On the other hand...knowing no references...or kind of knowing them is enough for people to dismiss you. Sure it's easy to go back to my computer and find a quote to show my point...but when I am approached by an emotional...in your face person...I am presently ill equipped to back my claims with the power that comes from true memorization.
This year I am dusting off my brain...and I'm going to start memorizing those statements by prophets...scriptures...founders...and others that support the cause of freedom. Quotes of a true LDS conservative (many of which can be found on the main page of LDS cons). I will be citing the person who said it...when they said it...and where they said it...and I will be learning it VERBATIM. Not..."I kinda have it"...but "I have it word for word".
I invite you to do two things.
1. Share on this thread the quotes...scriptures...etc...and the references that you feel are a part of the "Bible"of a LDS conservative. It would be good to find at least one really good quote from a valid source to counter each objection we my come in contact with.
2. Make a goal to memorize...to be equipped for the war of words... Learn it inside and out...indellibly etched in your brain....and then share it with someone else...and then report here what you memorized.
I will be reporting my progress here whether or not anyone joins me.
Here is the first one I will memorize...
If America is destroyed, it may be by Americans who salute the flag, sing the national anthem, march in patriotic parades, cheer Fourth of July speakers - normally good Americans who fail to comprehend what is required to keep our country strong and free - Americans who have been lulled away into a false security." (Ezra Taft Benson, April 1968, General Conference Report)
It would be good if we put them in order too of which we deem are most important..