When stated in that context...I won't argue. The important thing for me is that there *is* forward motion on this...and that is reassuring.I used the term aggressive on purpose and in it's proper context I think. I have not had personal experience seeing the church move very fast, and relative to my historical view, this is pretty aggressive
I thought you and other readers might find it interesting that I did have that conversation with the Bishop. I'll only say that there are more matters involved than what I have shared here and that I have purposely not included certain other details because it involves some personal matters of specific members. However, I found the Bishop's remarks to be very interesting.
After listening very patiently to my points, he pondered a moment and said: "You know, when you first began telling me your concerns...I was starting to think 'why is this such a big deal'. But then the thought entered my head that I would *NEVER* even CONSIDER including people's birthdates, with or without the year, on any document or phone list that I gave out at work."
He indicated that he realized that in the Church, we have a culture of sharing birthday information...from the youngest ages. Now, *I* had not considered this either, as I did not grow up in the church. I joined the Church in my early twenties...so I was not brought up with the LDS culture.
Anyway, he told me he would be giving the matter some thought, and we are going to meet on it again in a few weeks after he has had a chance to review exactly what is printed out on which MLS reports, and who has access to them.
Yes, I support and sustain our leaders. I have to say I wasn't thinking that when I asked for the meeting with him...it was simply how I would have resolved any matter...try to take it to the person or persons who could actually do something about it. But yes, I support my ward leaders...as they have always supported me...all of us with our faults and flaws. And I like your observation about sustaining...I had not considered that either.
Just thought this information might be of interest to other readers.