NEWS ARTICLE: “Elder Rasband, Elder Stevenson, and Elder Renlund become the 98th, 99th, and 100th Apostles to be called since the organization of the Church in 1830.” –from a news article by Sarah Jane Weaver, Church News associate editor, 3 October 2015. [source]
SCRIPTURE: “Wherefore, I call upon the weak things of the world, those who are unlearned and despised, to thresh the nations by the power of my Spirit.” –D&C 35:13. [source]
COMMENTARY: Let me see if I understand this. Over half the membership of the church is outside the United States. The fastest growing areas of the world for the church are Africa and South America. The church is a global church rather than an American church. And yet, with his perfect knowledge of the hearts and minds of all of his followers, Jesus chooses as his “weak and despised” three successful, wealthy white guys from Utah to be his next representatives? With 100 out of 100 of your latter-day apostles being straight white men, Jesus, if this is your one true church, I don’t believe you aren’t racist, sexist, and homophobic. And if you aren’t racist, sexist, and homophobic, then I don’t believe this is your one true church. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.