It seems like the Mormons are falling short of their recruitment goals.

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  • James Mixon
    James Mixon

    Maybe someone can post the article. By Brady McCombs The associated Press

    Friday April 24.

  • Zoos

    Is this he one?

    Two Mormon leaders battling serious health issues

    Brady Mccombs, Associated Press

    Updated 11:01 am, Friday, April 24, 2015

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two of the Mormon church's aging leaders are battling serious health issues.

    L. Tom Perry, 92, the second-most senior member of the high-level Mormon governing body called the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, has been diagnosed with cancer, church spokesman Eric Hawkins said Friday.

    Perry will begin radiation treatment Friday to treat cancer discovered in his thyroid gland, Hawkins said. Perry was hospitalized earlier this week with breathing difficulty, but allowed to go home after tests and observations.

    Richard G. Scott, 86, another member of the quorum, was hospitalized Thursday night with gastrointestinal bleeding, Hawkins said. Scott is resting now after the bleeding was brought under control.

    The quorum is a governing body of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that is modeled after Jesus Christ's apostles and serves under the church president and his two counselors.

    Nine of the 15 members in the religion's core leadership group are at least 80 years old. President Thomas S. Monson is 87. Perry is the oldest of the group.

    Originally from Logan, Utah, Perry spent his professional career as a vice president and treasurer in retail business before being named to the quorum in 1974. He was one of four leaders to meet with President Barack Obama during his recent trip to Utah.

    He was also in attendance when Mormon leaders and state lawmakers introduced a landmark bill in March that bars discrimination against gay and transgender individuals while protecting the rights of religious groups and individuals.

    But while Perry was greeted warmly by LGBT advocates that day, he drew their rebuke in early April when he gave a speech about the church being a leading advocate for traditional families and speaking out against "counterfeit and alternative lifestyles."

    Scott was born in Pocatello, Idaho, and had a successful career as a nuclear engineer. He was named to the quorum in 1988.

  • LisaRose
    I guess the cult business isn't what it used to be.
  • James Mixon
    James Mixon

    Zoos: that's interesting but that's not the one.

    "Record increase in Mormon missionaries doesn't lead to

    equal spike in converts" By Brady McComb.

  • Village Idiot
    Village Idiot

    Record increase in Mormon missionaries doesn't lead to equal spike in converts.

  • James Mixon
    James Mixon
    Thanks Village idiot!!
  • mimimimi

    I have just recently read two novels about Mormon families, The 19th Wife and The Bishop's Wife. They were fiction, but The 19th Wife also included a lot of historical information regarding polygamy and how the Mormon church came to finally officially rejecting that doctrine. Both gave a lot of insight into how their religion affects, in fact consumes, their personal lives and some of the incredible beliefs they have which are swallowed hook, line and sinker by the membership. I could see a lot of similarities between them and Jehovah's witnesses. Definitely they are both mind control cults.

  • James Mixon
    James Mixon

    mimimimi: yes similarities. Their figures suggest it's becoming more difficult

    to find people willing to convert to Mormonism, especially in highly

    developed parts of the world where people are less apt to turn to

    religion for help because their basic needs are being met.

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