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February 21, 2024

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JAN NIELSENOctober 6, 2021

Thanks you for your thoughtful article. It helped me understand the conflict that seems to be happening at BYU. Grateful for Elder Holland and his love for all and for his concern for BYU's future.

Jo Ann OkelberryOctober 6, 2021

This is a very thoughtful and well written article. I listened to Elder Holland's talk, and I agree with him. I know that he spent hours praying about what he was to say, and I know that the Lord backs him. There are those who are attracted to children. Are those people also waiting for a revelation saying that it is in God's Plan of Salvation for their attraction to children be inclusive and all right? We all have challenges in our lives. We are here to overcome them.

BrookeOctober 6, 2021

Thank you, thank you, thank you. I read the transcript of the Faith Matters podcast after seeing much positive buzz surrounding that particular discussion, but I have been unable to adequately articulate my thoughts about it. You have done it here for me, and I am grateful for your gift. Thank you again.

PennieOctober 6, 2021

Thank you for a well thought out article on this subject and the Faith Matters Podcast. I was disturbed when I first listened to it, and my discomfort has not lessened. Korihor comes to mind. These people are teaching false doctrine just as surely as he did.

Caroline againOctober 6, 2021

I made a comment on Faith Matters after this podcast saying that I thought it was a wee bit too much trying to please God without offending the devil.

CarolineOctober 6, 2021

I appreciate this article and am going to read it more carefully. I'm preparing to teach Relief Society this week--the topic is Elder Gong's April Conference talk-- "Room in the Inn" which addresses "making a place of grace and space" and "we come to the Inn (the Church) as we are". It occurred to me that, while the Church is indeed welcoming and invites ALL to come unto Christ, we have a responsibility, as "guests" to behave ourselves in Someone else's Home--to respect our Host (I'm capitalizing these words deliberately) and the "rules of the house", and to not be a picky eater when the Host has prepared His very best for us.

Candy Lee HuntOctober 6, 2021

So well said. Thank you for the time you took to delineate in words the troubling feelings I also felt when I listened to this podcast.

Alan WildOctober 6, 2021

This interview is what caused me to stop listening to Faith Matters podcasts. Elder Holland was very gentle in quietly correcting certain matters at BYU. Of course the LGBTQ group is having a huge negative reaction. To me part of what I heard in that podcast is that LGBTQ is a reasonable alternative lifestyle, rather than being wrong. That will never be true. Kindly allowing for those unfortunate leanings in one thing-accepting that behavior as acceptable is quite another. So no, Elder Holland was not in error in anything he said.



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