Elder Oaks and the Dominance of Straight Opinions

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Elder Oaks and the Dominance of Straight Opinions

Post by Zedability » Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:59 pm

Re: http://100hourboard.org/questions/90461/

Listen straight people, your opinions about whether Elder Oaks (or any general authority) has said something harmful to LGBT Mormons don’t matter. Like, they matter to you, but they are a bad way of evaluating the effect of the talk on LGBT members. Talk to ACTUAL QUEER MORMONS about the talk. FFS.

I wrote this about the press conference, not the talk, but the overall issue (lecturing people about the commandments without extending love) is the same. https://medium.com/@j_n_foster/dear-pre ... 1519671376

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Re: Elder Oaks and the Dominance of Straight Opinions

Post by TheBlackSheep » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:12 am

FOR REAL THOUGH. Want to know how someone in a marginalized group is affected by something? Look for a perspective from inside that group. AND THEN BELIEVE WHAT THEY SAY. AND DON'T JUST CHERRYPICK THE TOKEN ONE WHO GETS PUBLICLY PRAISED FOR NOT CAUSING A FUSS. Don't just look around you, shrug, and declare that all is well in Zion.

I just want to shake people. Stop. Stop it. Stop.

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Re: Elder Oaks and the Dominance of Straight Opinions

Post by Emiliana » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:34 pm

I hear you, and I believe you. <3