Denny B
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Utah County 1st Thursday CALM Meeting at The Borgs

May 5, 2011 from 7pm to 11pm
 Utah County CALM support group meetingSee More
May 1, 2011
Denny B commented on MikeUtah's group CALM - Utah County
"CALM support meeting at our home this thursday April 14 7PM, if you need directions please email me at db0942@gmail.com, refreshments are appreciated."
Apr 11, 2011
Denny B joined MikeUtah's group
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CALM - Utah County

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Apr 1, 2011
StHilda is attending Denny B's event

CALM Support Group at Camp Williams Officer Club

February 12, 2011 from 7pm to 11:45pm
As many of you know we will not be having our normal 1st thursday of the month meeting this week the 3rd, but instead we will be having a social on Saturday Feb 12th 7PM. The location will be the Camp Williams Officer Club. We are very excited to announce that the Danzigs (Otter Creek) will be coming to perform for us. You can read Peter's and Mary's story at this link, http://www.rickross.com/reference/mormon/mormon489.html,…See More
Feb 12, 2011
Dan Nuffer might attend Denny B's event

CALM Support Group at Camp Williams Officer Club

February 12, 2011 from 7pm to 11:45pm
As many of you know we will not be having our normal 1st thursday of the month meeting this week the 3rd, but instead we will be having a social on Saturday Feb 12th 7PM. The location will be the Camp Williams Officer Club. We are very excited to announce that the Danzigs (Otter Creek) will be coming to perform for us. You can read Peter's and Mary's story at this link, http://www.rickross.com/reference/mormon/mormon489.html,…See More
Feb 11, 2011
veiksme is attending Denny B's event

CALM Support Group at Camp Williams Officer Club

February 12, 2011 from 7pm to 11:45pm
As many of you know we will not be having our normal 1st thursday of the month meeting this week the 3rd, but instead we will be having a social on Saturday Feb 12th 7PM. The location will be the Camp Williams Officer Club. We are very excited to announce that the Danzigs (Otter Creek) will be coming to perform for us. You can read Peter's and Mary's story at this link, http://www.rickross.com/reference/mormon/mormon489.html,…See More
Feb 9, 2011
Secret Combo might attend Denny B's event

CALM Support Group at Camp Williams Officer Club

February 12, 2011 from 7pm to 11:45pm
As many of you know we will not be having our normal 1st thursday of the month meeting this week the 3rd, but instead we will be having a social on Saturday Feb 12th 7PM. The location will be the Camp Williams Officer Club. We are very excited to announce that the Danzigs (Otter Creek) will be coming to perform for us. You can read Peter's and Mary's story at this link, http://www.rickross.com/reference/mormon/mormon489.html,…See More
Feb 8, 2011
Mark Mills is attending Denny B's event

CALM Support Group at Camp Williams Officer Club

February 12, 2011 from 7pm to 11:45pm
As many of you know we will not be having our normal 1st thursday of the month meeting this week the 3rd, but instead we will be having a social on Saturday Feb 12th 7PM. The location will be the Camp Williams Officer Club. We are very excited to announce that the Danzigs (Otter Creek) will be coming to perform for us. You can read Peter's and Mary's story at this link, http://www.rickross.com/reference/mormon/mormon489.html,…See More
Feb 7, 2011
rational?mormon might attend Denny B's event

CALM Support Group at Camp Williams Officer Club

February 12, 2011 from 7pm to 11:45pm
As many of you know we will not be having our normal 1st thursday of the month meeting this week the 3rd, but instead we will be having a social on Saturday Feb 12th 7PM. The location will be the Camp Williams Officer Club. We are very excited to announce that the Danzigs (Otter Creek) will be coming to perform for us. You can read Peter's and Mary's story at this link, http://www.rickross.com/reference/mormon/mormon489.html,…See More
Feb 2, 2011
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CALM Support Group at Camp Williams Officer Club

February 12, 2011 from 7pm to 11:45pm
As many of you know we will not be having our normal 1st thursday of the month meeting this week the 3rd, but instead we will be having a social on Saturday Feb 12th 7PM. The location will be the Camp Williams Officer Club. We are very excited to announce that the Danzigs (Otter Creek) will be coming to perform for us. You can read Peter's and Mary's story at this link, http://www.rickross.com/reference/mormon/mormon489.html,…See More
Feb 1, 2011
Denny B posted an event

CALM Support Group at Camp Williams Officer Club

February 12, 2011 from 7pm to 11:45pm
As many of you know we will not be having our normal 1st thursday of the month meeting this week the 3rd, but instead we will be having a social on Saturday Feb 12th 7PM. The location will be the Camp Williams Officer Club. We are very excited to announce that the Danzigs (Otter Creek) will be coming to perform for us. You can read Peter's and Mary's story at this link, http://www.rickross.com/reference/mormon/mormon489.html,…See More
Jan 31, 2011
Spencer L. Jensen is attending Denny B's event

