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These temple recommend questions remained unchanged since 1986. They were since modified. Questions 11 and 12 were combined and modified. The old questions are listed at the end.

Interviewing Instructions  

Exercise great care when interviewing applicants for recommends to enter a temple. Make it clear that you represent the Lord in determining worthiness to enter his holy house. No unworthy applicant should receive a recommend. Be certain that each applicant is worthy as a result of living up to Church standards and principles. Acceptable answers to the recommend interview questions ordinarily will establish worthiness to receive a recommend. Do not assume that worthiness to enter the temple at one time is reason for a casual interview later. Discuss the interview questions with each applicant, and keep each interview private.

Require an applicant who is not living up to Church standards and principles to demonstrate true repentance before receiving a recommend to enter a temple.

When interviewing an applicant for a recommend, do not inquire into personal, intimate matters about marital relations between a husband and his wife.

Generally, do not deviate from the recommend interview questions. If, during an interview, an applicant asks about the propriety of specific conduct, do not pursue the matter. Merely suggest that if the applicant has enough anxiety about the propriety of the conduct to ask about it, the best course would be to discontinue it. If you are sensitive and wise, you usually can prevent those being interviewed from asking such explicit questions.

Interview Questions for Recommends to Enter a Temple

ELOHIM1. Do you believe in God, the Eternal Father, in his Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost; and do you have a firm testimony of the restored gospel?

2. Do you sustain the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the prophet, seer, and revelator; and do you recognize him as the only person on the earth authorized to exercise all priesthood keys?

3. Do you sustain the other General Authorities and the local authorities of the Church?

4. Do you live the law of chastity?

5. Is there anything in your conduct relating to members of your family that is not in harmony with the teachings of the Church?

6. Do you affiliate with any group or individual whose teachings or practices are contrary to or oppose those accepted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or do you sympathize with the precepts of any such group or individual?

7. Do you earnestly strive to do your duty in the Church; to attend your sacrament, priesthood, and other meetings; and to obey the rules, laws, and commandments of the gospel?

8. Are you honest in your dealings with your fellowmen?

9. Are you a full-tithe payer?

10. Do you keep the Word of Wisdom?

11. Have you ever been divorced or are you now separated from your spouse under order of a civil court? If yes,

  • (a) - Are you current in your support payments and other financial obligations for family members, as specified by court order or in other written, binding commitments?

  • (b) Were there any circumstances of transgression in connection with your divorce or separation that have not been previously resolved with your bishop?

12. If you have received your temple endowment --

  • (a) Do you keep all the covenants that you made in the temple?

  • (b) Do you wear the authorized garments both day and night?

13. Has there been any sin or misdeed in your life that should have been resolved with priesthood authorities but has not?

14. Do you consider yourself worthy in every way to enter the temple and participate in temple ordinances?

In each interview, emphasize to the applicant the need to safeguard the recommend. It must never be loaned and should be reported immediately to the issuer if lost or stolen. (Copies may be safely stored in the temple lockers where you change from your street clothes to your temple garments.)

OLD Questions #11 & #12 (replaced by #11a & #11b):

11. Have you ever had a divorce that has not been cleared by appropriate priesthood authorities, where required?

12. If you have ever been divorced or separated, are you presently fulfilling your obligations for the support and maintenance of your family?

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"Not only was Cain called upon to suffer, but because of his wickedness he became the father of an inferior race."
Joseph Fielding Smith
 10th Prophet and President Of the LDS church

Fuh dem Bros: ( Fumly descendants of Cain):

Temple Recommend quesshuns remained unchanged fum at least June, o 86.Dis list wuz still in use as uh September, 1992 and gots'ta since been modified. Quesshuns 11 and 12 wuz combined and modified on de current fo'm. 'S coo', bro. De old quesshuns are listed at da damn end.

Innerviewin' Instrucshuns fo da

Be sho when innerviewin' dem suckas fo' recommends t'enta' a temple. What it is, Mama! Make it clear dat yol sittn in fo da Lo'd in determinin' wo'diness t'enta' his holy crib. No unwo'dy cat git no recomend. Be damn shure dat each sucka be wo'dy as some result uh livin' down t'Church standards, principles an' all. Real answers t'de recommend innerview quesshuns o'dinarily gots'ta establish wo'diness t'receive some recommend. Do not assume dat wo'diness t'enta' de temple at one time be reason fo' some chilled innerview later. Ah be baaad... Discuss de innerview quesshuns wid each mofo, and keep each innerview private. What it is, Mama! Be sho aa cat or bitch who be not livin' down dem Church  principles an' stuff t'demonstrate true repentance befo'e receivin' some recommend t'enta' a temple. What it is, Mama! When innerviewin' some cat o' bitch fo' some recommend, don'a ask sucka'al, intimate matters about the ol in-ouyt between some husband and his mama. Generally, do not deviate fum de innerview quesshuns. If, durin' an innerview, a mofo ax's about da damn propriety uh stuff, do not pursue da damn matter. Ah be baaad... iff de mofo gots'ta axe about it, dat mofo best fuckin split raht now. If yo's cool, yo kin preevent dose bein' innerviewed fum ax'in' dem 'esplicit quesshuns.

