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Thursday, August 26, 2021

PROOF: The Church is Embarrassed About God, His Words and Plans

G Whiz!

Today I was amazed to find Brother (Mitt) Romney is either tight enough with -- or embarrassed enough about -- God that he's chosen to refer to Him as just G:

(I would encourage all Utahns to do the right thing in 2024 (when Brother Romney is up for re-election) and send Mitt and his binders full of women (and his comments regarding women needing support so that they could get home each day to cook dinner for their families). [11] But the way things are going, we'll either be a full-blown totalitarian state (less likely) or in the middle of the Tribulations (more likely) by then).

Jesus: He who shall not be named

Now granted, Brother Romney isn't one of the Brethren (thank goodness). But he does highlight a growing trend of being embarrassed about God. 
  1. As my first piece of evidence, I refer you to the August 12, 2021 First Presidency letter re: Covid. [1] No mention whatsoever of Jesus Christ or the Lord's ONLY solution to the pandemic, repentance. [2]
  2. As my second and third pieces of evidence, I refer you to Pres. Nelson's March 26 [3] and 
  3. April 4, 2020 [4] announcements of a worldwide fast. Again, no mentions of the Lord's ONLY solution to the pandemic, repentance. [2]
  4. In fact, none of the church's Covid-related plans (as of 8/17/21) incorporate repentance. [5]
Why is the church so hesitant to mention the R word?!

In fact, last year, Church leaders encouraged us to seek out and "Hear Him," [6] which I thought was a wonderful strategy to get members less reliant on listening to mortals and instead listen to He who saves us all. IMHO, "Hear Him" was an inspired strategy.

But a year later, something has changed. The strategy has shifted to us not only hearing, but also following, "the wise and thoughtful recommendations of medical experts and government leaders." [1]

But the world and its plans? Yeah, we'll name and endorse those.

Just as a follow-up to a recent post, "Follow the Brethren? Great! You're now a U.N.-loving Pro-Choice Socialist!" (here):

As you read in that post, in 2015, all United Nations member states adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, [7] which provides a "shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future." At its heart are 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for mankind to achieve by 2030. Now, the annual High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development serves as the central UN platform for the follow-up and review of the SDGs. [8] 

As an official church representative, Sister (Sharon) Eubank expressed why the church wants Agenda 2030 -- and its SDGs -- to succeed:

"The way forward is to do just what this forum has as its goal. Invite and respect as many faith actors as possible, build understanding among them, and integrate them into every aspect of the 2030 SDG agenda. It will lead to the greatest success possible for equity, justice, and peace." [9] 

Elder Christofferson pretty much endorsed Agenda 2030 -- and its SDGs -- in the October 2020 General Conference:

Not to be out-done, here's Elder Ballard in an image taken during his visit to the United Nations in 2019. See that pin he's wearing? According to the article, it's "a 17-color pin on the lapel of his dark, pinstriped suit. The pin represented the U.N.’s 17 sustainable development goals." [12]

It bewilders me why the Church isn't organizing, promoting and participating in worldwide conferences focused solely on Zion. "Oh, but they are! In General Conference!" you say? Show me your proof. Here's mine:

Also, I learned that another organization -- Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (which was created by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) -- stated that "Immunisation is one of the best buys in global health and has a crucial role in achieving 14 of the 17 SDGs. As one of the most far-reaching health interventions, it closely reflects the ethos of the SDGs: 'leaving no one behind.'” [10] 

(Remember: The Church has donated millions to GAVI in the past. For details, let's turn to GAVI's website:

Here's an infographic of our beloved SDGs:

It all makes sense now:

  • The church wants Agenda 2020 and its 17 SDGs made a reality.
  • The church is VERY pro-Covid injection.
  • One reason why the church is VERY pro-Covid injection is because the injections play a crucial role in achieving 14 of the 17 SDGs.
  • And you known darn well that the last thing the church is going to do is tick off those world leaders who are passionate about the SDGs.

Your Homework Assignment
Where are some other RECENT examples of Jesus Christ or Repentance not being mentioned?
Bonus points if the example has God's name as a consonant.


9.  Sharon Eubank, Remarks before the G20 Interfaith Forum in Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 1, 2018;

Monday, August 23, 2021

Now you can get your Covid shot at church!

If anyone ever doubted the church's commitment to ensuring everybody gets the Covid injection, here's proof. 

On July 2, 2021, this video was published on Rumble showing a local pharmacist using an LDS Church building (at 200 W. Brigham Rd, St George, UT) offering free Covid injections. 

Now, a good church member wouldn't be offering these injections at the church building without permission. He had to have asked for and received permission. From church authorities. And likely (because of the Covid injection's controversial nature), pretty high up.

