11 October 2010

Hawn Key

"All mankind love a lover." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I've been digesting what Packer said for a few days now. I have three brief insights I'd like to share with you.

1st. He never actually says homosexual, now does he? This is great news for future Mormon apologists. Heck, it's good news for Bruce R. McConkie Boyd K. Packer! Should his superiors decide to reverse their official anti-gay stance he can claim he was talking about pornographers. Or shoplifters.

2nd. “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” isn't canonized and Apostles don't get to canonize whatever they want. Not even the President of the quorum can do that. Even if he super-duper wants to. I wonder what his boss thinks of the obvious overreach. Can a breach of etiquette be blamed on a moment of religious fervor? Can it be excused by the same?

3rd. This is for anyone who thought that Conference was good except for Packer's talk:

ps. Should you care to read a bit more of Packer's teachings checkout this BYU link.

My favorite quote: "We've always counseled in the Church for our Mexican members to marry Mexicans, our Japanese members to marry Japanese, our Caucasians to marry Caucasians, our Polynesian members to marry Polynesians. The counsel has been wise."

Take that, apologists.