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Old 01-27-2008, 10:19 PM   #1
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LDS-Mormon President, Gordon B Hinckley passes away..

CNN) -- Mormon leader Gordon B. Hinckley died Sunday night at age 97, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints announced.


Gordon B. Hinckley, 97, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died Sunday.

Hinckley served as president of the Salt Lake City-based church since 1995 and has been a member of its top leadership since the 1960s. He died about 7 p.m. Sunday (9 p.m. ET) with his family by his side, church officials announced.

The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, which becomes the nearly 13 million-member church's governing body upon the death of the president, will choose a successor after Hinckley's funeral.

No arrangements had been announced.


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What a shock




First Heath

and now Gordon
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He was a good honest man.... he deserves to rest and be with his wife


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13 million members?

So there are basically twice as many Mormons as Jews in the United States?

Wow.
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13 million members?

So there are basically twice as many Mormons as Jews in the United States?

Wow.
Here's a quick overview of the Church's belief system clarifacation of commonly misunderstood items, myths and misconceptions.

The presenters are Steve Young former NFL Star and Sharlene Wells,(Hawkes) former Miss America.

You can also here excerpts from Gordon B Hinckley.







http://newsroom.lds.org/ldsnewsroom/...ths-vs-reality


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What a shock




First Heath

and now Gordon

I know I shouldn't laugh at that but I am

Katherine Heigl is a celebrity Mormon too

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She needs to button up.
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they are like "pod" people

they are among us all
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I know I shouldn't laugh at that but I am

That's okay

laughing is good for your soul

not so for evil tobacco, alcohol, or caffeine.


anyways, with every dark cloud there is a silver lining

yes, we loss our beloved Gordon

but, now there is a fall back for Mitt to have his Presidency.

We shall just have to see where the Lord believes he can be a better servant.
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Speculation is that Thomas S Monson will be called as the next President.

Historically the senior most Apostle, which Thomas Monson is- is usually called to the Church Presidency.



Mitt will just be a member in good standing.

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All hail the new President!

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Speculation is that Thomas S Monson will be called as the next President.

Historically the senior most Apostle, which Thomas Monson is- is usually called to the Church Presidency.



Mitt will just be a member in good standing.

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will this be the one that God makes the revelation to that gays are okay?

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will this be the one that God makes the revelation to that gays are okay?

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why are your words so cruel
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why are your words so cruel
he has issues.

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Equality being one of those issues...

Maybe we can send him to a camp to deprogram.
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A group of gay Mormons is seeking an unprecedented meeting with the new church president and his counselors, hoping to begin a conversation and find ways to address the concerns of its members.

Affirmation, with more than 2,000 gay, lesbian and transgender members, is not recognized by the church, which at one time labeled homosexuality as a problem that required help.

"Although there are many areas of hurt and disagreement that have separated us, there are many more areas on which we can find agreement, and in doing so, become a blessing in the lives of many of the Saints, both straight and gay," the group wrote in its invitation to Thomas S. Monson last week.

Monson assumed leadership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints last Sunday following the death of its previous president, Gordon B. Hinckley.

Such a meeting with Monson and his counselors — a triumvirate known as the First Presidency — would be unprecedented, said David W. Melson, the group's assistant executive director.

"This was something we've talked about for a while," Melson said. "With the death of President Hinckley and the installation of new church leadership, it seemed like the appropriate time."

Church teachings consider homosexuality a sin and hold up traditional marriage as an institution ordained by God.

In the 1990s, the church was active politically in fighting same-sex marriage legislation nationwide. A church official signed a 2006 letter from religious groups asking Congress for a marriage amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Some gays were rejected by their families and excommunicated by the church. Some were counseled that marriage or intensive therapy programs would "cure" their homosexuality.

More recently, church leaders have softened their position, drawing a distinction between the feelings or inclinations of same-gender attraction, as they call it, and actions.

Hinckley, who died Jan. 27 at age 97, had called on the church to reach out to gay members with compassion and love.

Melson said a new approach could prevent Mormon parents from kicking their gay children out of their homes and reduce the number of suicides among young gay men.

"I would like for us never again to have gay individuals, particularly our young people, being told that they are not welcome in the church they grew up in," he said, whose group was founded in 1977 by closeted gay students at the church-owned Brigham Young University.

Church spokeswoman Kim Farah could not confirm receipt of the group's letter on Friday.

"Any correspondence with the First Presidency is private," she said.
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Hinckley, who died Jan. 27 at age 97, had called on the church to reach out to gay members with compassion and love.

There are many Gay people in my church who enjoy full membership and all it's blessings.

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