(RNS) In filling the spots for three apostles, Mormonism had the chance “to demonstrate that this is a global church that happened to begin in America, and not an American church.” It didn’t.
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They will serve on councils that had been traditionally served only by men. “We need their wisdom and participation!” said one Mormon leader.
The faithful believe God helped him use the “seer stone” to translate symbols found on gold plates into English text that became the Book of Mormon.
“Give yourself permission to make the best choice for you and your own wellbeing., writes Kelly. “Put your faith in yourself and in women.”
The resolution, which includes a provision allowing religious groups that sponsor troops to continue the ban, was approved by the BSA executive committee and moves to a national board vote July 27.
Packer, who served as president of the church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, had been next in line to be church president, according to his obituary in the Salt Lake Tribune.
“Latter-day Saints shockingly were closer to the so-called free lovers of the 19th century than to the evangelical Protestants who were opposing them (Mormons) and opposing divorce.” historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich told a crowd of Mormon scholars recently.
(RNS) Catholics and Mormons seem to be taking a wait-and-see attitude, Methodists plan to mull the next steps with BSA officials, and some LGBT-affirming church groups are welcoming the possible change.