Holland, Jeffrey -
36,772. We’re not a cult. I’m not an idiot, you know. I’ve read a couple of books and I’ve been to a pretty good school, and I have chosen to be in this church because of the faith that I feel and the inspiration that comes. I’ve met people, and if people want to call us a cult, they can call us a cult and you can call us a cult, but we are 14-million and growing, and I’d like to think that your respect for me would be enough to know that this man doesn’t seem like a dodo. (Mormons & Mormons: Holland & Cults & Cults: COJCOLDS) Elder Jeffrey ‘Dodo’ Holland, interview This World: The Mormon Candidate
36,931. In such basic matters of faith, prophets do not apologize for requesting unity, indeed conformity. (Mormons & Conformity) Jeffery Dodo Holland, general conference April 2003
36,948. God doesn’t care nearly as much about where you have been as He does about where you are. Jeffrey Dodo Holland
38,158. May I suggest that wherever possible a white shirt be worn by the deacons, teachers, and priests who handle the sacrament. For sacred ordinances in the Church we often use ceremonial clothing, and a white shirt could be seen as a gentle reminder of the white clothing you wore in the baptismal font and an anticipation of the white shirt you will soon wear into the temple and onto your missions. (Mormons & Mormons: Holland & Clothes) Jeffrey Dodo Holland, article Ensign November 1995 ‘This Do in Remembrance of Me’
38,157. Now If I can speak, I’ll try to do so. (Mormons & Mormons: Holland & Speak) Jeffery Dodo Holland, General Conference October 2009
38,290. Physical intimacy is not only a symbolic union between a husband and a wife – the very uniting of their souls – but it is also symbolic of a shared relationship between them and their Father in Heaven. He is immortal and perfect. We are mortal and imperfect. Nevertheless we seek ways even in mortality whereby we can unite with Him spiritually. In so doing we gain some access to both the grace and the majesty of His power. These are moments when we quite literally unite our will with God’s will, our spirit with His spirit, where communion through the veil becomes very real. At such moments we not only acknowledge His divinity but we quite literally take something of that divinity to ourselves.
Please, never say: Who does it hurt? Why not a little freedom? ‘Flee fornication,’ Paul cries, and flee ‘anything like unto it’ the Doctrine and Covenants adds. The body is something to be kept pure and holy. Do not be afraid of soiling its hands in honest labor. Do not be afraid of scars that may come in defending the truth or fighting for the right, but beware scars that spiritually disfigure, that come to you in activities you should not have undertaken. (Mormons & Mormons: Holland) Jeffrey Dodo Holland, article Ensign November 1998 ‘Personal Purity’