Innerview Quesshuns fo' Recommends t'Enta' a Temple

ELOHIM1. Does yo recon' in God, de Eternal Fader, in his Son, Jeesus Christ, and in de Holy Ghost; and yo gots' some firm testimony uh de resto'ed gospel?

2. Does yo sustain de President uh De Chaach uh JeesusChrahstuh Latter-day Saints as de prophet, seer, and revelato'; and does yo recognize him as de only sucka' on de eard audo'ized t'exercise all priesdood keys and do all them transleitn?

3. Do yo sustain de oda' General Audo'ities and da damn local audo'ities uh de Chaach?

4. Does yo live da damn law uh chastity, mofo? 5. Is dere anydin' in yo' relatin' t'members uh yo' family dat be not in harmony wid de teachin's uh de Lard?

6. Does yo jive wid any grodown o' individual whose teachin's o' practices are contrary t'o' oppose dose accepted by De Chaach uh JeesusChrahstuh Latter-day Saints, o' does yo sympadize wid de precepts uh any such grodown o' individual?

7. Does y'all earnestly strive t'do de' duty in de Chaach; t'attend yo' sacrament, priesdood, and oda' meetin's; and t'obey de rules, laws, and commandments uh de gospel an; yo ain't no Black Pantha LeRoy Eldridge Cleaver?

8. Yo honest in yos dealin's wid yo's bro's?

9. Is yo aways paid up own yo tide payer?

10. Does yo keep de Woh'd uh Wisdom?

11. Yo eva' kick de ol lady out own de street o' you'is yo ass now separate fum da ol' lady  unda' o'da' of some civil court? If yes,

  • (a) - is yo yo now in yo' sdownpo't payments and oda' financial obligashuns fo' yer  kin, as specified by court o'da' o' in oda' written, bindin' commitments?

  • (b) Were dere any circumstances uh transgression in connecshun wid yo' deevo'ce o' separashun dat gots' not been previously resolved wid yo' bishop?

12. If yo gots yo' temple endowment --

  • (a) Does yo keeps all de covenants dat yo made in de temple?

  • (b) Yo gots de audo'ized Mo'mon undarweah own yo skinny ass day and night?

13. Has dere been any sin o' misdeed in yo' life dat should gots' been resolved wid priesdood audo'ities but gots'ta not?

14. Yo consida' yo'self wo'dy in every mofo way t'enta' de temple and participate in temple o'dinances? In each innerview, emphasize t'de maiahn da damn need t'safeguard da damn recommend. It must neva' be loaned and should be repo'ted immediately t'de issua' if lost o' stolen. 'S coo', bro.

OL' Quesshuns 11 & 12 (fo no goo  Quesshuns 11a & 11b):
11. Have yo eva' had some deevo'ce dat gots'ta not been cleared by appropriate priesdood audo'ities,like you s'pos' t' have did?

 12. If yo gots' eva' been deevo'ced o' sep'rated, is you fulfillin' yo' obligashuns fo' de sdownpo't and maintenance uh yo' famly?

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Mary was the plural wife of Royston Potter, Utah police officer. Mary Potter was President of Women's Religious Liberties Union.
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LDS Church comments on 'Big Love' episode
Published: March 9, 2009

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is speaking out about concerns over an upcoming episode of HBO's "Big Love," which [apparently] depicts sacred temple ceremonies.

This "Publicity Dilemma" is discussed at length on the "Newsroom" section of www.lds.org.

"Before the first season of the HBO series 'Big Love' aired more than two years ago, the show's creators and HBO executives assured the curch that the series wouldn't be about Mormons," the essay on lds.org states. "However, Internet references to 'Big Love' indicate that more and more Mormon themes are now being woven into the show and that the characters are often unsympathetic figures who come across as narrow and self-righteous. And according to TV Guide, it now seems the show's writers are to depict what they understand to be sacred temple ceremonies.

"Certainly Church members are offended when their most sacred practices are misrepresented or presented without context or understanding."

The essay on lds.org states that the HBO series "once again blurs the distinctions between The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the show's fictional non-Mormon characters and their practices. Such things say much more about the insensitivities of writers, producers and TV executives than they say about Latter-day Saints."

These references are directed toward the upcoming Sunday, March 15, episode of "Big Love," which takes viewers into a Hollywood version of an LDS temple's endowment ceremony and celestial room.

Last week some LDS Church members began e-mail chains calling for cancellation of subscriptions to AOL, which, like HBO, is owned by Time Warner.

The church said individual members have the right to take such actions if they choose. The church as an institution does not call for boycotts and stressed that members in "the public arena should conduct themselves with dignity and thoughtfulness."

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