April 2014 Conference Report in GIFs

by: hawkgrrrl

April 8, 2014

Here are a few highlights from this weekend’s General Conference as told in GIFs.

The answer to “Are we going to be announcing new temples this session?”

Yuck

Hearing Sis. Reeves use Primary Voice to talk about pornography

What my conservative friends and family thought when E. Holland vaguely trashed strawman liberals

What feminists thought when E. Callister was released from the 70 . . .

. . . And then called as Sunday School President

How parents of wayward children felt at Pres. Eyring’s hopeful remarks

BS

When I discovered there are both an E. Zivic and E. Zwick

Simpsons OMG

How I thought E. Zwick’s story about driving a semi with no car seat or seat belts was going to end

ilt

Hearing new speakers with cool foreign accents

Eating Chips in Bed

Now that the Priesthood session is broadcast to our living rooms

When E. Zwick said “There exists today a great need for men and women to cultivate respect for each other across wide distances of belief and behavior”

LDS scholars after hearing E. Bednar testify that Jesus was born on April 6

Reading my twitter feed to see what happened at the Ordain Women event

Women still left on the outside looking in at the Priesthood session

The kindly woman named Kim who had to turn away OW participants at the Priesthood session

Me reading people’s FB pages crowing over the “wayward feminists” after the Ordain Women event

Trying to figure out how women are priestesses but will never be ordained because motherhood

Today Sucks

Some feminists in the aftermath of the second Ordain Women event

Listening to E. Andersen’s comments about traditional marriage and against marriage equality

Watching Pres. Packer take the stand, with concern for his health

The Highest of Fives

When Pres. Uchtdorf gave progressives hope by saying “The restoration is still in progress, and the exciting events of today are part of that process.”

Me, finding my daughter’s general conference activity packet several hours after the last session ended.

 

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18 Responses to April 2014 Conference Report in GIFs

  1. Mormon Heretic on April 8, 2014 at 8:00 AM

    I know these posts don’t garner many comments, but they’re pretty funny!

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  2. EmJen on April 8, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    The April 6 one. Yes.

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  3. Kathryn Dollahite on April 8, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    Gave me a much needed laugh. Thank you for these!

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  4. Angee Jensen on April 8, 2014 at 1:59 PM

    Hilarious!

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  5. Kevin Barney on April 8, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    Awesome. Well done.

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  6. Martin on April 8, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    I don’t know about the controversy over Jesus’ birth on April 6th. Joseph Smith said that, right? Why would LDS scholars’ heads explode when E. Bednar repeated it?

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  7. Douglas on April 8, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    Haw, another one knocked into the bleachers with the GIFs!

    Why no new temples for “now”. Sheesh, with 14 under construction and 14 more in the planning stage, I’d say the Church already has its hands full. Smart move.

    Good one with Bobby Hill lapping up potato chips on his backside. I would have also gone for Hank Hill when he has a conniption fit.

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  8. Clean Cut on April 8, 2014 at 7:57 PM

    So great!

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  9. melodynew on April 8, 2014 at 9:00 PM

    I LOVE YOU! that is all.

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  10. Nemesis on April 8, 2014 at 9:15 PM

    Awesome

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  11. Mormon Heretic on April 8, 2014 at 10:38 PM

    Martin, I did a quick review of BYU Professor Dr. Jeffrey Chadwick’s article on the Birth of Jesus. Chadwick summarizes the various theories, and actually comes to the conclusion that Jesus was born in December, not April, but I think it gives a pretty good recap of theories. Most other scholars do believe that Jesus was born in the spring, but of course nobody really has any idea if it was April 6 or not. (A few months later, someone in BYU Studies did a rebuttal of Chadwick’s article that came to the conclusion that we really have no idea when Jesus was born. All the theories have weaknesses. See http://www.wheatandtares.org/6517/was-jesus-born-in-december/

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  12. Ben on April 9, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    The “April 6″ date was not part of the official revelation. It was added later. So any claim that D&C 20 constitutes revelation about the date of Jesus’ birth is not just claiming definiteness where ambiguity exists, but also making claims ignorant of the actual history.

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  13. hawkgrrrl on April 9, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    And yet, E. Bednar came up through the ranks of CES, which stands for Church Education System. How can that be?

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  14. Tony on April 10, 2014 at 1:34 PM

    Funny and all, but the problem is now I feel like I should be embarrassed if I say something like, “but the apostles are speaking the words of God” … this type of humor marginalizes those of us who believe the Twelve and the First Presidency are God’s actual, living servants. I’ve heard all the equivocation about how you don’t really have to believe what they say at conference, and I don’t want to hear it again. I just want you to know that you this alienates a lot of us.

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  15. Ziff on April 10, 2014 at 10:01 PM

    I enjoyed this, Hawkgrrrl! Excellent!

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  16. Orson on April 11, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    Tony, surely you realize some people feel marginalized by a lot of what is said in church. I don’t believe it is intentional in either direction, but it happens. I also believe church leaders are servants of God, but no human is perfect. I welcome anyone to laugh at my own imperfections, and the imperfect situations that we find ourselves in.

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  17. […] and don’t let the sideshow distract you from the new ideas presented at General […]

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  18. New Iconoclast on April 15, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    That’s SO how my son and I did Priesthood session. My wife went out and got ice cream so we wouldn’t miss the traditional post-session ice cream social. (I didn’t make her go; she volunteered. And we let her listen to the Secret Guy Stuff.)

    I didn’t hear the April 6 reference, but I’d have cringed, just like that. :)

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