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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfah View Post
    Eff that. I thought these kids were Saturday's Warriors. 2 years or nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPiney View Post
    My only concern with this is the NCAA rule for eligibility. It has been 25 years, so my memory of the event is crystal clear, but I remember being told that your clock starts ticking in terms of eligibility once you matriculate. only thing that can stop the clock is military service or a church mission of a certain length. What that length is I have no idea. It is probably 12 months, so this would not be an issue. But if it were closer to 18 months then we could potentially have some issues. Of course the girls going on missions don't seem to have any issues with this that I know of, so maybe this is just a figment of my imagination. I just don't want anything to mess with byu football.
    I think the big announcement at GC will be official sanction of Steve Young missions. Serve 4 years at the Lord's University, but these Elders can date and marry sisters that are also serving in the Utah Provo BYU Athletics mission.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfah View Post
    Eff that. I thought these kids were Saturday's Warriors. 2 years or nothing.
    Seriously. WTF happened to the elite spirits being held back to the end? I guess they’re so elite they don’t need to serve real missions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPiney View Post
    My only concern with this is the NCAA rule for eligibility. It has been 25 years, so my memory of the event is crystal clear, but I remember being told that your clock starts ticking in terms of eligibility once you matriculate. only thing that can stop the clock is military service or a church mission of a certain length. What that length is I have no idea. It is probably 12 months, so this would not be an issue. But if it were closer to 18 months then we could potentially have some issues. Of course the girls going on missions don't seem to have any issues with this that I know of, so maybe this is just a figment of my imagination. I just don't want anything to mess with byu football.
    At one time (about 1982-84/85) the church did have 18-month missions for Elders which obviously included BYU football players. If I remember correctly, they just stopped the clock while the person was in the mission field; some just missed one season while others two.
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    Lots of rumors mentioned in the latest mormonland podcast that the tribune does.
    2 hr seems like a done deal. Speculation on the details of implemtation.
    Pick your adventure mission was another.
    One I hadn’t heard was a civil marriage first then sealing rumor.
    Also one on the temple script changing. But that wouldn’t likely be mentioned at gc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    Lots of rumors mentioned in the latest mormonland podcast that the tribune does.
    2 hr seems like a done deal. Speculation on the details of implemtation.
    Pick your adventure mission was another.
    One I hadn’t heard was a civil marriage first then sealing rumor.
    Also one on the temple script changing. But that wouldn’t likely be mentioned at gc.
    Condensed temple sessions is something I've heard. Can't remember who told me or where I saw that. But I agree that is something probably reserved for a letter to Stake Presidents and Bishops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfah View Post
    Condensed temple sessions is something I've heard. Can't remember who told me or where I saw that. But I agree that is something probably reserved for a letter to Stake Presidents and Bishops.
    Oooh that would be awesome. It just takes too long at the moment. I live 4 hours away from the closest temple so getting the session down to an hour would be a huge help. As it is, I just don't go. Ain't nobody got time for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    I do remember the eating out rules on Sunday were pretty lax.
    I thought there was a First Presidency letter from the early 80's about that being wrong any day of the week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wuapinmon View Post
    I thought there was a First Presidency letter from the early 80's about that being wrong any day of the week.
    Gnaw, I don't think that happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPiney View Post
    Gnaw, I don't think that happened.
    Sent to bishops but then retracted a few weeks later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPiney View Post
    Oooh that would be awesome. It just takes too long at the moment. I live 4 hours away from the closest temple so getting the session down to an hour would be a huge help. As it is, I just don't go. Ain't nobody got time for that.
    pretty sure i retain the title of most temple going CSer. granted, not sure that's a brag around these parts, but you take the wins you can get. get that sucker down to an hour or so, i'd go 2+ times a month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wuapinmon View Post
    I thought there was a First Presidency letter from the early 80's about that being wrong any day of the week.
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    Gnaw, I don't think that happened.

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    So my daughter's friend is engaged and she called the local temple to schedule a wedding. They told her that they couldn't schedule it right now and that she should "call back after general conference".

    I am wondering if they are going to change things so that you no longer do regular weddings in the temple and now do sealing after a civil ceremony like they do outside the US. Would make sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    So my daughter's friend is engaged and she called the local temple to schedule a wedding. They told her that they couldn't schedule it right now and that she should "call back after general conference".

    I am wondering if they are going to change things so that you no longer do regular weddings in the temple and now do sealing after a civil ceremony like they do outside the US. Would make sense.
    Would be nice to have that option, but kinda sad if that were the only option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CJF View Post
    Seriously. WTF happened to the elite spirits being held back to the end? I guess they’re so elite they don’t need to serve real missions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    So my daughter's friend is engaged and she called the local temple to schedule a wedding. They told her that they couldn't schedule it right now and that she should "call back after general conference".

    I am wondering if they are going to change things so that you no longer do regular weddings in the temple and now do sealing after a civil ceremony like they do outside the US. Would make sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    So my daughter's friend is engaged and she called the local temple to schedule a wedding. They told her that they couldn't schedule it right now and that she should "call back after general conference".

    I am wondering if they are going to change things so that you no longer do regular weddings in the temple and now do sealing after a civil ceremony like they do outside the US. Would make sense.
    I wonder if the church would then get out of the marrying business altogether? If not, it doesn't take any heat off of them regarding not allowing gays to marry, and it will almost ensure that anyone called as a bishop will never have a free Saturday in June-Sept. for 5 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelBlue View Post
    I wonder if the church would then get out of the marrying business altogether? If not, it doesn't take any heat off of them regarding not allowing gays to marry, and it will almost ensure that anyone called as a bishop will never have a free Saturday in June-Sept. for 5 years.
    That was my thought too. A step to insulate the temple ordinance from the pressure of same sex marriage.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelBlue View Post
    I wonder if the church would then get out of the marrying business altogether? If not, it doesn't take any heat off of them regarding not allowing gays to marry, and it will almost ensure that anyone called as a bishop will never have a free Saturday in June-Sept. for 5 years.
    Yep. That would be my guess.

    Or it could be that the person in charge of scheduling is on vacation until next week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    That was my thought too. A step to insulate the temple ordinance from the pressure of same sex marriage.


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    It would acknowledge the fact that "marriage" was a word whose definition was lost to religion a long time ago. Temple sealing can be defined for whatever purpose the church wants. Baby steps.

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    Boom. Two hour church.

    Say what you want about Pres. Nelson, but he has certainly turned Saturday Conference into must see LDS TV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    I just pulled my car over and wept.
    LOL.

    Congrats, all church goers here! That is kind of a big deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokymountainrain View Post
    Lol @ JL.
    Huh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Huh?
    Pretty sure you mockingly commented that 2 hour church would not happen. If I'm mistaken, i apologize in advance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokymountainrain View Post
    Pretty sure you mockingly commented that 2 hour church would not happen. If I'm mistaken, i apologize in advance.
    Lol. You are mistaken.

    I accept your apology.
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    Think of how many fewer buildings they need if they can push 2 wards through every 2 hours or so.

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