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How My Anger Towards the Quorum of the Twelve Was Washed Away


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SCMC Devotional March 29, 2017


LDS Leadership Training Special Session


– Tom Irvine

SCMC Devotional – February 24, 2017


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Unrighteous Dominion Survival Tip


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Before you call someone’s stake president or bishop to effect disciplinary action…


– Tom Irvine

Forgiving Those who Abuse Us

Every LDS family that surrounds their LGTBQ son or daughter despite all the rhetoric, all the fear mongering, all the hatred, all the cruelty, is a testament to pure love. All the people that learn to forgive people in the church who’ve abused and harmed them based on advice from handbooks and Bishops and Stake Presidents and despite the fact that our own leadership . . . publicly announces “The church makes no apologies” is a miracle and a testament to human goodness.

From an anonymous poster on another blog

Fear of Men

Fear of men and their judgments is a hard thing to overcome.

– J Paul Wright

Warring against the Saints

“Individual orientation to the Church of the Lamb or to the great and abominable church is not by membership but by loyalty. Just as there are Latter-day Saints who belong to the great and abominable church because of their loyalty to Satan and his life-style, so there are members of other churches who belong to the Lamb because of their loyalty to him and his life-style. Membership is based more on who has your heart than on who has your records.

Latter-day Saints have erred in believing that some specific denomination, to the exclusion of all others, [represents one or the other]. This is dangerous.”

Warring Against the Saints, Stephen E. Robinson, Ensign, January 1988

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When this article was written in 1988 for the Ensign Magazine, Stephen E. Robinson was an associate professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University and a high councilor in the BYU Second Stake.