||[16 Oct 2007|12:26pm]
For those of you who live in Utah, I am sure you are familiar with Robert Kirby, for those of you who do not have the pleasure of reading his smart-mouthed editorial I have included a link to his latest words of wisdom.
I guess that during conference someone (if anyone knows who let me know...) made a statement about the church and family planning. Something along the lines of:
"Having children should not be delayed or limited"
When I was an active member I took pretty much anything said during conference as doctrine. If someone said it over the pulpit it was GOSPEL. Therefore, I felt obligated to follow the counsel, regardless of how it fit into my personal situation.
This particular statement I find outrageous! With the technology and medical advances we have today it is ridiculous and in my opinion, irresponsible not to take advantage of them.
Not everyone needs to have children! Not everyone needs to have a dozen children! It should be up to the individual, the couple to decide the size of the family, or whether the even have one at all.
This is so wrong.