The Foundations of Righteousness: Permissiveness is a danger

Called Unto Liberty, 20th Century Sermons, Spencer W. Kimball

The growing permissiveness in modern society gravely concerns us. Certainly our Heavenly Father is distressed with the increasing inroads among his children of such insidious sins as adultery and fornication, homosexuality, lesbianism, abortions, pornography, population control, alcoholism, cruelty expressed in wife-beating and child-abuse, dishonesty, vandalism, violence, and crime generally, including the sin of living together without marriage.

We call upon our Church members everywhere to renew their efforts to strengthen the home and to honor their parents, and to build better communications between parent and child.


Source: Spencer W. Kimball, “The Foundations of Righteousness,” General Conference, Oct. 1977.  Spemcer W. Kimball served as the twelfth President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


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