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November 30, 2022

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Deb May 19, 2013

I believe it's important to defend the family - no doubt. But the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has always, and still does, campaign against child trafficking, child slavery, child prostitution, child pornography and so on. Their committee is a select group of people of "high moral character" from various countries. While there may be the odd crackpot out there who tries to push an agenda aimed at sexualizing children, you can read every single report from the UN and not find that such things even rate a mention. I also read the "Family Watch" report and quite honestly didn't see much in the way of factual reporting or references to substantiate the assertions being made about very young children. I am happy to be proven wrong, but I'd think that a Swiss Education minister who was the center of a 3000 parent protest scandal might make it on the news somewhere? If we're going to champion our cause I don't think we do much by making blanket statements without evidence to back them up. Having said that, when I do find evidence against the family that is factually based, then I am always more than happy voice my opposition.

Mike BrinsonMay 15, 2013

I think our church leaders have purposefully decided to step back and let the members themselves to "be anxiously engaged in a good cause, and do many things of their own free will, and bring to pass much righteousness; For the power is in them, wherein they are agents unto themselves." (D&C 58:27-28)

Layne WestoverMay 15, 2013

Our Church leaders should be spearheading this effort...are they?



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