Updates: David News and Current Events

For those who would like to keep communication going on Soul Davidian, I’ve created this page for those who have updates on David and music or current events in general.

  1. Speaking of hate……..

    The LDS Church has ramped up hate against LGBT people as the suicide rate explodes. Are the two connected? We don’t know, because the state isn’t looking.

    Utah’s suicide rate is nearly twice the national average and the rate of youth suicide rate has tripled in the last 10 years. And last year, the state’s Department of Health revealed that suicide is now the leading cause of death among 10- to 17-year-olds in Utah.

    “http://www.thedailybeast.com/utah-blames-the-weather-not-homophobia-for-teen-suicide-epidemic”

  2. Bliss, why can you express your personal views about lds church, but others need to keep those views private.

    • CQ, the issue isn’t one’s right to have a POV about LDS, it’s the relentless campaign of bashing and hatred, without any explanation as to why it’s being done. It’s one thing to express an opinion, but when it’s done almost daily for 4 1/2 years, it means something more sinister is going on.

      I make no case for anyone to be a Mormon. It’s a religion and like so many others, it has its rules and positions, many of which I don’t agree with. That’s why I’m not a Mormon. I couldn’t live without my morning coffee.

      As for David, he’s a Mormon and seems to like being one. He’s also a great singer and a very good human being. Why is that a problem for anyone?

      • Speaking of “relentless campaigns of bashing and hatred”…

        Utah Blames the Weather, Not Homophobia, for Teen Suicide Epidemic

        The LDS Church has ramped up hate against LGBT people as the suicide rate explodes. Are the two connected? We don’t know, because the state isn’t looking.

        Utah’s suicide rate is nearly twice the national average and the rate of youth suicide rate has tripled in the last 10 years. And last year, the state’s Department of Health revealed that suicide is now the leading cause of death among 10- to 17-year-olds in Utah.
        Overall, the state’s youth suicide rate has increased from 3.0 per 100,000 people in 2007 to 8.5 per 100,000 in 2014.

        “http://www.thedailybeast.com/utah-blames-the-weather-not-homophobia-for-teen-suicide-epidemic”

  3. i have to agree, having an opinion is one thing, continually attacking a particular religion is something entirely different. Many religions have similar doctrines.
    It is still obvious that people here are singling out the LDS Church and using it as a form of attack. There are varied reasons for suicide for people of any age. Actually if you look at statistics Utah does not have the highest rate of suicides in the country, by any means.
    If teen suicides have gone up, if you look you will find that they have increased, sadly, in other areas as well among young people, affecting people from different walks of life. It’s a tragic event for anyone, you don’t know what compels a particular person to commit suicide, there are complex reasons.
    It’s pretty clear that some people here have made it their agenda to target a particular religion, because it happens to be David’s faith. Don’t you think it’s time to let it go and move on or deal with it somewhere else instead of on this site, which is still mainly about David.

    • Speaking of “forms of attack”…

      Utah Blames the Weather, Not Homophobia, for Teen Suicide Epidemic

      The LDS Church has ramped up hate against LGBT people as the suicide rate explodes. Are the two connected? We don’t know, because the state isn’t looking.

      Utah’s suicide rate is nearly twice the national average and the rate of youth suicide rate has tripled in the last 10 years. And last year, the state’s Department of Health revealed that suicide is now the leading cause of death among 10- to 17-year-olds in Utah.
      Overall, the state’s youth suicide rate has increased from 3.0 per 100,000 people in 2007 to 8.5 per 100,000 in 2014.

      “http://www.thedailybeast.com/utah-blames-the-weather-not-homophobia-for-teen-suicide-epidemic”

      • “United States military veteran suicide
        From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
        United States military veteran suicide[1][2] is an ongoing phenomenon regarding a reportedly high rate of suicide among U.S. military veterans, in comparison to the general public.[3] According to the most recent report published by the VA in 2016, which analyzed 55 million veterans’ records from 1979 to 2014, the current analysis indicates that an average of 20 veterans a day die from suicide”

        Should we disband the military because of this situation?

