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David A. Bednar, Mormon Apostle, claimed that anyone who leaves Mormonism left due to being Offended.
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Apostle Bednar : Women Who Wear More Than One Ear Ring Per Ear Should Not Be Dated
Wednesday, May 11, 2005, at 11:16 AM
Original Author(s): Anonymous
Topic: DAVID A. BEDNAR   -Link To MC Article-
At the BYU Devotional, God's own representative Elder Bednar (BKP wannabe?) tells students to "Observe" in story on how to choose eternal companion who can "promptly and quietly obey".

Complete article: http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,600132928,00.html

Excerpt:

Elder Bednar openly admitted one of his examples of discerning other people might spark controversy on campus. He told a story about a returned LDS missionary who observed, over a period of time, that the girlfriend he hoped to marry did not remove her additional earrings after LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley counseled women and girls in the church to wear only one earring in each ear.

"This was a valuable piece of information for this young man," Elder Bednar said, "and he felt unsettled about her nonresponsiveness to a prophet's pleading. For this and other reasons, he ultimately stopped dating the young woman because he was looking for an eternal companion who had the courage to promptly and quietly obey the counsel of the prophet in all things and at all times. The young man was 'quick to observe' that the young woman was not 'quick to observe.' " Elder Bednar said he knew the illustration might lead to letters in BYU's campus newspaper, the Daily Universe, about the young man being too judgmental or about Elder Bednar focusing on a young woman's mistake instead of a young man's.-----

I guess we now know what to expect from this guy. This is really starting to get under my skin.

I hope the young RM in the story finally got the eternal companion he deserved. The young woman certainly dodged a bullet.
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An Excerpt From A Speech Given At A Byu Devotional By Elder David A. Bednar
Friday, May 13, 2005, at 11:31 AM
Original Author(s): Anonymous
Topic: DAVID A. BEDNAR   -Link To MC Article-
This goes back to the long examples the LDS Church has given concerning obediance. "When the Prophet has spoken, the thinking has been done." The LDS Church does not want you to think, or question or even ponder. It wants immediate obediance. It demands it. When the Prophet speaks you must obey.

An excerpt from a speech given at a BYU Devotional on May 10, 2005 by Elder David A. Bednar:

Sister Bednar and I are acquainted with a returned missionary who had dated a special young woman for a period of time. This young man cared for the young woman very much and he was desirous of making his relationship with her more serious. He was considering and hoping for engagement and marriage.

Now this relationship was developing during the precise time that President Hinckley counseled the Relief Society sisters and young women of the church to wear only one earring in each ear. The young man waited patiently over a period of time for the young woman to remove her extra earrings, but she did not take them out.

This was a valuable piece of information for this young man and he felt unsettled about her non-responsiveness to a Prophet's pleading. For this and other reasons, he ultimately stopped dating the young woman because he was looking for an eternal companion who had the courage to promptly and quietly obey the counsel of the Prophet in all thing and at all times. The young man was quick to observe that the young woman was not quick to observe. (quiet laughter from the audience)

Now, before I continue, I presume that some of you might have difficulty with my last example. In fact this particular illustration of the young man being quick to observe may even fan the flames of controversy on campus resulting in letters of disagreement and even outrage to the Daily Universe. (Loud laughter from the audience) You may believe that the young man was too judgmental, or that basing an eternally important decision even in part upon such a supposedly minor issue is silly or fanatical.

Perhaps you are bothered because the example focuses upon a young woman who failed to respond to prophetic counsel instead of a young man. (mild laughter from the audience) I simply invite you to consider and ponder the power of being quick to observe and what was actually observed in the case I just described. This issue was not earrings.

Elder David A. Bednar
BYU Devotional
May 10, 2005
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The Model Of Mormon Leadership For The New Millenium - Does David A. Bednar Scare Anybody Else Out There?
Monday, Mar 13, 2006, at 06:00 AM
Original Author(s): Lucyfer
Topic: DAVID A. BEDNAR   -Link To MC Article-
The calling of the newest apostle David A. Bednar is the beginning of what I see as a disturbing trend. This guy is intelligent, highly educated, sophisticated, socially adept, articulate, young, physically attractive, and perfectly accessorized by the ideal Mormon wife, children, and socio-economic status with accoutrements. He comes from two highly regarded fields – academia and business. He is the kind of guy that non-Mormons admire, respect and see as “normal”. He is able to “pass” among the gentiles and not ruffle any feathers or scare anybody with his religiosity. He is the perfect model of LDS leadership for the new millennium.

If you have been reading the church magazines and newspapers you may have noticed that Bednar is being featured more and more in the articles. I find the way he writes about church doctrine and issues chilling in the extreme. I have a distinct feeling he knows the whole thing is complete and utter nonsense, yet it serves his purposes to go along and spout the party mantra. He is an excellent communicator and skilled at using words to manipulate the thoughts and behavior of others. I suspect this man is a craven power-monger. I fully expect him to be president, prophet, seer and revelator before too much longer.

Bednar’s training and expertise is in communications and organizational behavior. He is the author of a book entitled "Organizational Behavior: Understanding and Managing People at Work". What a perfect background to prepare one to be dictator of the Mormon cult. I cannot image anyone being a better candidate for controlling the drones of the LDS corporate beehive, all the while appearing so appealing to the outside world. It’s funny, but in many ways, Bednar is not dissimilar from how the anti-Christ is often conceptualized and described. This man is the Mormon version of Damien from the Omen. Quite frankly, I find him frightening.

Bednar is a perfect choice for continuing some of the strategies started by Hinkley such as:

1.Gradual softening of the most peculiar aspects of Mormon doctrine to make it more palatable to younger members and less weird to the gentile majority.

2.Increased marketing, communications and PR spin to the non-Mormon majority to shape public opinion about LDS incorporated. The most important thing is to always look good to the outside world – no matter what that takes – no matter what doctrines have to be denied or flat out lied about.

3.More lying, prevarication, obstruction around the church’s true history to both members and gentiles.

4.Increased emphasis on tithing and on using church funds to invest in for-profit business ventures.

5.Increased participation in the fundamentalist political agenda pushed by the religious right.

I think this type of person is becoming more common and men like this are being aggressively recruited and promoted within the LDS power structure. Kim B. Clark, recent Harvard Dean and now ensconced as president of BYU Idaho (Bednar’s previous post) is yet another example. I would expect to see him named as an apostle before long as well. There will be more of this type coming through the ranks as well as many of the ancient GAs die off. Bednar represents the face of future church leadership. The day of the super slick Mormon opportunist is upon us.

Be afraid, be very afraid.
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Once Again Bednar LIES About Apostates
Monday, Oct 2, 2006, at 07:00 AM
Original Author(s): Infymus
Topic: DAVID A. BEDNAR   -Link To MC Article-
2:43pm Sunday Conf. Bednar is speaking - and just propagated one of the greatest lies in Mormonism about those who leave the church - WE HAVE BEEN OFFENDED.

Bull SHIT. He said that the reason "we" "who are probably not watching/attending conference" was because we had somehow been "offended".

Once again Mormon leaders propagate the greatest lie:

We didn't leave because we found out Joseph Smith had sex with 12 year old girls.

We didn't leave because Joseph Smith created a false bank and swindled its members out of over $30,000 dollars.

We didn't leave because we found out there were no less than 7 different version of the "First Vision".

We didn't leave because we found out the Book of Abraham is nothing what Joseph stated it was.

No no no - We left because we were "OFFENDED".

David Bednar, kiss-ass to the Hinkster once again re-affirms to the Mormon masses the stereo-typing of Ex-Mormons.
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So Bednar Drew The Short Straw This Time?
Monday, Oct 2, 2006, at 07:54 AM
Original Author(s): Feeling Henry Jacobs
Topic: DAVID A. BEDNAR   -Link To MC Article-
From the other room I heard the beginning of a talk in which the word "offended" was used about 50 times in the first 2 minutes! I turns out Bednar was giving a talk aimed at those who have left the church. He stated over and over and over that people leave because of something insensitive that a member unknowingly said to them. Perhaps in the course of carrying out their church work, a member made a thoughtless comment that was overheard by the apostate. And the member "took offense". Well, as Bednar said, "The time to stop being offended is NOW."

