Politically Incorrect Answers to Mormon Questions

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Why aren’t women allowed to hold the priesthood?

Short answer: We don’t need it, men do.

Longer answer: Women already run the church as it is. We are in charge of the primary, Young Women‘s and Relief Society. We do visiting teaching. We make sure those families in need are taken care of. We also have our own families. Of course, many women work outside the home today as well. Therefore, you want women, to work their full time job, go home and take care of their family, do their Visiting Teaching and whatever other calling they may have, then on top of that  you want the women do all the missionary work, the baptisms, confirm people with the Holy Ghost, be the Bishop, the ward clerks, run the Elder Quorums, the Stake Presidencies and ever other male assigned function in the Church. When exactly would we breathe? Are you crazy? What are the men doing, while we are doing everything inside the home and church? Drinking Sprite and watching BYU football? I don’t think so! The men need to do their fair share as well. In our Church, the roles are assigned to all members, and each member has their own duties to perform. To dump more duties on women and less duties on men would be cruel. The women are an integral part of the Church and they have a significant say in the how things are done in the church. We don’t need the priesthood to get things done.

Secondly, women are already in tune with the Spirit alot more than

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men. We see this in the Book of Mormon when the Stripling warriors defend their families. In Alma 56:47-48 we read: Now they never had fought, yet they did not fear death; and they did think more upon the aliberty of their bfathers than they did upon their lives; yea, they had been taught by their cmothers, that if they did not doubt, God would deliver them.  48 And they rehearsed unto me the words of their amothers, saying: We bdo not doubt our mothers knew it. It is not that the fathers are unimportant or are not spiritual, but mothers have historically been the spiritual teachers in the family.

I think we have a stronger connection to Heavenly Father because just as he is the Giver of Life, so are we. We understand Him on such a fundamentally different level than men. Men with the priesthood and who exercise it righteously are given a wider understanding of that connection to Heavenly Father, one that we have almost intrinsically. The priesthood is given to men because of the “errand of angels is given to women.” [Sisters in Zion]

 How come anyone cannot attend the temple?

Short answer: Anyone can attend the temple. All you need is a temple recommend.

Longer answer:  The temple is God’s house. Do you just allow anyone to come into your house? No, you only allow those you know to enter. God is no different, he only allows those he knows to enter. In this case, knows is in reference to, those he recognizes as being obedient to His word and the commandments He has set forth. He doesn’t wish to keep everyone out, but just wants them properly prepared before they enter.

What if we met and you wanted to come over to my house and I told you I live at 314? Well 314 what? I didn’t give you a street name, a city, nothing…just 314. Do you think you are going to make it to my house? Of course not, you don’t have enough information to go on.  Well, God has given us all the information we need to enter his house, all we need to do is follow those directions. What if I gave you my address and all the information you needed and told you to turn left on Alexandria, but you decided you knew better than me and turned right on Alexandria. Well you have no cause to get angry with me, I told you left. We often do things our own way and when it doesn’t turn out we blame God, but He made his directions explicitly clear and we decided to ignore them. Anybody can get to the temple. No one is barred from entering as long you have done the things needed to enter the temple. The temple is not meant to keep you from God but to help you get closer to God and all it takes are the right directions.

 How can you guys put yourself on the same level as Jesus Christ?

Short answer: We don’t, the Bible does. See Romans 8:16-17

Longer answer:  Here is the actual verse from the Bible: The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

That being said, we also recognize that Christ is the only perfect one of us to ever live. It is our intention to be more like Christ and emulate his ways in all we say and do. We often fall short and thankfully, our perfect brother, paid the price for all his imperfect brothers and sisters. His Atonement makes it possible for us to return home to Heavenly Father. We only see ourselves as equal in terms of us being Heavenly Father’s children as well, beyond that we know Christ is the only way we will have salvation and that His grace is sufficient for all of us.

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A Real Feminist Would…..

I am so sick of feminism being associated with these hateful, leftist women emma-smithwho want nothing more than to tear donwn the traditional family, our country and even God himself. I am part of an organization that was built on true feminism-The Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. These women knew they were daughters of God and acted accordingly. So in line with the true feminism of the past, I have decided to write a short essay on what a real feminist would do today.

A real feminist would……

sonogram-pic61) Fight to end abortion.  No true feminist would ever pit mother against child and would help the mother improve her lot so she could raise her child more successfully. She would know abortion is about man’s freedom, not hers and she would fight the greedy profiteers who get rich off women’s pain.  A true feminist would abhor abortion as a man’s way of ditching his responsibility to the woman and the child.  She would not view it as a woman’s right at all but as women being failed.

