Elder Packer and the Danger of Homosexuality, 20 Years Later

Elder Packer declared homosexuality to be one of the three dangers facing the church

Twenty years ago this week, Elder Boyd K. Packer gave a talk[1] to the All-Church Coordinating Counsel[2] opening with some advice he received about which direction church administrators should face.  “Either you represent the teachers and students and champion their causes or … Continue reading

David O. McKay, Eyewitness to the Early Stirrings of the Israel-Palestine Conflict

Given the latest flare-up of the Israel-Palestine conflict, I thought it might be interesting to post LDS Apostle David O. McKay’s account of his visit to Jerusalem on November 2, 1921, the fourth anniversary of Britain’s “Balfour Declaration” proposing to … Continue reading

Wealth redistribution, taxes, government, and the poor in Winter Quarters

In our current election season, many issues have been debated about the economy, including wealth redistribution, social safety nets, economic recovery, the size of government, the poor and self-sufficiency. Brigham Young was faced with these same issues when building a … Continue reading