Tuesday, October 21, 2008

the Virtue of Tolerance

(thank you, Sue A!)
This address was given at the BYU Women's Conference, May 5, 2006
Boyd K. Packer
              "The virtue of tolerance has been distorted and elevated to a position of such prominence as be thought equal to and even valued more than morality. It is one thing to be tolerant, even forgiving of individual conduct. It is quite another to collectively legislate and legalize to protect immoral conduct that can weaken, even destroy the family."
                "There is a dangerous trap when tolerance is exaggerated to protect the rights of those whose conduct endangers the family and injures the rights of the more part of the people. We are getting dangerously close to the condition described by the prophet Mosiah, who warned:"
    "Now it is not common that the voice of the people desireth anything contrary to that which is right; but it is common for the lesser part of the people to desire that which is not right; therefore this shall ye observe and make it your law—to do your business by the voice of the people."
     "And if the time comes that the voice of the people doth choose iniquity, then is the time that the judgments of God will come upon you; yea, then is the time he will visit you with great destruction even as he has hitherto visited this land."  (Mosiah 29:26-27)
"Tolerance can be a dangerous trap."
As always, Boyd K. Packer says is so eloquently!
The Prophet Joseph Smith said at the first Relief Society, "There must be a decision of character, aside from sympathy."

1 comment:

  1. I left a comment in your last post, but I think I will be annoying and leave the same link, just in case. I couldn't believe this. If this happens, I will homeschool my children immediately, despite my fears about my ability. Copy the link and paste it into the address box.