2) Fight for school choice. She would want all children to be able to go to the best schools and would allow parents to pick the schools instead of school districts.   Her allegiance would not be with the failing schools, the inept teachers and bureaucrats but with the parents and the children. She would encourage homeschooling and allow parents the opportunity to educate their own children without government interference.

you_may_now_kiss_the_bride3) Fight for marriage which provides women and children the best opportunity for grow.  She would know that women are safer in a marriage than they are out of it.  She would fight for true marriage equality which keeps the woman a necessary part of marriage through heterosexual unions and would fight gay marriage which removes woman as a necessary part of marriage.  She would understand authentic marriage is already equal and gay marriage is a discriminatory practices that relegates women to second class citizens unworthy of marriage.

4)  Fight for capitalism.  It is not socialism that brings people out of man_throwing_moneypoverty, rather it keeps them in it. It is capitalism that allows people to be successful and promotes individual effort. It is capitalism that rewards creativity, ingenuity and self-reliance. It is capitalism that allows us to have choice-Pepsi or Coke,  Dell or HP, Big Mac or Whooper.  Without the competition that forces companies to produce better products at reasonable prices we would all live under monopolies and be forced to buy from a solitary company (mainly the government) that never had to produce a quality product because they knew we had no other choice.

5) Fight for the rights of men. That’s right-men. They wouldn’t allow their brothers, fathers, sons, husbands and other important men in their life to be degraded and abused.  They would see that men and women are not enemies but complementary units needed not only to survive but thrive. They would understand that by working with men and not against them we achieve a level of excellence we cannot achieve otherwise.  That their strengths does not make us weak.  That by building all people up, men and women, Black and White,  Jew and Gentile, that we are building up God’s kingdom on Earth.  We are building a nation of supreme beings. We lose ourselves not because we reach out to men but because we cut ourselves off from them.

old-new-testament_bxp255616) Most importantly, they would fight for God and the free expression of religion, most specifically Christianity.  The belief in Jesus Christ has done more to uplift people than any liberal social program has ever done.  The belief in God has caused people to leave behind life long addictions and change their life. That no one has ever been able to top the Ten Commandments as the most complete guide to living a moral life and achieving happiness.

Ah, yes this is what a real feminist would believe and fight for. Too bad there are not more of them. We need all the real feminists we can get.

More Pro-Life Sites Every Conservative Should Know About

Feminists for Life-their main focus is that of college age women. Mainly because those are the main women who are having the abortions. There are virtually no pro-life resources on most college campuses and the girls are often told they have to abort if they want to continue their education. So much for “freely choosing” huh? In fact, most abortions, up to 64% are either coerced or forced in some way. Up to 80% of those who abort say they would’ve carried to term if they would’ve been given any alternatives. Feminists for Life has continued to combat these frightening statistics.

Feminists for Life

2) Susan B. Anthony List-Susan B. Anthony List is the pro-life answer to Emily’s List-a pro-abortion site. Susan B. Anthony was extremely anti-abortion and thought women were degraded by abortion. Susan B. Anthony List picks up where their mentor left off, fighting the good fight against abortion and for the rights of women and children. In the beginning feminism always included the clause “and children.” Women and children were seen as a package deal. It wasn’t until Betty Friedan and her ilk came along that women and children were pitted against each other and weren’t seen as a desirable part of being a woman.

Susan B. Anthony List

3) Concerned Women for America-CWA has more members than NOW! (But no one has more members than the Relief Society branch of the Mormon church. It was the first and still the best! Love you RS sisters!) Concerned Women for America is a Christian organization but one need not be Christian to join. Concerned Women for America were the first to bring the Dafur situation and the sex slave trade to light. Phyllis Schafly who was prominent during the late sixties and early seventies during the whole “Flower Power” movement still contributes to Concerned Women for America. Wendy Wright is the president.

Concerned Women For America

4) Heritage House 76-This is a pro-life site that has various pro-life gear and literature for you to purchase when you are talking to large groups or holding demonstrations. Silent No More sells their literature, buttons and other merchandise including signs on this site. This is more of a clearinghouse for all your pro-life needs. Brandon Monahan runs this site and gave my first job writing pro-life articles for the now defunct Defending Truth website.

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5) 40 Days for Life-40 days for Life is a national campaign that includes fasting and praying for the end of abortion. They hold silent vigils outside of abortion clinics. This is done twice a year-in January to coincide with the Roe v. Wade decision and in October. In pro-life circles October is sort of unofficially the Right to Life month. A lot of activities take place during those two months.


6) STOPP International- The double “P” in this name is for Planned Parenthood. So it means Stop Planned Parenthood. They are part of the American Life League. The man who started this site actually shut down a Planned Parenthood in his town, he teaches others how to do the same. We are going to win through this war through access. Shut off access and you can have all the laws you want there won’t be abortion clinics to supply the demand. Despite what pro-choicers tell you women will not crawl over broken glass to have an abortion. In fact, there is not ONE SINGLE abortion clinic in South Dakota. The last one shut down this year! South Dakota is also the only state with an abortion ban already to take effect once Roe v. Wade is overturned. If South Dakota can do it, so can the rest of us.

