Or to counter Rusty, what if President Hinckley says this next month?
?¢‚Ç¨¬¶brothers and sisters, there is another matter of which I?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢d like to mention before we close this glorious conference. We live in a new age. A time where information surrounds us. The internet has grown to be a regular part of many people?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s lives. Email makes it easier to communicate?¢‚Ç¨¬¶ but I?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢m not going to give you my email address (crowd erupts with laughter). Like all other forms of media the internet can be used for both good and evil. Pornography is the great plague of our times, it enslaves those caught in it?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s web of deceit and pain.
But this free flow of information has also provided opportunities for us to learn and grow. The Church has many websites devoted to helping us grow our testimonies of Jesus Christ and becoming better people. You may also know that the Church publications are available online for the growing internet populous. You can find these through lds.org and mormon.org.
However, the Internet has also been the source of much hurt, deceit and unorthodoxy in recent years. Many of you in attendance today are probably familiar with the idea that former members of our Church have created websites that hurt the Church and present falsehoods. Even less threatening but still a concern are active members of the Church who criticise Church leaders and the practices and doctrines of the Church. Commonly known as the Bloggernacle, this loosely connected collection of blogs is a detriment to the spiritual growth of our members and several have left the Church as a result
We are thus stating now that no member in good standing should participate, let alone organize, such websites. We strongly discourage the practise of blogging to criticise church leadership, doctrine and practices.
Would the Bloggernacle stop?