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Published: Thursday, Sept. 19 2013 6:15 p.m. MDT

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the truth
Holladay, UT


That scripture does not limit their sins it only points out a few their sins that were being discussed in that chapter.

Nope their sins also included all types of immorality. Their wickedness was full for destruction.

Bakersfield, CA

Coffee, tea & cola drinks were "outlawed" my entire 35 years in the LDS Church. No temple rec= No Celestial Kingdom; i.e., Java/Joe/Coffee use kept you outta the highest Kingdom.

Contrast that with the Biblical, historical, literal Word of God. There is nothing you can say that will soeak to the nonsense that food will keep you out of God's Love.

Bakersfield, CA

Just checkin' if any Pope ever restricted believers from God's special section of heaven based on what foods they ate or drank. Sounds extra-biblical doesn't it...

Oh, yeah. It is. Along with purgatory, polygamy and polytheism.

Medical Lake, Washington

I always find it fascinating how these discussions quickly evolve or devolve. The article can be about planting tomatoes and before long, comments are made regarding whether or not Joseph Smith believed in Cantaloupe.

Everything I have seen in this new pope has been largely positive. Do I think he's perfect? No. But I think he's trying to make good strides.

Do I think coke is bad? Yes. But those are my same feelings for eggplant too.

There is much to think about and to be concerned about in these current times. It is impossible to focus on every great or even little issue. We do what we can and perhaps, with simple strides and sincere, Christ-like efforts, some good will be accomplished. We don't have to wait for a pope or a prophet to speak in favor of righteousness (and I didn't say self righteousness) , we can all take that initiative right now.

Dubai Holladay
Dubai, UAE, 00

Finally a true Christian that heads a Church, many, many, more church leaders need to follow the new Popes Lead.



"Throughout his life, both as an individual and a religious leader, Pope Francis has been noted for his humility, his concern for the poor, and his commitment to dialogue as a way to build bridges between people of all backgrounds, beliefs, and faiths. He is known for having a simpler and less formal approach to the papacy.

As Cardinal, Francis lived in a small apartment, rather than in the elegant bishop's residence in the suburb of Olivos. He took public transportation and cooked his own meals.

Pope Francis urged world leaders to prevent excessive respect for money, which he said had become "worship of the golden calf" (idolatry), and urged world leaders to help poor people more."

Provo, UT

I feel the Pope's first interview is misrepresented here. This article makes him sound very wishy-washy. He is still against certain issues, just not for repeating them ad-nauseam at the expense of more important doctrines. Our church would do well to focus more on Christ and less on political issues as well.

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