Now, the church is tuned in enough to know why people are leaving, and 99% of them are not because of something someone said! So why trot the new guy out there to play the old saw about how members quit because they were offended?

It is a pretty brilliant deflection if you think about it. The apostate is guilty of "being offended" and the members are at fault for the lost souls and the church's loss of membership. The only blameless party in this equation is, you guessed it, the church.

Anything to avoid the real reason people are leaving.

Anyway, Bednar looked like a total fool that was just up there reading the required propaganda, paying his dues to climb the heirarchy ladder.
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Dear Brother Bednar
Monday, Oct 2, 2006, at 09:55 AM
Original Author(s): Bamboozled
Topic: DAVID A. BEDNAR   -Link To MC Article-
I have never been offended by a member of the church until you. I AM offended that you suggest that the exclusive reason anyone one could possibly leave the church is because they are offended by another member.

Thanks, you finally got me to the point where I was offended.

Let me make this crystal clear for you and the other brethern, since it doesn't seem to sink in. I (and multitudes of others) have left the church not because of taking offense, but because we have learned that you actively lie and misrepresent the true origins and history of the church. Integrity is sadly lacking in the organization that claims eternal universal truth.

To be blunt, Brother Bednar, its the DNA. Its the total lack of any archaelogical, anthropoloigical or, lets face it, any scientific confirmation of the church's claims. Its finding out that Joseph Smith was a manwhore predator who used religion to have his way with young teenage girls and other mens wives. Its finding out that polygamy was a central theme of the early church. Its finding out that Brigham Young was a 19th century Stalin. Its finding out that the church asks me to be 100% honest with it and yet is unable to do the same to me. Its watching the church spend billions of dollars on downtown Salt Lake City real estate ventures instead of the poor and weak. Its finding out that the Book of Abraham is a sham. Its watching the church change its story around to accomodate the current political and social climate.

And its finding out that the church will spin, lie, cheat, deceive and do anything in its power to blot out its unseembly history.

These, Brother Bednar, are the reasons members leave the church. You better come to grips with this reality and fast.

I sure hope I didn't offend you.
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Yes Mr. Bednar, I WAS Offended!
Wednesday, Oct 4, 2006, at 07:34 AM
Original Author(s): Nolihoma
Topic: DAVID A. BEDNAR   -Link To MC Article-
I was offended when my Seminary teacher threw a Book of Mormon at me because I sinfully dozed off at 7:00 in the morning. I was offended when I was caught in a small office with a middle-aged Bishop who asked me if I touched myself, if I’d ever felt my boyfriend’s hard-on through his pants and if I knew boys could cum in their pants and the Lord would hold me responsible for arousing him. I was offended when I was given a part in a roadshow and told it was a better part for the fat kids because the costume would cover me up. I was offended my first day at Ricks College (the first year women could wear pants) when I was told that I had to change because pants with front pockets made me look like a Lesbian. I was offended when I walked into the “Lord’s House” like I’d waited my whole life to do and the first thing I was told to do was to take off all my clothes and I was touched on my naked body by some old lady. I was offended when they started the consolidated meeting schedule when I was in a military ward overseas and I was told that working in the nursery was a good job for the wives of the lower enlisted men. I was offended when I was told that I had to attend my husband’s “court of love” so he wouldn’t lose his membership and then I had to answer in front of 17 men whether or not I felt like I had sexually satisfied my husband. I was offended when I became a single mother and the bishop refused to help me even once. Well, Mr. Bednar, I think you get the picture.

BUT what you don’t get is that through all those offenses, I DID NOT leave your so-called church. WHY???? Because I BELIEVED it! I “knew beyond a shadow of a doubt” that I was a member of God’s one and only true church on the face of the Earth and no offense could even possibly make me quit coming back for more offense.

Yes, many people who leave your church have been offended. Who hasn’t? Mormons on a whole are just offensive people. Mormon teachings, lay leadership, the temple, “power and authority,” priesthood interviews, and many other things just by nature lead to opportunities for offense. Anyone who has been a member more than about 2 weeks has probably been offended. If they all left, there would be no more Mormon church! But they don’t leave because they believe it’s part of the big test of their faith. And they have faith.

But when people quit believing, those offenses are just not worth taking anymore. And yes, when we apostates talk to each other, we bring up those offenses because we are beating ourselves up for taking it for so long and we need some support from other people who are trying to understand where their brains had been all those years. But we DID NOT leave because of those offenses. We left because we discovered the truth. We left because we let our brains kick into gear. If I’d left because I was offended, I would have left in elementary school!

This is a very simple concept. I’m sure even you could comprehend it if you would pull the rational part of your brain out of cold storage and use it for what God intended it to be used for!
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Bednar's Talk On Offense
Monday, Oct 9, 2006, at 06:52 AM
Original Author(s): Grape Nephi
Topic: DAVID A. BEDNAR   -Link To MC Article-
To quote from his talk:
"When we believe or say we have been offended, we usually mean we feel insulted, mistreated, snubbed, or disrespected. And certainly clumsy, embarrassing, unprincipled, and mean-spirited things do occur in our interactions with other people that would allow us to take offense. However, it ultimately is impossible for another person to offend you or to offend me. Indeed, believing that another person offended us is fundamentally false. To be offended is a choice we make; it is not a condition inflicted or imposed upon us by someone or something else."
Whether a rape victim or simply the business end of an offensive person, it is not the person making offense that is to blame but the person being offended or injured. Why would this philosophy be used?

People who are made into victims are created by veiled webs of manipulation and deception. This may stsart off as a pseudo positive relationship but the end result is to victimize and completely control the individual. The victimizer typically when knowingly doing this has the goal of gaining power or money. When we look at religious authorities this may definately come to play, especially when talking about the Mormon Church.

Victimization is a type of learning process. It links brain function (for example depression), the mind (for example learned helplessness), and cultural morays. Many facets are employed to turn a person into a victim. And all the while whatever is said of done is made to look like it is for the best.

I'm going to use Shamanite as an example. Being brought up ini the church he was taught that he must cow-tow to authority figures. He was probably also taught that he should listen to his mother. So he sees a set of pictures that break his heart. At this point he is a victim of someone producing a hoax. But still, the way it was presented it was a travesty in play. Amom reads his post and for whatever reason decides to lay the guilt trip on him. She takes the name Amom to take on some authority. She lambastes him and further victimizes him when she states "I cannot imagine what prompted you to take such pictures to work and show them around. Maybe it is because you have no children. I can tell you that as a mother of two children, the absolute last thing I would ever do is carry around pictures of a child getting hurt and showing them to another person, let alone look at them myself. Bear the pain from your mistake, acknowledge the punishment is just and learn from your mistake." This type of guilting puts Shamanite further into depression and by the way she says this she sets herself up as an authority figure -- The Mother. Now if this were a real life situation, Amom as the victimizer would then give solace to Shamianite to psychologically like him to herself so that she could further the dependency. Further actions would be forthcoming that would foster a depression - release type of interplay.

The church does the same thing. Think of the D&C admonition to reprove with sharpness and then show love afterwards. If one sets up a felationship where this seesaws back and forth a dependency on the part of the victim may be cemented.

Bishop Overzealous tells a youth that they are on the road to hell becuase they masterbate. The youth promises to stop. The bishop shows an abundance of attention to the youth only to "tell" the youth in a talk in church that anyone who sins will go to hell. The Bishop also notes that only by going to church, obeying the commandments and paying one's tithing will get the person to heaven. Etc etc. And there you have the start of the victimization process. The youth "must" continue to go to church and pay tithing or they will definately go to hell.

