Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Prop 8

This address was given at the BYU Women’s Conference, May 5, 2006
Boyd K. Packer
 'The virtue of tolerance has been distorted and elevated to a position of such prominence as be thought equal to
and even valued more than morality. It is one thing to be tolerant, even forgiving of individual conduct. It is quite another to
collectively legislate and legalize to protect immoral conduct that can weaken, even destroy the family.'
'There is a dangerous trap when tolerance is exaggerated to protect the rights of those whose conduct endangers the family
and injures the rights of the more part of the people. We are getting dangerously close to the condition described by the prophet Mosiah, who warned:
"Now it is not common that the voice of the people desireth anything contrary to that which is right; but it is common for the lesser part
of the people to desire that which is not right; therefore this shall ye observe and make it your law—to do your business by the voice of the people.'
"And if the time comes that the voice of the people doth choose iniquity, then is the time that the judgments of God will come upon you;
yea, then is the time he will visit you with great destruction even as he has hitherto visited this land.'  (Mosiah 29:26-27)
'Tolerance can be a dangerous trap.'
As always, Boyd K. Packer says it so eloquently!
The Prophet Joseph Smith said at the first Relief Society, 'There must be a decision of character, aside from sympathy.'

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