Administering the shots: Cliff Holt, Hurricane (UT) Family Pharmacy Owner. As you can see on Cliff's website, his company's goal is to "Help the people in our community achieve their very best health possible."

The company's Facebook page ( also displays this bit of information:

(To read real, documented facts about the Covid injection's 
safety and effectiveness, head on over to

Even though Hurricane Family Pharmacy offers Moderna shots, Moderna and Pfizer's injectables are similarly manufactured. Here are recent photos of a woman from New York who took the Pfizer jab a week before. Now she is experiencing Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, which doctors have attributed to the vaccine. She had "no previous medical history." (source)

Safe and effective, huh?

The sad thing is, this woman isn't alone. Millions worldwide are suffering a variety of adverse events, even deaths. But you, on the other hand, continue to be fed a steady diet of "Safe and Effective." 

LDS Church leaders stand at the forefront of the "Safe and Effective" movement, telling all to trust the man-made vaccines. "Trust in the arm of flesh?" Why, of course! 

This brings to mind several questions. Why are the LDS Church's leaders:

  • Encouraging millions to take injections which have undergone ZERO drug interaction studies, ZERO single-dose toxicity studies, ZERO toxicokinetic studies, ZERO genotoxicity studies, ZERO carcinogenicity studies, ZERO studies on pregnant women, and ZERO studies on pre-or post-natal development?
  • Saying the vaccines are safe when they actually have an Absolute Risk Reduction of 1-2%, are rapidly declining in effectiveness and rapidly making immune systems impotent?
  • Spending tithing dollars to buy up billions in stocks of those very same injection manufacturers (who have paid billions in fines because they committed felonies) then, telling us to trust and use those very same companies?
  • Telling millions to trust government leaders?
  • Ignoring the adverse events these injections are inflicting on those who have received them?
  • Omitting even one mention during this pandemic of the health benefits of the Word of Wisdom?
  • Never mentioning Jesus Christ in their latest Covid-related news release?
  • Never mentioning repentance -- not even once -- in the last year and a half as *the* *only* means of getting out of this pandemic?

Some may say these are mistakes. Oh really? With so many lives hanging in the balance, how can any sane, rational person simply whisk these issues away as mere "mistakes"?

Do these sound like actions that God approves of? 

Are any one of these mere "imperfections", the actions of well-intentioned leaders? What are we to conclude about their divine authenticity when all of these bullet points are combined?

Thursday, August 19, 2021

In this post, we reveal who's really calling the shots in Church Administration...

I recently received some comments by an Anonymous reader which I thought might be better suited as a stand-alone post (I did the underlining). My compliments to whoever you are!

"In April 2020, President Nelson and the First Presidency made no recommendation of masking. If masks were critical to protecting and preserving the lives of latter-day saints, shouldn't God have revealed that knowledge to his prophets? Why would God wait to reveal such important information, and then first to secular officials, and only after such officials spent months teaching contrary information?

Only after masking became a political issue did church leaders form an opinion. They reacted to the situation by siding with the government officials.

In a number of US states and communities masking is not mandated and not the social norm. Does the First Presidency expect members and missionaries to follow the local norm or to mask up?

It sure appears actual church policy on masking is dictated by local politics and culture, and not on the health benefits claimed in its press release.

Data from around the world and the US shows the futility of masks to change the trajectory of Covid transmission. Expert analysis of the virus confirms it spreads as an aerosol which makes cloth masks useless at stopping spread.

And yet the First Presidency puts the name of the Church on a press release touting the importance of masks to winning the war with Covid.


It appears the position of the First Presidency is it will never embarrass government officials and call for their repentance. No matter how egregiously wrong such government officials act in their duty, no matter how much they trample human rights and the principles of the Constitution, the official position of the leaders of the Church is to be apologists for government hubris, deceit and failure.

I wish it were not so but everything I have seen transpire the last 18 months shows this to be the case. Our church leaders care too much about avoiding criticism from the Great & Spacious Building and if made to choose, they will stand with the Great & Spacious Building and not with faithful saints who discern lies and deceit for what they are."

"Up until a few years ago the quorum of 15 were pretty successful at keeping the corporate church separate from the lay church. But with this First Presidency the corporate veil has been shredded and it seems this is intentional - it is as if President Nelson wants members to know he is CEO of this great corporate machine and by his leadership the corporation is going to be bigger and better than ever.

How else to explain the abrupt changes that have disrupted the lives and traditions of so many members? No more pageants. Constantly changing church meeting schedules and church organization. Top down control to prevent members from exercising faith in a way that would disqualify them as "good global citizens". Speaking of the pandemic as an immovable force that dictates church decisions - when in reality what we have is church leaders ashamed to take any action that would draw criticism from the Liberal media and its activists.

