person0 Posted May 22 Report Share Posted May 22 This is an issue that has plagued my ward for years now. I really appreciate that he taught that Church leaders and teachers have the responsibility to teach the truths of the gospel. One cannot effectively teach the truth if in one breath they teach the family proclamation, and in the next they refer to someone using eternally/biologically inaccurate pronouns; in doing so, they sacrifice the truth and tear down their own witness. I appreciate the entirety of his answer, but that part struck me as an excellent way to lead out. I appreciate the way he noted the parable. I think what may be lost on many is that in the parable, while the accusers are turned away from their judgement, the woman is also instructed to turn away from her sins. When members use pronouns, or engage in 'affirming' behaviors, they are supporting the falsehood or sin. This would be contextually similar to Christ referring to the woman's partner in the sin, as if he were her husband; doing so would entirely unravel the Savior's instruction. I appreciate the girl being so bold as to ask, and Elder Oaks being willing to answer. Anddenex, mordorbund, zil2 and 7 others 8 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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