One of my favorite speakers was recently blasted with social media comments after a speech he gave. Elder Bednar has social media following him with ‘quotes’ saying “There are no homosexual members of the Church”.
The people using this as a “Sound Bite” are twisting and distorting the truth of what was actually said for their own purpose, which is to show that the Church is in their opinion, wrong.
This is the power of a “Sound Bite”. People believe it as truth, whether it is or whether it is not.
Here is what Elder Bednar actually said, “First I want to change the question–there are no homosexual members of the Church. We are not defined by sexual attraction. We are not defined by sexual behavior. We are sons and daughters of God…”
When you read what he actually said in context you can easily see that what was taken as a “sound bite” misrepresents completely the truth.
We are now in an election period. I’m personally praying that someone else other than the current candidates will miraculously show up so I can vote for someone I believe in. The two front runners, Donald and Hillary, are masters of distorting “Sound Bites”. But when you put what they say in context, unlike Elder Bednar’s comments, which give me hope, the front runners, in context, scare me beyond belief.
My hope is that people will read, discover, and learn for themselves and get beyond the “Sound Bites” so they can discover the truth before it is too late!