monson-facebook-ldsLeaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have joined the online conversation in recent years and are embracing the church’s challenge to “share goodness” by posting messages and photos to social media. announced in 2013 that the church had created official social media pages for the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Other general authorities and general auxiliary leaders also have official Facebook pages now.

Elder David A. Bednar, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, addressed the use of social media in an August 2014 talk, asking church members to “sweep the earth with messages filled with righteousness and truth — messages that are authentic, edifying and praiseworthy — and literally to sweep the earth as with a flood.”

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