STOPP International

7) The National Right to Life-I am kind of hesitant to mention this organization because they haven’t always been a friend to the pro-lifer. So take what they say with a grain of salt. However, they are the oldest and most well known of the pro-life organizations and they can supply certain useful information. They will at least know what legislation is before the Houses and you can probably use them to gather statistics. I wouldn’t count on them for support though.

The National Right to Life

8) The Pro-Life Action League (PLAL) -Bookmark this site. They have testimonies of former abortionists who give the low down on what goes on inside abortion clinics. They have stuff aimed for the youth and list of other pro-life organizations. Commit the testimonies of the abortionists to memory, they are going to be your best defense against the pro-aborts.

Pro Life Action League

AbortionViolence.com- They have statistics for every pro-choice crime committed against a pro-lifer, so when pro-choicers say that we are always bombing clinics you can come back with how many of their own clinics pro-choicers have bombed in order to collect the insurance and put the blame on pro-lifers. They also compare our movement with the violence done by other movements (gay rights, civil rights, apartheid, etc.). They have a wealth of information. It even goes state by state. So you can look your own state or any other state of your choice.

Abortion Violence

Okay I am about to blow you away with this one, but here it goes:

Pro Life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians (PLAGAL) -That’s right Dena the homophobe and queer hater extraordinaire is actually giving the gays and lesbians their due in this case. We can fight about gay marriage some other time but when it comes to saving the lives of unborn children, I can care less about your orientation as long you are willing to defend the lives of all children. PLAGAL is not welcome in the gay community because most gays and lesbians are pro-choice. (After all, most of them will never have to make the choice so it is easy for them to be nonchalant about parenthood.) So if gays are already outcasts (which I don’t think they are) then PLAGAL are outcasts among outcasts. Such conviction should be admired and so I gladly welcome them among all other pro-lifers who are out there trying to save the lives of babies.

Pro Life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians (PLAGAL)

Okay that is it for now. But with all the organizations that keep popping in my head as I compile this list, you might want to be on the lookout for list number three.

Why I Love Being Mormon!


1) Have you ever seen an anorexic Mormon? No, it just does not happen. We eat at every possible opportunity. We eat at baptisms, firesides and the 101 activities we simply devise just so we can chow down together. Though we love all food, we really love casserole and jello. In fact, the bishopric is immediately notified should there not be casserole and jello on hand at any church sponsored event, He then gets on the phone to Utah, talks to the Prophet, its a whole thing. People get ex-communicated. Rule number one of being a Mormon-thou must always serve casserole and jello at all functions. [P.S. Last night the singles sponsored a karoake/movie night do you know what people complained about? Not enough food? Do you know what we forgot to bring-casserole and jello! Mostly because we thought the other people would. Oh yeah, was not a pretty sight]casserole-pic

2) It is a lay church. Which means my tithing money is not going to buy a Benz for the pastor of my church. No one gets paid and everyone helps out. Because no money changes hands it makes everyone’s service that much more valuable. Because you know people are doing it because they want to and not because they are being paid.

Got to love those tithers!

Got to love those tithers!

3) We’re the original feminist. Joseph organized Relief Society with his wife Emma Smith as its first President back in 1842 on March 17th. Since then we have become not only the largest women’s organization in the world but the oldest. Before there was NOW (or as I like to call them the Nearly Obsolete Women or Naturally Obnoxious Women) there was Relief Society. As part of the fastest growing church, we are part of the fastest growing women’s organization.

Emma Smith

Emma Smith

4) They don’t convert dumb people. If you look at our church, especially in my ward, the men are mostly lawyers, the women mostly teachers. Education is highly valued in the church, for both men and women. We don’t see education as something someone should do to make a buck but to enrich their lives and further their knowledge. The church expects both men and women to read the scriptures, learn the Gospel and the history of the church. They expect you to teach classes, give talks, things you can’t do if you a moron.

5) Because I don’t have to explain why I don’t drink anymore. Even before the church, I didn’t drink due to my epilepsy. You would be surprised how many people have not heard of epilepsy. So then there was a ten minute discussion about the finer point of seizures. Now, I simply say because I’m Mormon and end of discussion. They may not what epilepsy is but they know what a Mormon is.

6) Because with all the hatred towards Mormons today, it makes it real easy to know who my friends are. It also makes it easier to identify the clearly certifiably insane people as well. All I have to say is three little words, “I’m a Mormon” and watch the insanity fly! It is also kind of fun to watch other Christians get worked up because I don’t think God, Jesus and the Holy Ghost are all meshed together as one. Hello, I thought we were talking about deities here, not thousand island dressing!

7) Lastly, I love being Mormon because they are some of the best people I have ever met in my life. They are loyal, generous, loving, supportive, courageous, and generally good-hearted people. I consider myself lucky that I can count myself among these valiant servants. They are a true representation of the love of Christ. But mostly it is that casserole and jello thing.