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by Raylan Givens
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Nelson visit
Replies: 24
Views: 1857

Re: Nelson visit

Sigh. This is giving me fits right now, can't sleep. Sunday is our day with DS and DDIL, it was supposed to be a birthday thing, but now its been usurped by the Nelson fireside. I offer my deepest sympathy, Slavereeno. The Flying Spaghetti Monster smiled upon me and none of my children actually wan...
by Raylan Givens
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Nelson visit
Replies: 24
Views: 1857

Re: Nelson visit

Don’t you believe in miracles? You know how hard those tickets are to come by? Don’t you want to listen to the Prophet? The Prophet of God? Which section are you sitting in? Asking for a friend who may have heard the above quotes from his/her spouse! :lol: At first I thought this was an ad for scal...
by Raylan Givens
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What’s the difference...
Replies: 10
Views: 1051

Re: What’s the difference...

My two kids are in the same boat. -not blessed -not sealed (since they are adopted) -not baptized I think my daughter's name is spelled incorrectly. From what I understand, when the kids turn 18. They drop off the records. Annoying, but I get it. My kids went to primary for awhile. So that is how th...
by Raylan Givens
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Purge
Replies: 10
Views: 901

Re: The Purge

Most of my materials "disappeared" during our last move. I did keep a few journals, but I don't like reading them. I regret a lot of my mission, it feels like two years lost when my family's business needed me the most... Perhaps I made someone's day at Goodwill with my 1980's copy of Mormon Doctrin...
by Raylan Givens
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Support
Topic: 90 % of Utah legislature are LDS
Replies: 12
Views: 860

Re: 90 % of Utah legislature are LDS

I appreciate your point of view, but I'm just not seeing it where I live in Utah. Cache and Box Elder Counties are filled with extremist conservative viewpoints, and I just don't see our state representatives casting moderate votes. They are "church broke" like the rest, which means that "officiall...
by Raylan Givens
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Stake Center burns.
Replies: 21
Views: 1826

Re: Stake Center burns.

Yep - I know people have reasons to hate the church, but arson or vandalizing or creating stunts in church property is never OK. Hopefully they catch whoever it is and get to the bottom of it, but definitely sucks to see. I had a friend say on FB, "they should find the people and prosecute for hate...
by Raylan Givens
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: 90 % of Utah legislature are LDS
Replies: 12
Views: 860

Re: 90 % of Utah legislature are LDS

Utah politics are unbalanced. There's an interesting history as to how the state evolved into a republican majority. It's no surprise the church as always been a big part of the government in this state, but I think most would be surprised as to just how much the church controls it, especially wher...
by Raylan Givens
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: 90 % of Utah legislature are LDS
Replies: 12
Views: 860

Re: 90 % of Utah legislature are LDS

Just This Guy wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:09 am
So the question is that even though the population that claim to be LDS is only 55%, why do they keep electing so many Mormons? At some point, the voters have to take credit for keeping this going.
How many are NOM, or just go for appearances...
by Raylan Givens
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: 90 % of Utah legislature are LDS
Replies: 12
Views: 860

Re: 90 % of Utah legislature are LDS

moksha wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:53 pm
Raylan, did you have any experience with the former LDS Governor of Arizona, Evan Mecham?
I only know he was impeached. He was definitely a good ol' boy
by Raylan Givens
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Support
Topic: 90 % of Utah legislature are LDS
Replies: 12
Views: 860

90 % of Utah legislature are LDS

I saw this this morning, it wasn't surprising. https://www.standard.net/news/government/lds-members-account-for-nearly-percent-of-utah-state-legislature/article_9011463b-512e-5220-a5a3-24d68a2a7acb.html I am actually thinking it isn't such a bad thing. My experience from living in Arizona has taught...
by Raylan Givens
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Facebook "Education Help"
Replies: 11
Views: 1011

Re: Facebook "Education Help"

It's that passive/aggressive behavior that mormonism has perfected, along with the inherent belief that they are 100% correct in all things. Something like this popped up on DW's feed when she used a clever joke to announce she is a Norman (no longer Mormon). They tried to let her know that the Chu...
by Raylan Givens
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Fellowship or Flirting?
Replies: 15
Views: 1139

Re: Fellowship or Flirting?

slk wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:34 pm
Could your DW be saying this just to get you active again.

Sorry...2biz already suggested this. I'd just ask the wife to avoid one on one conversations.
Appearance of evil right? ;)

It probably feels nice to get a little flirt...can't say that has happened to me in a long, long time...
by Raylan Givens
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: NOM 1st ward assignments
Replies: 28
Views: 1983

Re: NOM 1st ward assignments

After your done, make an invoice for your time and at tithing settlement staple it to your yearly statement. Just say, "it all adds up."
by Raylan Givens
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: To clean or not to clean?
Replies: 27
Views: 1834

Re: To clean or not to clean?


Red Ryder wrote: The SP would have pulled out that microphone to a card that said "I know you masturbated last night"! [emoji38]
Favorite story in NOM this year.

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by Raylan Givens
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Utah researcher: theory of religious influences in Utah LGBT suicides may be overblown
Replies: 27
Views: 1580

Re: Utah researcher: theory of religious influences in Utah LGBT suicides may be overblown

DD came home from school early, mostly for monthly girl reasons but also because she was upset about the rumors spread by this snotty little beauch. Our DD has had depression and issues with suicide in the past and continues to struggle socially at the high school. DW and I discussed sending the pa...
by Raylan Givens
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The changing face of LDS INC under RMN...why the rush?
Replies: 65
Views: 5233

Re: The changing face of LDS INC under RMN...why the rush?

The guy probably lives off of kale smoothies and no sugar, still snow skis and still has a full time job that is very taxing (tons of travel). He is also crazy intelligent. He may live to be 120 years old. If this barber can do it, why not the Lord's Anointed? https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201901...
by Raylan Givens
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Having an 8yo baptism, or not.
Replies: 14
Views: 1373

Re: Having an 8yo baptism, or not.

Just tell the bishop you're having a same-sex marriage on Saturday. That will end the child baptism harassment... My friend brought up a point, he is in a mixed faith marriage and having to figure out baptisms. He compared having a baptism at 8 in a mixed faith marriage, in the same light as the ba...
by Raylan Givens
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: RubinHighlander's avatar
Replies: 7
Views: 741

Re: RubinHighlander's avatar

Rubin and Ed, that brings back old memories. I love it.

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by Raylan Givens
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Missionary name badges
Replies: 17
Views: 1904

Re: Missionary name badges

Anyone remember the old days of Stake Missionaries? They would wear their badges to all meetings, I even had a neighbor who wore his all over town as well. I remember walking in on a Stake Missionary meeting as a kid, and looking around at the weirdness of the badges and the meeting. Slowly backing ...
by Raylan Givens
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: "By their ________ shall ye know them"
Replies: 32
Views: 3732

Re: "By their ________ shall ye know them"

By their scripture totes

By their soda drive thru

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