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Old 11-27-2012, 03:21 PM
 
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Actually, the Book of Mormon doesn't even address the issue. As far as your source is concerned, I don't care who he is or who he is descended from, he does not define LDS doctrine. He can do nothing more than voice his own opinion, which he has obviously done in this case.
LDS church however does...

Mormons do believe that they shouldn't participate or encourage others to gamble. When local and federal government legislations are considering passing laws dealing with gambling, Church leadership has encouraged members to put a voice in opposing such issues. Current Mormon Prophet Gordon B. Hinckley has urged the members of the Mormon Church to do the following: "We urge members of the Church to join with others with similar concerns in opposing the legalization and government sponsorship of lotteries."4

It is the encourage others to gamble directive that would be the troublesome one. Can one take a leadership position in a gambling establishment and then claim not to encourage gambling?
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:26 PM
 
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with hookers in the supermarket.

Which aisle....I looked....couldn't find them...
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Bangkok, NYC, and LV
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Which aisle....I looked....couldn't find them...
right behind my next door neighbor wearing sweat pants...with the hummus in the cart.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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A self-serving opinion at that.
Excuse me? Why?

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I really cant see how a good and obedient man of the Lord could make money off vice.
Well then, we can agree on something then. I don't even know who this man is; I merely stated that he is not an official spokesman for the LDS Church.

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But it makes vegas all the more interesting with LDS folks existing side by side with hookers in the supermarket.
Gosh, maybe somebody could let the LDS folks know what time to go shopping so that they don't run into any hookers at the supermarket.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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LDS church however does...

Mormons do believe that they shouldn't participate or encourage others to gamble. When local and federal government legislations are considering passing laws dealing with gambling, Church leadership has encouraged members to put a voice in opposing such issues. Current Mormon Prophet Gordon B. Hinckley has urged the members of the Mormon Church to do the following: "We urge members of the Church to join with others with similar concerns in opposing the legalization and government sponsorship of lotteries."4

It is the encourage others to gamble directive that would be the troublesome one. Can one take a leadership position in a gambling establishment and then claim not to encourage gambling?
You lost me. I fail to see how the LDS church is encouraging gambling.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Bangkok, NYC, and LV
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Excuse me? Why?

Well then, we can agree on something then. I don't even know who this man is; I merely stated that he is not an official spokesman for the LDS Church.

Gosh, maybe somebody could let the LDS folks know what time to go shopping so that they don't run into any hookers at the supermarket.
Sorry, should have been clearer. I meant that the LDS Casino magnate who said that the church did not forbid the facilitation of gambling (and all other things associated with it) was self-serving in this statement.

I know better than to get into a theological debate about Mormonism with someone from Salt Lake City
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:52 PM
 
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You lost me. I fail to see how the LDS church is encouraging gambling.

I was pretty clear I think when I wrote...


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It is the encourage others to gamble directive that would be the troublesome one. Can one take a leadership position in a gambling establishment and then claim not to encourage gambling?
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Can one take a responsible position in a Casino and not encourage people to gamble?

I suppose a chef is in reasonable shape...but a GM or a high level marketing person? Or really anyone who works on the gaming side.

I would suspect there are whole tomes on this someplace in the LDS universe. But I bet they are not on the side accessible by gentiles.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:15 PM
 
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The position of the LDS church on gambling is not on topic for this thread. You are free to discuss that in the general forums. Further posts in this thread on that topic will be deleted. If there's more to be said on the original topic, then take it back there, please.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:37 PM
 
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Las Vegas may be a zoo but the zoo keepers aren't even from around here!

...So blame them...
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:29 AM
 
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Half naked girls in Vegas! what a shocker!
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