Sunday, October 19, 2008

Before You Hit FWD

This is just a reminder - it came out 4 years ago. I had never known that we are discouraged from emailing things leaders say at ward/stake meetings - it is a good reminder . . .


WEEKS AFTER A report of remarks by Elder L. Tom Perry at an Idaho stake conference received wide Internet circulation, the First Presidency issued a letter read from ward pulpits discouraging members from passing to others statements they hear from General Authorities or notes they take during conferences.

“From time to time statements are circulated among members which are inaccurately attributed to leaders of the Church,” reads the letter, as published in the Salt Lake Tribune.

“We encourage members of the Church to never teach or pass on such statements without verifying that they are from approved Church sources such as official statements, communications, and publications.”

The letter also addresses notes that members take of addresses by General Authorities: “Any notes made . . . should not be distributed without the consent of the speaker. Personal notes are for individual use only. True spiritual growth is based on studying the scriptures, the teachings of the Brethren, and Church publications.”

1 comment:

  1. So...I totally went to the wrong blog address or I see what you mean about blogging too's addicting isn't it? I didn't have any idea that we were'nt supposed to email quotes from the general presidency. Good to know thanks! Good thing i'm not into emailing! I'm sooooo excited to be working with you! I really don't know what we're supposed to be doing either!?! But at least we'll have fun right? Your little family is so cute! I LOVE your little girls' hair I remember the first time we saw you at church and thought to myself..."why can't Brynnah have hair like that!"