Mormon Stake President bows to publicity
My recent post about the ex’d Mormon going public about his excommunication once he found out his Stake President was going to announce it in church has a follow-up: the Stake President decided not to go ahead with his plans. It looks as though the Stake President (probably with some help from the PR department at Church headquarters) isn’t a complete idiot – making this kind of thing public is exactly what the LDS religion does not want. This is just bound to increase the number of people leaving every year! A victory for the Ex-Mormon community?
In soccer, we would call it an own goal. The commentary in that paper was full of own goals. Orthodoxy and apologia are a greater threat to Mormonism than post-Mormons will ever be.
I couldn’t agree more. When I was playing soccer (I’m still a big fan and follow it closely in certain countries) I was never above accepting an own goal as legitimate, especially when it was the other team who scored it. GOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLL!!!!