        What is your point about suicides rates among LDS youth, and what does it have to do with David? Are you so desperate to discredit the LDS Church that you will callously use suicide statistics to further your campaign of hate? You really are a vile person, aren’t you?

      • Speaking of “campaigns of hate”…

        Utah Blames the Weather, Not Homophobia, for Teen Suicide Epidemic

        The LDS Church has ramped up hate against LGBT people as the suicide rate explodes. Are the two connected? We don’t know, because the state isn’t looking.

        Utah’s suicide rate is nearly twice the national average and the rate of youth suicide rate has tripled in the last 10 years. And last year, the state’s Department of Health revealed that suicide is now the leading cause of death among 10- to 17-year-olds in Utah.
        Overall, the state’s youth suicide rate has increased from 3.0 per 100,000 people in 2007 to 8.5 per 100,000 in 2014.

        “http://www.thedailybeast.com/utah-blames-the-weather-not-homophobia-for-teen-suicide-epidemic”

  4. Bliss, are you saying that United States military aren’t taking any responsibility for these poor veterans…I feel for these honorable veterans, they have seen some horrors in their life that we can only imagine, not an easy thing to live with. I can tell you first hand that my husband that was in the Vietnam war, had some very hard memories of a horrible decision he had to make. Unfortunately, we need the military to protect our democracy. IMO, I don’t see it in the same way.

    • CQ, what I am saying is that using suicide rates as a tool to further the anti-LDS agenda on this site is exploitative and sickening.

      I cited the military stats to show that there are other institutions who also have a serious suicide problem, yet no one is asking for the end of the military, nor should they.

      • Speaking of “exploitative and sickening”….

        Utah Blames the Weather, Not Homophobia, for Teen Suicide Epidemic

        The LDS Church has ramped up hate against LGBT people as the suicide rate explodes. Are the two connected? We don’t know, because the state isn’t looking.

        Utah’s suicide rate is nearly twice the national average and the rate of youth suicide rate has tripled in the last 10 years. And last year, the state’s Department of Health revealed that suicide is now the leading cause of death among 10- to 17-year-olds in Utah.
        Overall, the state’s youth suicide rate has increased from 3.0 per 100,000 people in 2007 to 8.5 per 100,000 in 2014.

        “http://www.thedailybeast.com/utah-blames-the-weather-not-homophobia-for-teen-suicide-epidemic”

  5. Yes, I think Anonymous is desperate and filled with hatred. They will try anything to perpetrate their hate against a particular religion, while never accounting for their irrational behavior. They will find articles to their liking and ignore the other facts or information. Pretty sad.

    • Light33, yes selective outrage is the order of the day on SD. That poster doesn’t care about the poor people who committed suicide for whatever reason. The only thing that matters is that the suicide statistics can be used to bolster his/her meaningless agenda

      • Blah-Blah-Blah-Blah-Blah-Blah-Blah-Blah-Blah-Blah-Blah……………

        ((((YAWN))))

      • Speaking of “selective outrage”…

        Utah Blames the Weather, Not Homophobia, for Teen Suicide Epidemic

        The LDS Church has ramped up hate against LGBT people as the suicide rate explodes. Are the two connected? We don’t know, because the state isn’t looking.

        Utah’s suicide rate is nearly twice the national average and the rate of youth suicide rate has tripled in the last 10 years. And last year, the state’s Department of Health revealed that suicide is now the leading cause of death among 10- to 17-year-olds in Utah.
        Overall, the state’s youth suicide rate has increased from 3.0 per 100,000 people in 2007 to 8.5 per 100,000 in 2014.