The Way the Mormon Church is set up with a top down authority system with no checks and balances makes it ripe for this type of thing to happen. It is way to easy in the mormon church for a leader to become a victimizer.
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I Knew Bednar Before He Was Called As An Apostle
Wednesday, Apr 25, 2007, at 08:07 AM
Original Author(s): Former Covey Follower
Topic: DAVID A. BEDNAR   -Link To MC Article-
He was my TA for Stephen R. Covey's Organizational Behavior class. (Or as my DH calls it: Organized Behavior) He was a very nice guy, as I am sure he still is. When I first heard his name about 10 years ago, as Ricks Pres. I kept saying to myself, "I know this man. I know him on a first name basis." Then when I saw his picture without his name, I said, "I knew this man before, on a first name basis." It was not until he became a member of the 12 and I read his biography did I realize how I knew him. I had already begun to question the authority of the 12 so it was actually a chilling experience when I realized how I knew him and WHAT he is.

This is a man who is so self disciplined it is scary. When he was at Ricks he was seen at 4 am jogging every morning (except I imagine Sundays). He has worked his way up the top, using the "Secret" for those who have watched that, which is the same as using the techniques he taught me at BYU. Yes, he was my TA and he with Covey, taught me how to get what I wanted with my mind and will. We did experiments to test it out. What I chose to do (it is so stupid I am too embarassed to admit it even anon) really was not affected by me, but he encouraged me and allowed me to believe I had influenced it.

I knew then that Bednar was Covey's protege. Bednar worshipped the ground Covey walked on and did whatever he told him to do. Bednar knew Covey could lead him wherever he wanted to go.

In his defense, he probably was genuine in his desire to serve God, as most of us were when we were TBMs. He was the kind of guy I wanted to marry as I saw him as one who would be a GA someday. [Of course now, I am soooo glad I did NOT marry someone like that because we left together and my DH has always refused to KA and has always detested it in others. Something I admire in him - for it takes courage - and for which he has paid a high price.]

The original post is gone now but when Bednar gave his first talk as a GA someone noted how he looked so disappointed, like he really believed he would see JC, like we have all been taught happens to the 12. He thought he would see Him and be able to testify of him as an eye witness. Now he knows the truth - he will never see Him. He is learning about the lies but he is caught. The only thing that makes it sweet for him is the 600K + perks income he (And his family) now enjoys, besides being a celebrity and having 4 million believers acutally believing he is perfect in every way and hanging on his every word.

He prepared himself for this day, never realizing the Emporer has no clothes. He will join in saying he has clothes because it feeds his overwhelming need to control people and be adored by them.

And my parting thought. I have learned in life that those who have that kind of discipline have zero tolerance for those that have any less than them. That is really scarry for those that stay. He will be, as has already been noted, the poster boy for creating guilt in the unsuspecting TBMs. Maybe the better way to see it or say it is that he is the perfect one to take over BKP's role as the guilt layer.

If Bednar really is genuine, then when he sees the Emperor has no clothes he will fall so hard we will all feel it IMHO.
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David A. Bednar; The Prophet Of The Pickle Speaks: On Persecution, Doublespeak And The Great "Shelf Of The Soul"
Tuesday, Jun 5, 2007, at 07:15 AM
Original Author(s): Enigma
Topic: DAVID A. BEDNAR   -Link To MC Article-
No, Enigma is not dead, nor did he get re-assimilated into the cult collective. The last two weeks have been quite hectic as I have returned to the beehive of the brain-washed: Yes, I am officially in Utah as of May 27th. I’m currently staying with DW’s parents (yes, the same that declared me a son of perdition in October) and so far, they have been respectful and gracious.

Of course since I am under their roof I attended the local cult compound yesterday for 3 hours of stultifying stupidity. This being fast Sunday I was especially looking forward to a nice long nap…

But what to my wondering eyes should appear?
Why, the pickle himself, David Bednar is here!
And so he sits there his faced pinched stone tight;
Atop the congregation; delightsome and white.

When lo near the end of the meeting he moved,
A word to the bishop who nods and approves.
He stands with his scriptures so firmly in hand.
And marches to the pulpit – a stern looking man…

The following are quotes that I was able to remember from his ‘impromptu’ testimony which was suspiciously delivered with the drone and meter of a scripted general conference address – well, he may just be a gifted public speaker so I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt on this one.

“While my remarks are for everybody I direct them specifically to the youth…”

“We read in 1st Nephi chapter 8 about the dream of Lehi in which he sees the great and spacious building full of people dressed in fine apparel and pointing the finger of scorn (shakes his pointer finger for emphasis)…”

“There are still those that point the finger of scorn at the church…

“This church has always been persecuted… The accusations that were leveled against the church in Jesus’ time are identical to the accusations leveled against this church…” (Huh? I don’t remember Jesus being accused of being a money digger, having sex with little kids and other men’s wives – just to name a couple)

(pay careful attention to this next comment as he contradicts himself later)

“This church will never be accepted by the whole world…”

“Your peers will level accusations against the church. But remember; just because you don’t have the answer, does not mean the gospel is not true.”

(Pay attention to this one too as he contradicts himself again) “It’s ok to have questions as long as you’re seeking answers. The Lord would not have you simply letting your questions left unanswered…”

“To use the language of the Prophet Joseph; “No unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing… till it has penetrated every continent and sounded in every ear…” (Didn’t he just say that the world would never accept the church? Hmmm… which is it Davie boy?)

“It may be that you may have to set some of your questions on the ‘shelf of your soul’ and go forward in faith…” (Hold on! Didn’t you just tell us to not leave our questions unanswered? Make up your mind Davie!)

My impressions:
  • David Bednar is a gifted impromptu speaker (or he has one helluva memory).
  • The church is playing up the persecution card again to combat the obvious embarrassment that recent scrutiny has brought to its door.
  • The church is actively encouraging its members to build a mental shelf to set their questions on… GREAT! We’ll see them all here when that shelf finally buckles!
  • No warm fuzzies like I used to get… just a middle-aged man trying to shore up leaking damn with joint compound instead of steel and concrete. Pathetic.
To David Bednar: You sir, are in complete denial or worse, actively perpetuating what you know to be a fraud. I pity you in some sense and loath you in another. But keep giving me fodder for comic relief as I languish in the white and delightsome compound each Sunday
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Bednar CES Talk: "The Disembodied Devil And His Legion Of Cyberswine Will Infect You Too!"
Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at 07:46 AM
Original Author(s): Tickle My Pickle Dave
Topic: DAVID A. BEDNAR   -Link To MC Article-
How about some analysis of David "Tickle My Pickle" Bednar's CES talk on the evils of the Internetz.

Thought he looked like hell, and the talk was a real piece of work. I only could bring myself to watch about 10 minutes of it, randomly streamed, as well as the DeseretSnooze article.

Surprising that suits have taken this long to move beyond the meme of attacking the Internet because of the Porn canard, to what really ails them--high-fidelity "virtual reality" and social network that is more truth-based and more social than their own 1830's frontier version of Joe'S Myth, and so-called eternal families.

My only additional commentary is that the Q15 aren't Digital Natives, hell not even Digital Immigrants. They are Digital Fearmongering Tourists.

Any other thoughts about Bednar's second strike? (Pickle talk was his first).
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Elder Bednar Warns Of "Dangers" On The Web
Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at 08:01 AM
Original Author(s): Mikeutah
Topic: DAVID A. BEDNAR   -Link To MC Article-
This is from a CES fireside broadcast from BYU Idaho last night.

Some mind numbing drivel that will likely have the opposite desired affect, just like all of their warnings against porn likely drives up it's use, making Utah the highest consumer per person.

Talking about "things as they really are" (there's some thought reform for you), he said:
"Please be careful of becoming so immersed and engrossed in pixels, texting, ear buds, Twittering, online social networking, and potentially addictive uses of media and the Internet that you fail to recognize the importance of your physical body and miss the richness of person-to-person communication. Beware of the digital displays and data in many forms of computer-mediated interaction that can displace the full range of physical capacity and experience."

