Elder Marcos A. Aidukaitis, a general authority of the LDS church, made some pretty controversial statements during his Sunday afternoon address. Aidukaitis spoke in front of the thousands who were in attendance this weekend for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ annual General Conference. As reported by Deseret News on April 6, Aidukaitis condemned the internet and said it was tool used by Satan to promote doubt and fear. He said....“Internet provides many opportunities for learning. However, Satan uses this great tool to promote doubt and fear and destroy faith and hope.”
“Satan can keep us busy, distracted, and infected by sifting through information that can be pure garbage. One... One should not roam through garbage,” expressed Marcos Aidukaitis of the Seventy.
While some agreed with the words spoken by Aidukaitis, others claimed that he went too far when he said the Internet was a tool used by Satan.
Elder Marcos A. Aidukaitis was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, on August 30, 1959 and he has been a major figure in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since August 2008. He has served as president of the Brazil Brasilia Mission and as a member of the Fourth Quorum of the Seventy Brazil South Area (2000 to 2005).
Prior to his call as a mission president, he was the general manager of a multinational company in the U.S. and he was also a partner in the firm's ventures.
He is the first Brigham Young University (BYU) graduate from South America to become a church general authority.
There has been, and will continue to be, much controversy surrounding The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) and these latest statements made by Aidukaitis are sure to ignite critics.