Opposition Votes in LDS General Conference – The Vote Has Been Noted

Meme from: “When dissenters yell in LDS conference” https://twitter.com/blakeoakey/status/584448780189081600

Apparently the opposition votes you heard in LDS General Conference were by only 5 only 7 individuals, but they managed to yell loud enough to be heard in the broadcast. This was part of an organized effort by a group coordinating via the internet to secure tickets to the conference specifically to express opposition.

In the group’s written statements they express their belief that the apostles are insulated from the kinds of concerns and criticisms these people have. So one of the goals of this organized effort seems to have been to get an audience with an apostle. In past decades those voting in opposition were directed to meet with an apostle or other general authority. It must have been quite a blow when President Uchtdorf directed them to meet with their stake presidents and not a general authority, which is the procedure they were trying to circumvent in the first place.

My suggestion is that as members we not be too harsh on these dissenting members. They are misguided and faithless, but they are still our brothers and sisters and hopefully they can be brought back to believe that the church is truly guided by Jesus through his living prophets. They exercised their right to dissent and their vote was noted.

Enjoy the rest of conference!

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One Response to Opposition Votes in LDS General Conference – The Vote Has Been Noted

  1. I well remember the dissenting votes of the late Seventies when disgruntled women were upset that the church was against the ERA. Hearing dissenting votes again was like a dagger to my heart. These poor, misguided persons who think they will effect a change in church policy by voting to oppose the authorized prophets and apostles of the Lord. They don’t understand the proper use of the opposing vote. But, if they will go see their Stake President I’m sure he can set them straight. They deserve our pity and compassion for their blind and wandering souls. They need to hold fast to the rod and “STAY BY THE TREE!”

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