I’m really jealous of Mark.
Three of the testimonies from today were lengthy discussions of Prop 8 (topics covered included the need to help the amendment pass; the awful consequences for years to come if it doesn’t pass; the joy of Prop 8 volunteer work; the idea that depression about doing Prop 8 work is sent from Satan to try to block the work; and satisfaction that we Mormons are pulling the laborer’s oar and doing a lot more door-knocking than the Evangelicals).
I didn’t keep precise count, but I’m pretty sure that testimonies of the Savior and of the Atonement outnumbered Prop 8 discussions by perhaps two to one. That’s good. I can understand the church’s move into politics here, but I think it would be really problematic if we started to hear more about Prop 8 in testimony meeting than we did about the Savior.
(Interestingly, two of the three Prop 8 testimonies also stated that homosexuality is not a choice, it’s something people are born with.)