According to Apostle, Seer, and Revelator M. Russel Ballard we need to use the new media including blogs “to contribute to a national conversation about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints”.  This injunction was given in a commencement speech at Brigham Young University – Hawaii in December of 2007.  Part of the concern is based on inaccurate stories and other information about The Church.  We also need to be cool about the conversation.  From the Church’s website reporting on the commencement speech:

Elder Ballard said there were too many conversations going on about the Church for Church representatives to respond to each individually, and that Church leaders “can’t answer every question, satisfy every inquiry and respond to every inaccuracy that exists.”

He said students should consider sharing their views on blogs, responding to online news reports and using the “new media” in other ways.

But he cautioned against arguing with others about their beliefs. “There is no need to become defensive or belligerent,” he said.

This is important for every Latter Day Saint to help along with the effort in giving proper and correct information about The Church.

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