"Beware! To the extent personal fidelity decreases in computer-mediated communications and the purposes of such communications are distorted, perverted, and wicked, the potential for spiritual disaster is dangerously high. I implore you to turn away immediately and permanently from such places and activities."
The more they tighten their grip, the more people will likely begin to question and "slip through their fingers". I for one am glad they don't realize how they are somewhat bringing about their own demise.
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I Absolutely Adore David Bednar
Wednesday, Jun 8, 2011, at 07:07 AM
Original Author(s): Queen Of Denial
Topic: DAVID A. BEDNAR   -Link To MC Article-
I was so fortunate to have David Bednar as my fearless leader while at Ricks College. He was such a shining example of everything mormon. Tuesdays were always special because David would ream the student body at the weekly devotional. I always felt so inspired to be a better mormon and turn my life and will over to jesus.

For instance, one Tuesday after David silently raised his scriptures, which was our cue to raise ours in turn to show how obedient and prepared we were, David launched into an especially heated monologue about his opinions on modesty. Of course, he shared an experience to illustrate his point.

Apparently, David and the wife made it a habit to make surprise visits on the sabbath to student's apartments. The previous Sunday, on a visit to an apartment (while, I imagined, dressed in his dark suit and her signature yellow, up to the neck, down to the wrist, below the knee suit with pearls at the neck) the young woman who answered the door gave them a look of shame (maybe horror) because she was dressed in knit shorts and a sleeveless, skin tight, spaghetti strap top.

Imagine wearing such an outfit in the privacy of your own apartment!! She was so embarrassed that she covered herself with the couch pillows for the duration of the visit.

Modesty begins in the home, sisters.

I was insanely disappointed that I lived off-campus because I would never have the pleasure of David catching me at home in cut-offs and a wife beater.
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One More Irritating Bednar Observation
Monday, Oct 15, 2012, at 07:18 AM
Original Author(s): Cali Sally
Topic: DAVID A. BEDNAR   -Link To MC Article-
I just figured out the interpretation of Bednar's new catch phrases he is using in his book and recent talks - "Having a testimony" and "Being converted"

I think his method would work for any cult but here is what it basically means if you are a Mormon:

A TESTIMONY is when you listen to the missionaries, a Mormon talk, a Sunday school lesson or maybe even read a scripture/article from the Mormon books of scripture/magazines, etc. Then you feel good about it and find some practical or personal application that seems uplifting or you just feel warm and fuzzy and decide that Mormonism is the place for you. Or you are a child that wants to make his Mormon parents happy so you decide you have a testimony because it seems the right thing to do.

CONVERSION is when you are so totally brainwashed that you wouldn't think of letting a day go by without reading your BofM, praying the Mormon way, attending all your meetings, bearing a church approved testimony every month or whenever asked to do it, doing all your cleaning assignments, holding family home evening regularly, watching and rereading General Conference talks, having and doing home teaching/visiting teaching, keeping a temple recommend, attending the temple regularly, attending all Sunday classes, never questioning any Mormon church authority or doctrine, never reading anything that would answer questions on Mormon church dogma in a way that would actually enlighten you, never engaging in an open minded conversation with an apostate or questioning Mormon, never even considering marrying a non-Mormon, paying tithing/fast offering even if you are deeply in debt or are about to lose your home, submitting to intrusive interviews, prioritizing Mormon activities (even if they are announced or assigned at a moment's notice meaning you have to welch on a previous made promise) and basically doing just about anything any Mormon authority figure asks you to do mindlessly and not do anything a Mormon authority figure tells you not to do. (This list can go on pretty much without end and can include even silly things like thinking you must always prepare foods for members' funerals, bake your own bread, dress exactly as you are told to dress, etc, etc, etc.) And if you go against any of the above you must feel guilty, anxious, and immediately repent so you can get back to being fully "converted" ie. TOTALLY controlled and not even realizing it. This usually means involvements in outside organizations become a real strain because you are so totally "converted" to Mormonism.

Bednar says it is easy to live as a convert and hard to live as a lost and depraved non-Mormon. I guess being/staying converted is easy if you have no sense of self and no ability to question authority. But as a questioning, curious, truth seeking person who has abundant self-love I can only say that as a non-Mormon I am deliriously happy compared to how I felt as a converted Mormon. (Well, maybe I never really was converted.) I'm sure Bednar would counter with, "You only THINK you are happy." Well, yes, I do think I'm happy. And if this isn't happiness I don't know what is. It certainly wasn't Mormonism.

Heard Bednar tell a 15 year-old in a rehearsed video from his book that he has met "thousands upon thousands" (didn't know there were that many left) of lapsed/straying Mormons who are miserable because they were not converted ie. "living the gospel" yet he never defines exactly what it means to be living the gospel. He implies that over the course of his lengthy life he has met soooooo many people that he knows of what he speaks. And every single straying Mormon is miserable and thinks he/she has found an easier way of living outside Mormonism but is sadly mistaken.

I'd sure like to have some names of those thousands. All the lapsed, straying, ex-Mormons I have met are having a great time away from the Mormon church and have no intention of ever returning let alone chatting with His Holiness David Bednar. If this 15 year-old had any brains she would realize that even if what Bednar was saying was true, the only idiots dumb enough to have an interview with him on their lack of faithfulness are people who have been somehow guilted/pressured into doing so or desperate to stay in the faith because they will probably lose their marriage or kids over their leaving. I'd bet most of those "thousands" were young kids under the influence of their parents and probably students at Ricks College who had to make good or get kicked out of school. No pressure there?????

Bednar is a master manipulator and would make a great salesman. No wonder Joseph Smith is his idol. It takes one to know one. And have you ever noticed that he is never talking to a room full of highly educated adults who are questioning his authority? Nope, it's a hand picked, properly dressed bunch of juveniles who have likely never had a reasoned thought in their empty little heads. I wish Christopher Hitchens were alive to cut this jerk off at the knees but Hitch wouldn't even need to break a sweat to make D.B. look like an idiot. Nor would he waste his time on such a religiously ignorant man.
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Is Bednar Pulling A McKonkie?
Monday, Jan 14, 2013, at 07:30 AM
Original Author(s): Flanders
Topic: DAVID A. BEDNAR   -Link To MC Article-
Now, in all honesty, I haven't read this book and although it comes in at the ridiculous price of only $21.59US (sale price), I shan't be one of those that fattens Mr. Bednar's already obese pocket book.

http://deseretbook.com/Act-Doctrine-David-Bednar/i/5092930

Is Pickles Bednar going to tell us in this work what the "Doctrine" is, upon which we are suppose to "Act"?

From the book's description:

"In Act in Doctrine, Elder David A. Bednar shares key insights to help close the gap between what we know and how we act. "The essential first step in reducing the disparity between gospel knowledge and righteous behavior is learning about and emulating the character of Christ," he writes.

Does Davey boy finally nail down the Corporation's current, unassailable, doctrinal tenets, as BRM did in his day, in order to further control the Mormon automatons?

Also from the description, a quote from Mini Boyd:

Obedience becomes "the sweet fruit of honoring covenant responsibilities - not merely a chore or an option to be performed based upon circumstances or convenience."

I'm sure that the obedient following(noun) will make sure that this book is prominently displayed in every TBM home next to the ubiquitous white-ceramic Christus and just below the framed Proclamation on the Family which hangs alongside the Tyrone Power-like version of the JS Jr. portrait.

If some masochist here does happen to read this sure to be Pulitzer Prize nominee, please do return and report.
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As I Predicted In April, Bednar Is Now The Proud Owner Of A New Summer Home
Wednesday, Aug 7, 2013, at 08:40 AM
Original Author(s): Jesus Smith
Topic: DAVID A. BEDNAR   -Link To MC Article-
Last April, I posted that Bednar would take possession of a home in the Heber Valley resort area. This is the Crossings at Lake Creek, just across from the Red Ledges summer home Dieter Uchtdorf obtained the year previously.

Bednar's name now appears in the County Appraiser record. The details are here:

http://www.co.wasatch.ut.us/on-line_s...

A couple of notes:

- the mailing address for the tax bill goes to the COB in SLC, so we can suspect, yet again, that LDSinc is paying his property taxes.

