Beware Persecution From Inside the Church – Prophetic Warnings

– Brigham Young said the saints used to be a distinct people, but are becoming to be a people known for their mediocrity. -Church culture doesn’t mean the church is or isn’t true. Joseph Smith said that the majority of the 12 Apostles and the records of the church will never lead you astray. (JSRead more

Movie Suggestions by Genre

Introduction: There are so many uplifting movies that we don’t need to trifle with the bad. No more sitting at the enemies table! When screening movies we should be sensitive to more than just flagrant sexuality or violence, we should be sensitive to rude attitudes toward peers and parents. To subtle suggestions of rebellion, etc..Read more

Slogans & Quotes to Create Magnets, Shirts, Hats, Stickers: Spiritual, Political, Family, Entertainment, Beauty

Sections: Spiritual Political Family Entertainment Beauty         Spiritual:   -RichardsonStudies.com – “There is a grand distinction between the actual meaning of the prophets and the present translation…My soul delighteth in reading the word of the Lord in the original” -Joseph Smith -Prayer Changes Things -“Jesus Christ is The Source of Every BlessingRead more

The Family: A Proclamation to the World 1995 – Full Text

By The First Presidency and Council of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Full text from https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/the-family-a-proclamation-to-the-world/the-family-a-proclamation-to-the-world?lang=eng This proclamation was read by President Gordon B. Hinckley as part of his message at the General Relief Society Meeting held September 23, 1995, in Salt Lake City, Utah. (It remains aRead more

Give me a State of Refuge! The Dangers of Federal Homosexuality Laws

Excerpts from my comments in a debate over laws espousing homosexuality and enforced accommodation of homosexual lifestyles in places of business. Treated are the notions that the homosexual rights movement is erasing gender from society, and that I, having a religious view of the importance of gender, should be allowed to practice my religion inRead more

Thou Shalt Keep a Journal – A Prophetic Mandate

Consider these evidences that the most important reason to learn to write is so that you can keep a journal (it’s also a good way to learn to write).   -“Although I was tired, I took out some paper and began to write. And as I did, I understood the message I had heard inRead more

Yoga Pants and Freedom-To-Do-Whatever Debate

Video presentation of this article: part 1, and part 2 Responding to “What’s wrong with wearing yoga pants in public? Why not just let people live the way they want?” Includes discussion on public dress, privileges of religious societies, privileges of non-religious societies, the grace of Jesus not being a do-whatever-you-want-clause, US dress vs Islamic nations dress,Read more

Stop Normalizing Homosexuality in Media: A Heroic Example

A (privately owned) drive-in theater operated by a Christian refused to show the new Beauty and the Beast movie due to it normalizing homosexuality. One inactive latter-day saint was saying that it’s silly that some people don’t want to show a film with a homosexual partnership in it, a child’s movie with such… She hasRead more

Religious Freedom and homosexuality: Battles Won & Lost

Religious Freedom and homosexuality: Battles Won & Lost The SB-100 Bill By Nate Richardson Updated 1-27-18 RichardsonStudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com The SB-100 Bill I spoke of earlier asking people to help that bill not get passed because it adds gender identity to the list of protected rights; scientists classify every other creature as either male or femaleRead more

Discrimination and the New ‘Inclusive’ America: Bake me a Cake, or go to Jail! by John Stossel – Full Text

From Reason Magazine at https://reason.com/2015/04/08/bake-me-a-cake-or-go-to-jail-the-new-inc/ 4.8.2015 540 Bake me a cake, or go to jail! Sadly, that is the new message from “inclusive” America. If you don’t want to cater, photograph, preside over, sell pizza at, sell flowers to or otherwise participate in a gay wedding, you will be punished. If you don’t want yourRead more

Religious Freedom Presentation by the Church, 2013 – Lecture Notes

https://www.lds.org/media-library/video/2013-11-1030-preserving-religious-freedom?lang=eng   -freedom from religion doesn’t mean freedom from religion. -It’s not right when others want to silence you because you don’t agree with them. -If you can’t manifest your beliefs they lose a great deal of their meaning. -Religious freedom is essential for human dignity, economy, and democracy. -This film shows many reports ofRead more

Appreciating Other Faiths, & Some Thoughts on Joining the Church

  principally excerpts/highlights from http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/respect-for-diversity-of-faiths -for official church doctrine see lds.org or ldsnewsroom.org or mormon.org –Current church leaders words trump former church leaders’ words -When we come across something potentially offensive from what an LDS church leader has said, it’s helpful to get a background knowledge about why they are saying what they are, andRead more

Dinesh D’Souza: America, Imagine a World Without Her, 2016 Obamas America, & Brandeis University – Lecture & Documentary Notes

Sections: America: Imagine a World Without Her 2016: Obamas America Brandeis University Debate America: Imagine a World Without Her by Dinesh D’Souza – Documentary Notes     This film is based on the book “America- Imagine a works without her” by the author of the film. Made by the writer of 2016 Obama, see myRead more