Views:27647|Rating:4.28|View Time:1:50Minutes|Likes:207|Dislikes:35 Full name of the talk (Too long for YouTube title)
“Are Mormon Leaders Above the Law? Fraud in the Inducement and Mormonism: An Historic and Contemporary Look”
Kay Burningham graduated J. Rueben Clark Law School in 1982, clerked in San Francisco and initially worked as an insurance defense attorney in Southern California. She was appointed as a volunteer Judge Pro Tem/Civil Settlement Officer for the San Diego Superior Court from 1990 through 1995.
Kay returned to Utah in 2001 and has practiced civil litigation as a trial attorney since then in Park City, and more recently, Salt Lake City. She has extensive jury trial experience and was lead counsel on Daniels v. Gamma West Brachytherapy 221 P.3d 456 (2009) a medical malpractice case involving excess therapeutic radiation given to a cancer patient. The unanimous Supreme Court opinion clarified Utah law with regard to gross negligence and punitive damages.
She is the mother of two sons: Chris, a resident of Santa Barbara, California and a student at UCSB in chemical engineering and nanotechnology, and Danny, who will be a freshman at ASU in the Barrett Honors program this fall, majoring in computer science engineering. In her spare time she likes rollerblading, water and snow skiing. She has two Himalayan cats, brothers, age fourteen.
Kay is the author of “An American Fraud: One Lawyer’s Case against Mormonism”:
Views:1289|Rating:4.47|View Time:4:45Minutes|Likes:17|Dislikes:2 An examination of the Official Declaration 2 that extended the priesthood blessings to all races.
Read the Official Declaration 2 at the link below:
It is very suspicious that the Brethren desired the doctrine to be changed before God finally decided to agree with them. It is even more suspicious that the Official Declaration 2 contradicts the emphatic teachings and declarations of doctrines of past Prophets of the LDS Church. Who is contradicting themselves God or the Prophets of the LDS Church? It is also shocking that the LDS Church did not change the doctrine because it was immoral or apologize for their racial discrimination. In fact the reason why the Leaders of the LDS Church wanted to change the doctrine was because of “the expansion of the work of the Lord over the earth.” The LDS Church compromised their own doctrine to gain new members and expand their bottom line. In the end of Spencer W. Kimball’s letter he claims it is the will of the Lord that all worthy males can hold the priesthood regardless of race. Yet it is not believable since God already said that non-whites will not get the priesthood in this life. This decision was clearly made by LDS leadership not the Lord. This decision was not based on the immorality of racial discrimination but on the LDS Church’s need to expand their membership.
To Whom It May Concern:
On 30 September 1978, at the 148th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the following was presented by President N. Eldon Tanner, First Counselor in the First Presidency of the Church:
In early June of this year, the First Presidency announced that a revelation had been received by President Spencer W. Kimball extending priesthood and temple blessings to all worthy male members of the Church. President Kimball has asked that I advise the conference that after he had received this revelation, which came to him after extended meditation and prayer in the sacred rooms of the holy temple, he presented it to his counselors, who accepted it and approved it. It was then presented to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, who unanimously approved it, and was subsequently presented to all other General Authorities, who likewise approved it unanimously.
President Kimball has asked that I now read this letter:
June 8, 1978
To all general and local priesthood officers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout the world:
As we have witnessed the expansion of the work of the Lord over the earth, we have been grateful that people of many nations have responded to the message of the restored gospel, and have joined the Church in ever-increasing numbers. This, in turn, has inspired us with a desire to extend to every worthy member of the Church all of the privileges and blessings which the gospel affords.
Aware of the promises made by the prophets and presidents of the Church who have preceded us that at some time, in God’s eternal plan, all of our brethren who are worthy may receive the priesthood, and witnessing the faithfulness of those from whom the priesthood has been withheld, we have pleaded long and earnestly in behalf of these, our faithful brethren, spending many hours in the Upper Room of the Temple supplicating the Lord for divine guidance.
He has heard our prayers, and by revelation has confirmed that the long-promised day has come when every faithful, worthy man in the Church may receive the holy priesthood, with power to exercise its divine authority, and enjoy with his loved ones every blessing that flows therefrom, including the blessings of the temple. Accordingly, all worthy male members of the Church may be ordained to the priesthood without regard for race or color. Priesthood leaders are instructed to follow the policy of carefully interviewing all candidates for ordination to either the Aaronic or the Melchizedek Priesthood to insure that they meet the established standards for worthiness.
We declare with soberness that the Lord has now made known his will for the blessing of all his children throughout the earth who will hearken to the voice of his authorized servants, and prepare themselves to receive every blessing of the gospel.
Spencer W. Kimball
N. Eldon Tanner
Marion G. Romney
The First Presidency
Recognizing Spencer W. Kimball as the prophet, seer, and revelator, and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it is proposed that we as a constituent assembly accept this revelation as the word and will of the Lord. All in favor please signify by raising your right hand. Any opposed by the same sign.
The vote to sustain the foregoing motion was unanimous in the affirmative.
Views:56483|Rating:4.80|View Time:29:26Minutes|Likes:960|Dislikes:39 Since its initial publishing 186 years ago, the Book of Mormon has made an indelible mark not only on the lives of its serious readers but also on American popular culture at large.
The book was added to the list of “Books That Shaped America” in 2013 and since June 2016 has been a part of the “America Reads” exhibit at the Library of Congress. The exhibit’s purpose is to foster new conversations about 65 books the American public says have had “a profound effect on American life.” The exhibit features some of the rarest and most interesting editions in the Library’s collections, including an original copy of the Book of Mormon.
