Thursday, August 15, 2013


Here are three interesting things that make me scratch my head. I offer no commentary on this. I allow the reader to come to their own conclusions.


Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young and his wife Barb are scheduled to give the keynote address at an upcoming conference promoting acceptance of gays and lesbians in the Mormon Church. The three day conference will be held in Salt Lake City on September 13-15.

The article states the Youngs are committed members of the LDS Church. Barb and Steve are happy to be part of Affirmation’s International Conference, where they hope to lend their voices to the healing work of making our families, our society and our church more welcoming places for our LGBT brothers and sisters.

LINK to the KSL article



The Thomas S. Monson award may be earned by youth and adults of all ages.  It will be introduced at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree, and will then be available for others to receive after July 2013.  Pre-orders are accepted immediately, and will be shipped August 1, 2013. To earn the Thomas S. Monson Award, complete the following two requirements and at least four electives.


1. Read “100 Years of Scouting in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,” which is included on this card. With your family or a Scout leader, discuss two things you learned from this history. 

2. Read “Run, Boy, Run,” which is included on this card, and write your feelings about this story in your journal.


1. Complete at least two requirements toward earning the Genealogy merit badge.
2. Complete at least two requirements toward earning the Family Life merit badge.
3. Memorize the thirteenth article of faith, and discuss with your family or a leader how this article of faith and the Scout Law support each other.
4. Meet two youth outside of your area and discuss with them how Scouting has benefited your life or the life of a Scout you know.
5. Share your feelings about doing your duty to God with your family, a friend of another faith, or a leader. to the award



A new illustrated book with the teachings and stories told by Thomas S Monson during 50 years as an apostle and prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is titled
Consider The Blessings: True Accounts of God’s Hand in Our Lives” . This book is scheduled to be released just in time for October General Conference..

The other book is titled “I Will Lead You Along: The Life of Henry B. Erying,” due out in the fall as well. This is the biography of President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the LDS Church's First Presidency.

LINK to the Deseret News article


Anonymous said...

Steve Young's in a bind because his wife's sister is gay. He's clearly under pressure about this. People in hard marriages probably can relate to his predicament. If this weren't the case, I don't see him getting into this cause.

TSM award... sounds like an award with extremely low requirements...? More like a Primary award?

The new books........ *snore*

Anonymous said...

2Nephi 26:29

Anonymous said...

hmmm, I don't believe in celebrating mortals--

I think scouting has gone past the point of no return--

the books . . . same thing--

Anonymous said...

It might be nice to quote the scripture rather than putting in on others to look it up. What's your point about priestcrafts? Do you think Elder Eyring is practicing priestcraft? Why is he getting away with it, but Gileadi did not? Or is that not what you're saying? (It helps to comment as well.)

Anonymous said...

At this point, scouting should be a non-issue in the church.
My boys are no longer in scouting. Why not just put girls and boys in the same tents? How is it any different having homosexual boys in the same tents with other boys out in the dark woods at night?
I have no regard for SY. Just because his wife's sister is a lesbian means nothing. Many others in the church have similar situations and have not caved in to the strident demands of the homosexual nazis. For a former pro football player that's a pretty wimpy excuse.

Anonymous said...

I think there's less pretense when an award is named after someone who's already passed on.

Toni said...

I wouldn't be too hard on 5:42, 2:22. It probably just came to mind or something.

For those who would like the scripture, it is this: 29 He commandeth that there shall be no priestcrafts; for, behold, priestcrafts are that men preach and set themselves up for a light unto the world, that they may get gain and praise of the world; but they seek not the welfare of Zion.

The scripture could fit the books or the award or both.