After my BYU Education Week lecture HE SAID: “I disagree with you about gay marriage …. ” He went on to explain his logic concerning why he believed “Gay Marriage” was okay.

I SAID: Satan has organized Special Forces to influence us. Remember initially Satan proposed a political platform related to “I will redeem ALL mankind, that one soul shall not be lost.” (Moses 4:1)” This political platform was appropriate for that time given the circumstances in the pre-existence. (I doubt this message would be very successful in today’s culture. Today most of us hardly care about the redemption of our Soul. And besides, think about it, has Satan ever really cared about saving a soul- bringing one soul unto Christ? )  I then suggested examples of additional evil political platforms more popular during our time – but just as destructive. These messages successfully achieve Satan’s only goal- “to destroy the agency of man” (Moses 4:3). (I still need to write that blog about agency.) Examples are:

Ordaining women to the Priesthood.
Gay marriage.
Sex before marriage.
Legalization of marijuana.
etc. etc.

These messages are simply “means to Satan’s end” to destroy our agency


There is no other battle in our lives that matters.

I suggested to this BYU Education Week participant not to be distracted by members of Satan’s Special Forces assigned to normalize and promote “Gay Marriage” or any other false teaching.  They are not the battleground!  It has been my experience that there is only one battleground “Good and Evil.”  Each doctrine, philosophy, teaching or political platform is either “Good” or “Evil”- either we come closer to Christ as a result or we come closer to Satan. 

It is naive for you and I to rationalize that we can indulge in both “Evil” and “Good” at the same time. (See: Matt 6:24). There are no shades of “White.” There are many shades of Black and Gray” (See: The Safest Road to Hell is Gradual).

Either we keep the commandments and covenants of God or we are in “HIS-Satan’s Power.” (Have you ever heard of that concept? Of course you have in the temple!) 

THERE IS NO MIDDLE ROAD. Our position must be one of strength in order to overcome the evil that Satan would have us do.” (Using Our Free Agency, Delbert L. Stapley April 1975)

Any other doctrine is a lie and Satan is the father  of ALL lies (Moses 4:4) – not just some,  ALL .

Scriptures clearly teach about the world around us as “Good or Evil.” See: Alma 29:5; Joseph Smith History 1:33; Moses 4:1; Hebrews 5:14; Abraham 5:9;  2 Samuel 19:35;  Alma 42:3;  etc. etc.

And perhaps the most profound example is found in the beginning with Adam and Eve. Remember, the tree’s name was “Knowledge of Good and Evil” (Genesis 2:17) and when we partake of this tree we “shall be as Gods, knowing Good and Evil” (Genesis 3:5). Sounds like “good and evil” is a pretty important concept.

HE SAID: But my opinion is different.” Again he gave more examples of his logic suggesting I was a bigot and un-Christ like.
I SAID: Remember God has said through his prophet in The Family Proclamation to the World:

WE CALL UPON responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society.

And what is that “Fundamental Unit”?


Any other belief is a shade of gray. 

Whether I understand the reasoning or not. Whether I agree with it or not. If we do not recognize God’s Truth we are either ignorant or we have already been deceived.

Whether it’s about gay marriage, abortion, legalization of pot, sex before marriage etc. etc. I ask, which one of us having knowledge of consequences would dare to become an enemy of God?


“Choose you this day whom ye will serve:  Good or Evil. It’s one or the other.
… but as for me… [ I ] will serve the Lord.” (Josh. 24:15)

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