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Published: Thursday, March 22 2012 5:00 a.m. MDT

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Full-on double rainbow
Bluffdale, UT

I'm all for honest and open discussion. Is that the goal of mormonvoices? Also will mormonvoices gives responses beyond: we don't know why or how that started but...

Otis Spurlock
Ogden, UT

I'm not sure the Church needs another one-sided website. People need honest and open answers to various questions concerning history and doctrine.

As Elder Marlin Jensen recently stated, the Church is in a crisis right now over many historical issues and the Church plans to be more open and honest in addressing them.

This website does nothing to further that goal.

Abeille
West Haven, Utah

Otis Spurlock -

If the answer to your question doesn't coincide with your current thoughts on the subject, do you simply discard the response? If so, you're not looking for 'open and honest', you're looking for someone to tell you things are the way YOU expect them to be. You need to be honest enough with yourself to accept that the truth may not be the same as your preconceived notions. You ask us to be that way. I'm asking you to be that way. Otherwise, your goal isn't really 'open and honest'.

Full-on double rainbow -
Same thing. Also, sometimes the most accurate response we can give you is 'I don't know'. It's not about being evasive, it's about not knowing, doctrinally, the answer to a question. We can give you our suspicions and opinions, but that's not doctrine. So, for example, when asked why the Blacks could not hold the priesthood before 1978, the only doctrinal answer we can give is 'I don't know'. I have my opinions, but that's all.

m.g. scott
LAYTON, UT

The only historical issue that would ultimately matter is if it were found that Joseph Smith did not have the First Vision. After that all else is largely irrelevent.

Re: Otis Spurlock

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