Samoan community challenges Brisbane Mormon church language 'ban'

There are 12 comments on the ABC News story from Sep 18, 2013, titled Samoan community challenges Brisbane Mormon church language 'ban'. In it, ABC News reports that:

Samoan Mormons in Australia have lodged action in the Federal Appeals Court claiming the church is preventing them from worshipping in the local language.

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Austtralian church membe

Levin, New Zealand

#1 Sep 21, 2013
If you want to live and work in Ausralia where English is the dominant or even official langu
age, expect to be expected to use English publicly..
We have a family member who has learnt Spanish to serve in a Spanish speaking mission.....no doubt going to a Samoan mission would have meant learning Samoan....

Since: Feb 13

Auckland, New Zealand

#2 Sep 22, 2013
Austtralian church membe wrote:
If you want to live and work in Ausralia where English is the dominant or even official langu
age, expect to be expected to use English publicly..
We have a family member who has learnt Spanish to serve in a Spanish speaking mission.....no doubt going to a Samoan mission would have meant learning Samoan....
You act as if it is impossible to speak both. FYI Most Samoans in Australia were born there so have no problem at all with English. I don't know why having a service in Samoan is such a big deal. Other churches do it...
Proud

Lower Hutt, New Zealand

#3 Sep 23, 2013
Does this apply to Muslims, Hindus and other different religions in Australia?. Are they expected to conduct all their services in English?.

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#4 Sep 24, 2013
the only true religion in the world having these types of issues/problems? You would think they would let the "lost tribe" polys speak whatever language they want... hihihihi
pingpong

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#5 Sep 24, 2013
polo_kaukau wrote:
the only true religion in the world having these types of issues/problems? You would think they would let the "lost tribe" polys speak whatever language they want... hihihihi

;)
pingpong

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#6 Sep 24, 2013
IncreaseThePeace312 wrote:
<quoted text>
You act as if it is impossible to speak both. FYI Most Samoans in Australia were born there so have no problem at all with English. I don't know why having a service in Samoan is such a big deal. Other churches do it...
fufu

New Zealand

#7 Sep 24, 2013
intrested??

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#8 Sep 24, 2013
African monkey is baack.. hi pingpong
pingpong

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#9 Sep 24, 2013
polo_kaukau wrote:
African monkey is baack.. hi pingpong
http://www.youtube.com/watch ...
;)
jestr

Tonga

#10 Sep 25, 2013
polo_kaukau wrote:
the only true religion in the world having these types of issues/problems? You would think they would let the "lost tribe" polys speak whatever language they want... hihihihi
And what about the "lost hands" of Manu Samoa tribe? I heard they authored "Pearls of great Price" after interviewing Strauss's LOL

Since: Feb 13

Hamilton, New Zealand

#11 Sep 25, 2013
You'll also notice that many refer to Tonga and Samoa as the CULTURAL cradle of Polynesia.

Since: Feb 13

Hamilton, New Zealand

#12 Sep 25, 2013
^^^ Dang, wrong thread again ;)

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