Today’s thoughts on the mass shootings in California and elsewhere-
Mass shootings should not be common headlines. More than moments of silence and prayers for the murdered and injured, our nation needs a plan to end gun violence.
“I don’t want you to lose your right to bear arms. What I do want is for you to have to go through a few more steps to get to act on that right. We need a system of licensing, training, and permits for guns. We have one for driving, we should have one for gun ownership. We need to at least try to increase the safety of our communities. I want to feel more safe. And more restrictive guns laws can do that.”
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On the LDS church-
I think the biggest struggle that the LDS Church will have, will be with regard to the science of DNA research. On one hand, it is severely challenging the historicity of the BoM, and yet… DNA studies is the future of Genealogical research. If they brush off the science as unreliable, then they will simultaneously sacrifice their hard-earned status as the single most important resource for the field. Rock and a hard place.
Latter-day Saint leadership is literally entrenching its stake in early 19th-century American thought.”Science is sort of like sex–if it disappoints you, it may mean you are doing it wrong”. See this youtube clip
Countries free of religion are the most socially advanced.
Newest story on the LDS church’s recent policy concerning rejecting children with gay parents for baptism-
Twice rejected, Mormon family faces painful decision about resignation
Help the refugees-
URGENT: Send help to refugee families on the run
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