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Boyd K. Packer, Advocate of Conservative Mormonism, Dies at 90

posted on July 6, 2015

In The New York Times, David Stout reports that Boyd K. Packer, a Mormon Church leader and next in line for the church presidency, died on Friday in his Salt Lake City home. Mr. Packer “spoke for those in the church who resisted social change – a traditionalist call that carried influence in the church’s governance and teaching mission,” Stout writes. Armand L. Mauss, a Mormon scholar and retired professor at Washington State University, said that Packer would be remembered “for an unyielding resistance to the secular, social world, especially as that world evolved during his lifetime.”

Read at The New York Times