"Each of us during that sacred moment felt a spiritual confirmation," he said. "It was our privilege as apostles to sustain what had been revealed to President Monson." BYU Hawaii - January 2016
A priceless quote from FaceBook comments on this article.
"I find it interesting that Elder Nelson now declares this latest policy change a "revelation" received by Pres. Monson, after being "clarified" by Church Public Relations, after explained by Elder Christofferson, after published by an apostate, after leaked by an anonymous source, after quietly published in a Handbook most members can't see."
He was flamed from all directions for applying logic to the situation.
Russell M. Nelson: "Our Sacred Duty to Honor Women" May 1999 Ensign from General Priesthood session:
"Tonight I am attending with a son, sons-in-law, and grandsons. Where are their mothers? Gathered in the kitchen of our home! What are they doing? Making large batches of homemade doughnuts! And when we return home, we will feast on those doughnuts. While we enjoy them, these mothers, sisters, and daughters will listen intently as each of us speaks of things he learned here tonight. Itís a nice family tradition, symbolic of the fact that everything we learn and do as priesthood bearers should bless our families."
Russell believes the best way to honor women is to bless them with his own holy presence. Nelson's self righteousness knows no bounds. Just because he was an excellent surgeon does not mean he knows how to relate well with people or be a minister. He saved Spencer Kimball's life by operating on his heart, so Kimball called him to be an apostle. Big mistake on both their parts.
Do Elder Nelson and his male family members make sausages on the night of the General Relief Society Meeting??
How sweet - "Let's honor our women, and have them make us some doughnuts!" Maybe later, we'll honor them some more by having them do the dishes and bathe the kids. I love honoring women - it's a "tradition" in our home! - Idiot #2
If Nelson is so interested in the women hearing about the things they had learned, wouldn't it be better if the women could attend the priesthood session also then they all go home, make donuts together and enjoy each other's company over donuts and coffee (decaf, of course)? - an126
Donuts, sexism, priesthood...yes, one eternal Mormon Merry-go-round. - cricket
Once when I was about 3 my sister, Cait, was 5. She saw Russell M. Nelson and recognized him well. She ran straight to him and he took her in his arms and gave her a kiss on the cheek. My mom was watching her the whole time and was surprised to hear what my sister said next. She asked him over to dinner at my grandma's house on Sunday. He was shocked, but he answered her that he was very sorry, but he had a plane to catch. - 02/01/2004 - Taryn
Nelson was the same age of my dad which meant he would have graduated from high school in 1942, and enrolled at the U of U. where he graduated four years later in 1945. Everyone else in his class was just in time for the massive draft that caught up tons of Utah boys and sent them as marines or sailors to the south pacific. The only way out was to enlist in one of the other services, my dad joined the 8th Air Force in the army air corps. Two of my uncles went to the pacific and both said they were very very lucky to return alive.
Elder Nelson was a heart surgeon. You have to understand the lifestyle of those kind of people. They work long hours straight without sleep several times a week. They have to think on the run and make life and death decisions in a state of chronic sleep deprivation. Often people die directly under their knife and they have to not feel any guilt for it or they would never undertake another operation. They are generally brillant and arrogant beyond belief. It takes a real bizarre personality to survive the years of training and the practice. His life as an apostle is probably leisurely in comparison, although his workaholic habits are probably difficult for him to leave behind. This alone explains the wierd looks that he gives off.
Slaving away on my mission, feeling miserable but trying to put up a courageous
front. We were told in district meeting Russel Nelson would come to visit. Got
very excited. After all the initial (and long) hoopla meeting, I fell in line to
shake his hand (the cult of personalities indeed).
When my turn came, I looked into his eyes and it had this strange, spaced-out, cold, look to it. I was shaken (but not stirred), and mumbled a greeting.
I tried to write off his other-worldly eyes as, well being a GA, he may have seen other-worldy things. On hindsight, it was probably jet lag and/or stress (gee those frequent flyer miles takes a LOT of work to use up!)
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