Posted by: 1of10boyz | April 7, 2013

What is “General Conference” and Why is It Clogging Up Social Networking?


The conference. Imagine being able to here what the Apostle Peter had to say 10 years after he became the head of the “OLD” church. That is what you are about 3 hours away from today in the US. You have already missed 3 earlier sessions. If you get BYUTV on your cable system tune in at 10am MDT and 2pm MDT.

Mormonism: Really Want to Know?

Twice a year, Mormons around the world tune in to “General Conference,” a series of meetings held in Salt Lake City, Utah and broadcast around the world via television, satellite feeds to individual chapels, radio, and the internet.  In recent years, the Church has encouraged members to post their impressions of conference on social networking sites using the #LDSConf hashtag, which has promptly turned into a hot trend on sites like Twitter.  (The Final Four might kick our tails this weekend, but we don’t have any broken bones on display at General Conference and nobody has money riding on what color tie President Monson wears).  For non-Mormons, it is fair to wonder what all the fuss is about and why we are so obnoxiously drawing your attention to it.

To understand the importance of General Conference to Mormons, you have to understand a little about our doctrines and culture as…

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