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29 August 2008

Church... an older woman... and blacks getting the priesthood

I regularly try to entertain myself no matter where I am. Fortunately, in life there are so many opportunities to laugh even when I'm not looking! I was in Relief Society one Sunday, being totally good mind you, and this blessed opportunity came knocking at my door. The instructor was talking about prophetic revelation and wandered down a road that I knew was coming. She stated that there was a revelation revealed to President Kimball in the '70's or so, and did any of "the old folks" in the room know what it was. Like I said, my brain was already cued into this one because I knew that blacks in the priesthood was a touchy subject, and from what I can remember President Kimball wasn't so hot on the idea. Anyhow, this woman kitty-corner to me raises her hand and tries to approach the subject "delicately"... yah, that SO didn't happen. I mean really kuddos to me for somewhat holding myself together. She stutters on her words, takes a couple seconds here and there, but all together manages to spit out "it was when the uh... colored men... were to receive the priesthood." The worst I did was lean to the woman next to me and say "huh, and here I was going to say 'it was when the blacks received the priesthood' so much for being pc." Yah... people are funny. Especially in Utah County. What can you do. I know she didn't mean anything by it, but still, Nathan and I had a good chuckle about it.

1 comment:

Beckalita said...

Gotta love the whole p/c world we live in. Who did that? I have an idea. How about we let people who are going to take offense where none is intended, be offended! It would make life soooo much easier for EVERYONE!