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 Post subject: Mr Ballard says openly gay people welcome on Temple Square
PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:06 am 
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Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints want to be able to “go anywhere in the world to witness and testify to what we believe, and not be persecuted or threatened because of our position on Jesus Christ,” M. Russell Ballard, acting president of the faith’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, told reporters after his exchange with Pence. “Everybody should have the same opportunity.”

https://www.sltrib.com/religion/2019/08 ... -send-our/

Well, he says he wants everyone to have the freedom to go anywhere and promote anything.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:12 am 
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Just don't act openly gay at temple square. Gay couple kissing? Quickly removed by church security.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:58 am 
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SteelHead wrote:
Just don't act openly gay at temple square. Gay couple kissing? Quickly removed by church security.

This can't be true given Mr Ballards comments. He clearly wants people everywhere to have the opportunity to witness what gay people believe.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:59 am 
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No TRUE LDS gay person would openly show their gayness. Right?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:55 am 
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Lemmie wrote:
No TRUE LDS gay person would openly show their gayness. Right?

But Mr Ballard isn’t being restrictive in his comments. He makes the point that he/the Church feels that everyone should be allowed to demonstrate what they believe, everywhere without restriction. It follows that Mr Ballard must be therefore supportive of gay people being openly gay in and around Temple Square. He is saying that anti-mormons should be granted the right to openly witness what they believe during fast meetings and general conferences. This is real progress...

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:08 am 
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Lemmie wrote:
No TRUE LDS gay person would openly show their gayness. Right?

But Mr Ballard isn’t being restrictive in his comments. He makes the point that he/the Church feels that everyone should be allowed to demonstrate what they believe, everywhere without restriction. It follows that Mr Ballard must be therefore supportive of gay people being openly gay in and around Temple Square. He is saying that anti-mormons should be granted the right to openly witness what they believe during fast meetings and general conferences. This is real progress...

:lol: You are absolutely correct. I withdraw my true Scotsman fallacy.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:14 am 
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Lemmie wrote:
:lol: You are absolutely correct. I withdraw my true Scotsman fallacy.
Unless Mr Ballard was being disingenuous in his comments and was meaning that only True Scotsmen should be granted special witnessing privileges...nah, Mormon Leaders don't mislead people...right?

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