I may catch some flak for writing this post, but it's on my mind, so here goes...
My husband is an ex-Mormon. His estranged kids are Mormons. I am not and never have been a Mormon, but because of my husband's situation, I've learned a lot about the faith.
In the last couple of months, I've read news stories about a political star who, back in 1985, had "inapproriate sexual relations" with a 15 year old girl in a hot tub, then tried to cover it up with hush money.
A 20 year old male BYU student who was a home teacher to a 19 year old woman, lured her into a laundry room. He tasered her in the arm and attempted to handcuff her and, it appears, stuff her in a box. She bit his finger when he stupidly stuck it in her mouth. Now he's facing some serious attempted kidnapping and assault charges over what he called an "April Fool's joke".
A 56 year old unemployed man who met a single woman in her 70s at an LDS singles dance. He proceeded to swindle the woman out of her credit card, which he then used to run up over $20,000 in charges, $3600 of which were tickets to BYU football games and a Cougar Club membership...
Meanwhile, my husband's daughters have disowned him, in part, because he doesn't believe in their church which, incidentally, proclaims that "families are forever". Their mother, who, after the kids met me once, said I was a "bad influence" is now married to husband #3 and has two more kids with her latest victim.
I'm all for religious freedom, but I'm also for freedom of opinion. And it's my opinion that the Mormons aren't as squeaky clean as they'd have the rest of us "Gentiles" believe.