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  1. I have lived both in and out of Utah. You are correct in the hostility levels (in my experience) have been at vastly higher levels here in Utah.
  2. My experiences have been that the LGBTQ are unwilling to do this. None that I have interacted with allow for this, so instead we just don't talk about the topic at all.
  3. Oh boy can I see that actually happening in some circles.
  4. mirkwood


    Nice! We had turkey this year for the first time in a several years. Due to work conflicts the last two or three years we have gone out to a restaurant for Thanksgiving and I have eaten breakfast instead.
  5. Twitter isn't going anywhere, just like most of the crybabies are still using the platform.
  6. I currently have two, one ward and one stake, fortunately they go hand in hand. I've had three at one point and they wanted me to take a fourth. I told them no, it was too much for me to be able to fulfill. No regrets on saying no.
  7. Oh no, all the anti other viewpoint leftists crybabies are leaving the playground. Whatever.
  8. Does the Church allow gay marriages in their buildings? No. Does the Church allow gay sealings? No. Does the Church ask for respect for all? Yes. I think @The Folk Prophet has it right, this is bending with the wind so as not to be uprooted. Doctrine has not changed.
  9. Actually it is quite the opposite. MOST of them would do the above. I deal with the homeless population on an almost daily basis and this is how they act as a majority.
  10. How about the hollow earth? Is that defined as a continent?
  11. Orson Pratt, Journal of Discourses, Vol. 15, p. 109-110, August 4, 1872. “God is a consistent being, and he reveals himself according to his own mind and will, and in the last dispensation he will continue to reveal line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little, bringing forth a record here, unfolding the history of another people there, bringing to light the bible of the ten tribes who have been absent from the land of Canaan for almost three thousand years. Their bible has got to be brought to light, and when they return they will bring their written revelations, prophecies, visions and dreams with them, and we shall have the bible of the ten tribes, as well as the bible of the ancient Israelites who lived on this continent, and the bible of the Jews on the eastern continent, and these bibles will be united in one, and even then the people will not have enough revelation.”
  12. Ok, one more. Orson Pratt, Journal of Discourses, Vol. 7, p. 187-188, July 10, 1859. “By-and-by, after you have fulfilled your missions to the nations of the Gentiles, and there will not any more of them repent,—that is, when you have fully accomplished all that is required of you in relation to them, you will have another mission, and so will the Twelve, and that is to the house of Israel that may be among those nations; I mean the literal descendants of Jacob—the Jews, and the descendants of the other tribes that may be scattered among those nations. There are some from the ten tribes among them; but the body of the ten tribes are in the north country. You will find a few among all these Gentile nations: you will have to direct your attention to them after you have fulfilled your mission among the Gentiles, and their times are fulfilled.
  13. I could post quite a few more quotes like these, but I think this is sufficient to show that the tribes are hidden from us somewhere in a single body, awaiting the time of their return.
  14. “He (God) has said, that the time is at hand for the Jews to be gathered to Jerusalem. —And we know it. He has said, that the Ten Tribes of Israel should also be revealed in the North country, together with their oracles and records, preparatory to their return, and to their union with Judah, no more to be separated. —And we know it. ~Proclamation of the Twelve, Messages of the First Presidency, Vol. 1, p. 263, April 6, 1845. Then we will find that there is a place for the First Presidency of this Church; for the Twelve Apostles called in this dispensation; for the twelve disciples that were called among the remnants of Joseph on this land in ancient times; for the twelve that were called among the ten tribes of Israel in the north country; ~Orson Pratt, Journal of Discourses, Vol. 17, p. 186-188, October 11, 1874 “It is maintained by some that the lost tribes of Israel—those carried into captivity about 721 B. C.—are no longer a distinct people; that they exist only in a scattered condition, mixed with the nations among which they were taken by their captors, the conquering Assyrians. If this be true, and those tribes were not intact at the time Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery received the Keys of the Gathering, why did they make so pointed a reference to ‘the leading of the ten tribes from the land of the north?’ And this, too, after a general allusion to ‘the gathering of Israel from the four parts of the earth.’ What need to particularize as to the Ten Tribes, if they were no longer a distinct people? And why do our Articles of Faith give those tribes a special mention? ~Orson F. Whitney, Saturday Night Thoughts, p. 159-160. “The Jews are called dispersed, because they are scattered among the nations; but the ten tribes are called outcasts, because they are cast out from the knowledge of the nations into a land by themselves.” ~Parley P. Pratt, A Voice of Warning, p. 35. Here it will be seen that the house of Israel will be in a very different condition from the Jews.The ten tribes will believe in Christ, so much so, that he will lead them, while on their return from the north country, and they will come and ‘sing in the height of Zion,’ and ‘they will not sorrow any more at all:’ whereas the Jews will have no such favours shown unto them on their return from the nations, but will have great distress and sorrow, and mourning, after they get back to Jerusalem. ~Orson Pratt, Millennial Star, Vol. 11, p. 323, November 1, 1849 The ten tribes cannot be among any of the known nations; for there is no one who is able to identify them; and there are no people who even profess or claim to be of such origin.” ~Orson Pratt, Millennial Star, Vol. 29, p. 200-201, March 30, 1867
  15. If I can find the quote again I will post it. The short of it is that the Ten Tribes will return to the New Jerusalem and share their scriptures with us. Somewhere during this timeframe the sealed portion of the plates will also be translated.
  16. My belief is that we (the Church) are trying to get as many people into the Gospel as possible before the calamities of the last days occur. I think if the Brethren continued in the vein of Ezra Taft Benson, the global Gadiantons/Secret Combinations would bring much of the worldwide missionary work to a halt.
  17. Swatting is: the action or practice of making a prank call to emergency services in an attempt to bring about the dispatch of a large number of armed police officers to a particular address. Much different than being arrested by SWAT.
  18. Factual correction. He was NOT SWAT-ed, that is entirely different event than being arrested by SWAT.
  19. Very well described @The Folk Prophetas to why we can sometimes support certain people.
  20. Some will, but the majority will not. Conservatives as a whole are far more reasonable than liberals.
  21. I typed Ivermectin works this morning. The tweet is still there and nobody has threatened me for my post or banned me etc etc.
  22. Or maybe he was only speaking of the "group" that Jared belonged to.