Saturday, December 13, 2008

YouTube Video: Mormon Myths And Reality, As Explained By Former NFL Quarterback Steve Young And Former Miss America Sharlene Hawkes

Anyone who is tempted to question former NFL quarterback Steve Young's fidelity to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a result of the recent report that he allowed his wife to display a "No on 8" sign in the yard of their family home in California will be disabused of any doubts after watching the video embedded below.

In the 9:00+ minute video entitled "Mormon Myths and Reality" created on January 4th, 2008, Steve Young teams up with former Miss America Sharlene Hawkes to address and debunk the popular myths about Mormonism and to promote and explain the realities. Read the accompanying press release from the LDS Newsroom.

The three primary myths debunked in the video:

-- Mormons practice polygamy: Not true; practice indefintely suspended in 1890. The Fundamentalist LDS (FLDS) chose not to accept the change and went their separate way.
-- Mormons care only for their own: Also not true; the Church has participated in a number of aid programs which are religious-neutral.
-- Mormons are not Christians: Also not true. We declare the divinity of Jesus Christ, and look to Him as the only source of salvation. We declare that there is no other name given nor any other way nor means whereby salvation can come unto the children of men, only in and through the name of Christ.

This video is one of many currently hosted on the LDS Church's YouTube Public Affairs channel. This channel also features a number of short videos starring Russell Ballard, who is a member of the Quorum of the Twelve. Elder Ballard has been most active in promoting the use of the Internet to deliver the message of Mormonism worldwide.
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