Appeals court upholds church veto on membership

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  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    July 5, 2012 5:25 a.m.

    "You've sustained the individual called by the LORD to conduct the class. "

    And how exactly does that work? Or, is it that if someone is "called" the decision making process was overseen from above.

    If I was establishing a religion, that would be a key piece. Then I could say with impunity

    "hey, I didn't make that decision, it was the Lord."

    Pretty hard to argue against him or her. Very predictable.

  • Bill in Nebraska Maryville, MO
    July 4, 2012 9:22 p.m.

    awsomeron: I guess you miss the point that a calling doesn't come from the Bishop or Branch President. They don't just select someone because they are better or not. You've sustained the individual called by the LORD to conduct the class.

    Years ago I felt like you did when I was called to a calling then when I finally understood it wasn't a man doing the calling but the Lord then it was time for me to get on my knees and repent. Someone once taught that if you haven't caught the vision of the Lord doing the calling you need to get on your knees and pray until you do understand. I feel that is what you need to do. All you are doing is causing a gap and frustrating those who have been called to preside over you. That is the first step to apostasy.

  • awsomeron Waianae, HI
    July 4, 2012 2:40 p.m.

    Also it would mix Church and State which should not be mixed. If things like this happened people would be sueing over Not Receiving callings that they thought they deserved. I still have Not gotton over Not being called to be Gospel Doctrines Teacher. But I am not going to sue over it, it would mix Church and State and be silly and casting pearls before swine. Neather am I going to say a better choice was made because it wasen't. What I am going to do and have been doing is attend and take an active part in the class. Whatever your grip keep it in the house and among those who need to know.

    I am also thinking of starting my own Facebook Sunday School Class using the current lesson of the week.

    The Court is right in this case and the contention would be mind blowing.

  • RanchHand Huntsville, UT
    July 4, 2012 7:34 a.m.

    Just another aspect in the fight over who gets whose money. Sad really. Is this what "god" would want?