UTAH COUNTY CALM SUPPORT MEETING at Orem

January 6, 2011 from 7pm to 10pm
We'll be having our first thursday of the month support group meeting at 7PM, please email for directions at db0942@gmail.com. we look forward to seeing everyone hope you all had a great holiday.See More
Jan 5, 2011
veiksme might attend Denny B's event

UTAH COUNTY CALM SUPPORT MEETING at Orem

January 6, 2011 from 7pm to 10pm
We'll be having our first thursday of the month support group meeting at 7PM, please email for directions at db0942@gmail.com. we look forward to seeing everyone hope you all had a great holiday.See More
Jan 3, 2011
MikeUtah commented on Denny B's event UTAH COUNTY CALM SUPPORT MEETING
"We won't be able make this one. Conflicting schedules. I hope it goes well."
Jan 2, 2011
Denny B posted an event

UTAH COUNTY CALM SUPPORT MEETING at Orem

January 6, 2011 from 7pm to 10pm
We'll be having our first thursday of the month support group meeting at 7PM, please email for directions at db0942@gmail.com. we look forward to seeing everyone hope you all had a great holiday.See More
Jan 2, 2011
Denny B is now a member of Life After Mormonism (exmormon)
Apr 26, 2009

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Married
My Story:
My conversion to Mormonism took place when I was eighteen in southern California. I had not been raised in any particular church or religious organization and I had many questions about God, Jesus and the purpose of life. So when the Mormon missionaries came I wanted to hear about God. I was told this glorious story of an experience a young boy had with God. I wanted to believe and it all seemed so perfect. As I experience these new feelings of belonging and love from these people I had just met, I knew it must be what they claim, Gods only church. For over 35 years I believed what I had been taught as a teenager. I served a 2-year mission, married in the Los Angeles Temple and raised 4 children in this culture. I also served as an elder quorum president, counselor in a bishopric and I was employed by the Mormon Church for over 14 years. Then in the spring of 2004 our bishop gave a talk about polyandry. I knew he must have made a mistake in his facts. So my wife and I began to research his topic to discover his error in his facts. During the course of the next several years we started digging up the facts. To our astonishment our bishop was right; the founder of Mormonism did practice polyandry and polygamy. We were stunned as we uncovered more and more facts. All the facts that we did uncover were from some of the churches original history books. We soon realized that the stories we had been taught as members were not the whole truth. The fact is that the stories that are taught in the Mormon Church today have been white washed, changed, rewritten and in some cases just forgotten. So here I was 55 years old, a LDS church employee, embarrassed that I had spent 33 years being deceived by a very smart and well-organized corporation. My belief in God had been shattered. I knew that if the corporation discovered what I now believed I would be terminated as an employee. I was fortunate that in the summer of 2007 I did find a new job.
As I stopped attending the Mormon Church and began my search for truth I discovered that there were many other former Mormons just like me. They too had discovered that the Mormon Church was not what we had been taught. I also discovered that there are many, many, many people in the Mormon Church that do not believe but stay only because they had raised their children in it and are afraid that they will not be able to see their children married or are afraid of the rejection from their neighbors. While I was trying to find the answers to these questions I had the worst experience of my life, the death of my youngest son Ryan (age 23). It happened on May 1, 2008 it was an accidental overdose of prescription medicine. Loosing my son has been the hardest thing I have ever had to endure. A day does not go by that I do not think of him or wish that somehow things could have been different. As I look back at the experiences of his life I realize that there was a time that his life took a turn for the worse. It was shortly after he had told me he had decided to go on a 2-year mission for the Mormon Church, we were all so excited and so was he. Then a few months later he told us he would not be going because he was not worthy, the Mormon Church had raised the bar and he was not good enough. Ryan was never the same after that; he would not date the local girls because he thought he was not good enough for them. We all told him we loved him and tried to convince him that he was good, but I really do not think it ever did much good. He had been rejected by his Church, in a place where he had spent every Sunday. A place where he watched his dad conduct meetings. A place where he had played sports and participated in scouting. The Mormon Church is the center of every young person’s life and he had been rejected by it. It is because of this that I will always believe that the Mormon Church killed my son’s spirit, his self image, his self worth, his purpose, his zest for life and in end, him. The day we had Ryan’s funeral one of my Mormon neighbors left me an anonymous letter in our mail box suggesting that we needed to go back to what we knew was right. The letter was wrapped around a card with the articles of faith on it. We do not believe that this is what Jesus Christ intended for his gospel. We do believe that his gospel is a beacon of hope and love. We chose to embrace that love.

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