- I'm betting the taxable value of the home reflects the low-ball value of the unfinished construction. By 2014, it will have increased substantially, if it goes the way that it did for Uchtdorf's home value back in 2011/2012.

Just for completeness, Bednar's first home is on Eagle Way home in Davis Cty, listed at value $379,680. Probably his home since moving to UT.

http://www.daviscountyutah.gov/treasu...

Recall, Bednar was a CES teacher/director, then ricks college pres before making it into life-long morg duty. The home in Heber is likely to be worth half-million once the tax collectors get the full appraisal on the final construction. That will be in Jan 2014.
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Bednar: If You Don't Pay Your Tithing, Repent
Monday, Oct 7, 2013, at 07:28 AM
Original Author(s): Deluded
Topic: DAVID A. BEDNAR   -Link To MC Article-
I find it amusing that tithing is portrayed by the MORG as a test of faith, and its not really about the money... yet... every conference they always push the principal, and the same in every Ensign.

Really? If it is not about the money, then how about some message equality. Shouldn't there be a conference talk, every conference on such principals as:
  1. Caring for elderly neighbors
  2. Imparting our substance to the poor.
  3. Not judging others
  4. Uplifting others through kind words.
  5. Being honest,
  6. Loving they neighbor. etc. etc.
No, it is about the money. Talks on tithing, like Bednars emphesize paying the last farthing, paying until it hurts, and disgustingly Bednar states that physical blessings will surely come, but sometimes we will not immediately recognize them, and have to wait.

It is always the same. Do more for the church or you should repent. Pay more to the church, or repent. Devote your time to the church, or repent. Get a solid education, because knowledge is a way to be like God.. And oh, by the way, have lots of kids early, live on one income, and live a lovely perfect life.

No wonder so many mormons break under the pressure, and need depression and anxiety medication. It is too much.

Honestly, I really think Bednar, and his ilk are the ones that should repent. They need to look into their soul and quit lying to themselves. It is about the MONEY. They ask the poorest to give everything, while they get generous stipends, take great vacations, travel the world etc.]

YOU ABSOLUTELY cannot tell me that the Jesus they profess to believe in would live that type of life as an apostle.

The new pope should shame them all. I am not a big fan of Catholocism, or the POPE, but at least he is trying to be modest, and live like a Saint. These assholes just judge everyone, put pressure on them, and take their last cent.

I served a mission in Africa. You can't tell me that it is a quid pro quo. That if a starving family, had a choice between eating and paying the church, they should pay the church, and starve. You can't tell me that this so-called apostle is promising that God would intervene and save them. If he does believe this, he is clearly delusional. Would not a loving god want the poor to spend their money on food. That sort of money is probably much less than the fuel for the private cars that bring these men to conference, or the cost of one meal as the jest-set around the world.

I do not want to believe in this sort of God. It is so USA, Utah centric. It makes me nauseous.

These men, and their "you must repent if you fail to pay tithing" are corrupt. Money-changers. You cannot tell me the Christ of the New Testament would see it any other way.
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Bednar: Repent And Pay Tithing Now! Don't Procrastinate The Day
Monday, Oct 7, 2013, at 07:39 AM
Original Author(s): Every Member A Janitor
Topic: DAVID A. BEDNAR   -Link To MC Article-
My hopes that church leadership would become more moderate were dashed when Elder Bednard, the eventual future prophet due to his young age, finished his talk on tithing with the following:
"For those that pay their tithing, I thank you. For those that do not: repent!" Then came the hammer in the coffin: "Do not procrastinate the day of your repentence."
In all my years, I have never heard such a harsh talk on tithing. Wow!

Basically, if you are not paying tithing, it isn't like you are missing out on blessings, your are SINNING! Pay, pray, and obey!
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God Has Tentacles
Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014, at 07:48 AM
Original Author(s): William Law
Topic: DAVID A. BEDNAR   -Link To MC Article-
Bednar's Ensign article on "faithful parents, wayward children".

God has tentacles, but tentacles are good and are in no way a Freudian-slip metaphor for the crushing, strangling nature of the church. "The Tentacles of Divine Providence", is what Bednar calls it. Your kids can run from the church, but they can't hide because the tentacles will get them, eventually--don't worry your pretty little head if this sounds like a threat ;).

The following quotes from the article are also not about threats and fear-mongering:

1. “men will be punished for their own sins” (Articles of Faith 1:2)". Honest to god, that's the only part of AoF 2 he quoted.

2. "ye cannot hide your crimes from God; and except ye repent they will stand as a testimony against you at the last day . . . for except ye do this ye can in nowise inherit the kingdom of God". This part of the article was italicized by Deadnar for added emphasis.

There was other stuff, yada, yada, yada, but I only pay attention to what I want to.

And finally, Bednar loves alliteration (maybe it makes people stupid). i.e. "Prophetic Promises about Posterity" is a prominent heading.

The end.
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Bednar Now Blaming Parents For "Wayward Children" In The Next Ensign
Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014, at 07:28 AM
Original Author(s): Vh65
Topic: DAVID A. BEDNAR   -Link To MC Article-
"The tentacles of divine providence"? Seriously? You are using the word tentacles to describe how your doctrine functions?

See: http://media.ldscdn.org/pdf/magazines...

This is the same Ensign issue where Tad Callister talked about the tentacles of immorality or something. You'd think they could get their metaphors together.

It's annoying, and I certainly hope my mom doesn't read it. She is in a vulnerable place right now. Attending and believing seem to give her comfort and support that I, living far away, can't. So I have not even attempted to talk to her about the serious flaws I have learned about. And my mother, at an earlier age, would have listened.

But I do think that Bednar's actions are part of a strategy for shoring up membership levels. Think about it. The missionary age drop (get them thoroughly brainwashed before they mature at age 21). Doubt your doubts, there is a place for you even if you are questioning. The essays (we aren't lying to you, see - it's all there). The new seminary manual (innoculate them by talking about this before they see it presented in a negative light on the internet). Fellowship the inactives, big member missionary push. Now this, use guilt to get parents to really push their kids to stay/return.

This is a coordinated response to the problem of people leaving. Missionary/member Facebook fellowshipping isn't working, so they are pressuring parents to go after the wayward.

Proving this isn't a "Families Are Forever" church; more like Families Are For Us to use as a means of control. Wonder if they will decide to go as far as the JWs if none of this works?
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Bednar And Wayward Children
Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014, at 07:50 AM
Original Author(s): Sammy Jankins
Topic: DAVID A. BEDNAR   -Link To MC Article-
In the LDS church it used to be taught that parents who were sealed to their children and who were faithful could guarantee their children would be saved even if they went wayward.

Page 28 of the March Ensign: http://media.ldscdn.org/pdf/magazines...
Statements by General Authorities of the Church describing the influence of faithful parents on wayward chil­dren have been and continue to be a source of great familial comfort. The consolation arises from the hope these messages seem to proffer that parents who honor gospel covenants, obey the Lord’s commandments, and serve faithfully can influence the salvation of their sons and daughters who go astray. However, the interpretation of these statements by some members of the Church has contributed to a measure of doctrinal misunderstanding. The confusion­ derives from the apparent inconsistency of these interpretations with the doctrine of the Atonement of Jesus Christ and the principles of moral agency and individual accountability for sins and transgressions.
Well it appears as if that doctrine is no more.
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Bednar Clarifies "Wayward" Children Going To Hell
Thursday, Feb 20, 2014, at 10:40 AM
Original Author(s): Rt
Topic: DAVID A. BEDNAR   -Link To MC Article-
There are several indicators of the cult-like character of the Mormon church in this article, starting with the premise that parents feel "heartache" when their children "stray from the gospel path".

In a cult, there is no legitimate reason to choose a different path from the one prescribed by the group's leaders and doctrine. Despite the Mormon lip service to the idea of agency, or the ability to make one's own choices in life, choosing something else than Mormonism means "straying".

