LDS President Thomas S Monson: All 18 year old high school graduates may serve missions

If you didn't hear the opening welcome message from LDS Inc. President Thomas S. Monson, you missed the big "reveal" that was rumored for this conference weekend.  He explained that 18 year old high school graduates were already being sent in other countries where military service is often required at age 20, and that this practice is now being extended to all countries everywhere.  All high school graduates who are 18 years old and worthy to go, are called to serve.  Correction: All male high school graduates 18 years old may serve.  Women are now required to wait until 19 years of age instead of 21.  Males used to have to wait till 19 in the US and other countries.

So what is your take on this new "mandate"?  I see it as a desperate move to recruit young men before they can open their minds from a little life experience on their own in college or outside of family living.  These moves general follow careful study of when young men are most likely to fall away, or become disinterested, or loss of worthiness.  I'm sure most LDS members will see this as a great thing, and provide many reasons for such.  What do you as an ex-mormon think?

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Not quite on topic but relates to GC.  Elder Jensen is being praised for opening access to historical documents.  I thought after Arrington was fired access to documents was limited.

thanks

It didn't stop my dad from being a true blue mormon, but when Ezra Taft Benson was in power, some of the crap he came up with just didn't jive in our household.  Like the only way you can be a proper priesthood holding head of the household was to be a republican.  And the fact that he was more racist than most of them.

Does anyone remember the old Mormon Prophesy "And in the last days, when the constitution is hanging by a thread, the Elders of the church will take over and save it." 

Well, I think the Illuminati know about that and are setting the stage for their new "Golden Boy" who will be their best puppet yet!  It's all rigged, and it always has been...(except for Kennedy and we all know what happened to him when he didn't do as he was told!)

How is it rigged? 

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