“Hello Ladies…” A friend sent this recent viral video for the BYU Howard B Lee Library over and I was amazed at how good it was. The video was based on the current Old Spice commercials, “Man Your Man Could Smell Like.” Amazingly, the BYU spoof video garnered over 1.2 million views in four days. If you haven’t seen it, you are in for a treat!
Today a friend sent me the below video. It is a LDS dating spoof off of the movie Twilight. It is particularly funny to me since my wife and I are 11 years apart. I was 30 and she was in 19 when we got married. In my defense I had no idea she was that young until our second date. Yet, now two years later with an eight month little girl I realize the Lord has a path for each of us, and sometimes it isn’t exactly what we planned—but it is always better!
On October 13th, 2009, Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, gave an incredible sermon on Religious Freedom in America at BYU-Idaho. What follows are but a few excerpts from that talk.
“Noted author and legal commentator Hugh Hewitt described the current circumstance this way:
‘There is a growing anti-religious bigotry in the United States. . . .
‘For three decades people of faith have watched a systematic and very effective effort waged in the courts and the media to drive them from the public square and to delegitimize their participation in politics as somehow threatening.’
For example, a prominent gay-rights spokesman gave this explanation for his objection to our Churchs position on Californias Proposition 8:
‘Im not intending it to harm the religion. I think they do wonderful things. Nicest people. . . . My single goal is to get them out of the same-sex marriage business and back to helping hurricane victims.’
Aside from the obvious fact that this objection would deny free speech as well as religious freedom to members of our Church and its coalition partners, there are other reasons why the public square must be open to religious ideas and religious persons.”
-Elder Dallin H. Oaks
You can read this talk in full at the LDS New Room.
Video collage and above content was created by Seth Adam Smith.