|The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on the morning of April 4, 2015, with President Thomas S. Monson sitting between President Henry B. Eyring and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf.|
Yesterday afternoon, during the sustaining of Church leaders, a certain group* of some five persons decided to put on a petulant publicity stunt by shouting “no” (or, by some accounts, “opposed”) when President Dieter F. Uchtdorf asked if any were opposed to sustaining President Thomas S. Monson as President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
In response to this, I wanted to once again reaffirm that I sustain President Monson as a prophet, seer, and revelator, and the custodian of all the restored priesthood keys on the earth.
Sectarian pretenders to President Monson’s prophetic authority and divine commission will contend against him in vain. Secular scoundrels who try to haul President Monson to court on bogus fraud charges, or who attempt to undermine his office with ugly gossip about his health, will soon be forgotten, while he will live on in happy and blessed memory as the Lord’s prophet for generations.
* I am not going to give this group the validity and attention it desperately seeks by mentioning its name or its aims, for the same reason that, during sporting events, cameras are turned away from streakers on the field who disrupt the game–––they don’t deserve it, and everyone is better off simply forgetting the disruption.