The 96 Theses: Constructive Suggestions for Improving the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 85-96
85. The Church ignores important issues such as the environment, capital punishment, war, poverty, and social justice.
86. The Church should focus on programs to alleviate poverty, improve the environment, oppose war, and fight for the oppressed and downtrodden as this is an integral component of the gospel taught by Jesus Christ.
87. The Church is a white male gerontocracy.
88. The Church should institute term limits for General Authorities: mandatory emeritus status at age 75 for Apostles and 5-year terms for Seventies. As the apostles retire and the Seventies serve out their terms, women, minorities, and members outside the United States should be called into highest quorums of the Church.
89. Richard G. Scott, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, has taught in General Conference that childhood victims of abuse need to repent for the part they played in the abuse. The Church has not corrected or repudiated this teaching since it was spoken in 1992.
90. The Church should acknowledge the harm caused by Elder Scott’s remarks and apologize to childhood abuse victims. The Church should retract and repudiate Elder Scott’s remarks and make clear that his remarks do not represent Church doctrine.
91. Dallin H. Oaks, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, has taught in General Conference that women who wear clothing deemed immodest by the Church’s standards constitute walking “pornography” and bear some responsibility for problems men may have with pornography.
92. The Church should acknowledge the harm caused by Elder Oaks’s remarks and apologize to women for them. The Church should retract and repudiate Elder Oaks’s remarks and make clear that his remarks do not represent Church doctrine.
93. Russell M. Nelson, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, has taught in the Church’s official periodical that God’s love is not unconditional.
94. The Church should acknowledge the harm caused by Elder Nelson’s remarks and make clear that his remarks do not comport with the scriptures. The Church should retract and repudiate Elder Nelson’s remarks.
95. The Church shows disrespect for members of the Church who request no contact from Church representatives by ignoring such requests and harassing members who would prefer to be left alone.
96. The Church should put in place a system to ensure that the wishes of members who request no contact are honored, and the Church should apologize to members who have been harassed by leaders who have failed to respect personal boundaries established by Church members.