Pres. Hinckley Warns About Pornography, Exploitative Media

Pres. Hinckley Warns About Pornography, Exploitative Media

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Carole Mikita reporting Warnings about pornography and exploitative films, music videos and television shows came again today in the closing sessions of General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Church president Gordon B. Hinckley even made reference to a KSL-TV programming change, removing the NBC show 'Couplings' from Thursday nights. He said the only other station in the country to do so is one in South Bend, Indiana, home of Notre Dame.

He encouraged people of "like minds" to join together in these efforts.

Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley/ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: "There are many not of our faith but who feel as we do. They will support us. They will sustain us in our efforts."

President Gordon B. Hinckley told a worldwide audience of Latter-day Saints that today's media can be dangerous to the spirit.

Pres. Hinckley: "Tawdry and sleazy stuff, created and distributed by those who grow rich at the expense of those who see it."

"That which by its nature is inherently beautiful, is corrupted in its popular presentation."

As he often does, he reminded church members to be neighborly.

Pres. Hinckley: "We cannot be arrogant. We cannot be self-righteous. The very situation in which the lord has placed us requires that we be humble."

In inimitable style, President Hinckley talked of having difficult days as everyone does, and of once asking a portrait of Brigham Young what to do. He imagined the reply.

Pres. Hinckley: "'In my day, I had problems of my own. Don't ask me what to do. This is your watch. Ask the Lord, whose work this really is.' And this, I assure you, is what we do."

In parting, President Hinckley said he hopes Latter-day Saints will have the strength to "turn the other cheek" and walk the extra mile to help those in distress.

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