October 2013 General Conference, between Saturday Sessions

By | October 5, 2013

It is always interesting to walk about outside the Conference Center and take pictures between sessions. Today, as in previous years, there were a number of the same perennial protesters. I’m typically not as interested in the people, though, as I am the signs they bring. The are fascinating. I’ll try to post a few that picqued my interest today.


Some of the signs used by street preachers are interesting because they seem to have little bearing on their audience–those attending LDS General Conference. The above sign is a case in point. Perhaps they feel that such signs are a good way to rile some people up, but this one did little riling and caused more head shaking instead.


This sign was new, but it addresses a topic that any LDS, cognizant of their Church’s history, needs to come to grips with. The Savior’s admonition to not judge unrighteous judgment comes to mind, and it is always good to remember that a real testimony of the divine call of Joseph as a prophet only comes through revelation, not history books.

I think, as well, that a quote from President Uchtdorf’s talk this morning is also germane here:

Sometimes there is a difference of opinionas to what the “facts” really mean. A question that creates doubt in some can, after careful investigation, build faith in others.

So it is with me. I have discovered nothing in our history that instills doubt, only things that build faith.