions in the public square before we lose our right to do so. I've been concerned about non-discrimination laws concerning business owners for quite some time. I'm sole proprietor of a small sewing business, selling mostly online. My biggest sellers are superhero capes. I've been nervous about someone coming to me and ordering a cape that they want logos or phrases added to that would support an ideology, lifestyle, organization, event, law, etc etc, that shocks my conscience and with which I want nothing to do, and then I get penalized for refusing service. What if the KKK demanded that I make capes for a rally and I can't refuse because that would be discrimination? Most fair-minded people would say I should be able to refuse, but when it comes to LGBT issues, the double-standard says that I should lose my business registration. I had a small taste of this fear a few years ago when a customer paid for a superhero cape for Halloween and then asked that I add a logo from a popular HBO show that I had never heard of. I read a description of the show was thoroughly disgusted, not wanting my name or my business to have any semblance of supporting it by being seen on my product. Luckily, I could get out of the request because the logo was copyrighted and I told her I couldn't duplicate it. I shipped off the plain cape without my business name tag and heaved a sigh of relief. The idea of zero discrimination binds the hands of business owners, which impacts their ability to make a living AND live according to their conscience. I live in the South where there is still the sorrowful evidence of Jim Crow laws. The unethical practice of government forcing discrimination on business owners will be renewed at the other end of the spectrum, with business owners unable to make decisions on how their name is connected to other groups in society. Attacking businesses is only the first step. Attacking private citizens and their families and churches is the next one, and already happening.

Sasha Bill KwapinskiMay 5, 2015

Diversity- cultural, religious, ethnic, and racial,- is one of the strengths of our nation and society. The modern "politically correct" emphasis on "diversity," however, is little more than a cover-up for moral relativism. A philosophy which cannot give forth any higher concept than "diversity" is not much of a philosophy. A moral code which cannot put forth any higher value than diversity is, for all intents and purposes, no moral code at all. A religious denomination which cannot do any better than to talk about "diversity" is little more than an ecclesiastical flophouse. Meanwhile, if I just want to hear a lot of wishy washy fluff about "diversity," I'll go back to the Unitarian church. When there is no vision, the people perish.

Grandma20May 5, 2015

Thank you, Maureen for the very insightful, enlightening article. It will be a most welcome and glorious day when our Savior returns to this earth and establishes His righteous government; all of this wickedness will be destroyed; and peace, love and righteousness will reign for a thousand years!!!

Janet G.May 5, 2015

Don't worry - we don't have much time before the end. The Lord has said that if/when the time comes that the people choose wicked leaders, they will be swept off. We are almost there.

DaveMay 5, 2015

Political correctness is the gateway by which all other evils are able to get a foothold in our society. For a long time I've said that diversity is not what creates strength, but unity. Forced unity is not unity. I love this article, it nails it on the head. What we see happening in Canada is frightening. Could that come here? Perhaps, but I feel for the people who live there.

Mom of manyMay 5, 2015

Can we just go and establish Zion already, and let everyone tired of this nonsense flee with us there?

Scott SoulierMay 5, 2015

How ironic, as well, that the "Diversity Police" are really proposing the exact opposite of what they verbalize; namely, "Unity." Not the noble kind of unity that empowers a civilization which enthrones great and driving ideals like liberty, freedom, and sacrifice, but a forced kind of unity that merely homogenizes public expressions of thought without those thoughts being vetted in a balanced and fair public discourse. The discourse surrounding homosexual behavior is the "elephant-in-the-room" conversation that men having sex with men is still the number one cause of AIDS in this country. Where is the nobility in an idea that gives society a disease that is so dreadful? If homosexual behavior proponents wanted to be truly diverse they would allow that discussion to be aired in the bright light of day and real solutions would include a cessation campaign like we see regarding smoking and its fatal consequences. Unity is the superior ideal, but only when that unity is in spite of diverse characteristics present in the individuals of a society who look past their differences to the greater good.

CMHMay 5, 2015

Maureen, Thank you for the awsome article. Your insight and coverage of such details of our society are truly enlightening. It is scary to think of what is out in the world as truth. I gave a Book of Mormon to someone I worked with to read and about two days later, he gave it back and said I cant read something that goes to so much trouble (the three and 12 witnesses in the front) to prove that it's true. Satan is truly working on his masters degree of deception.

jandersonMay 5, 2015

Revelation 13:17 17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

Clarke EcholsMay 5, 2015

I look forward to the day when the Lord tires of this nonsense and strikes with fury against the evils that beset this country and the countries of this land. He has promised famine, pestilence, and sword as well as people being devoured by maggots. Americans dying by the millions. The uproar of police vs. blacks in recent news are but a small sample of what's coming. History repeats. Pompeii buried in pyroplastic flow from Vesuvius. The fall of Greece, Rome, Babylon, ancient socieities in Asia and Mesoamerica are mere harbingers of the massive destruction that awaits those who fail to repent. The destructions are near at hand. Yet... Church leaders speak with great optimism as they advise us to keep doing what's right as we rely on God Himself to protect us and our families. What we see must happen, as the Lord has explained. This is the test for the valiant who were saved until the very last of the last days. Satan rages, all the while successfully convincing the vocal masses that there is no God and no Devil. "Eat drink and be merry for tomorrow we die." They'll die, all right. And the misery so graphically described by Alma awaits, as surely as the sun rises in the East each morning and not in the West. There will be massive death in the streets as the Destroying Angel is loosed on a society of fools as a merciful God limits their opportunity to add more punishments to their on-going sin after the cup of their iniquity is full. One is left to wonder: How full does it have to get beyond what already is evident? How worse than this were the Nephites before they were swept away? How many are already being spared for a time because there still are a few righteous among them or other souls who can be rescued? God is hastening his work. The middle ground is giving way. Everyone will be forced to climb off of the knife edge between Good and Evil and choose sides. Then the carnage will begin if it hasn't already. The Lord will use the WIcked to destroy the Wicked. The righteous need not fear.

FriedjeMay 5, 2015

It's "LOT" situation in modern times

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