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by Jeffret
Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:08 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Fight The New Drug
Replies: 80
Views: 1534

Re: Fight The New Drug

Hey, sorry about your terrible experience and the difficult relationship you had to deal with. That's rough. However, it's highly unlikely that porn was the singular cause of your problems or that it is destructive to all viewers or relationships. It's notoriously hard to get good numbers, but a ver...
by Jeffret
Sun Jan 16, 2022 5:35 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Fight The New Drug
Replies: 80
Views: 1534

Re: Fight The New Drug

According to their 2019 990, some of them make some money, though other than the executive director it's not a big money-maker. Natale McAneney (Executive Directory) : $113,077 Clay Olsen (President / Co-Founder) : $18,700 JASON CARROLL (Board member) : $19,800 They spent about $784,000 on other emp...
by Jeffret
Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:56 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Elder Gong: “Please don’t post that photo…”
Replies: 49
Views: 1181

Re: Elder Gong: “Please don’t post that photo…”

alas wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:41 am
Up thread people were talking about backlash from moving too fast, well the increase in violence against transgender folk is one example.
Sounds like victim blaming.
by Jeffret
Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:50 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Elder Gong: “Please don’t post that photo…”
Replies: 49
Views: 1181

Re: Elder Gong: “Please don’t post that photo…”

Being transgender has got to be rough in many ways. The idea that someone would just choose to be trans is patently nonsense if anyone bothers to learn about trans people, their lives, and their experiences. The claim that someone would go through all of that just to go in a bathroom or win a sports...
by Jeffret
Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:34 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Fight The New Drug
Replies: 80
Views: 1534

Re: Fight The New Drug

Activating parts of the brain repeatedly can lead to addiction That's a rather outdated and incorrect characterization. Actually, Fight the New Drug and the Mormon Church lead to increased "addiction". (The quotes are on purpose and meaningful in light of better understanding of what addiction real...
by Jeffret
Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:26 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Elder Gong: “Please don’t post that photo…”
Replies: 49
Views: 1181

Re: Elder Gong: “Please don’t post that photo…”

Let’s compare something we are more familiar with, our own families when we left the church. We know our still believing spouse would be upset with us if we put up a picture on Facebook that hints to TBMs that they agree with our use of coffee or alcohol. Maybe they compromise enough to have dinner...
by Jeffret
Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:06 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Fight The New Drug
Replies: 80
Views: 1534

Re: Fight The New Drug

Bonfire wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:52 am
Do we make sacrifices for ... the Almighty?
Heavens no. Sounds like a pitiful bronze-age mythical god.
by Jeffret
Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:34 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Fight The New Drug
Replies: 80
Views: 1534

Re: Fight The New Drug

There's also nothing new about it. Here's some 8,000 year old porn from a cave wall: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FIOBdCLX0AAcrUW?format=jpg&name=900x900 And it isn't a drug. FtND is completely wrong in every single way. I'm beginning to think FtND does this on purpose, so that if you'll believe the...
by Jeffret
Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:17 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Fight The New Drug
Replies: 80
Views: 1534

Re: Fight The New Drug

There's also nothing new about it.

Here's some 8,000 year old porn from a cave wall: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FIOBdCLX0AA ... me=900x900

And it isn't a drug.

FtND is completely wrong in every single way.
by Jeffret
Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:04 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Elder Gong: “Please don’t post that photo…”
Replies: 49
Views: 1181

Re: Elder Gong: “Please don’t post that photo…”

(I knew there was danger in asking that question, but I didn't expect it to diverge from the topic here quite so much. I'm going to try not to derail in that direction, but would be happy to discuss the notion of "biological" sex in some other more appropriate thread.)
by Jeffret
Thu Jan 13, 2022 6:43 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Elder Gong: “Please don’t post that photo…”
Replies: 49
Views: 1181

Re: Elder Gong: “Please don’t post that photo…”

My analogy and I think it's a good one is the contrast between the House of representatives and the Senate, WHEN THEY ARE WORKING PROPERLY. (Right now we're pretty disfunctional) Have they every really been functional? :) There's something to that analogy. The Senate's primary function is to mainta...
by Jeffret
Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:07 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Elder Gong: “Please don’t post that photo…”
Replies: 49
Views: 1181

Re: Elder Gong: “Please don’t post that photo…”

If the son had waited a period of time or asked later for permission to publish, elder Gong might have been in a better position mentally and emotionally to assent. Young people want change and they want it now. It will be interesting to see how they react when they reach their elderly years and ha...
by Jeffret
Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:54 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Elder Gong: “Please don’t post that photo…”
Replies: 49
Views: 1181

Re: Elder Gong: “Please don’t post that photo…”

Family should always come before anything else. I have LGBTQ in my family too, as well as one of my kids. They come first. You are either comfortable to be seen with them, and take pictures with them like a normal family, and treat them as a person, or.... "just be quiet about it..." → leads to abu...
by Jeffret
Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:28 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Elder Gong: “Please don’t post that photo…”
Replies: 49
Views: 1181

Re: Elder Gong: “Please don’t post that photo…”

So, as a public figure, Elder Gong has an image he needs to maintain. You and I may not agree with his image and I am pretty sure that his son gay does not agree with Elder Gong’s public image. But the gay son isn’t going to earn any brownie points with his father by doing something that might dama...
by Jeffret
Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:31 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Elder Gong: “Please don’t post that photo…”
Replies: 49
Views: 1181

Re: Elder Gong: “Please don’t post that photo…”

My gay daughter might agree with you. I asked her once about “gay pride” and she turned up her nose like I had asked her opinion of Trump. I of course questioned that, and she said that gays have to respect the feelings of straights just as they ask to have their own feelings respected and she said...
by Jeffret
Fri Dec 17, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: PewResearchCenter - new report
Replies: 10
Views: 601

Re: PewResearchCenter - new report

As a super quick note, the Mormon specific figures are from 2014. I am really hoping they update those post COVID, although it's a small sample size and just one poll so I wouldn't draw *too* much from it. Mormons are statistically insignificant. There's just not enough of them to get meaningful re...
by Jeffret
Tue Sep 07, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: GA's past double standards
Replies: 8
Views: 1029

Re: GA's past double standards

Back in the 90's someone computed the average number of children the GAs had. Those leaders were still preaching the benefits of big families and that you shouldn't limit the number of kids that God wants to send you. I have a relative who followed that counsel through that time period to have 9 kid...
by Jeffret
Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Is Trek gone for good? (I hope!)
Replies: 15
Views: 1902

Re: Is Trek gone for good? (I hope!)

I have extended family that is on Trek right now.
by Jeffret
Sun Jul 11, 2021 6:37 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The American Religious Landscape in 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 1536

Re: The American Religious Landscape in 2020

I imagine some portion of jack-Mormons still identify as Mormon but don't consider themselves very good Mormons. These may still identify as Mormon on surveys because they consider that is the religious group with which they identify. This is different, of course, from who active members of the Chur...
by Jeffret
Sat Jul 10, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The American Religious Landscape in 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 1536

Re: The American Religious Landscape in 2020

Thinking about it personally, I suppose I wouldn't answer as atheist, though I'm certainly a member of the unaffiliated. Haven't been to church in years now and have no intention of participating in any. I may grace the grounds of a temple next weekday for photos celebrating my brother's wedding, if...