The Family: A Proclamation to the World

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  • spelcheq
    Feb. 3, 2008 11:10 p.m.

    Why do people who don't believe in the LDS Church bother to read about it? Do you do it to gather fuel for your fury? Mormons have been branded for polygamy and keeping the black man down by not allowing him into the priesthood. Check our Baptist, especially Southern Baptist history which also practiced polygamy, but also fought, using church documents and "divine revelation"to keep slavery. Going back through 200 years, many religions have considered multiple wives part of their church ordinance and keeping slavery in its place was written in year after year using the Bible to satisfy the growing revolts from slaveholders who were terrorized to be giving their Mammy her freedom.

  • Stenar
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:10 p.m.

    The proclamation was a very horrible piece of filth.

  • Dear JTW
    Jan. 28, 2008 9:18 a.m.

    Actually, an official statement issued by the church is very significant news, biased or not.

    When it was delivered in 1995, it specifically defined the church's official position on gender roles, human sexuality and the family.

    Perhaps the paper reprinted this as part of their obituary coverage not as a news story, but rather a record of the significance of Pres. Hinckley's role in the proclamation's creation.

    And to allow those who haven't read it a chance to read it.

    BTW, your comment was petty and shallow.

  • Salt Lake City Council
    Jan. 28, 2008 8:17 a.m.

    Can someone please remind Councilman Van Turner about this Proclamation? He seems to have over looked it in his support of issues that will erode the family. "Further, we warn that the disintegration of the family will bring upon ...communities ...the calamities foretold by ancient and modern prophets."

  • JTW
    Jan. 28, 2008 7:54 a.m.

    What a hard hitting news piece. Just when I think Utah is making its way into the 21st century,I remember the Deseret News.