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Sunday, February 1

Fast 'n Testimony Bloopers

As many of you know, I have the (mis)fortune of belonging to a single adult LDS ward. This produces many an awkward moment as people try to get the attention of the opposite sex or combat their lonliness with laughter. Today's meetings were terrible in this regard. Let me give you an example from priesthood meeting.

In an effort to help the helpless, a dinner group activity has been established. People sign up to be included, and then they are assigned to have dinner together once a month. Apparently, there was a larger response from the women than from the men, and the result was that 81 women and only 39 men were participating. This fact was announced in the meeting to drum up enthusiasm. Pathetic, but it gets worse. The following is a near exact quoting of the second counselor in his statement following that announcement:

"For any investigators who are joining us today, I just want to let you know that we don't officially promote polygamy. [Why he said "officially" I don't know; after all, we don't promote it unofficially either.] This is just dinner. There will be no marriages there."

Upon hearing this, my head fell into my hands in utter disbelief. This is just one example of the kind of thing that can happen on any given Sunday.

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