        “http://www.thedailybeast.com/utah-blames-the-weather-not-homophobia-for-teen-suicide-epidemic”

    • Speaking of “filled with hatred”…

      Utah Blames the Weather, Not Homophobia, for Teen Suicide Epidemic

      The LDS Church has ramped up hate against LGBT people as the suicide rate explodes. Are the two connected? We don’t know, because the state isn’t looking.

      Utah’s suicide rate is nearly twice the national average and the rate of youth suicide rate has tripled in the last 10 years. And last year, the state’s Department of Health revealed that suicide is now the leading cause of death among 10- to 17-year-olds in Utah.
      Overall, the state’s youth suicide rate has increased from 3.0 per 100,000 people in 2007 to 8.5 per 100,000 in 2014.

      “http://www.thedailybeast.com/utah-blames-the-weather-not-homophobia-for-teen-suicide-epidemic”

  6. On a very positive note: Another one bites the dust. Bannon is OUT!

  7. Anonymous, yes, Bannon out, WOW, never thought that would happen.

  8. Tickets for David’s LEO tour went on sale this morning. The Franklin Theater venue is doing OK. The others just so-so, but it’s still very early. I think the current venues will be sold out by the concert dates. The tickets are pretty cheap, the venues small and the VIP’s are limited at 125.00. No VIP in Nashville, which BTW is actually in Franklin TN, which is south of Nashville.

    According David’s Tweet, there’s more dates to come. We shall see.

  9. Anonymous 1, that sounds good.

  10. I’ve realized that David has sung in at least seven languages now and he seems to pick them up very well, at least in song English of course, Spanish (fluent), Italian, Portuguese, French, Tagalog & Mandarin.
    A very talented guy.

    • Light33, so true. Here is David showcasing his international talent with his magnificent interpretation of this beautiful song

      “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zhp3jp8AQc”

    • emotionallyunstableoelita

      I so agree. What an exceptional talent!

    • prentendingtohavedifficultiestopostoelita

      Beautifully put, Bliss! It’s an achievement to cram three meaningless big adjectives into a short sentence. You’re such a wordsmith!

      • “Big adjectives”? Really? Don’t feel bad. There’s no shame in being an idiot

      • I know, right? “International,” “magnificent,” and “beautiful” are so specific and analytical. They convey a wealth of information and are reflective of your personal, distinctive opinion. Congrats!

  11. For those who insist that David is uncomfortable with non LDS people, check out who David spent an impromptu evening with tonight. The picture says it all, and read what David had to say on the side.

    “https://www.instagram.com/p/BX9Uz8ZF0nW/”

    The guy with the tattoos looks kinda edgy and not the slightest bit “Mormon-ish”. Does David look put out by him? Of course not. David does not gravitate only to things and people who are familiar to him. He seeks diversity and finds it everywhere, and they find him. This is why David is loved by people of so many different cultures, and welcomes everyone to his shows.

    Once again David only has to post a picture to show who he is in the real world.

    • Wow. He met four non-LDS people. This proves it once and for all. And one of them is “edgy”? I’m shook.

      Also, no one was insisting that he is uncomfortable with non-LDS people. But you just had to bring it up.

      “This is why David is loved by people of so many different cultures, and welcomes everyone to his shows.”

      Uh-huh. 578 people from all walks of life, from coast to coast, bought his EP. Everyone is welcome, as long as they’re LDS.

    • What? He ate at a Lebanese restaurant? What a selfless sacrifice — what an unprecedented, unique act of humanity and cross-cultural bridge-building! This makes him a strong contender for a Nobel Prize!

  12. bliss, you are right, David gives such a beautiful interpretation of that beautiful song. One that I love and don’t have to understand the language to enjoy it’s beauty. David makes that easy.
    Yes, I agree, he has always been welcoming and kind to everyone and is admired and respected by people around the world of different cultures, religions and backgrounds.. He is a class act.

