You no longer have to wait a year between civil marriage and temple marriage in the US
No surprise here, the church has been doing this everywhere else, but it's a nice change nonetheless. This would have made my marriage a lot easier (I have a lot of non-member family members who were moderately offended they could not attend), so I'm glad the option is now available to have a civil marriage first if need be. https://www.mo...
BYU Valedictorian graduation speech
It's made international news, might as well post it here. https://www.foxnews.com/us/byu-valedictorian-comes-out-gay-graduation-speech https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-48044268/mormon-comes-out-as-gay-son-of-god-in-graduation-speech As a rule, I don't have high expectations of college kids giving speeches or talks (or writ...
8 Reasons Gasoline Prices Are Going Up in America
8 Reasons Gas Prices Are Going Up -- 4-13-2019 -- By Doug Whiteman It's not your imagination: Gasoline prices have been rising fast, toward $3 a gallon in many parts of the country and even to an average $4 or more in parts of California. And we're still a ways from seeing the worst of it, because auto club AAA says prices may n...
Church policy change on same sex marriage
https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/first-presidency-messages-general-conference-leadership-session-april-2019 essentially: - Children of same sex parents can now get baptied without first presidency permission - Same sex marriage is no longer considered “apostasy” but will be treated similar to heterosexual type sexual...
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