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Happy Anniversary President Monson!

Today marks the first anniversary of Thomas S. Monson being ordained President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Salt Lake Tribune had a good article on Friday about the first year, and compares President Monson with his predecessor, Gordon B. Hinckley. The article comments that President Monson has essentially kept doing what President Hinckley did. I agree, but I’m not sure what else would have been expected. It’s only been a year, after all. Most of what has happened this year was most likely already in the works (including plans to support Proposition 8). In fact, it may take a few years before we really see President Monson’s hand in the direction of the Church.

As a member of the Church, I do indeed sustain Thomas Spencer Monson as Prophet, Seer and Revelator. I commented in a talk recently that even though this man is essentially a stranger to us, that doesn’t matter. Through the Spirit, and from following his counsel, we very quickly know that he is the man who the Lord has chosen to lead the Church. I wish him continued health, strength, and success.

Note: Dave Banack at Mormon Inquiry has also posted about this.

Combating Pornography church web site

The other day I was skimming through the “Let Virtue Garnish Thy Thoughts” booklet. This is a booklet that is to help people who are struggling with pornography. There is a booklet for the member, and another booklet for the Bishop. I’ve flipped through it before, but didn’t notice an LDS.org sub-domain that is reference in the back.

If you visit http://combatingpornography.lds.org/, you will find a link to President Hinckley’s talk on pornography from the 2004 General Conference, a PDF version of the “Let Virtue Garnish Thy Thoughts” booklet, along with a few other resources. Very nice!

I’ve updated the Official web sites of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints page with this sub-domain.