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Topic - Dallin H. Oaks
With the Hawaii Legislature poised to usher in the legalization of same-sex marriage, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints appears to be shifting its approach from offense to defense.
Pressures that families face formed a thread running through talks during the 183rd Semiannual General Conference. The issues, from addictions to absent fathers, premarital births to depression, are well known to those who study family challenges.
In 1957, Dr. Seuss published his classic children's book "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," telling the story of a selfish character who seeks to steal Christmas. A generation later, we face a new Grinch seeking to eliminate the charitable deduction, pejoratively labeling it a tax loophole.
The sharply declining numbers of births and marriages in historically Christian and Jewish cultures is cause for grief, said Elder Dallin H. Oaks of The Quorum of the Twelve.
He noted America's lowest-ever birth rate and the fact that many other developed nations, including in Europe, no longer have babies in numbers sufficient to maintain their population.