A thorough, thoughtful and balanced discussion of each of the six "official" lessons as the missionaries formerly presented them to investigators is at together with the techniques and strategies which the missionaries are instructed to use.(The actual texts of the discussions were also on this site at one time, but the Mormon church threatened the webmaster with a lawsuit, and he removed them; click on "next" at each window to read a summary and commentary.) Here is a summary of important facts about the Mormon church, its doctrine, and its history that the missionaries will probably not tell you. That’s the one thing that always came up when I’d discuss theories on declining marriage rates or the rise of the hookup culture with my friends or family. In reality, these values have ebbed and flowed throughout history, often in conjunction with prevailing sex ratios. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, there are 5.5 million college-educated women in the U. between the ages of 22 and 29 versus 4.1 million such men. Among college grads age 30 to 39, there are 7.4 million women versus 6.0 million men—five women for every four men. Times have changed, and that is a good thing—especially the fading-away of cruel taboos that once stigmatized women who engaged in premarital sex or bore children out of wedlock. The values question assumes that sexual mores loosen naturally from conservative to liberal.The Book of Mormon states, 'black and white, bond and free, male and female; … We do not tolerate racism in any form." In 2006, then Church president Gordon B.Hinckley declared that, "no man who makes disparaging remarks concerning those of another race can consider himself a true disciple of Christ.
But one incident from that time stubbornly lingers and is now the subject of a fictionalized film that opens in theaters Friday. 11, 1857, Mormons aided by native American allies massacred about 120 unarmed men, women, and children bound for California by wagon train.These observations leave critics grappling with two fundamental questions: What moral authority does Mormon scripture have concerning other matters if it contains oppositional ideas about race?Upon what moral authority does our current prophet speak if revelations made by past prophets are no longer valid?"People [in Utah] really understand perhaps as they hadn't until the last five, six years or so that there's a need and a possibility for real investigation and acceptance of a painful past." Kent Bylund, a Mormon who owned land at the site in southwestern Utah, has seen a shift in attitude.Tapped by Mormon President Gordon Hinckley to head up construction of a memorial in 1999, Mr.