Someone mentioned that the Roman Catholic Church did not recognize LDS baptisms
as valid. That is very understandable, since we do not recognize theirs either.
It is interesting to me, however, that when my son was to be married to a Roman
Catholic young woman in 1999, and they wanted to be married in her home church
by her parish priest, they were told that they needed evidence that he had been
baptized. I visited with the local priest here in Mattoon, and gave him a copy
of my sons baptism, with my name on it as having performed the ordinance. That
was accepted at that time. Gene
The LDS Church's official statement on the Book of Mormon Musical was not
one of bitter anger, hostility or calls for massive boycotts. Unlike what some
LDS Church critics would have us believe, the leadership of church is not a
bunch of ultra-sensitive, paranoid old men who are frantically trying to keep
the church from imploding.The leadership of the LDS Church
recognizes the fact that if anything, the Book of Mormon Musical has been a plus
for the church.
@JerryLungaardThe musical wasn't exactly being praised here.
In 1955? I was a missionary for the Church. A large two page spread in
Denmark's largest circulated newspaper spoke of the Short Creek Arizona
polygamy question. I thought we would not be able to speak with people
for some time. To my surprise and pleased feelings, we were able to speak with
many who had read the article - more than we had prior to the article. Bring on
the advertising. We welcome it.
Casey Reichhart certainly has great taste in musicals. The songs from the Book
of Mormon musical are histerical and very catchy. These men, (Trey Parker and
Matt Stone) are wonderfully brilliant. It's good to see that they're
getting good press on Deseret News. Everyone should see this musical!
Another wonderful story about how Trey Parker and Matt Stone's efforts to
malign the Church and its beliefs have backfired spectacularly.
If Satan thought he would have been a better choice for managing God's
plans for our lives, why is he always feeding right into God's plans. After
all these years, you would think he'd wise up. Thank you for a story with a
What a wonderful story!Right on, J-TX!
I am reminded of the reaction of the Church a few years back, when, after the
Catholic Church announced that it would recognize a number of Protestant
(Reformed) Churches' Baptism as valid, but not that of the LDS Church. The
official LDS Church response? "We are neither insulted nor
concerned".An inspired LDS leadership reacted in the right way
to the profane, twisted Book of Mormon musical, knowing it would do as much or
more good for the Church as bad. Tolerance and love prevailed. The Church has
always had detractors, but the Pure in Heart see through the negativity and will
find out for themselves.I thought it was a genius move when the
Church put an ad in the Playbill that said, "You've seen the musical,
now read the BOOK".There will be hundreds of stories just like
this one. Welcome one and all!
A beautiful and wonderful story. Thank you for sharing! I love hearing how
people allow the love of Heavenly Father for His children to change their lives
for the better. I love this Gospel and this church!
Ah yes, the Holy Ghost will whisper to you. Inspired and prompted my return to
church a little more than a year ago, and baptising my wife 10 months later.