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by Jeffret
Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Young Woman's Testimony Censored
Replies: 88
Views: 4419

Re: Young Woman's Testimony Censored

I never really knew Thayne much on a personal basis. The only way I had to contact him was via the old board and that didn't work well in the last year it was up.
by Jeffret
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Young Woman's Testimony Censored
Replies: 88
Views: 4419

Re: Young Woman's Testimony Censored

I agree. Why would anyone choose these repercussions? One of the ways I've turned my thinking around in regards to young kids coming out was to ask myself "when did I choose to be straight?" I don't recall making a conscious choice and can't imagine any gay person would do the same. Yeah, I've cons...
by Jeffret
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Young Woman's Testimony Censored
Replies: 88
Views: 4419

Re: Young Woman's Testimony Censored

I've never actually blocked anyone on Facebook. There are a few people I've told it to show less from, mostly because they shared a huge number of things I'm not that interested in. I suspect that a number of people block me, presumably because I'm too scary. I know some have unfriended me, primaril...
by Jeffret
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Young Woman's Testimony Censored
Replies: 88
Views: 4419

Re: Young Woman's Testimony Censored

When LDSman first launched the NOM forum it ran on the Aimoo message board platform. At that time he promoted the NOM philosophy and the forum on a number of existing forums including RfM. After a while there was a bit of a skirmish on the board between those who wanted to freely criticize the Churc...
by Jeffret
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Young Woman's Testimony Censored
Replies: 88
Views: 4419

Re: Young Woman's Testimony Censored

Actually I got barely one response (and positive at that) when I posted about Savannah on Facebook.
by Jeffret
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Young Woman's Testimony Censored
Replies: 88
Views: 4419

Re: Young Woman's Testimony Censored

moksha wrote:
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:06 am
Jeffret, welcome to NOM 2.0.
I think this has to be at least 3.0 or 4.0. The old Aimoo board would have to be the 1.0 version.
by Jeffret
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Young Woman's Testimony Censored
Replies: 88
Views: 4419

Re: Young Woman's Testimony Censored

Given the past postings of the person recording this video, it seemed like a set up to provoke a robotic response from any presiding TBM, and the forthcoming robotic response illustrated the gulf between the ideal as taught by Jesus and the reality of our Church. Unless some information has come ou...
by Jeffret
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Young Woman's Testimony Censored
Replies: 88
Views: 4419

Re: Young Woman's Testimony Censored

Thanks for the welcome! In case my earlier missives on the idea that Savannah is merely choosing to identify as lesbian as a passing lark or fancy was insufficiently long, let me take off on Hagoth's comment with another idea. There is a common accusation among straight people that gays are merely c...
by Jeffret
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Young Woman's Testimony Censored
Replies: 88
Views: 4419

Re: Young Woman's Testimony Censored

It's hard to tell just what Scott Gordon at FAIR is trying to say about the situation other than the Church must be protected, Savannah is bad, and it is all because of mean anti-Mormons. It's also pretty hard to tell who he thinks his audience is. His first section is "Understanding LDS Church Meet...
by Jeffret
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Young Woman's Testimony Censored
Replies: 88
Views: 4419

Re: Young Woman's Testimony Censored

That's what scares me, kids go through an array of trends/preferences/desires at this age. It's hard to know what will stick. Perhaps Savannah is bi. Maybe she's a 3 on the Kinsey scale. Or even just a 4 or a 5, mostly homosexual but somewhat heterosexual. It's possible. But, given that Savannah ca...
by Jeffret
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Young Woman's Testimony Censored
Replies: 88
Views: 4419

Re: Young Woman's Testimony Censored

When I was 12, I can't say I was "hetero" with absolute certainty. I certainly as attracted to girls, but I enjoyed spending time with my male friends. I spent more time with boys than girls, that tends to be the nature of childhood. It just seems to me to be a little premature to make this stateme...
by Jeffret
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Young Woman's Testimony Censored
Replies: 88
Views: 4419

Re: Young Woman's Testimony Censored

2) in many of the pictures, Savannah looks like a regular kid. But the interview with John Dehlin, she is dressed rather adult like. I just get the impression she was just a regular kid. Once she gave her testimony - it's like her wardrobe jumped 5 years ahead. Is there anything unusual about this?...
by Jeffret
Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Young Woman's Testimony Censored
Replies: 88
Views: 4419

Re: Young Woman's Testimony Censored

Maybe it's the TBM heritage in my, but I can't shake a few things. Extremely likely. it's hard to shake old habits and patterns of thinking unless one really takes the time to work on it. Even then it takes a lot to fully overcome biases. Oftentimes the more baseless they are, the harder they are t...