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Religious Comparison

Religious Comparison

This actually doesn't look right to me. Didn't we surpass +50% population non-English speaking a decade or even two ago? I guess I'm equating non-English speaking with not white, but that's probably not far off...

Crash course with citations: http://www.missedinsunday.com/memes/finances/religious-comparison/

Perhaps with the caveat of "U.S." religious groups - http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/07/27/the-most-and-least-racially-diverse-u-s-religious...

Priorities

Priorities

Smh. How did I take 40 years to see the light?

For those wanting to learn more about the anti-queer oppression and propaganda from the Mormon cult I would start on these Wikipedia pages:

Homosexuality and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Timeline of LGBT Mormon history, LGBT Mormon suicides, BYU LGBT History, and Gender minorities and the LDS church.

❤️💛💚💙💜

For those wanting to learn more about the anti-queer oppression and propaganda from the Mormon cult I would start on these Wikipedia pages:

Homosexuality and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Timeline of LGBT Mormon history, LGBT Mormon suicides, BYU LGBT History, and Gender minorities and the LDS church.

❤️💛💚💙💜

How a Woman raised without education became an Oxbridge academic

How a Woman raised without education became an Oxbridge academic

So her book looks fascinating and her story is amazing. This is an illustration of the worst of Mormonism. Do you think her church leaders ever considered reporting her parents? /s

No kidding. She was interviewed on NPR’s Fresh Air about her memoir. I had to sit in the garage and finish the interview because it was so unbelievable.

I can't pick my jaw back up.

This is seriously disturbing. I mean, I'm happy for her, but I'm related to several families who think this kind of education is perfect for their children. Thinking that my TBM relatives may not know about basic history like the Holocaust... what?

How and why my wife went inactive; a thank you to my Bishop and Ward.

How and why my wife went inactive; a thank you to my Bishop and Ward.

I have not attended for almost a year. My wife has not attended for about 6 months.

My wife has been about 2 years behind me in her processing the issues with the church. When I first told her about my issues, she only wanted me to be open and honest with her. She’s a convert and she didn’t really believe the church was the one True church, more that it worked for her and gave her some hope about how families could be (her home life growing up was a bit tumultuous).

So I have respected her space and journey, supported her in her attendance and calling (which was in YW).

Last Mother’s Day there was an impromptu YW leadership meeting after church. It was made known that in Ward Council that morning that the discussion revolves around a certain YW leader whose FB profile picture was deemed inappropriate - what was her crime?

Her FB picture was her in her sleeveless wedding dress. When she got married her husband was not a member. But the ward council felt that her picture wasn’t setting a good example. DW protested as well as others, despite her comments that this wasn’t a big deal and shouldn’t be an issue the YW leader who was shamed on Mother’s Day changes her profile picture later that day.

DW, who is more NOM, not really a believe in Mormonism, was very upset. She had to face the fact that the culture is toxic and can’t be changed. It was a conclusion I had reached a few years earlier but it was painful to watch her finally realize this.

She slowly stepped away and asked to be released. She hasn’t attended in 6 months. I had written an email to the Bishop thanking him for allowing this culture of judgement and hypocrisy to flourish because he did what i could probably have not done - drive DW away.

She wouldn’t let me send the email, but nonetheless, thank you dear bishop.

For anyone with spouses who attend - give it time. The church culture is a cesspool, it will show up in time and once your loved ones see it be there for them as they deal with the disappointment of putting the trust in a seriously flawed institution.

Public Shaming On Fucking Mothers Day. I don't know why I have grain of surprise, and yet.

So she left because she was offended. /s

My wife is getting more and more affected by stuff like this and is getting more vocal to me. I listen, and support her as best I can, but ultimately can't help her. She has to navigate this herself.

Haha. I guess so, but being offended by a toxic culture is a perfectly good reason to leave, imho.

WTF

To all my LGBTQ people on this sub- YOU ARE IMPORTANT. You are absolutely perfect how you are. Nelson is WRONG. Please get out of the Mormon church. You are worth more than they say you are. I love you. We all love you, and you mean something.

To all my LGBTQ people on this sub- YOU ARE IMPORTANT. You are absolutely perfect how you are. Nelson is WRONG. Please get out of the Mormon church. You are worth more than they say you are. I love you. We all love you, and you mean something.

I’m just fuming after reading Nelson’s comments.

I have watched my as my friend cries to me, because she believes in the church but is lesbian and she is unable to be with her girlfriend if she wants to remain in the church.

I am sick that my cousin who is gay attempted suicide multiple times because he is gay.

