“And I, God, created man in mine own image. And I blessed them, and said unto them: Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.” —Moses 2:28
“There are three principles taught in the proclamation which I think are especially in need of steadfast defenders. The first is marriage between a man and a woman. Let us be defenders of marriage as the Lord has ordained it while continuing to show love and compassion for those with differing views.” —Bonnie L. Oscarson
This Day in LDS History
1838: Upon receiving word of the encounter between Missouri troops and Mormon militia at Crooked River on October 25, Missouri governor Lilburn W. Boggs issues the “extermination order,” decreeing that the Saints must be driven from the state.
1850: During services in La Tour, Italy, Elder Lorenzo Snow baptizes Jean Antoine Box, the first Italian convert to the Church in Italy.
1980: President Spencer W. Kimball dedicates the Tokyo Japan Temple.