Another typical cult characteristic is the tendency for members to feel responsible and even guilty for things the cult perceives as being wrong. The cult mindset precludes the idea that something could be wrong with the group's teachings or practices, so when someone leaves the group, they are wrong and the remaining members are responsible.

It might be pointed out that this article doesn't say that parents SHOULD feel guilty but the article does confirm that Mormon parents DO and that's the cult characteristic being discussed here.

Yet another cult characteristic is that God's favour is conditional upon obedience to the group's rules. By extension, the group members' favour, and even parental love, are conditional upon obedience as well. Although this is not specifically addressed in Bednar's article, there are instances where church leaders like Dallin Oaks have preached this.

Fear is another tool for psychological manipulation often found in cults. There are plenty of references to divine judgement, suffering and punishment as a result of disobedience to the church's rules in this article. While the "wayward children" are the subjects of this divine vengeance, it instills the very heartache and desparation into their parents that this article seeks to address - but dismally fails at.

What easier way to take away that heartache than to encourage parents to respect their children's right to choose their own paths and to love them unconditionally? Unfortunately, that is not the way cults operate.

Instead, cults try to keep their members in a naive, infantile state so they can be controlled and manipulated more easily. This entire article is framed in such a way as to position those who leave the church as "wayward children" rather than as responsible adults who make the perfectly legitimate choice to live their lives according to the dictates of their own conscience.

Isn't that one of the articles of the Mormon faith?
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Bednar: If You Don't Pay Your Tithing, Repent
Friday, Feb 21, 2014, at 02:40 PM
Original Author(s): Deluded
Topic: DAVID A. BEDNAR   -Link To MC Article-
I find it amusing that tithing is portrayed by the MORG as a test of faith, and its not really about the money... yet... every conference they always push the principal, and the same in every Ensign.

Really? If it is not about the money, then how about some message equality. Shouldn't there be a conference talk, every conference on such principals as:

1. Caring for elderly neighbors

2. Imparting our substance to the poor.

3. Not judging others

4. Uplifting others through kind words.

5. Being honest,

6. Loving they neighbor. etc. etc.

No, it is about the money. Talks on tithing, like Bednars emphesize paying the last farthing, paying until it hurts, and disgustingly Bednar states that physical blessings will surely come, but sometimes we will not immediately recognize them, and have to wait.

It is always the same. Do more for the church or you should repent. Pay more to the church, or repent. Devote your time to the church, or repent. Get a solid education, because knowledge is a way to be like God.. And oh, by the way, have lots of kids early, live on one income, and live a lovely perfect life.

No wonder so many mormons break under the pressure, and need depression and anxiety medication. It is too much.

Honestly, I really think Bednar, and his ilk are the ones that should repent. They need to look into their soul and quit lying to themselves. It is about the MONEY. They ask the poorest to give everything, while they get generous stipends, take great vacations, travel the world etc.]

YOU ABSOLUTELY cannot tell me that the Jesus they profess to believe in would live that type of life as an apostle.

The new pope should shame them all. I am not a big fan of Catholocism, or the POPE, but at least he is trying to be modest, and live like a Saint. These assholes just judge everyone, put pressure on them, and take their last cent.

I served a mission in Africa. You can't tell me that it is a quid pro quo. That if a starving family, had a choice between eating and paying the church, they should pay the church, and starve. You can't tell me that this so-called apostle is promising that God would intervene and save them. If he does believe this, he is clearly delusional. Would not a loving god want the poor to spend their money on food. That sort of money is probably much less than the fuel for the private cars that bring these men to conference, or the cost of one meal as the jest-set around the world.

I do not want to believe in this sort of God. It is so USA, Utah centric. It makes me nauseous.

These men, and their "you must repent if you fail to pay tithing" are corrupt. Money-changers. You cannot tell me the Christ of the New Testament would see it any other way.
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Elder Bednar Perpetuates A Falsehood About The Savior
Thursday, Apr 10, 2014, at 08:09 AM
Original Author(s): Everybody Wang Chung
Topic: DAVID A. BEDNAR   -Link To MC Article-
I’m a little disappointed Elder Bednar didn’t omit from the printed version of his general conference speech (https://www.lds.org/general-conference/ ... e?lang=eng) (the link to which is above), his declaration that revelation tells us that April 6 is “the actual and accurate date of the Savior’s birth”. When I went back and listened to the speech on Monday, before the printed version came out, I was disappointed that he’d said something like that in a prolific event like General Conference, when there has never been a “thus saith the Lord” revelation about April 6 being Jesus’ birthday.

When Elder Bednar made the April 6 remark, I wondered if perhaps it was an off-the-cuff comment, not part of his prepared words, made with good intentions in the spirit of his talk’s theme, and understandably steeped in his own upbringing in the Church where most of us regular members simply accepted April 6 as Christ’s birthday without questioning it. Elder Bednar isn’t much older than me, and he was a regular member for most of his life, so he obviously grew up with the April 6 notion, too. I wondered, when I heard the comment, whether Elder Bednar was unaware of some of the recent and not-so-recent BYU and Church scholarship indicating that April 6 is most likely not the date of Jesus’ birth. But, when I read the written version of the talk, which the speakers themselves approve after making any desired modifications, it’s pretty clear that Elder Bednar was prepared to back up (in his own view, at least) what he said about April 6. He included three citations to the sources upon which he relied to support his position – however untenable – that April 6 was the day Jesus was born. Here is what the final paragraph in Bednar’s written version says:

"Today is April 6. We know by revelation that today is the actual and accurate date of the Savior’s birth. April 6 also is the day on which The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized. (See D&C 20:1; Harold B. Lee, “Strengthen the Stakes of Zion,” Ensign, July 1973, 2; Spencer W. Kimball, “Remarks and Dedication of the Fayette, New York, Buildings,” Ensign, May 1980, 54; Discourses of President Gordon B. Hinckley, Volume 1: 1995–1999 [2005], 409.) On this special and sacred Sabbath day, I declare my witness that Jesus the Christ is our Redeemer. He lives and will cleanse, heal, guide, protect, and strengthen us. Of these things I joyfully testify in the sacred name of Jesus Christ, amen."


A brief recital of why Presidents Lee, Kimball, and Hinckley may have believed that April 6 was Christ’s birthday is in order. James E. Talmage (whom I greatly admire) was the first to propose that D&C 20:1 says (in a roundabout way) that Jesus was born on April 6. His position, which was printed in Jesus the Christ, became popular to the point where it simply a matter of fact for most of us normal members. I think, however, that the April 6 legend became cemented in the modern pop-culture Church because of something Pres. Lee mentioned in General Conference in April 1973 (https://www.lds.org/general-conference/ ... n?lang=eng):

"This is the annual conference of the Church. April 6, 1973, is a particularly significant date because it commemorates not only the anniversary of the organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in this dispensation, but also the anniversary of the birth of the Savior, our Lord and Master, Jesus Christ."

Obviously (for there is no other explanation I can extract), Pres. Lee based his position and remarks on Elder Talmage’s interpretation of D&C 20:1. People all over Utah were watching the Conference at home on T.V., and were reading it a month later all over the Church in their Ensigns. They’d just heard the prophet declare that April 6 was Christ’s birthday, and anything the prophet says (even opinion) and anything published in the Ensign is doctrine according to Saturday’s Warrior Mormon pop-culture.

Seven years later, Pres. Kimball accidentally gave the April 6 notion a shot of adrenaline in his remarks, shortly before he dedicated the restored Whitmer farm in Fayette, New York, where the Church was formally organized on April 6, 1830. That dedication was videotaped beforehand and then broadcast during the April 1980 General Conference. In his opening remarks of the dedication (knowing that the videotaping would be broadcast in Conference on April 6, 1980), President Kimball said (https://www.lds.org/ensign/1980/05/rema ... s?lang=eng):

"My brothers and sisters, today we not only celebrate the Sesquicentennial of the organization of the Church, but also the greatest event in human history since the birth of Christ on this day 1,980 years ago. Today is Easter Sunday."