I can’t believe my friends family shuns her because she is gay.

Shame on this ridiculous, made up, judgmental, hateful religion.

“Love one another?” Really? The church thinks they encourage that?

“Families can be together forever?” Really? You believe that families are most important? No you don’t. You believe in control.

Only someone who has evil in their heart would say the things that Nelson and the church have said.

It’s disgusting, and I am mortified to have EVER been part of a group that believes such despicable things about other groups of people.

I’m performing the ceremony for my two girlfriends this summer- how can I get it publicized that me, a Mormon girl (as far as everyone knows) is marrying a gay couple? How can I hurt the churches image as much as possible with this?

Love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love.

The more love in the world, the better. There is not a wrong way to love- and if there were, it sure as HELL is not two people of the same gender loving each other.

BITFDWT

Facebook the fuck out of that wedding ceremony. Your profile pic needs to be you smiling on as the happy couple kisses or something. It’s so awesome that you’re doing that.

well said. I agree

Careful, talk like that indicates you're loving people you shouldn't. /s

Thank you. It's nice to feel loved, even if it's the last place I thought to look. 💕💕

Amen amen! I appreciate your courage and your spirit.

I’m loving my new horse shirt!

I’m loving my new horse shirt!

With a rainbow background, no less!!! Beyond perfect. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

What? This must be a misprint, hope you got it on discount.

Quite the mighty steed

Mormons: a lack of evidence for the events in the Book of Mormon does NOT prove that they didn't happen! Also Mormons: there is no evidence that Joseph had sex with his plural wives, it didn't happen.

Mormons: a lack of evidence for the events in the Book of Mormon does NOT prove that they didn't happen! Also Mormons: there is no evidence that Joseph had sex with his plural wives, it didn't happen.

There is actually quite a bit of evidence that Joseph had sex with his wives. That's basically all that his relationship with them entailed.

First hand testimony, the actual doctrine that explains it's purpose is for procreation, etc

Temple lot case. Sworn testimony in court.

I like that they trust in DNA evidence when it supports their narrative.

My son is getting baptized next week by my ex's new husband. I'm thinking about sneaking this into my boy's pocket for good luck...

Omg! This would be freakin hilarious!!!!!!! Do it but it might scar your kid for life lol! Hey look kid it’s all the sin leaving you!

If you could slip that into stepfathers pocket it would be more meaningful.

Or, a bad plate of nachos from Cafe Rio.

This post was done with tongue firmly planted in cheek. I will watch this go down with my spiritual eyes.

My step-dad recently went to Mexico, and visited a ward there. This chorister seems open-minded at least.

My step-dad recently went to Mexico, and visited a ward there. This chorister seems open-minded at least.

I served my mission in Mexico. A lot of these shirts are second-hand from the USA and are sold for cheap in flea markets. So it's not unusual to see a Mexican wearing a shirt that says something like "Nelson family reunion 1998" or something.

My favorite was when we were knocking one day, and this old, old senora walks out of her house sporting a shirt that said in English, "If assholes could fly, this place would be an airport."

I was on my mission and feeling pretty homesick. I missed my family and hated knocking on doors. It was another hot and miserable day, and I wasn't feeling the spirit at all. I especially missed my brother. Anyway, I had a"prompting" that we should knock on a particular door. As soon as it opened, I saw a guy wearing a shirt that my brother owned and previously donated. It said, "(my last name) Family Reunion". I couldn't believe my eyes. I checked the tag and sure enough it had his name on it (from when they were passing them out). It was awkward, but I asked the guy if I could take it with me as I was so down and lonely. He obliged.

I thought... "No way is this true!"

And it turns out that it wasn't true, because I never served a mission and completely made this up. Screw TSCC.

Yep. On my mission to Mexico I saw an old man with a “pimpin’ ain’t easy” t-shirt. Good times.

This is fantastic

Your whole family is watching. Just make these eternal promises to God without knowing what the f*ck they are !!!

Your whole family is watching. Just make these eternal promises to God without knowing what the f*ck they are !!!

Mevermo here: do they really have flip-down, movie theater style seating on the temples? Between that and the entire thing just being a movie with ritualized chanting, weird costumes and gestures it seems like the endowment is just a less fun and more culty version of going to a midnight screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show or The Room.

The seating is pretty nice actually. Really soft. Then they turn down the lights to show the movie. Nice calming whooshing sounds while God creates the universe. Then some animal sounds. It was so hard not to fall asleep when I was at the MTC.

This was such a heavy shelf item for me. The temple immediately screamed Cult my first time through!

fuck the temple endowment ceremony

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