Latter-day Saint Life

President Packer Honored on Floor of U.S. Senate


Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, stood on the Senate floor Tuesday evening and delivered a tribute to President Boyd K. Packer, who died Friday at age 90 after serving more than half a century as a general authority of the LDS Church.

Here is the full text of Sen. Lee's speech:

"Mr. President, I rise today to pay tribute to Elder Boyd K. Packer, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who passed away July 3, 2015, at the age of 90.

"Boyd K. Packer was both a man of principle and a man who knew the power of principles. He taught that talking about principles and doctrines changes behavior better than talking about behavior changes behavior. He boldly stood as a 'watchman on the tower' proclaiming the principles that lead to faithful families, strong communities and better nations . . ."

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