“Truth and Tolerance” – Elder Dallin H. Oaks

Black people and early Mormonism During the time Joseph Smith , founder of the Latter Day Saint Movement , was the leader, there were no official racial policies established by what is now known as the LDS Church. Black people were welcomed as members of the church and as evidence of the lack of official policy, in , two black men were ordained priests: Elijah Abel and Walker Lewis. Before a handful of other black men were ordained to the priesthood. Ball[ edit ] A native of Massachusetts, Joseph T. Ball was good friends with William Smith Joseph Smith’s younger brother. Because of his close connection to Smith, he began to engage in polygamy without the approval of the Brigham Young. Although he continued to be involved in the practice of polygamy, he served as the branch president in Boston for a time, making him the first black person to preside over an LDS congregation.

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CES Fireside September 11, My dear young brothers and sisters, Kristen and I feel privileged to be with you on this significant occasion. It is forever associated with the Twin Towers. I have felt impressed to speak this evening about another set of twins, the twin ideas of Truth and Tolerance. These subjects were not chosen because they are uniquely your concern as young adults, like the dating, hanging out, and marriage I described to this audience some years ago.

My treatment of Truth and Tolerance will invite you to consider and to teach these twin subjects because they are vital to the rising generation, in which you are the senior members. We believe in absolute truth, including the existence of God and the right and wrong established by His commandments. In the words of President Joseph F. No sect or religious denomination in the world possesses a single principle of truth that we do not accept or that we will reject.

50 Cheap and Fun Date Ideas

It is an opportunity for us to reflect on the language and ideas that represented each year. So, take a stroll down memory lane to remember all of our past Word of the Year selections. Change It wasn’t trendy , funny, nor was it coined on Twitter , but we thought change told a real story about how our users defined Unlike in , change was no longer a campaign slogan. But, the term still held a lot of weight.

As one who knows, I invite you to believe on my words.

Comments Pretty Darn Funny just released its first episode of season 2, and it’s about a situation we’re all pretty familiar with: Their solution is quarter night at the Cheap Seats discount theater—”two tickets, a large popcorn, and a goodie bag all for 25 cents. So this episode got us thinking. Just what can you do to have a great date for cheap or free? Six Sisters shared this great list of 50 fun date ideas for cheap or free, from their new book of recipes, activity and craft ideas, and more, Six Sisters’ Stuff.

And make sure to stay tuned for more funny videos from Pretty Darn Funny, released each Monday! Make your own fondue. Use a fondue pot or slow cooker and dip fresh fruit, cake, cookies, marshmallows, and pretzels in melted chocolate. We like this delicious recipe at AllRecipes. Make homemade pizzas together.

You can usually find them at the dollar store. Try a new sport together.

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Finding My Mission As a Gay Mormon – My bishop has been a great supporter of me being an authentically gay man who is also active in the Church and our ward. He asked me to write a letter to h A major theme of its opening chapters is the conversion of the former enemies of the Saints to “the Way.

We Latter-day Saints are sometimes accused of being self-righteous and intolerant of others, especially where we are in the majority or where others are in the majority and our beliefs cause us to oppose them.

Then have someone speak about how Jesus Christ is the greatest Hero and why. This can be combined with ideas from “I believe in Christ. If you have a LDS gymnast, basketball player, football player, etc. How can we “liken all scriptures unto us, that it might be for our profit and learning” 1 Nephi The youth, like the rest of us, are involved in a real war with Satan.

It started in heaven and continues on earth. Talk about Premortality and Agency. Discuss the tools God gave us to defend ourselves from Satan while we’re here on earth. Explain how to put on the whole armor of God Ephesians 6: Tell the stories in Alma chapters , but suggest that each person is like a city. We need to defend ourselves and also support each other against the forces of the devil.

This is especially useful if you need help reactivating youth and if you fear that some youth are falling away.

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The black will achieve full status, we’re just waiting for that time.

“Truth and Tolerance” – Elder Dallin H. Oaks

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