I Don’t Belong Here: The Movie

Lightmindedness

Posted November 6th, 2016

A year ago today, the LDS Church enacted a policy placing restrictions on the membership of children living in same-sex households. The year since has been one of anguish for those affected, those that love them, and the membership as a whole as they try to grapple with these messages from their leaders. Listener Jeff Burr volunteered to help us make the following video in commemoration of the policy and its effects, based on Heather’s recent minisode/song on the latest Infant General Conference.

 

Music: “Creep” by Scala and Kolacny Brothers (Radiohead Cover)

Quote References (in order of appearance):

“…and this is about family, this is about love and especially the love of the savior.”

“…on November the fifth, the church made some changes to its handbook in relation to same sex marriage and its policy towards the children of same sex married partners.”

“…we regard same sex marriage as a particularly grievous sin.”

From “Elder Christofferson Provides Context on Handbook Changes Affecting Same-Sex Marriages”

Todd Christofferson, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and Michael Otterson, Managing Director, Church Public Affairs

11/6/2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEEMyc6aZms

“…so called intellectuals”

From “Fortify Your Homes Against Evil”

Given By Spencer W. Kimball, President of the Church

LDS General Conference, April 1979

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2-LfMSx_Ec

“…these so called alternative lifestyles”

From “Trying to Serve the Lord Without Offending the Devil” BYU Devotional

Given By James E. Faust, Second Counselor in the First Presidency

BYU Devotional, 11/15/1994

https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/faust-james-e_trying-serve-lord-without-offending-devil/

“…so called same gender marriage”

From “No Other Gods”

Given By Dallin H. Oaks, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

LDS General Conference, October 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4Fvxg-FmF8

“…so called freedom of the sexes”

From “The Time to Labor Is Now”

Given By Spencer W. Kimball, President of the Church

LDS General Conference, October 1975

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43TERITPxHQ

“…so called experts”

From “We Are Children of God”

Given By Russell M. Nelson, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (at the time)

LDS General Conference, October 1998

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YB4U0H6Eck

“…there are no homosexual members of the church”

From “Questions and answers with Elder David a. Bednar”

Given By David A. Bednar, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Chile, 2/23/2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ4_wTGv8Ao

“…that we wouldn’t go forward with these ordinances”

“…we don’t want the child to have to deal with…”

“…issues that might arise where…”

“…the parents feel one way and the expectations of the church are very different.”

From “Elder Christofferson Provides Context on Handbook Changes Affecting Same-Sex Marriages”

Given By D. Todd Christofferson, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

11/6/2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEEMyc6aZms

“…there are some things we do not accept or tolerate”

From “Questions and answers with Elder David a. Bednar”

Given By David A. Bednar, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Chile, 2/23/2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ4_wTGv8Ao

“…the church, of course, doesn’t attempt to practice mind control.”

From “Elder Christofferson Provides Context on Handbook Changes Affecting Same-Sex Marriages”

Given By D. Todd Christofferson, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

11/6/2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEEMyc6aZms

“…but he is confirmed a homosexual?”

“…the homosexual agenda”

“…is he gay?”

From Leaked Video: “WikiLeaks” Meeting

Given By M. Russell Ballard, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

1/12/2011

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpVh24_wGoY

“On this issue,

we will not budge”

“We will fight”

From Leaked Video: Religious Freedom

Given By Boyd K. Packer, President, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

5/16/2012

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zd9PcLeSdpM

“…I’m so furious with people who leave this church…”

From “The Tempe Rescue”

Given By Jeffrey R. Holland, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

4/26/2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4_LcENySzQ

“…what kind of patty cake, taffy pull…”

From “The Tempe Rescue”

Given By Jeffrey R. Holland, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

4/26/2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4_LcENySzQ

“…in anything but a marriage between a man and woman”

“…my wife is afraid I’m going to hit her with a bottle of water…”

“…there is a divinely designed difference…”

“…between a female spirit and a male spirit”

From “Questions and answers with Elder David a. Bednar”

Given By David A. Bednar, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Chile, 2/23/2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ4_wTGv8Ao

“…so called same gender marriages”

From “Beware of False Prophets and False Teachers”

Given By M. Russell Ballard, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

LDS General Conference, October 1999

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZKo9rIVjD0

“…so called intellect”

From “Truth Is the Issue”

Given By F. Enzio Busche, First Quorum of the Seventy

LDS General Conference, October 1993

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYGJbAu6Q38

“…as if none of this ever mattered, as if nothing in our contemporary life mattered, as if this is all supposed to be just exactly the way I want and answer every one of my questions.”

From “The Tempe Rescue” devotional.

Given By Jeffrey R. Holland, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

4/26/2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4_LcENySzQ

Heather

  • Wow. Fantastic job. It looks like you and Jeff have responded to and documented just about every question or request anyone had about the original piece–and elevated it a notch or two in the process. Sometimes I wish the so-called “brethren” would sit down and watch and/or listen to this all th way through, but I’m not sure they’d get it even if they did. I don’t think they’d even know what they were watching. And there’s yer problem right there.

  • Richard

    Very powerful video.

  • Flackerman

    Just amazing work, I really appreciate it. Very Powerful!

  • steve

    Really excellent – thank you!

  • David

    Great work