A prophet like Ether or Abinadi or Samuel or Lehi could deliver the message of their day on Temple Square and it would be just as applicable now as it was when they originally went forth to prophecy.

"Abinadi said unto them: I know if ye keep the commandments of God ye shall be saved; yea, if ye keep the commandments which the Lord delivered unto Moses in the mount of Sinai, saying: I am the Lord thy God, who hath brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other God before me.""

Saturday, August 14, 2021

"Wise and thoughtful recommendations of medical experts and government leaders"

"Come now, and let us REASON together" (Isaiah 1:18)

The internet is on fire this week, with people taking sides (pro and con) regarding the First Presidency's August 12, 2021 letter to members re: wearing masks and getting immunizations. Many are saying "Follow the Prophet" while just a tiny few are saying, "Not so fast." I suppose there are some who are stuck in the middle, not knowing which direction to take.

Yet in choosing sides on this issue, many are consulting their emotions, not facts. 

I've tried to make this blog post pretty fact-based, as if the emotionless Spock wrote it. "Just the facts," not the opinions, is what you need. That's what I aim to deliver below.

"Careful and Ponderous Thought" 

"The things of God are of deep import; and time, and experience, and careful and ponderous and solemn thoughts can only find them out."   [1]

One key is to "seek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom," to "seek learning, even by study and also by faith."   [2] 

Without knowledge, you cannot be saved   [3]. Without knowledge, God rejects you:

"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee … seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God. …"   [4]

The lack of knowledge of which they suffered is plainly explained by Hosea:

"… the Lord hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.

For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings."   [5]

That's a pretty heavy statement there. God doesn't want our sacrifices in times like this. He wants us to be knowledgeable, to have a command of the facts. Burning a metaphorical bull on an altar is nice, God says, but it doesn't necessarily bring you closer to any truth.

Yeats described the widening circle-the gyre-in which the falcon flew away from the falconer:

"Turning and turning in the widening gyre 

The falcon cannot hear the falconer;

Things fall apart; the center cannot hold.

The best lack all conviction, while the worst

Are full of passionate intensity."

-"The Second Coming"

When the falconer is not heard, the falcon is lost. So are men when they cannot or will not hearken to knowledge. In Hosea, God links the concept of knowledge with his approval, so if we reject knowledge, we reject God, too. Thus, things fall apart in human life, the center cannot hold, trouble is born, and the "worst" -- who are "full of passionate intensity" -- do what they think best, regardless of knowledge. They then often impose upon those who are less intense and involved-and particularly upon the young-false constructions and interpretations of the meaning of life.

I believe that when it comes to taking action on COVID-19, we must diligently study all the facts, as well as the word of God. 

In Alma 32, Alma compares the word unto a seed. It must be planted and nourished. Then it grows into a tree from which the fruit of eternal life is picked. Throughout verses 28-43, he uses words like "knowledge" and "experiment" as one watches the seed swell, sprout and grow. Ultimately, Alma's conclusion (on how to decipher whether the seed was good or bad) parallels the Savior's own words: "Ye shall know them by their fruits."   [6].

So, it seems to me that if one is to arrive at a truthful conclusion, they need to take into account the "fruits" of their sources. Bad sources of knowledge never have and never will produce good fruits. That's one reason why investigative journalists and judges must evaluate the veracity of the sources used in deriving solid conclusions. To do otherwise would mean gross inaccuracy and even injustice.

When it comes to COVID, you should insist not on passionate opinion, but straight, solid, honest-to-goodness facts -- in other words, knowledge. Even God says you should get knowledge or stand unapproved of him. 

So let's evaluate some of the concepts introduced to us in the letter, and see what knowledge can do to help us in the decision-making process (source citations in brackets are listed at the bottom of this post):


Let's first start with the concept of a vaccine. "Vaccines actually are a legally defined term, and they're a legally defined term under public health law, they're legally defined term under the CDC and FDA standards. A vaccine specifically has to (1) stimulate both an immunity within the person who is receiving it, but it also has to (2) disrupt transmission."   [7]

Yet on 8/6/21, CDC Director Walensky stated, "Vaccines prevent death but what they can't do anymore is prevent transmission." In other words, vaccines don't meet one of the two definitions of a vaccine.

Masks and the Delta Variant

On July 1st 2021, Sweden dropped its last remaining mask rule - for public transport. As of 8/3/21, mask-free Sweden was close to ZERO daily Covid deaths, as country's chief epidemiologist played down fears over Delta variant's infectiousness. On that day, Sweden had recorded an average of less than one Covid death per day over a 14-day period. Compare that with 74 deaths in UK and 329 deaths in US per day over same period. The Delta variant has been the dominant strain in Sweden, circulating "for quite some time." But health chiefs in UK and US warn masks must remain because of Delta variant   [8] - without any substantiating facts.

