Reader Question Box is a series where we answer questions that show up in our website traffic monitoring statistics. These are actual Google search terms that led people to us. Copious oddities are to be found in the search term logs, and some worthwhile questions. (Series introduction)
This is temple misinformation edition!
Question: “do mormons consummate their marriage in the temple”
Answer: No. Heck no. However, sometimes, as a result of nothing more than the hopeless naivete of some among us, we have been known to report a wedding being performed/officiated in the temple as having been “consummated” in the temple. Yes, we can in fact be that cluelessly naive.
Question: “manti temple hidden tomb”
Answer: You heard it here first, folks!
Question: “deragatory morman names”
Answer: Ironic misspelling award.
Question: “mocktails for kids”
Answer: No. Just no. What’s wrong with apple juice from a juice box? Whoever thought this is a cute idea is probably the same kind of person (a terrible one) who thinks high heels for babies and padded bras for 8 year olds are good ideas.
Question: “lds ward clerk sit on the stand”
Answer: How fantastic would it be if this question is coming from a newly-called ward clerk who aspires to puff himself up by sitting on the stand? No. Clerks do not sit on the stand. If you would like more beat-down, we have an entire thread devoted to demoting clerks and secretaries.
Question: “man is nothing which thing i had never supposed”
Answer: Dear reader, while I applaud your feminist awakening, that’s just a little harsh, don’t you think?
Question: “can mormons become masons?”
Answer: Dear reader, The church teaches that any honest work is pleasing to the Lord (except perhaps wine critic, which stirred up quite a debate). I see no reason why bricklaying and other construction jobs would be inappropriate for Mormons. (Update: here’s a non-cheeky answer, and a whole post/thread about the issue, if anybody actually wants to know.)