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TAD R. CALLISTER
Tad R. Callister, another attorney now General Authority.
| || Tad R. Callister, Another Attorney For The Church, Shows That General Authorities Know The Church Is In Big Trouble |
Wednesday, Oct 7, 2009, at 08:14 AM
Original Author(s): Mason
Topic: TAD R. CALLISTER -Link To MC Article-
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| The premise of Tad Callister’s talk was, “[A]ttempts have been made by some to focus upon or magnify some MINOR weaknesses of the Prophet Joseph Smith, but in that process they too have missed the mark, the man, and his mission.”
- By “minor”, does he mean practicing polygamy behind his wife’s back?
- Committing adultery with teenage girls?
- Marrying and having sex with 14- to 18-year olds?
- Marrying and having sex with other men’s (including non-Mormons) lawful wives (after in some cases sending them away on missions)?
- Coercing women to marry him and/or have sex with him by saying an angel with a sword was going to kill him if the women did not cooperate?
“Yet sorrowfully, on occasion, some are willing to set aside the precious gospel truths restored by Joseph Smith because they get diverted on some historical issue or some scientific hypothesis not central to their exaltation, and in so doing they trade their spiritual birthright for a mess of pottage. They exchange the absolute certainty of the restoration for a doubt, and in that process they fall into the trap of losing faith in the many things they do know because of a few things they do not know. There will always be some seemingly intellectual crisis looming on the horizon as long as faith is required and our minds are finite, but likewise there will always be the sure and solid doctrines of the restoration to cling to, which will provide the rock foundation upon which our testimonies may be built."
Too many comments could be made about that gem, but I will sum it up with one note: It seeks to divert members totally away from the value of the intellect in analyzing historical issues, current science and Mormon doctrine. By “bracketing” the word intellectual with the words “seemingly” and “crisis”, Callister sends Mormons back to the path of learning ultimate truth through the emotions alone. Seemingly = the problems with the church are just on the outside, apparent but not actually an issue, of no real substance. Crisis = hyperbole, but the reality is that the problems with the church are minor and not really a big deal.
| || Tad R. Callister Again Emphasises That Women Are Responsible For A Man's Thoughts And Actions |
Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014, at 08:12 AM
Original Author(s): S
Topic: TAD R. CALLISTER -Link To MC Article-
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| From KUTV:
There is controversy stirring over an article in the LDS Church publication the "Ensign." The featured article for the March issue tackles "What is the Lord's Standard for Morality," The article just released has fired up LDS marriage and family therapists, some who say takes women back 35 years with this one simple article.
One major point causing concern is something referred to as the "rape mentality" many are saying is portrayed in this article as the standard for behavior. But that's not all, the therapists we spoke to say the overall tone of the article creates fear instead of a healthy conversation about human sexuality which is an important part of life from beginning to end.
The talk in question was given by Todd R. Callister an LDS general authority at BYU Idaho. He says, "Our dress not only affects our thoughts and actions, but the thoughts and actions of others." He goes on to say, "the dress of women has a powerful impact on the minds and passions of men, if it's too low, too high, too tight it might prompt improper thoughts in the mind of a young man striving to be pure."
The talk went unnoticed until it was printed in the church publication the "Ensign." LDS therapists nationwide took to their blogs outraged by the "rape culture" ideology where women are responsible for a man's sexual actions.
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