March 18th, 2018

When I informed my Southern Baptist minister that I was considering joining the L.D.S. Church he gave me some anti Mormon literature. When I told my Mormon friends about the negative information he had given me they assured me that the Church was perfect, but they acknowledged that the members were not. As someone who was well acquainted with the Bible, I knew their assurance was oversimplified for the Apostle Paul said in 1Corinthians 11:19 “For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.” Furthermore, the Lord said through Ezekiel in chapter 20:24-25 “ 24) Because they had not executed my judgments, but had despised my statutes, and had polluted my Sabbaths, and their eyes were after their father’s idols. 25) Wherefore I gave them also statutes that were not good, and judgments whereby they should not live;”. Jesus in Matthew 5:31-48 gave some examples of those things which were found in the Law of Moses.

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February 25th, 2018

In Alma 33:16 it says, “Thou art angry, O Lord, with this people, because they will not understand thy mercies which thou hast bestowed upon them because of thy Son”.

Jesus was able to atone for our sins because He was falsely accused, convicted, and punished for sins which He did not commit. Therefore, He is able to say, in effect, “All those who take upon themselves my name by partaking of covenants to serve me will not be damned and thrust down to hell”. Because Jesus led a perfect life He could pay for our sins, otherwise His punishment would have been deserved and His crucifixion would not have resulted in atonement. It is that simple.

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January 15th, 2018

I am grateful for my family. A man whom I highly respect and admire once told me that my family would open the way for me to have many friends. He failed to warn me that they could also be a burden, for there are men in the church who long for polygamy. They look forward to going off to some far corner of the universe with wives and children to start a kingdom of their own. They are not satisfied with the idea of living on a celestialized Earth where they will have to share the inheritance reserved for Abraham and his seed with other celestial beings. They look beyond the mark for something more. Some of these brethren are jealous of my family and don’t believe that I deserve them. Some of them are willing to try to drive me out of the church in the hopes that my family might be assigned to them in their own personal Celestial Kingdom. Such men are placing their salvation in jeopardy, for if the many efforts they make to advance the Kingdom of God are because of their desires to be rewarded with many wives rather than for their love of righteousness, they shall suffer loss.

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December 16th, 2017

December 11, 2017

Elk Grove, CA 95624

Governor Edward G. Brown
c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814

Dear Governor,

Did you know that Sharia Law is the source of honor killings, vigilante justice, an extreme version of gender bias aimed at females of all ages, and dangerous religious intolerance? Governor, those evils come from the Hadith and biographies of Muhammad, not the Koran.

Did you know that the Koran contains encouragement for Muslims who wish to live in peace with peoples of other religions? This, in spite of what some anti Islam speakers will tell you.  

Did you know that Islam is being promoted in our public schools with the help of the social studies text book for seventh graders?

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October 26th, 2017

It appears to me that the latest definitions of “atonement” are bringing us to a new understanding of the nature of God. A while back one of the influential high priests in my ward announced his thought that when those of us who are baptized sin again it causes the Savior to have to suffer some more in the Garden. He said the Lord can do that because he is not limited by time so He can go back to the Garden and suffer some more. It seems to me that if that is true the Lord will not have time for any other errands.

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