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by Mormorrisey
Mon Nov 28, 2022 2:58 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Tales from the Heretic in HC
Replies: 9
Views: 93

Tales from the Heretic in HC

I know we're all waiting with baited breath for the next instalment of Bishop Graey's latest adventures (here's hoping that all's well, bishop!), and hopefully my humble report on my HC experiences will satisfy some of that need. I have made a startling realization over the last few weeks - I am now...
by Mormorrisey
Mon Nov 21, 2022 1:42 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church supports marriage equality
Replies: 20
Views: 657

Re: Church supports marriage equality

I think this is a shrewd move by the church. They get some good PR headlines and optics by breaking away from the coalition but this does absolutely nothing for LGBTQ+ LDS children, youth and adults. It protects the LDS church (and other churches that are anti-LGBTQ+ from the government even though...
by Mormorrisey
Wed Nov 16, 2022 8:44 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church supports marriage equality
Replies: 20
Views: 657

Church supports marriage equality

I certainly understand everyone's reticence about the Church's stance on the bill. Hundred times bitten, many times shy. I get it. But as one of the rare Canucks on the board, can I offer some insight, from a country that took care of the issue of same-sex marriage way back in 2006? To me, this is a...
by Mormorrisey
Mon Oct 31, 2022 8:00 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Church Finances and the CBC
Replies: 18
Views: 787

Re: Church Finances and the CBC

... post a link to no 1 saint's post in the Doctrinal Discussion section about the report from Down Under and the church's misrepresenting of charitable donations? ... https://newordermormon.net/viewtopic.php?p=92005 Thanks, fluff! At one point I had figured this out, but now I'm old, cantakerous a...
by Mormorrisey
Sun Oct 30, 2022 6:57 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Church Finances and the CBC
Replies: 18
Views: 787

Re: Church Finances and the CBC

Can someone smarter than me post a link to no 1 saint's post in the Doctrinal Discussion section about the report from Down Under and the church's misrepresenting of charitable donations? After reading it, the Australian news groups are working with the CBC to illustrate how the church is misreprese...
by Mormorrisey
Sun Oct 30, 2022 6:50 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church fraud investigation
Replies: 14
Views: 586

Re: Church fraud investigation

Now this is more of what I was expecting/hoping for from the CBC news story - and then I saw that these news organizations were all working together from the link you posted. So the CBC story is just all part of a larger story, that the church is misrepresenting the scope of its charitable efforts a...
by Mormorrisey
Fri Oct 28, 2022 6:50 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Church Finances and the CBC
Replies: 18
Views: 787

Re: Church Finances and the CBC

https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/2092146755788 That's it! Thanks, moksha! Still, after reviewing it, a tad disappointing and not really whistleblower-y. Although, after talking about it, Sis M said that some people might be upset because they think tithing should be used for, you know, building Canad...
by Mormorrisey
Thu Oct 27, 2022 4:54 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Church Finances and the CBC
Replies: 18
Views: 787

Re: Church Finances and the CBC

There is an overview article here. https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.6630190 Thanks for the link, great overview. It looks like there is nothing new or surprising to people who follow this, but getting it in front of a wider audience is great. It really feels like the church keeps telling people that they a...
by Mormorrisey
Mon Oct 24, 2022 2:01 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Reconsidering participation in ministering
Replies: 17
Views: 672

Re: Help reconsidering participation in ministering

Opting out of ministering sounds like a good option. You could instead request a family and companion of your choice if you would like to continue visiting the guy you mentioned. That's what I do. I tell them I will minister the same two families that I have ministered since I was active, many year...
by Mormorrisey
Sun Oct 23, 2022 7:52 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Church Finances and the CBC
Replies: 18
Views: 787

Church Finances and the CBC

So some interesting news. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's signature investigative news show, The Fifth Estate, has put together a piece on the church's finances, and it will broadcast this coming Thursday. This is a big deal. The Fifth Estate is like Canada's version of 60 Minutes . Now, gra...
by Mormorrisey
Sun Oct 23, 2022 7:31 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Fish out of water
Replies: 15
Views: 651

Re: Fish out of water

It was the redoubtable pirate Corsair who likened the situation to Rorschach from the movie Watchmen, who, while in prison, shouted out to all the inmates who wanted him dead, "I'm not trapped in here with you, you're trapped in here with me!" I have made that my mantra ever since. It takes some se...
by Mormorrisey
Sat Oct 22, 2022 7:24 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Fish out of water
Replies: 15
Views: 651

Re: Fish out of water

That's the NOM reality - neither fish nor fowl, condemned to be on the sidelines while the Mormons do their Mormon thing. For me, it's been over a decade it's been like this, and not only have I accepted it, I have embraced it. Much to the chagrin of the other Mormons around me. They don't know what...
by Mormorrisey
Sat Oct 22, 2022 7:14 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Supporting our own
Replies: 88
Views: 8811

Re: Supporting our own

Jfro, Just wanted to pass along a happy message. Syster Ryder has been listening to your podcast series. She’s 5 episodes in and said she enjoys the “just the facts” tone. No anger or biased side taking. Just presenting the information in a good solid information sharing tone. She found the podcast...
by Mormorrisey
Sun Oct 09, 2022 8:18 am
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Fall 2022 Scores
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: NOMference Fall 2022 Scores

Thanks for your auditing report, President. It was far more accurate and transparent than the church's auditing report.

All hail Mopag!
by Mormorrisey
Sun Oct 09, 2022 8:13 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Plagiarism at GC?
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: Plagiarism at GC?

... while this is probably not the most egregious case of plagiarism ever... The JST was plagiarized from Adam Clarke The BOM badly plagiarized King James Loren Eiseley - starfish story Lao Tzu - dirty windows CS Lewis Tolkein Part of leaving Mormonism is appreciating the original authors, untangli...
by Mormorrisey
Tue Oct 04, 2022 12:04 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What’s wrong with the cross?
Replies: 20
Views: 693

Re: What’s wrong with the cross?

It is dumb, and the only saving grace of what Holland said about it, was that we shouldn't give anybody grief who wears one. But his explanation of why not was just standard nonsense of "worshipping a living Christ" instead of his death, etc. etc. Really, it would just cost a crapload of money at th...
by Mormorrisey
Tue Oct 04, 2022 11:57 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Ultra-quick summary of conference?
Replies: 17
Views: 892

Re: Ultra-quick summary of conference?

SincereInquirer wrote:
Mon Oct 03, 2022 10:50 pm
Blah blah blah "covenant path" blah blah blah.
Very succinct, SI, and less rage inducing than actually reading transcripts or listening to it.
by Mormorrisey
Sun Oct 02, 2022 6:54 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Apostle complaint
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: Apostle complaint

Here's the quote (taken from FAIR): Brethren, I want you to understand that it is not to be as it has been heretofore. The brother missionaries have been in the habit of picking out the prettiest women for themselves before they get here, and bringing on the ugly ones for us; hereafter you have to ...
by Mormorrisey
Sun Oct 02, 2022 5:50 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Apostle complaint
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: Apostle complaint

Hey kids, I'm trying to remember which early apostle complained about the missionaries grabbing all the pretty convert women before they got to Salt Lake City, leaving him with only the homely ones to choose from. Anybody out there who can help me find his quote? It was Cook's great grandpa, ol' He...
by Mormorrisey
Sun Oct 02, 2022 2:44 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Sunday afternoon Fall 2022!!!
Replies: 77
Views: 1879

Re: NOMference Sunday afternoon Fall 2022!!!

Thanks again to Pres. Mopag and lost for all their work! Fun to have partners in suffering!