In response to “Avoid R rating,” I commend the citation of President Ezra Taft Benson’s 1986 address where he tells the youth of the Church, “Don’t see rated R movies.” However, the conclusion reached based upon this citation is disturbing.
In this past general conference, a talk titled, “Fourteen Fundamentals in Following the Prophet,” also given by President Benson, was referenced twice. The third fundamental is: “The living prophet is more important to us than a dead prophet.” That means the counsels given to us by the living prophet are the ruling line upon which we should live our lives.
In the case of movies and entertainment we can reference the pamphlet “For the Strength of the Youth” or various talks given in this past general conference on wholesome entertainment.
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