Obviously (for there is no other explanation I can see), Pres. Kimball also based his position and remarks on Elder Talmage’s interpretation of D&C 20:1, and probably also on what Pres. Lee had said seven years earlier. Again, people all over Utah and the U.S. were watching the Conference at home on T.V. or in their stake centers, and were reading it a month later all over the Church in their Ensigns. According to Jeffrey R. Chadwick’s article “Dating the Birth of Christ”, Pres. Kimball’s son and BYU Professor Edward C. Kimball told John W. Welch that he was unaware of his father ever making another comment on the date of Christ’s birth.

Pres. Hinckley, in the First Presidency Christmas Devotional in 1997, did not say that April 6 was Christ’s birthday, but did say “While we now know through revelation the time of the Savior’s birth, we observe the 25th of December with the rest of the Christian world.” Most likely, Pres. Hinckley had D&C 20:1 in mind, Talmage’s interpretation of which had long since become largely, but by no means totally, accepted in the Church. There are numerous BYU scholars who do not believe in the April 6 interpretation. Likewise, J. Reuben Clark and Bruce R. McConkie believed that December 5 B.C. or January 4 B.C. was the likely time of the Savior’s birth. And, with the exception of Lee, Kimball, and Hinckley – all of whom clearly based their opinioned comments on the long-held interpretation of D&C 20:1, no president of the Church ever commented on it, and that includes Joseph Smith. Of course, one of the benefits of the Joseph Smith Papers Project, which Presidents Lee, Kimball, and even Hinckley in 1997 did not have the benefit of, is that D&C 20:1 was added to that section years later by Church historian John Whitmer, kind of as a formal preface to the actual organizational revelation from Joseph Smith.

If you want to read some very interesting LDS research on the real date, I would recommend: https://byustudies.byu.edu/PDFViewer.as ... 7daede.pdf
 
