Just my rambling thoughts about being gay and Mormon

Monday, February 7, 2011

more on independent thought

Recently, I posted about freedom of thought versus compliance to the Church approved version of the truth.  I was thinking about this topic and recalled a conference talk by one of the General Authorities that related to this topic.  In General Conference, Elder Ronald E. Poleman gave a talk entitled "The Gospel and the Church", where he outlined the differences and connections between the two.  

The weird thing was that this talk never appeared in the Ensign as he gave it.  In fact, he was required to give the talk again to an empty tabernacle so the new version could be edited into the conference tape before it was published.  The link below shows what he originally said and what was ultimately published.   You might find it interesting.

1 comment:

  1. I've come across this before but have never seen the side-by-side comparison. Quite interesting and creepy or controlling at the same time. Thanks for sharing.