The manufacturers

Would you trust a known felon - who paid hundreds of millions or even billions in fines for fraudulently promoting their pharmaceuticals - with your health? Well, guess who made the COVID "vaccines." What do you think of their track records so far?

  • AstraZeneca was fined $520 million to resolve allegations that it illegally promoted the antipsychotic drug Seroquel.   [9] Total pay outs over time for all drug-related fines: 21, totaling $1.14 billion. [39]
  • Pfizer paid out $2.3 billion in 2019 for fraudulent marketing, then the largest health care fraud settlement and the largest criminal fine ever imposed in the United States. Pfizer pled guilty to misbranding the painkiller Bextra with "the intent to defraud or mislead".   [10] Total pay outs over time for all drug-related fines: 71, totaling $4.6 billion   [11]
  • Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay a $2.2 billion fine to resolve criminal and civil allegations relating to the prescription drugs Risperdal, Invega and Natrecor. The government alleged that J&J promoted these drugs for uses not approved as safe and effective by the FDA, targeted elderly dementia patients in nursing homes, and paid kickbacks to physicians and to the nation's largest long-term care pharmacy provider.   [12] Total pay outs over time for all drug-related fines: 58, totaling $4.2 billion   [13]
  • GlaxoSmithKline agreed to pay a $3 billion fine to resolve civil and criminal liabilities regarding its promotion of drugs, as well as its failure to report safety data. This is the largest health care fraud settlement in the United States to date.   [14]

The studies

Drugs and vaccines must clear a variety of tests before they're ever administered to a human. 

  • Animal tests precede human trials. Yet in the case of the injections, after mRNA injections have been administered to cats, the virus arrived once again into the bodies (like a Trojan Horse) undetected by the cats' own immune system. The virus multiplied unchallenged and all animals involved in the experiment died from various causes.   [15]
  • Additionally, the following tests have not been conducted:
    • No long-term adverse side effects studies
    • No drug interaction studies.
    • No single-dose toxicity studies.
    • No toxicokinetic studies.
    • No genotoxicity studies.
    • No carcinogenicity studies.
    • No studies on pregnant women.
    • No studies on pre-or post-natal development   [16]

There was a childrens' study conducted. And sure enough, 86% of children who participated in Pfizer COVID-19 injection trial experienced adverse reactions.   [17]

"Vaccine" Effectiveness

President Biden claims that getting jabbed will prohibit you from contracting COVID.   [18] And in a 8/6/21 CNN interview, CDC Director Walensky said, "Vaccines work 'exceptionally well."   [19] But the facts state otherwise:

  • A 2015 Study concluded that "anti-disease vaccines that do not prevent transmission can create conditions that promote the emergence of pathogen strains that cause more severe disease in unvaccinated hosts."   [20]
  • And sure enough, that's what's happening. On 8/5/21, CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen said, "New data suggests that fully vaccinated individuals are not just contracting COVID, but could be carrying higher levels of virus than previously understood, facilitating spread."   [21]
  • Then there's the issue of "Breakthrough" cases, where many who have already been jabbed still get COVID-19.   [22]. This is being seen worldwide: in the U.S., Israel, U.K., Singapore, Gibraltar and Iceland, for example.

"Vaccine" Safety

On 7/22/21, President Biden said, "We follow the science. If you are vaccinated, you are safe."    [23] Yet: 

  • Even Pfizer admits "that there may be adverse effects of the Vaccine that are not currently known."   [24] 
  • And sure enough, there is a long list of safety concerns and adverse side effects.   [25] 
  • In a leaked report, even a Moderna vendor reported that in a 3-month span, there were approximately 300,000 adverse event reports.   [26] 
  • According to an exasperated Dr. Peter McCullough (Professor of Medicine, Texas A & M College of Medicine), it normally takes only 25-50 deaths to shut down a jab program (go to 14:30 mark in video).   [27]
  • Watch this video for a very (unfortunately) rare pathologist's report on what he sees in those who died with COVID:


My basic questions regarding masks can be summarized in two points: (1) If the injections work, then why do we need to keep wearing masks? (2) Numerous studies prove that wearing masks is unnecessary and even dangerous.

