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 Post subject: First Presidency signs a press release...
PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:37 am 
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http://www.deseretnews.com/article/8656 ... ctims.html

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Dear Brothers and Sisters:

The still-unfolding disaster caused by the torrential rains of Hurricane Harvey has caught the attention of people throughout the United States. Our hearts go out to the thousands who have borne the brunt of this storm, and we are deeply grateful for the acts of unselfish service and the heroic efforts of first responders that have been reported. All who find themselves amid these grave difficulties are in our prayers.

Many are expressing interest in helping the thousands of people in the stricken communities in Texas and Louisiana. We are grateful for all who wish to assist in this effort. If you want to help, please consider the following:

Donate toward the relief effort. Anyone wishing to provide support for the Church's effort to aid those in need is encouraged to donate to the Church's Humanitarian Fund here.
Volunteer. Within the next few days or weeks, volunteers to assist in the massive cleanup effort will be needed, but with rescue efforts still underway, that time has not yet arrived. If you wish to participate, please do not call local Church leaders in Texas and Louisiana or travel to the affected areas right now. To learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities and receive information about needed assistance and its timing, we invite you to visit https://justserve.org/Houston.
We encourage your continued prayers in behalf of all who are affected by this natural disaster.
The First Presidency


Which really leaves me wondering about the criteria they use to decide which to put their name to and which not, because it’s clearly a conscious decision.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:14 am 
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As often as they've had their prophetic butts handed to them in the last 70 or so years, the criteria is likely for the FP to sign only those statements that follow what mainstream Christian leaders have already done--like giving aid and charity to victims of natural disasters.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:33 am 
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Such a wonderful, kind gesture of help. They can give out all the supplies at the Ward houses and Stake Centers where the church housed so many storm refugees. All there with good memories of Mormons helping those in need and now getting much needed supplies to help them get on with the recovery.

Truly, the Brethren are inspired.

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Why ask why if it is something beneficial to those in need? Kudos to the LDS Church for supporting this avenue to aid others via action and warm bodies on the line.

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moksha wrote:
Why ask why if it is something beneficial to those in need? Kudos to the LDS Church for supporting this avenue to aid others via action and warm bodies on the line.


This isn’t a criticism of the Church’s humanitarian aid, nor the sentiments in the letter.

This is a question about why the First Prtesidency chose to sign this press release, but chooses not to sign others. I’m asking if we can identify a criteria from the pattern of signatures versus non signatures.

Why did they put their names to the humanitarian press release, but not the one decrying white supremacy?

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I have a question wrote:
Why did they put their names to the humanitarian press release, but not the one decrying white supremacy?


I suspect because it is a one time action. If there is any likelihood of it appearing that the church is staking a position on something, some room for plausible deniability down the road seems built into the current system.


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Why is it easier for BigTom and the henchmen to sign this but not the Essays?

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SuperDell wrote:
Why is it easier for BigTom and the henchmen to sign this but not the Essays?


I wonder the same thing. :neutral:


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