  13. Bliss, Light33,

    FOD and The Voice and SnowAngelz sure could use your comments on their sites. There’s a lot of excitement by the MOD’s but the comments are few. Maybe you can give them some help in revving the threads up since you’re so adept at doing that here. 😉

    • There’s a little problem. After having had FOD shut down with his love for David, Bliss “chooses not to post” there. He has attacked The Voice and its owner publicly, so that’s a no-go as well, but perhaps he can find it in his heart to help SnowAngelz out.

      • But light33 is welcome!

      • Since you insist on bringing that issue up again, I will respond to it again by reminding you again what happened that night.

        I read a post by CQ on FOD where she said “David should be grateful to have any fans left” or words to that effect. This was when David was still on his Mission. I challenged the post, and the ensuing discussion on FOD became sufficiently heated that the Mods exercised their right to temporarily shut down the comments until cooler heads prevailed.

        The next day all comments were reopened and life went on. I have posted on FOD since that day, as has CQ, and no one, either CQ or myself, has ever been prevented from posting on FOD should we choose to do so.

        I’s too bad for you that the reality of what took place that night does not further your “Bliss has been banned from other sites” malarkey , and your compulsion to keep repeating the same lie speaks again to the depth of your desperation.

      • Uh-huh. Life went on without you.

  14. Anonymous 1, that has been asked before and I think the answer was that those sites don’t need their input because there is no policing/monitoring needed. So, imo, it’s about policing/monitoring this site or from their view about making sure all comments are only positive, nothing to do with being that fan that supports the David’s career. I don’t agree with their view that all that comment here,that don’t necessarily view things the way they do, are haters, but, omo.

    • CQ, you still miss the point. It’s not about “making sure all comments are only positive”. It’s about making sure that all posts are respectful of David’s personal and professional life. That’s what a responsible moderator does, and what is done on the other sites who have such people involved in their sites. It is also what HG says she will do, but has never done.

      Do you think that the Moderators of the Voice would allow posts that bash the LDS Church ? Of course not.

      As for this “I don’t agree with their view that all that comment here,that don’t necessarily view things the way they do, are haters, but, omo.”

      Haters never view themselves as haters. Just look at what is going on on the streets of America. They just “want their country back”. If you can’t ID these people on this site as haters, then I guess you’re one of them, because it’s so obvious that they are.

      • Speaking of “what is going on on the streets of America”…

        Utah Blames the Weather, Not Homophobia, for Teen Suicide Epidemic

        The LDS Church has ramped up hate against LGBT people as the suicide rate explodes. Are the two connected? We don’t know, because the state isn’t looking.

        Utah’s suicide rate is nearly twice the national average and the rate of youth suicide rate has tripled in the last 10 years. And last year, the state’s Department of Health revealed that suicide is now the leading cause of death among 10- to 17-year-olds in Utah.
        Overall, the state’s youth suicide rate has increased from 3.0 per 100,000 people in 2007 to 8.5 per 100,000 in 2014.

        “http://www.thedailybeast.com/utah-blames-the-weather-not-homophobia-for-teen-suicide-epidemic”

  15. You are the king of false equivalencies.

  16. Bliss, 😂 how many times do I have to say that I stand by that comment and also said on the site that he probably is grateful he did have fans left when he came back. Somehow you seem to what everyone to “see look at how hateful this woman is” because she said this about David.

  17. Sorry people but I believe that anyone is free to comment on this site and by ‘policing’ isn’t that exactly what you do to try and get rid of anyone who posts differing views about the attacks and disrespect of someone or their personal lifestyle on this site?
    I find it very strange and astounding that people would rather support insulting comments, rude behavior, hate comments, lies and gossip, personal attacks and clearly biased views than respectful commenting and fair opinions on a site that is mainly all about David.
    If people want to give their views on what is going on here and how it has become more of a hate site then a fan site, then so be it. They certainly have that right.

    • Light33, the similarity between what is going on on the streets of America and what goes on here is as plain as day. Just like the alt-right, etc, these people on SD justify their “hate speech” by conveniently and disingenuously calling it “free speech”. They ignore the ethical and moral responsibility that comes with free speech, and by doing so, cheapen one of the most precious rights in a free society.

