While sad in all the typical ways, I couldn’t help but chuckle at one line in this article about the ousting of an apostate in Arizona. Apparently they can’t just let this guy slink off into the night, as he intended to do once he realized Mormonism is a sham. Because he actually told people it’s all bullshit, his Stake President decided to announce it from the pulpit at all of the wards in his stake. Here’s the reason given by the Stake President who made the decision (this is the line that cracked me up),
“We need to let people know if there is a danger to them, such as him teaching doctrine that is contrary to what is taught by the church,â€ Molina said Friday.”
I had no idea that someone telling other people the truth about Mormonism and encouraging them to study their religion is on the same level as tornados, hurricanes, blizzards, the apocalypse, sin, etc. This man is such a “danger” to those around him that they feel it necessary to tell them all to stay away. Brilliant!
I say kudos to the guy for getting the word out in the paper first. By doing so he has probably taking all the steam out of the Stake President’s push – everyone knows, and everyone knows on his terms. I think every person who leaves Mormonism should do the same thing – raise a huge fuss with the local leaders and then get their cause in the local paper, along with all sorts of information about Mormonism (like Joe’s 33 wives). Fight the good fight, Lamborn!