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The 4 LDS Leadership Vacuums – What Happened?

Welcome to Gospel Tangents Podcast. I’m excited to announce this is our 100th episode here at Gospel Tangents.  Of course I’ve been around for them all, I’m not sure if you have, but I hope you have.  It’s been a fun ride so far.

In our next conversation, we will talk to Dr. Greg Prince.  Previously we discussed the gay policy which disallows children of gay parents from receiving blessings, baptisms, or ordinations in the LDS Church.  It seems like this policy was started perhaps when President Monson was more incapacitated than he has been in the past.  Is there a leadership vacuum?

It’s in power vacuum #4 that the Policy emerges.  Now that doesn’t tell you the details of how these things happened, but it tells you the climate in which they did happen.  In each case, it was a power vacuum created by the incapacitation of this living president.

Dr. Greg Prince will talk more about this, and I’ll ask if there are similarities between the 1969 policy on blacks.  Is that similar to the policy with gays?

Greg:  All of that occurred in a period where there was a period of power vacuum.  President McKay, even though he was lucid enough to talk to his son and verify the contents of that letter physically didn’t have capacity to referee this match or to stop it.  It was carried on mostly in private so the general church membership didn’t know about it, but it was a real crisis.  So that was power vacuum #1.

Find out more about the other power vacuums, as well as Greg’s research into aging leadership.  Check out our conversation…..