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22 July 2017

17 Inspiring, Fucked-Up Quotes From The Late Pres. Boyd K. Packer

17 Inspiring, Fucked-Up Quotes From The Late Pres. Boyd K. Packer

“Tolerance is a virtue, but like all virtues, when exaggerated, it transforms itself into a vice. We need to be careful of the “tolerance trap” so that we are not swallowed up in it. The permissiveness afforded by the weakening of the laws of the land to tolerate legalized acts of immorality does not reduce the serious spiritual consequence that is the result of the violation of God’s law of chastity.” (These Things I Know, General Conference, April 2013)

“Romantic love is not only a part of life, but literally a dominating influence of it. It is deeply and significantly religious. There is no abundant life without it.” (BYU Fireside, Nov. 3, 1963)

“Each year, many fall victim in the colleges and universities. There, as captive audiences, their faith, their patriotism, and their morality are lined up against a wall and riddled by words shot down from the mouths of irreverent professors.” (That All May be Edified, p. 165)

“A testimony is found in the bearing of it.” (The Candle of the Lord, Ensign, Jan. 1983, pp. 54-55)

“Today thousands of Lamanites are coming into the Church. More than one hundred Lamanite branches have been organized among the stakes and within the missions. In many of these branches, the leadership is provided by the Lamanite members. They are the branch presidents, the teachers, the auxiliary leaders, the music directors. Lives are being transformed. In some cases, whole Indian communities are being affected(…) In fulfillment of Nephi’s prophetic words, the Lamanites in our day are, indeed, being restored to their rightful place in the House of Israel. By their obedience to the principles of the gospel, they are beginning to receive the blessings promised to their ancient fathers.” (For the Blessing of the Lamanites, Relief Society Magazine, Aug. 1964)

“Happiness will depend on what each of us does with what each has, what we learn from what we do, and what we do thereafter.” (The Decision of Life, Liahona June 1991)

“We’ve always counseled in the Church for our Mexican members to marry Mexicans, our Japanese members to marry Japanese, our Caucasians to marry Caucasians, our Polynesian members to marry Polynesians. The counsel has been wise.” (Follow the Rule, BYU Hawaii Devotional, Jan 14, 1977)

“I would not contribute to publications, nor would I belong to organizations that by spirit or inclination are faith-destroying.” (Let Not Your Heart be Troubled, p. 114)

“These are days of great spiritual danger for this people. The world is spiraling downward at an ever-quickening pace. I AM SORRY TO TELL YOU THAT IT WILL NOT GET BETTER.” (BYU’s Law Society Devotional Saturday, Feb. 28 2004, emphasis added)

“Happiness is inseparably connected with decent, clean behavior.” (Washed Clean, General Conference, April 1997)

“Our lives are made up of thousands of everyday choices. Over the years, these little choices will be bundled together and show clearly what we value.” (50 Years of President Packer and Church History, 50 Years Church History, Sept. 30, 2011)

“The dangers I speak of come from the gay-lesbian movement, the feminist movement (both of which are relatively new), and the ever-present challenge from the so-called scholars or intellectuals. Our local leaders must deal with all three of them with ever-increasing frequency. In each case, the members who are hurting have the conviction that the Church somehow is doing something wrong to members or that the Church is not doing enough for them.” (Talk to the All-Church Coordinating Council, May 18, 1993)

“The study of doctrine and the teaching of doctrine will change behavior more than the study of behavior will change behavior.” (Little Children, General Conference, Oct 1986)

“Some suppose that they were pre-set and cannot overcome what they feel are inborn tendencies toward the impure and unnatural. Not so. Why would our Heavenly Father do that to anyone? Remember, he is our Father.” (General Conference, Oct. 2010)

“Perhaps the single greatest thing I learned from reading the Book of Mormon is that the voice of the Spirit comes as a feeling rather than a sound. You will learn, as I have learned, to “listen” for that voice that is felt rather than heard.” (Counsel to Youth, General Conference, Oct. 2011)

“That young man with gender disorientation needs to know that gender was not assigned at mortal birth, that we were sons and daughters of God in the premortal state. The woman pleading for help needs to see the eternal nature of things and to know that…she will find no enduring peace in the feminist movement. There she will have no hope.” (Talk to the All-Church Coordinating Council, May 18, 1993)

“So long, suckers!” (From the deathbed, July 3, 2015)

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