“[The Book of Mormon] has spawned pageants and plays, appeared in films, inspired musical lyrics, and received 4 out of 5 stars on the Apple Store,” Elder D. Todd Christofferson said Wednesday at the exhibit, where he spoke for 20 minutes about the book’s history and impact. “It has been illustrated in comic strips, displayed in paintings, told through historical fiction, and imprinted on clothing. A copy of the Book of Mormon was even checked out to President Abraham Lincoln at the Library of Congress on November 18, 1861.”
The Book of Mormon, a record of ancient-American civilizations, is a foundational scripture for Latter-day Saints, along with the Bible and other books. Mormons believe Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon over the course of about three months from gold plates, then published an initial 5,000 copies in 1830.
“It is a miracle to see that what began with 5,000 copies in a small print shop in Palmyra, New York, in 1830 has resulted in millions of copies available in multiple languages around the globe,” Elder Christofferson said.
In fact, more than 176 million copies of the Book of Mormon have been printed since 1830, and the book has been translated into 110 languages — 89 full translations, with selections of the book in another 21 languages. In addition to this, the Book of Mormon is available on LDS.org and the Church’s mobile applications (as well as some third-party mobile applications).
Elder Christofferson also spoke of the Book of Mormon’s impact on literature, which today includes literary readings of the Book of Mormon in university-level English courses across the country. Such classes allow the Book of Mormon to speak for itself rather than debating historical accuracy or Joseph Smith’s methods of translating the book. “You don’t have to believe in its historic claims to appreciate [the Book of Mormon] as literature,” Elder Christofferson said, quoting scholar David Bokovoy.
Views:27393|Rating:4.56|View Time:5:51Minutes|Likes:283|Dislikes:27 The story of Joseph Smith and the restoration and establishment of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), told by members of the Church in Ghana, Singapore, Colombia and elsewhere.
Views:20646|Rating:4.31|View Time:53:57Minutes|Likes:107|Dislikes:17 In this live recording from the 2016 New York Mormon Transitions retreat, journalists Abby Huntsman and Carrie Sheffield discuss their transition out of Mormonism.
Views:1195|Rating:4.75|View Time:46:45Minutes|Likes:56|Dislikes:3 In this video I compare the evidence for the resurrection as proposed by Dr. Michael Licona, to the evidence for Mormonism. The original video can be found here:
Born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1961, Mike became a Christian at the age of 10 and grew up in a Christian home. He attended Liberty University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance (Saxophone). During his undergraduate studies, he had a strong desire to know God, devoting himself to studying the Bible daily. He decided to learn Koine Greek in order to read the New Testament in its original language and later completed a Master’s Degree in Religious Studies.
Toward the end of his graduate work in 1985, Mike began to question the veracity of his faith and wondered if there was any evidence to support it. He decided not to go into Christian ministry at that time. Finding answers to his questions consumed him and he almost jettisoned his faith. He investigated the evidence for Christianity and a number of other major world religions. He also considered the arguments for atheism. His investigation solidified his belief that God exists and that he has actually revealed himself to mankind in Jesus Christ and that the Christian view provides the most plausible and unified theory of reality.
In July of 1997, Mike formed TruthQuest Ministries in order to give an official name to his growing ministry and to allow future donors to make tax-deductible gifts. In October 2001, the ministry was renamed “RisenJesus” in order to avoid confusion with other ministries named “TruthQuest” and more closely reflect its vision of equipping 100,000 Christians to share their faith using the evidence for Jesus’ resurrection.
Mike has a Ph.D. in New Testament (University of Pretoria). He completed all requirements “with distinction” and the highest marks. He is a frequent speaker on university campuses, churches, Christian groups, retreats, frequently debates, and has appeared as a guest on dozens of radio and television programs. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological and Philosophical Societies, the Institute for Biblical Research, the Society of Biblical Literature, and the prestigious Studitorum Novi Testamenti Societas. Mike is associate professor in theology at Houston Baptist University and the president of Risen Jesus, Inc.
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Views:233205|Rating:4.84|View Time:20:11Minutes|Likes:3918|Dislikes:129 The Atheist Experience 21.10 for March 12, 2017 with Matt Dillahunty and John Iacoletti.
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Views:53762|Rating:4.04|View Time:5:48Minutes|Likes:228|Dislikes:54 This footage was recorded in the Mesa Arizona Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon) on May 21, 2016. This is called the “Washing & Anointing” ceremony and it has evolved significantly over the years. Up until the 1950’s, initiates in this ritual were required to stand completely naked in front of two strangers as they were touched all over their bodies with water and consecrated oil.
Sometime starting around 1930 initiates were allowed to wear a very thin “shield” that closely resembled a white poncho with slits up both sides throughout the entire ritual. The ordinance workers would reach under the “shield” to touch various parts of the initiates body. Up until at least the mid-1950’s the ceremony still required the initiate to stand completely naked in front of two temple ordinance workers without the “shield” covering their naked body.
The practice of touching the initiate all over their bodies stopped on Jan. 18, 2005 when the ordinance was changed so that the temple workers would only touch the initiate on their forehead and the the initiate would wear their temple garments (aka underwear) underneath a much thicker and more modest “shield”.
On May 17, 2016 the rules were changed once again. Now initiates are fully clothed throughout the entire ritual and the shields are being phased out completely.
Go to www.MormonThink.com and www.CESLetter.com for more information.
Views:186|Rating:4.00|View Time:5:42Minutes|Likes:8|Dislikes:2 Shocking new evidence from the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. Watch as Pastor Anderson rips the mask of this cult formed by Freemason Joseph Smith.