Thursday, October 10, 2013

Darn, I Missed General Conference!

Mark and I were in London last weekend, where Season Four of Downton Abbey actually took precedent over the first worldwide broadcast of the LDS General Priesthood Session.

Coldly cut off from the one and only true church, I had to wait until I got home to hear the inspired words of the Lord's anointed. Of course my primary sources were exmormons here in the states--most of whom seemed more interested in my sneak peak at Season Four of Downton Abbey. 

Here are the few snippets of the 183rd Semi-Annual General Conference that I managed to gather:
Meanwhile, I was in London, surrounded by an infinitely more civilized, sophisticated, and welcoming society. Whenever I visit their wonderful city, I am amazed by how these tactful, genteel, and proper people are so adept at getting straight to the point. For example:

And then there's the theater!

According to the Daily Mail, Prince Harry recently took in this hit show in the West End. Isn't that smashing?

My next challenge: figuring out where to escape during the April conference.

Sorry President Uchtdorf, Carson's a way bigger rock star than you'll ever be.


  1. I hope you had a great time in London and that your travels went smoothly.

    With regards to excluding women and gays, the LDS seems to be using the same strategy that the Catholic Church is right now: say a few nice things, but don't actually change any policies.

    1. Right. In fact I thought of that when I read the NYT opinion piece in your recent Commentary Tidbits on Republic of Gilead.

  2. I always hide during these weekends. And unsubscribe to all TBM Facebook acquaintances. Happy to say I didn't even think about GC last weekend.

  3. singles, divorcees and gays oh my

    I would have been a tad bit disappointed had there been no maddening rhetoric.

  4. fyi for you Donna. I thought you might like to see what a few Mormon boys did. I had to try hard not to yack.

    1. That was truly terrifying. And I haven't even had my coffee yet!!! lol