farwest wrote:There are some that do not have a laptop or tablet and now feel pressure that to have a calling they need a laptop or tablet.
We all have choices to make. No one is forcing anyone or even placing pressure on them to purchase a laptop or tablet. They can use the equipment in the library. Like I previously stated, I have yet to see all the TV being used to the point where no one could get one.
farwest wrote: I have been in classes where a laptop or tablet has been used and the sound and picture because of size is inferior in all ways to the TV.
Yes that can be a problem. However, I have yet to see all the TV being used to the point where no one could get one. How about You?
farwest wrote: Yes you can teach without either but that was not the point of the "Come Follow Me" program and all the effort that went into it to get it off the ground. But it was grounded from the start because the cart was in front of the horse without the TV's to play the media on.
While not haveing the proper equipment was a problem from the start it was never a show stopper. All the classes can be taught without the videos the videos just brought added quality into the classes. I don't believe it was ever grounded.
farwest wrote:Our stake president was impressed to buy tv's to make this available for our youth, they are the future of the church and he wanted them to have access to the best teaching tools available.
Good for him. However we are a church of order and there are procedures and policies that need to me followed.
farwest wrote:He said that it really is all the same money and we are all on the same team and we all have the same goals.
He is right to a point in that the funds all come from tithing money. However, he is wrong in the way the funds were used as the Budget Allowance funds were set aside by the Prophet and the Quorum of the Twelve for the use of ward and stake operations and activities. Not for the purchase of audio visual equipment. See the Budget Training in the May 1990 Ensign for a more complete understanding of the principles of the Budget Allowance.
farwest wrote:So he made the decision to buy TV's and it has been a good thing for our youth.
Being good for the youth does not make the action correct.