  • We read above about countries like Sweden, who ditched the masks on July 1st and have had almost zero death rates since then. This is proof positive of an early World Health Organization publication which said, "facemasks are not required, as no evidence is available on its usefulness to protect non-sick persons." [World Health Organization. Advice on the use of masks in the community, during home care and in health care settings in the context of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak. Geneva, Switzerland; 2020.]
  • "Although several countries mandated wearing facemask in health care settings and public areas, scientific evidences are lacking supporting their efficacy for reducing morbidity or mortality associated with infectious or viral diseases."   [28] 
  • "It is not clear however, what the scientific and clinical basis for wearing facemasks as protective strategy, given the fact that facemasks restrict breathing, causing hypoxemia and hypercapnia and increase the risk for respiratory complications, self-contamination and exacerbation of existing chronic conditions"   [29]
  • "among symptomatic individuals (those with fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose ect…) there was no difference between wearing and not wearing facemask for coronavirus droplets transmission of particles of >5 ┬Ám."   [30]
  • "Wearing facemask mechanically restricts breathing by increasing the resistance of air movement during both inhalation and exhalation process."   [31]
  • "Trapped air remaining between the mouth, nose and the facemask is rebreathed repeatedly in and out of the body, containing low O2 and high CO2 concentrations, causing hypoxemia and hypercapnia."   [32]
  • "cloth masks have significant health and safety issues including moisture retention, reuse, poor filtration and increased risk for infection, providing recommendation against the use of cloth masks."   [33]

Some "thoughtful recommendations of medical experts and government leaders"

Breaking up families

  • On 7/27/21, the Centers for Disease Control publicly announced its "Shielding" Plan ("Interim Operational Considerations for Implementing the Shielding Approach to Prevent COVID-19 Infections in Humanitarian Settings"). You can read it here: 
  • The objective is to "limit contact between individuals at higher risk of developing severe disease ("high-risk") and the general population ("low-risk")" 
  • What this essentially means is that the government can now come into your home and "temporarily" "physically" relocate "high-risk individuals" ("older adults, the unvaccinated and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions") from your home and family to safe or "green zones" established at the household, neighborhood, camp/sector or community level depending on the context and setting.
  • If you read the document carefully, you'll see that there is no plan to release incarcerated "high risk" individuals once they transition to "low risk."
  • They would have minimal contact with family members and other low-risk residents.
  • This will help "prioritize the use of the limited available resources and avoid implementing long-term containment measures among the general population."
  • It will be sold as a way to "protect high-risk populations from disease and death."
  • The green zone and living areas for high-risk residents should be aligned with minimum humanitarian standards.
  • Even the proposal says, "there is no empirical evidence whether this approach will increase, decrease or have no effect on morbidity and mortality during the COVID-19 epidemic in various humanitarian settings."   [34]

Isolation Facilities

On 8/6/21, the Tennessee Governor signed executive order:

  • Mandating telephone-based "assessments" where you can be "involuntarily committed" if the government deems you mentally ill or suffering from "a serious emotional disturbance." It remains in effect until October 5, 2021.   [35]
  • Mandating construction of "temporary quarantine and isolation facilities." It remains in effect until October 5, 2021.   [36]

Solid plans for mass public isolation and quarantine 

  • An official Department of Homeland Security training provider is now offering a course for law enforcement, health care workers and other government employees that details how to prepare and execute a mass public isolation and quarantine (I&Q) of the unjabbed in rural areas of the United States.   [37] Here is their summary document. 

Back to the letter

Now that you're armed with some knowledge, let's take another look at the First Presidency's letter, line by line. (remember: We need to keep in mind the good and bad fruits, right?):

"We find ourselves fighting a war against the ravages of COVID-19 and its variants, an unrelenting pandemic."

What's concerning to me is that the First Presidency now considers this "an unrelenting pandemic." What were the results of the two worldwide fasts of March/April 2020? If the fasts had worked, then why are we still in the midst of "an unrelenting pandemic"?

"We want to do all we can to limit the spread of these viruses."

Yet as we read above, worldwide scientific data, the CDC and even the injection manufacturers admit that the injections cannot and do not "prevent transmission."

"We know that protection from the diseases they cause can only be achieved by immunizing a very high percentage of the population."

We don't know that, because the facts are clear (even from the CDC): Even in populations that have received the injection, there is no protection from COVID-19. 

"To limit exposure to these viruses, we urge the use of face masks in public meetings whenever social distancing is not possible." 

You have now read that the World Health Organization, many studies and epidemiological experts have concluded that masks not only are ineffective, but constantly wearing them also produces a variety of adverse medical effects.

"To provide personal protection from such severe infections, we urge individuals to be vaccinated. Available vaccines have proven to be both safe and effective."

But yet according to the CDC (of all places), the vaccines are neither safe nor effective.

"We can win this war if everyone will follow the wise and thoughtful recommendations of medical experts and government leaders."

Where - where! - in the scriptures is "everyone" told to "follow" other mortals? How is this not "trusting in the arm of flesh"? When did God go back on his (very consistent) word?

Government leaders: With the border issues, rising national debt and inflation, increasing gas prices, mask-related hypocrisy, abortion, defunded police, socialist agendas, trivializing "the fundamental right to worship God below the ability to buy gasoline" (Elder Bednar's quote) and more, how can any sane American believe our government leaders are "wise and thoughtful"?

