As The Mormons Try To "Rebrand" Boyd K. Packer, President of the Mormon "Quorum of Twelve Apostles": Sermonizes Extreme Anti-Gay Views

In recent months The Mormon Church has been atttepmtint to re-brand  –described in internal church memos as a “massive research / rebranding exercise“— they want to “projects a hip, educated, friendly sensibility; it’s the image of ourselves and our community that young and urbane Mormons love.”  It’s also clearly an effort to address the major PR problems facing the Church as it continues to contend with century-old stereotypes about Mormons as clannish polygamists as well as with recent fallout from its heavy involvement in California’s Proposition 8 campaign

But that doesn’t stop the anti-gay hate from flowing it seems because Boyd K. Packer, president of the Mormon “Quorum of Twelve Apostles which stands firm on the Mormon Church’s anti-gay beliefs and crusade.  (He says nothing about Polygamy though)

There are those today who not only tolerate but advocate voting to change laws that would legalize immorality, as if a vote would somehow alter the designs of God’s laws and nature,” Boyd K. Packer, president of the church’s Quorum of Twelve Apostles, said in a strongly worded sermon about the dangers of pornography and same-sex marriage. “A law against nature would be impossible to enforce. Do you think a vote to repeal the law of gravity would do any good?”\  [T]he power to create offspring is not an incidental part of the plan of happiness. It is the key — the very key.” Some argue that attraction that is “impure and unnatural” is “pre-set and cannot [be] overcome, Packer said. “Not so! Why would our Heavenly Father do that to anyone? Remember he is our father.” Alluding to the Utah-based church’s support of laws such as California’s Proposition 8 that would define marriage as exclusively between a man and a woman, Packer said, “Regardless of the opposition, we are determined to stay on course.” “We cannot change; we will not change,” the senior apostle declared unequivocally’

So while the sect which is the Mormon Church externally tries to spin its image to “hip and cool”, internally it’s preaching the same old hate and intolerance.  Just how “hip and cool” is that.

Remember you can’t spell MORMON without MORON.


Will Kohler

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  1. The LDS Church isn't seeking to be hip or cool. This article is totally skewed. God's law is God's law and it has been the same from the beginning of time–the story of Sodom and Gommorah in the Bible speaks of this very issue. He also said that God loves all of his children and we should do the same.

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