Elder Boyd K. Packer
I know of nothing in the history of the Church or in the history of the world to compare with our present circumstances. Nothing happened in Sodom and Gomorrah which exceeds the wickedness and depravity which surrounds us now.
Satan uses every intrigue to disrupt the family. The sacred relationship between man and woman, husband and wife, through which mortal bodies are conceived and life is passed from one generation to the next generation, is being showered with filth.
Profanity, vulgarity, blasphemy, and pornography are broadcast into the homes and minds of the innocent. Unspeakable wickedness, perversion, and abuse—not even exempting little children—once hidden in dark places, now seeks protection from courts and judges.
….The sins of Sodom and Gomorrah were localized. They are now spread across the world, wherever the Church is. The first line of defense— the home—is crumbling. Surely you can see what the adversary is about.
“On the Shoulder of Giants,” Elder Boyd K. Packer, printed in the J. Reuben Clark Law School’s Clark Memorandum, Fall 2004