Medical experts: I would never consider the advice of proven, multi-billion dollar frauds as "thoughtful." That's just trusting in the arm of frauds. And as I have detailed here, (according to none other than God himself), the ONLY path to true safety from pandemics is repentance - a doctrine which the First Presidency never mentioned in its letter.

"Please know of our sincere love and great concern for all of God's children."

If the First Presidency had true love and concern for all of God's children, then why would they be promoting COVID strategies which even the most ardent supporters even admit are neither effective nor safe? Why would they be telling us to trust - excuse me - "wise and thoughtful recommendations of medical experts and government leaders"?

Why were government leaders mentioned in the letter,
but the Lord / Jesus Christ NOT -- neither his
atonement nor repentance -- the ONLY God-endorsed
strategy to physically and spiritually extricate ourselves
from the pandemic?

Now you've been warned...with knowledge.

I earlier quoted the Savior, where he said, "Ye shall know them by their fruits."   [38].  Are you willing to bet your life by trusting the "wise and thoughtful recommendations of medical experts and government leaders"?

You now have knowledge - facts - that there are no good fruits to the pro-mask, pro-injection mindset. The facts just aren't there.

Some may say, "Well, OK, the "bad fruit facts" are pretty obvious. But I think God wants me to make this sacrifice." Yet as Hosea brilliantly pointed out, God wants us to acquire knowledge -- to make informed decisions -- not offer sacrifices.

And others will say, "We've been commanded to follow the prophet. He knows the way." Yet would a true prophet counsel us to trust in the arm of flesh - and medical experts and government leaders, at that?


 1.   Joseph Smith, Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p.137
 2.   D&C 88:118; 109:7, 14
 3.   Alma 37:8; Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 217, 297, 305, 354, 357
 4.   Hosea 4:6
 5.   Hosea 4:1, 6:6
 6.   Matthew 7:16, 20; 3 Nephi 14: 16, 20
21.   Dr. Leana Wen,
28.; World Health Organization. Advice on the use of masks in the context of COVID-19. Geneva, Switzerland; 2020.; World Health Organization. Advice on the use of masks in the community, during home care and in health care settings in the context of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak. Geneva, Switzerland; 2020.; MacIntyre C.R., Seale H., Dung T.C., Hien N.T., Nga P.T., Chughtai A.A. A cluster randomised trial of cloth masks compared with medical masks in healthcare workers. BMJ open. 2015;5
29.; World Health Organization. Advice on the use of masks in the context of COVID-19. Geneva, Switzerland; 2020; American College of Sports Medicine . Sixth ed. Lippincott Wiliams & Wilkins; Baltimore: 2010. ACSM's Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Priscription; Farrell P.A., Joyner M.J., Caiozzo V.J. second edition. Lippncott Williams & Wilkins; Baltimore: 2012. ACSM's Advanced Exercise Physiology; Kenney W.L., Wilmore J.H., Costill D.L. 5th ed. Human Kinetics; Champaign, IL: 2012. Physiology of sport and exercise; World Health Organization. Advice on the use of masks in the community, during home care and in health care settings in the context of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak. Geneva, Switzerland; 2020.
31.; Farrell P.A., Joyner M.J., Caiozzo V.J. second edition. Lippncott Williams & Wilkins; Baltimore: 2012. ACSM's Advanced Exercise Physiology; Kenney W.L., Wilmore J.H., Costill D.L. 5th ed. Human Kinetics; Champaign, IL: 2012. Physiology of sport and exercise.
32.; American College of Sports Medicine . Sixth ed. Lippincott Wiliams & Wilkins; Baltimore: 2010. ACSM's Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Priscription; Farrell P.A., Joyner M.J., Caiozzo V.J. second edition. Lippncott Williams & Wilkins; Baltimore: 2012. ACSM's Advanced Exercise Physiology; Kenney W.L., Wilmore J.H., Costill D.L. 5th ed. Human Kinetics; Champaign, IL: 2012. Physiology of sport and exercise; Kao T.W., Huang K.C., Huang Y.L., Tsai T.J., Hsieh B.S., Wu M.S. The physiological impact of wearing an N95 mask during hemodialysis as a precaution against SARS in patients with end-stage renal disease. J Formos Med Assoc. 2004;103:624-628; United States Department of Labor. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Respiratory Protection Standard, 29 CFR 1910.134; 2007.
33.; MacIntyre C.R., Seale H., Dung T.C., Hien N.T., Nga P.T., Chughtai A.A. A cluster randomised trial of cloth masks compared with medical masks in healthcare workers. BMJ open. 2015;5
35.   (See Section 16)
36.   (See Section 18)
38.   Matthew 7:16, 20; 3 Nephi 14: 16, 20

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Follow the Brethren? Great! You're now a U.N.-loving Pro-Choice Socialist!

