Why Don’t They Say God Loves All His Children?

This really states how I felt after Saturday’s sessions.

Life Outside The Book of Mormon Belt

general-conference-tvEarlier this week, I spoke to a mature, faithful, conservative LDS mother about her family’s experience with the April 2015 General Conference. She said, “Sunday’s talks filled me up. But Saturday’s hurt a little.” She then told me that, after Elder Packer’s talk Saturday morning, one of her teenage daughters turned to her and asked point blank, “Why don’t they ever say how much God loves his gay and lesbian children?” By the time Elder Perry finished his talk, her other teen daughter likewise pressed her mother to explain why apostles of the Lord didn’t speak with compassion and encouragement about a group of his followers who are often maligned. I wonder the same thing.

I came into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during my teen years and am now a 53 year old grandmother.  Throughout this time, I have been taught that the “best” spirits were reserved for…

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you might be a woman living in patriarchy if…

I’ve personally experienced most of these.

Young Mormon Feminists

  1. You routinely apologize for no reason and for instances completely out of your control
  2. You ask questions by first putting yourself down: “this is probably a stupid question but…”
  3. You spend significant amounts of time getting ready in the morning and scrutinizing your appearance throughout the day. You know that if you did not, you could face adverse reactions depending on your profession and life circumstances
  4. You routinely value “harmony” and a lack of overt conflict over expressing your own desires and needs.
  5. You’ve been told you’re good at something “for a girl.”
  6. You are commonly called a “girl” no matter your age, but it is considered a sign of disrespect to call an adult man a boy.
  7. When you are tall, you choose shoes that will not make you seem taller instead of choosing the ones you genuinely want to wear.
  8. You are called a “bitch” for being unafraid…

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