      • Yes, I believe that’s true. Basic principles and personal responsibility that are ignored apply to both scenarios.

      • Speaking of “basic principles” and “personal responsibility” and “what is going on on the streets of America”…

        Utah Blames the Weather, Not Homophobia, for Teen Suicide Epidemic

        The LDS Church has ramped up hate against LGBT people as the suicide rate explodes. Are the two connected? We don’t know, because the state isn’t looking.

        Utah’s suicide rate is nearly twice the national average and the rate of youth suicide rate has tripled in the last 10 years. And last year, the state’s Department of Health revealed that suicide is now the leading cause of death among 10- to 17-year-olds in Utah.
        Overall, the state’s youth suicide rate has increased from 3.0 per 100,000 people in 2007 to 8.5 per 100,000 in 2014.

        “http://www.thedailybeast.com/utah-blames-the-weather-not-homophobia-for-teen-suicide-epidemic”

  18. ckquad, not everyone is a ‘hater’ on this site but there are some who definitely are and they have demonstrated that repeatedly.

  19. By the way, on a positive note…. if anyone else is interested, you can pre order David’s Leo EP on iTunes now and you will receive the download of “I’m Ready” immediately. I think it’s beautiful, with a few, sweet changes with the recorded version.

    • By the way…

      Utah Blames the Weather, Not Homophobia, for Teen Suicide Epidemic

      The LDS Church has ramped up hate against LGBT people as the suicide rate explodes. Are the two connected? We don’t know, because the state isn’t looking.

      Utah’s suicide rate is nearly twice the national average and the rate of youth suicide rate has tripled in the last 10 years. And last year, the state’s Department of Health revealed that suicide is now the leading cause of death among 10- to 17-year-olds in Utah.
      Overall, the state’s youth suicide rate has increased from 3.0 per 100,000 people in 2007 to 8.5 per 100,000 in 2014.

      “http://www.thedailybeast.com/utah-blames-the-weather-not-homophobia-for-teen-suicide-epidemic”

  20. Bliss, yes, for some that I read, you are right, but you have done some very hateful remarks yourself and it’s not always justified.

    • CQ, for the record, I have never seen one post from you calling out any hater of David and/or his religion on this site. You reserve those remarks strictly for my posts that challenge hate. Silence in the face of hate is, in itself, a form of hate.

      • Speaking of “silence in the face of hate”…

        Speaking of hate……..

        Utah Blames the Weather, Not Homophobia, for Teen Suicide Epidemic

        The LDS Church has ramped up hate against LGBT people as the suicide rate explodes. Are the two connected? We don’t know, because the state isn’t looking.

        Utah’s suicide rate is nearly twice the national average and the rate of youth suicide rate has tripled in the last 10 years. And last year, the state’s Department of Health revealed that suicide is now the leading cause of death among 10- to 17-year-olds in Utah.
        Overall, the state’s youth suicide rate has increased from 3.0 per 100,000 people in 2007 to 8.5 per 100,000 in 2014.

        “http://www.thedailybeast.com/utah-blames-the-weather-not-homophobia-for-teen-suicide-epidemic”

  21. Light 33, I like I’m Ready and am looking forward to hearing the recording. What was the change that made it sweet?

  22. ckquad, there are some really nice soulful additions to the song by David and a surprise ending too, which I thought was sweet.

  23. Looking forward to hearing the soulful additions.

  24. Sorry, bliss I have challenged some, just because it hasn’t been the way you want me to respond, doesn’t mean I haven’t done it.

  25. Btw, I’m not without guilt here, but I have tried to apologize when I felt I have gone to far.

  26. Well, bliss when I voiced my opinion about thinking that the views toward the LGBT were, imo wrong and bigoted, you took offense to it, so I guess speaking up for that is wrong because it’s a belief? When it comes to churches they have a pass.

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