Last July, after witnessing an alarming spike in coronavirus cases, Church leaders amped up their support for wearing masks by asking all Utah Church members "to be good citizens by wearing face coverings when in public." [1]  

This isn't the first time the Brethren have counseled us to "be good citizens." Pres. Monson said we should "be good citizens of the nations in which we live." [2]   So did Spencer W. Kimball [3] and Ezra Taft Benson. [4]   

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): New Church beliefs you probably haven't heard of. 

In 2015, all United Nations member states adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, [5]   which provides a "shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future." At its heart are 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for mankind to achieve by 2030. Now, the annual High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development serves as the central UN platform for the follow-up and review of the SDGs. [6]  The Division for Sustainable Development Goals (DSDG) in the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) provides substantive support and capacity-building for the SDGs and their related thematic issues. [7]  

In other words, whatever country you live in, your country supports the 17 SDGs [8] which (admittedly) on the surface seem innocuous:

Remember: Because you're a good Latter-day Saint, you believe in being a "good citizen," which means you support these SDGs, too. Let's take a look at a few of them:

Guess what -- You're now Pro-Choice.

"3.7 By 2030, ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services, including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programmes." [9]  

"5.6 Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights as agreed in accordance with the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the Beijing Platform for Action and the outcome documents of their review conferences" [10]  

See that phrase "sexual and reproductive health"? Those are code words for abortion, taken from the International Planned Parenthood Federation's mission: [11]  

It's a well-known fact that the United Nations is pro-choice. The U.N.'s High Commissioner for Human Rights said, "denial of abortion services may constitute torture and / or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment." [12]    And at the U.N. Conference held in Salt Lake City in 2019, Conference organizers canceled a workshop which included pro-life representatives, saying it wasn't inclusive enough. [13]  

I've blogged before about abortion (here) and wondered why the Church doesn't do more to combat abortion. Now I see why not.

Guess what -- You're now Pro-Socialism.

Perhaps the single most striking feature of Agenda 2030 is the practically undisguised roadmap to global socialism and corporatism/fascism. Consider SDG 10, which calls on the UN, national governments, and every person on Earth to "reduce inequality within and among countries." [14]    To do that, the agreement continues, will "only be possible if wealth is shared and income inequality is addressed." [15]  

As the UN document also makes clear, national socialism to "combat inequality" domestically is not enough - international socialism is needed to battle inequality even "among" countries. 

"By 2030, ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources." [16]   the document demands. In simpler terms, Western taxpayers should prepare to be fleeced so their wealth can be redistributed internationally. In other words, "Socialism."

Why the church loves these SDGs (and thinks you should, too)

I wouldn't think that being soft on abortion and socialism would be a priority of the Church, but its relationship with the U.N. takes a pre-eminent status. The U.N. and the Church have worked together in an official capacity since 2011, when the U.N. recognized Latter-day Saint Charities, the humanitarian arm of the Church, as an accredited nongovernmental organization.

As Sharon Eubank (head of LDS Charities and General Relief Society Presidency 1st Counselor) said, "It's important for the Church to have these relationships because we're a multilateral organization, we work in multiple countries, multiple political systems, multiple cultures, and the United Nations does as well. When multiple countries are involved, you have to work with the United Nations. So it's good for us and a sign of the maturity of the organization that Latter-day Saint Charities and the United Nations have this relationship." [17]  

OK, fine, so the church is arm-in-arm with the United Nations. But what about Agenda 2030 and all its SDGs? Here is Sharon Eubank again, speaking as a representative of the church:

"Part of the look forward is in recognizing the importance of mobilizing women of faith to work on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) issues and to acknowledge their faith not as a barrier but the key to progress and success. The 2030 agenda won't happen without religion, and religion won't happen without women. They are the movers.

The SDG goals on gender equality, peace, and justice are tackling how to change culture and behavior. Faith has a power greater than almost anything else to motivate people to act, to change minds, to alter behavior." (Sharon Eubank, G20 Interfaith Forum in Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 3, 2018) [18]  

In this statement, it's clear that Sharon Eubank wants Agenda 2030 to succeed:

"The way forward is to do just what this forum has as its goal. Invite and respect as many faith actors as possible, build understanding among them, and integrate them into every aspect of the 2030 SDG agenda. It will lead to the greatest success possible for equity, justice, and peace." [19]   

If that isn't enough, here is Elder Christofferson endorsing Agenda 2030 in the October 2020 General Conference:


For context, here's Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau saying almost the same thing:

The Church is a big believer in being a good "Global Citizen" - enough so that it sponsors numerous United Nation functions and conferences. Top Church leaders -- including other apostles, seventy and mission presidents -- give keynote addresses at these events. 

