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Moral answers to everyday Mormon concerns, curiosities and uncertainties

Does the LDS Church pay taxes?

Question   Gramps, I just saw on our local news that the Mormon Church doesn't pay taxes. Is this true? Daniel   Answer   Daniel, The Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints obeys the laws of the land in which it operates.  If it did not there are...

What will an unsealed family look like in the afterlife?

Question   Hi Gramps! On my mission, I taught 2 girls who had just been baptized. As we discussed the temple, they asked a question that I haven't been able to answer satisfactorily. They were the only members in their family, and wondered what their family will...

Is it necessary to have a testimony of the first vision?

Question   Gramps, Is it necessary to have a testimony of the first vision? I've heard it said that the restored gospel stands or falls on the first vision. Taking into account the whole scriptural cannon, as well as the testimony of all saints, is it immature to...

How can the Savior understand what it is like to fail?

Question   Gramps, We know that the Savior was obedient to Heavenly Father in all things, he was tempted but did not head the temptations.  In short, he was perfect.  My question is: how can the Savior understand what it is like to fail?  I try to live the...

Is there homophobia in the LDS Church?

Question   Gramps, Hi! I was reading a bit about Boyd K Packer and found mention of a discontinued pamphlet To Young Men Only and about how it contained some homophobia, as well as how some of his talks implied that people can choose to be gay or not. Now, this...

Is World War III imminent?

Question   Gramps, I understand that President Packer gave a talk in 2011 saying that the young people still had plenty of time before WW3 would happen and that they would even have grandchildren before that time.    I, of course understand that no one knows the...

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