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Sparko
01-03-2018, 05:31 AM
Thomas S. Monson, Mormon church president, dead at 90
Thomas S. Monson, the president of the Mormon church -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- died late Tuesday at the age of 90, the church announced.

The Salt Lake Tribune notes that, "During Monson's nearly 10-year tenure Mormonism faced some of the most intense public scrutiny in its history from a divisive vote over gay marriage to high-profile Mormon candidacies for president and a hotly debated policy for same-sex couples and their children. Still, the private prophet stayed largely behind the scenes, showing up unexpectedly at funerals, comforting the bereaved, visiting the sick and, before her death, caring for his wife, Frances."

CBS Salt Lake City affiliate KUTV reports the church issued a statement saying Monson died "at 10:01 pm in his home in Salt Lake City. He was with family at the time of his passing. He died at age 90 from causes incident to age. President Monson ... leaves behind a legacy of service and good works. A successor is not expected to be formally chosen by the Church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles until after President Monson's funeral."
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/thomas-s-monson-mormon-church-president-dead-90/



President Thomas S. Monson, 16th prophet of the LDS Church, dies after a lifetime spent going 'to the rescue'
https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900006756/president-thomas-s-monson-16th-prophet-of-the-lds-church-dies-after-a-lifetime-spent-going-to-the-rescue.html

rogue06
01-03-2018, 10:31 AM
Thomas S. Monson, Mormon church president, dead at 90
Thomas S. Monson, the president of the Mormon church -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- died late Tuesday at the age of 90, the church announced.

The Salt Lake Tribune notes that, "During Monson's nearly 10-year tenure Mormonism faced some of the most intense public scrutiny in its history from a divisive vote over gay marriage to high-profile Mormon candidacies for president and a hotly debated policy for same-sex couples and their children. Still, the private prophet stayed largely behind the scenes, showing up unexpectedly at funerals, comforting the bereaved, visiting the sick and, before her death, caring for his wife, Frances."

CBS Salt Lake City affiliate KUTV reports the church issued a statement saying Monson died "at 10:01 pm in his home in Salt Lake City. He was with family at the time of his passing. He died at age 90 from causes incident to age. President Monson ... leaves behind a legacy of service and good works. A successor is not expected to be formally chosen by the Church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles until after President Monson's funeral."
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/thomas-s-monson-mormon-church-president-dead-90/



President Thomas S. Monson, 16th prophet of the LDS Church, dies after a lifetime spent going 'to the rescue'
https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900006756/president-thomas-s-monson-16th-prophet-of-the-lds-church-dies-after-a-lifetime-spent-going-to-the-rescue.html
The underlined part reminds me of how they used to list the cause of death as "old age."

Sparko
01-03-2018, 11:47 AM
The underlined part reminds me of how they used to list the cause of death as "old age."is that because they don't want to give the impression that God would give the LDS president some terminal disease?

rogue06
01-03-2018, 01:35 PM
is that because they don't want to give the impression that God would give the LDS president some terminal disease?
Meh. But they might not like for it to be known what exactly he died of it it turns out to be something like but not limited to a type of dementia like Alzheimer's disease which could lead to questions that the leadership would rather not delve into.

But this is nothing but speculation


Still, other accounts I've seen say nothing more than "natural causes"

Thespia
01-03-2018, 10:39 PM
He was very old. May God have mercy on his soul.

ke7ejx
01-04-2018, 01:58 AM
I pray that he accepted the true Christ before his death. Otherwise, I'll mourn for more than his passing.

rogue06
01-04-2018, 02:04 AM
He was very old. May God have mercy on his soul.
Apparently his likely successor is even older at 93.

ke7ejx
01-04-2018, 02:07 AM
Apparently his likely successor is even older at 93.

Yep, it goes to whoever survived the longest.

Sparko
01-04-2018, 08:31 AM
Yep, it goes to whoever survived the longest.wow. How do they actually pick the great poobah? a committee? or just whoever is the oldest in the leadership?

ke7ejx
01-04-2018, 10:33 AM
wow. How do they actually pick the great poobah? a committee? or just whoever is the oldest in the leadership?

The Quorum sustains who ever is highest in the new pecking order.

Sparko
01-04-2018, 11:37 AM
The Quorum sustains who ever is highest in the new pecking order.do they actually peck each other? :teeth:

One Bad Pig
01-04-2018, 11:39 AM
Yep, it goes to whoever survived the longest.
Are there any exceptions for poor health?

rogue06
01-04-2018, 01:37 PM
The Quorum sustains who ever is highest in the new pecking order.
As long as they are healthy -- and the next in line is regarded as being a healthy 93.

Sparko
01-04-2018, 02:07 PM
As long as they are healthy -- and the next in line is regarded as being a healthy 93.

so... then, who is going to be the leader next year?

ke7ejx
01-04-2018, 06:40 PM
do they actually peck each other? :teeth:

If anyone dares question or dissent, you bet.

ke7ejx
01-04-2018, 06:41 PM
Are there any exceptions for poor health?

So far no one has refused so I don't know. They've all worked until the day they died.

just Johnna
01-31-2018, 09:46 PM
There were enough members angry about the NYT obit that the NYT published an explanation of what an obit is. https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5a5510aae4b003133ecd2246

mossrose
01-31-2018, 10:00 PM
I would think that church members would be proud of their leader standing up for what he considered right, and should be proud that it was part of his obituary.

People signing the petition for the Times to rewrite the obit makes it look like they don't agree with the stand he took, which doesn't make sense to me. Isn't the leader of the Mormon church supposed to be infallible?

just Johnna
01-31-2018, 10:10 PM
The petitioners are proud of President Monson; they are upset the newspaper was criticizing the church in the way it described church policies of the last ten years.