And the organizations it supports, in turn, also support pro-abortion and pro-socialist agenda. 

What does God say about all this?

We are called to not be of the world:

"If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you." [20]  

"Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him." [21]  

Instead, we are commanded to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness:

"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." [22]  

We do this by being a peculiar people…

"But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light." [23]  

…which means we give the world zero place in our hearts.

"Behold, there are many called, but few are chosen. And why are they not chosen? Because their hearts are set so much upon the things of this world, and aspire to the honors of men." [24]  

The Book of Mormon warned about churches which will someday seek the world's acclimation:

"For the time speedily shall come that all churches which are built up to get gain, and all those who are built up to get power over the flesh, and those who are built up to become popular in the eyes of the world, and those who seek the lusts of the flesh and the things of the world, and to do all manner of iniquity; yea, in fine, all those who belong to the kingdom of the devil are they who need fear, and tremble, and quake; they are those who must be brought low in the dust; they are those who must be consumed as stubble; and this is according to the words of the prophet." [25]  

It's a concern that Joseph F Smith had almost 140 years ago…

"It is very evident that some of us are yet "of the world" [26]  

…and Boyd K Packer reiterated over 30 years ago:

"In recent years I have felt, and I think I am not alone, that we were losing the ability to correct the course of the Church. You can not appreciate how deeply I feel about the importance of this present opportunity unless you know the regard, the reverence, I have for the Book of Mormon and how seriously I have taken the warnings of the prophets, particularly Alma and Helaman. Both Alma and Helaman told of the church in their day. They warned about fast growth, the desire to be accepted by the world, to be popular, and particularly they warned about prosperity. Each time those conditions existed in combination, the Church drifted off course. All of those conditions are present in the Church today. Helaman repeatedly warned, I think four times he used these words, that the fatal drift of the church could occur 'in the space of not many years.' In one instance it took only six years (see Helaman 6:32, 7:6, 11:26)." [27]  

With the church's endorsement of SDGs which are soft on abortion and espouse socialism, tell me:

How is the church's status of being peculiar, of being in the world not of the world, doing?

How God wants a better world established

Brother Joseph said that:

"We ought to have the building up of Zion as our greatest object. … The time is soon coming, when no man will have any peace but in Zion and her stakes." [28]  

Zion is not to be established via the ideologies of man, but instead, the words of God:

"In regard to the building up of Zion, it has to be done by the counsel of Jehovah, by the revelations of heaven." [29]  

There is no indication that Jehovah has been behind the drafting, approval and implementation of SDGs. There is no mention of God in them whatsoever.

What would Joseph say about this state of affairs now?

"So long as unrighteous acts are suffered in the Church, it cannot be sanctified, neither can Zion be redeemed." [30]  

And what if the Church continues to embrace man's ideologies, not the counsel of Jehovah, in building a better world?

"If Zion will not purify herself, so as to be approved of in all things, in His sight, He will seek another people; for His work will go on until Israel is gathered, and they who will not hear His voice, must expect to feel His wrath. Let me say unto you, seek to purify yourselves, and also all the inhabitants of Zion, lest the Lord's anger be kindled to fierceness. Repent, repent, is the voice of God to Zion; and strange as it may appear, yet it is true, mankind will persist in self-justification until all their iniquity is exposed, and their character past being redeemed, and that which is treasured up in their hearts be exposed to the gaze of mankind." [31]  

Even though the Church is not intent to forward the work of God on God's terms, you still can:

"Verily I say, men should 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. And inasmuch as men do good they shall in nowise lose their reward." [32]  

Knowing that the building up of Zion should be "our greatest object," here is my question for you:

How does God want you to help build Zion?


 2.   "Until We Meet Again", October 2008 General Conference.
 3.   "We are on the Lord's Errand, April 1981 General Conference
 4.   "Advice to Youth," April 1959 General Conference
19.   Sharon Eubank, Remarks before the G20 Interfaith Forum in Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 1, 2018;
20.   John 15:19
21.   1 John 2:15
22.   Matthew 6:33
23.   1 Peter 2:9; also see Deuteronomy 14:2, 26:18; Titus 2:14
24.   D&C 121:34-35
25.   1 Nephi 22:23; also see 2 Nephi 9:30; Alma 4:8; Helaman 7:12; 3 Nephi 6:15; Mormon 8:28; emphasis mine.
26.   Joseph F Smith, April 1883 General Conference
27.   Elder Boyd K. Packer, "Let Them Govern Themselves", an address given at a Regional Representatives Seminar, March 30 1990
28.   Joseph Smith, History of the Church, 3:390-91
29.   Joseph Smith, History of the Church, 5:65
30.   Joseph Smith, History of the Church, 2:146
31.   Joseph Smith, History of the Church, 1:316
32.   D&C 58: 27-28