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  · CATHOLIC CHURCH (5)
  · CHANGING DOCTRINE (14)
  · CHILDREN AND MORMONISM - SECTION 1 (24)
  · CHILDREN AND MORMONISM - SECTION 2 (24)
  · CHRIS BUTTARS (1)
  · CHURCH LEADERSHIP (3)
  · CHURCH PROPAGANDA - SECTION 1 (5)
  · CHURCH PUBLISHED MAGAZINES (54)
  · CHURCH TEACHING MANUALS (10)
  · CHURCH VAULTS (4)
  · CITY CREEK CENTER (23)
  · CIVIL UNIONS (14)
  · CLEON SKOUSEN (3)
  · COGNITIVE DISSONANCE (2)
  · COMEDY - SECTION 1 (24)
  · COMEDY - SECTION 2 (21)
  · COMEDY - SECTION 3 (24)
  · COMEDY - SECTION 4 (22)
  · COMEDY - SECTION 5 (37)
  · CONCISE DICTIONARY OF MORMONISM (14)
  · D. MICHAEL QUINN (1)
  · D. TODD CHRISTOFFERSON (6)
  · DALLIN H. OAKS (103)
  · DANIEL C. PETERSON (89)
  · DANITES (4)
  · DAVID A. BEDNAR (24)
  · DAVID O. MCKAY (9)
  · DAVID R. STONE (1)
  · DAVID WHITMER (1)
  · DELBERT L. STAPLEY (1)
  · DESERET NEWS (3)
  · DIETER F. UCHTDORF (13)
  · DNA (24)
  · DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS (8)
  · DON JESSE (2)
  · ELAINE S. DALTON (5)
  · EMMA SMITH (5)
  · ENSIGN PEAK (1)
  · ERICH W. KOPISCHKE (1)
  · EX-MORMON FOUNDATION (33)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 1 (35)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 10 (24)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 11 (25)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 12 (25)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 13 (25)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 14 (25)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 15 (25)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 16 (25)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 17 (25)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 18 (25)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 19 (26)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 2 (25)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 20 (24)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 21 (25)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 22 (24)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 23 (25)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 24 (31)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 3 (24)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 4 (24)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 5 (23)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 6 (24)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 7 (25)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 8 (24)
  · EX-MORMON OPINION - SECTION 9 (26)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 1 (25)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 10 (25)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 11 (25)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 12 (25)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 13 (25)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 14 (25)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 15 (25)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 16 (25)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 17 (25)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 18 (25)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 19 (25)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 2 (25)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 20 (24)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 21 (25)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 22 (24)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 23 (25)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 24 (25)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 25 (25)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 26 (62)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 3 (21)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 4 (22)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 5 (24)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 6 (25)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 7 (25)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 8 (25)
  · EX-MORMONISM SECTION 9 (26)
  · EXCOMMUNICATION AND COURTS OF LOVE (19)
  · EZRA TAFT BENSON (30)
  · FACIAL HAIR (6)
  · FAIR / MADD - APOLOGETICS - SECTION 1 (25)
  · FAIR / MADD - APOLOGETICS - SECTION 2 (24)
  · FAIR / MADD - APOLOGETICS - SECTION 3 (21)
  · FAITH PROMOTING RUMORS (11)
  · FARMS (30)
  · FIRST VISION (23)
  · FOOD STORAGE (3)
  · FUNDAMENTALIST LDS (17)
  · GENERAL AUTHORITIES (30)
  · GENERAL CONFERENCE (15)
  · GENERAL NEWS (5)
  · GEORGE P. LEE (1)
  · GORDON B. HINCKLEY (68)
  · GRANT PALMER (8)
  · GREGORY L. SMITH (9)
  · GUNNISON MASSACRE (1)
  · H. DAVID BURTON (2)
  · HAROLD B. LEE (1)
  · HATE MAIL I RECEIVE (23)
  · HAUNS MILL (2)
  · HBO BIG LOVE (12)
  · HEBER C. KIMBALL (4)
  · HELEN RADKEY (17)
  · HELLEN MAR KIMBALL (4)
  · HENRY B. EYRING (5)
  · HOLIDAYS (13)
  · HOME AND VISITING TEACHING (9)
  · HOWARD W. HUNTER (1)
  · HUGH NIBLEY (13)
  · HYMNS (7)
  · INTERVIEWS IN MORMONISM (18)
  · J REUBEN CLARK (1)
  · JAMES E. FAUST (7)
  · JEFF LINDSAY (6)
  · JEFFREY MELDRUM (1)
  · JEFFREY R. HOLLAND (34)
  · JEFFREY S. NIELSEN (11)
  · JOHN GEE (3)
  · JOHN L. LUND (3)
  · JOHN L. SORENSON (4)
  · JOHN TAYLOR (1)
  · JOSEPH B. WIRTHLIN (1)
  · JOSEPH F. SMITH (1)
  · JOSEPH FIELDING SMITH (8)
  · JOSEPH SITATI (1)
  · JOSEPH SMITH - POLYGAMY - SECTION 1 (21)
  · JOSEPH SMITH - POLYGAMY - SECTION 2 (23)
  · JOSEPH SMITH - PROPHECY (8)
  · JOSEPH SMITH - SECTION 1 (25)
  · JOSEPH SMITH - SECTION 2 (23)
  · JOSEPH SMITH - SECTION 3 (22)
  · JOSEPH SMITH - SECTION 4 (31)
  · JOSEPH SMITH - SEER STONES (7)
  · JOSEPH SMITH - WORSHIP (13)
  · JUDAISM (3)
  · JULIE B. BECK (6)
  · KEITH B. MCMULLIN (1)
  · KERRY MUHLESTEIN (9)
  · KERRY SHIRTS (6)
  · KINDERHOOK PLATES (6)
  · KIRTLAND BANK (6)
  · KIRTLAND EGYPTIAN PAPERS (17)
  · L. TOM PERRY (5)
  · LAMANITE PLACEMENT PROGRAM (3)
  · LAMANITES (37)
  · LANCE B. WICKMAN (1)
  · LARRY ECHO HAWK (1)
  · LDS CHURCH - SECTION 1 (20)
  · LDS CHURCH OFFICE BUILDING (9)
  · LDS OFFICIAL ESSAYS (26)
  · LDS SOCIAL SERVICES (3)
  · LGBT - AND MORMONISM - SECTION 1 (44)
  · LORENZO SNOW (1)
  · LOUIS C. MIDGLEY (6)
  · LYNN A. MICKELSEN (2)
  · LYNN G. ROBBINS (1)
  · M. RUSSELL BALLARD (13)
  · MARK E. PETERSON (8)
  · MARK HOFFMAN (12)
  · MARLIN K. JENSEN (3)
  · MARRIOTT (2)
  · MARTIN HARRIS (5)
  · MASONS (16)
  · MELCHIZEDEK/AARONIC PRIESTHOOD (9)
  · MERRILL J. BATEMAN (3)
  · MICHAEL R. ASH (26)
  · MISSIONARIES - SECTION 1 (25)
  · MISSIONARIES - SECTION 2 (25)
  · MISSIONARIES - SECTION 3 (25)
  · MISSIONARIES - SECTION 4 (25)
  · MISSIONARIES - SECTION 5 (25)
  · MISSIONARIES - SECTION 6 (20)
  · MITT ROMNEY (71)
  · MORE GOOD FOUNDATION (4)
  · MORMON CELEBRITIES (14)
  · MORMON CHURCH HISTORY (8)
  · MORMON CHURCH PR (13)
  · MORMON CLASSES (1)
  · MORMON DOCTRINE (35)
  · MORMON FUNERALS (12)
  · MORMON GARMENTS (20)
  · MORMON HANDCARTS (12)
  · MORMON INTERPRETER (4)
  · MORMON MARRIAGE EXCLUSIONS (1)
  · MORMON MEMBERSHIP (38)
  · MORMON MONEY - SECTION 1 (25)
  · MORMON MONEY - SECTION 2 (25)
  · MORMON MONEY - SECTION 3 (24)
  · MORMON NEWSROOM (5)
  · MORMON POLITICAL ISSUES (5)
  · MORMON RACISM (18)
  · MORMON TEMPLE CEREMONIES (39)
  · MORMON TEMPLE CHANGES (15)
  · MORMON TEMPLES - SECTION 1 (25)
  · MORMON TEMPLES - SECTION 2 (25)
  · MORMON TEMPLES - SECTION 3 (24)
  · MORMON TEMPLES - SECTION 4 (42)
  · MORMON VISITOR CENTERS (10)
  · MORMON WARDS AND STAKE CENTERS (1)
  · MORMONTHINK (13)
  · MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE (21)
  · MURPHY TRANSCRIPT (1)
  · NATALIE R. COLLINS (11)
  · NAUVOO (3)
  · NAUVOO EXPOSITOR (2)
  · NEAL A. MAXWELL - SECTION 1 (1)
  · NEAL A. MAXWELL INSTITUTE (1)
  · NEIL L. ANDERSEN - SECTION 1 (3)
  · NEW ORDER MORMON (8)
  · OBEDIENCE - PAY, PRAY, OBEY (15)
  · OBJECT LESSONS (15)
  · OLIVER COWDREY (6)
  · ORRIN HATCH (10)
  · PARLEY P. PRATT (11)
  · PATRIARCHAL BLESSING (5)
  · PAUL H. DUNN (5)
  · PBS DOCUMENTARY THE MORMONS (20)
  · PERSECUTION (9)
  · PIONEER DAY (3)
  · PLAN OF SALVATION (5)
  · POLYGAMY - SECTION 1 (22)
  · POLYGAMY - SECTION 2 (23)
  · POLYGAMY - SECTION 3 (15)
  · PRIESTHOOD BLESSINGS (1)
  · PRIESTHOOD EXECUTIVE MEETING (0)
  · PRIMARY (1)
  · PROCLAMATIONS (1)
  · PROPOSITION 8 (21)
  · PROPOSITION 8 COMMENTS (11)
  · QUENTIN L. COOK (11)
  · RELIEF SOCIETY (14)
  · RESIGNATION PROCESS (28)
  · RICHARD E. TURLEY, JR. (6)
  · RICHARD G. HINCKLEY (2)
  · RICHARD G. SCOTT (8)
  · RICHARD LYMAN BUSHMAN (11)
  · ROBERT D. HALES (5)
  · ROBERT L. MILLET (7)
  · RODNEY L. MELDRUM (15)
  · ROYAL SKOUSEN (2)
  · RUNTU'S RINCON (79)
  · RUSSELL M. NELSON (14)
  · SACRAMENT MEETING (11)
  · SALT LAKE TRIBUNE (1)
  · SCOTT D. WHITING (1)
  · SCOTT GORDON (5)
  · SEMINARY (5)
  · SERVICE AND CHARITY (24)
  · SHERI L. DEW (3)
  · SHIELDS RESEARCH - MORMON APOLOGETICS (4)
  · SIDNEY RIGDON (7)
  · SIMON SOUTHERTON (34)
  · SPAULDING MANUSCRIPT (8)
  · SPENCER W. KIMBALL (12)
  · STEVE BENSON - SECTION 1 (18)
  · STEVE BENSON - SECTION 10 (17)
  · STEVE BENSON - SECTION 11 (15)
  · STEVE BENSON - SECTION 12 (19)
  · STEVE BENSON - SECTION 13 (21)
  · STEVE BENSON - SECTION 14 (17)
  · STEVE BENSON - SECTION 15 (12)
  · STEVE BENSON - SECTION 2 (21)
  · STEVE BENSON - SECTION 3 (18)
  · STEVE BENSON - SECTION 4 (25)
  · STEVE BENSON - SECTION 5 (22)
  · STEVE BENSON - SECTION 6 (19)
  · STEVE BENSON - SECTION 7 (15)
  · STEVE BENSON - SECTION 8 (13)
  · STEVE BENSON - SECTION 9 (19)
  · STORIES - SECTION 1 (1)
  · SUNSTONE FOUNDATION (2)
  · SURVEILLANCE (SCMC) (12)
  · TAD R. CALLISTER (4)
  · TAL BACHMAN - SECTION 1 (25)
  · TAL BACHMAN - SECTION 2 (25)
  · TAL BACHMAN - SECTION 3 (25)
  · TAL BACHMAN - SECTION 4 (25)
  · TAL BACHMAN - SECTION 5 (25)
  · TAL BACHMAN - SECTION 6 (25)
  · TAL BACHMAN - SECTION 7 (9)
  · TALKS - SECTION 1 (1)
  · TEMPLE WEDDINGS (6)
  · TEMPLES - NAMES (1)
  · TERRYL GIVENS (1)
  · THE PEARL OF GREAT PRICE (1)
  · THE SINGLE WARDS (5)
  · THE WORLD TABLE (3)
  · THOMAS PHILLIPS (26)
  · THOMAS S. MONSON (33)
  · TIME (4)
  · TITHING - SECTION 1 (25)
  · TITHING - SECTION 2 (25)
  · TITHING - SECTION 3 (22)
  · UGO PEREGO (5)
  · UK COURTS (7)
  · UNNANOUNCED, UNINVITED AND UNWELCOME (36)
  · UTAH LIGHTHOUSE MINISTRY (3)
  · VALERIE HUDSON (3)
  · VAN HALE (16)
  · VAUGHN J. FEATHERSTONE (1)
  · VIDEOS (30)
  · WARD CLEANING (4)
  · WARREN SNOW (1)
  · WELFARE - SECTION 1 (0)
  · WENDY L. WATSON (7)
  · WHITE AND DELIGHTSOME (11)
  · WILFORD WOODRUFF (6)
  · WILLIAM HAMBLIN (12)
  · WILLIAM LAW (1)
  · WILLIAM SCHRYVER (5)
  · WILLIAM WINES PHELPS (3)
  · WOMEN AND MORMONISM - SECTION 1 (24)
  · WOMEN AND MORMONISM - SECTION 2 (25)
  · WOMEN AND MORMONISM - SECTION 3 (37)
  · WORD OF WISDOM (7)
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