It took years and half way through my PHD program to realize I am smart! Enjoy my LTE to today’s Trib front page article.
179 Words McKenna Denson. “Accuser seeks justice, reform” Salt Lake Tribune A1 April 6, 2018.
Dear Salt Lake Tribune Readers,
When Thomas S. Monson officiated over East German Mormons he counseled them to “…be subject to kings, presidents, rulers, magistrates in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law”. (12th Article of Faith). However, a known illegal alien in America can claim he is honest in his dealings with other men and obeys US laws to get his Temple Recommend. LDS policy is that his lies are “between him and God” and issue him the TR. Is this because half of Mormons worldwide are Hispanic?
On the other hand, Mormon officials untrained in pastoral or patient counseling ask highly personal questions of children in 1 on 1 interviews and punish them for “wrong” behavior—behavior seen by psychologists as normal child activity.
Thank you McKenna Denson for suing for LDS policy changes regarding sexual harassment and abuse of both children and adults. Parents should be present at any interview of children. Any activity involving children (Sunday school, Primary, Scouts, etc) should have at least two adults present. All meetings between two adults–including MTC—should be in public access areas.
Vicki M., 6th generation Ex Mormon