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Excerpt from Elder Bednar's BYU Hawaii commencement address given December 15, 2012, the day after the massacre in Connecticut:
"We live in a world that grows increasingly confused and chaotic, ever more evil and dark," Elder Bednar said. "Nothing could have emphasized that truth more than the tragic events that occurred yesterday in Connecticut."
Elder Bednar shared the words of President Boyd K. Packer, president of the Quorum of the Twelve, by saying: "The world is spiraling downward at an ever-quickening pace. I am sorry to tell you that it will not get better. 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 in wickedness and depravity that which surrounds us now. Words of profanity, vulgarity and blasphemy are heard everywhere. Unspeakable wickedness and perversion were once hidden in dark places; now they are in the open, even accorded legal protection. At Sodom and Gomorrah these things were localized. Now they are spread across the world, and they are among us" ("The One Pure Defense," address to CES Religious Education).
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