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As A Man Thinketh, So He Is ....

Remember that mantra we heard over and over and over again as Mormon?!

It's an adage as old as time because it still rings true.

Like, we are what we eat. 

Our attitudes reflect our behavior, behavior reflects our thoughts and so on.

Some of us evolved so much we thought ourselves plumb out of the Mormon religion.

Aren't you glad for your innate curiosity that helped find your way out of there? I know I am. Trust your higher power, and keep on keeping…

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Added by AmyJoMeg on March 15, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Mickelsen Case: Cover-Up by the Professionals Part 3 - LDS Church Child Abuse Cover Up

MICKELSEN CASE

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TIMELINE/EVIDENCES/SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

08 COVER-UP BY THE PROFESSIONALS Part 3: LAW ENFORCEMENT

What is Molestation?

To understand child molestation, we first need to look at the protections afforded to adults against sex crimes; and then (if…

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Added by Ron Karren on March 13, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Mickelsen Case: Cover-Up by the Professionals Part 2 - LDS Church Child Abuse Cover Up

 MICKELSEN CASE

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TIMELINE/EVIDENCES/SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

07 COVER-UP BY THE PROFESSIONALS Part 2: LEGAL & LAW ENFORCEMENT

Psychiatric Community: Recap and Analysis

It is crucial to note the key role that Psychologist Gale Stringham played:  She was the first “professional” on…

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Added by Ron Karren on March 9, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Mickelsen Case: Cover-Up by the Professionals Part 1 - LDS Church Child Abuse Cover Up

 MICKELSEN CASE

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TIMELINE/EVIDENCES/SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

06 COVER-UP BY THE PROFESSIONALS Part 1: The Psychiatric Community

The Corrupt Psychiatric Sector

As the previous Evidence Release states, while taking Kylee home after her school holiday visit, she broached the…

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Added by Ron Karren on March 6, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Mickelsen Case: The Role of the Divorce - LDS Church Child Abuse Cover Up

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05 THE ROLE OF THE DIVORCE/KYLEE COMES FORWARD

On the morning of June 6, 2006, our family started our day no different than any other day in the life of an actively-engaged Mormon Family (i.e. we had our…

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Added by Ron Karren on March 3, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Mickelsen Case: Events Leading Up to the Cover-Up - LDS Church Child Abuse Cover Up

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04 EVENTS LEADING UP TO THE COVER-UP

 

Author’s  Work-in-Progress Commentary

Correction:  In amassing, organizing, and presenting this material (constituting tens of thousands of pages), and…

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Added by Ron Karren on February 28, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Were Golden Plates really CD roms from the Future?

Some have speculated time travel was involved with Joseph's receiving the Golden tablets, because in a 19th century painting depiction his handling the gold tablets bear a strong resemblance to CD roms.

Has anyone here encountered this theory before? LOL. Just when you think you've heard it all, proof that the incredulous will always be with us.

5. Compact disc case from the 1800's

http://i.imgur.com/LceNKBK.jpg

"This…

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Added by AmyJoMeg on February 27, 2016 at 5:10pm — No Comments

Another casualty of Mormon bigotry against its own

Another LD$ victim falls prey to homophobia in Utah. It didn't have to end this way;  when will the LD$ church take responsibility for its failure to practice the pure love of Christ? So long as it continues on its course it is on, the senseless tragic losses are going to continue. It's a repressive religious institution, and is steeped in its own deception. Harry Fisher was only…
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Added by AmyJoMeg on February 27, 2016 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

It's Hai Ku time - Got any you'd like to share?

It's high hai ku time
Do you have any to share?
Here's mine, for a start. :)

On the water's edge,
Moonbeams caught between showers
Scatter like prisms.

Book of Abraham
Another colossal scam,
Despicable Joe.

~ from the pudding

Added by AmyJoMeg on February 26, 2016 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Mickelsen Case: The General Authority's Accusation Part 2- LDS Church Child Abuse Cover Up

MICKELSEN CASE

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TIMELINE/EVIDENCES/SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

03 THE ACCUSATION, PART 2

Recap of the Elder Mickelsen’s Accusation (Cont’d from previous…

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Added by Ron Karren on February 25, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Mickelsen Case: The General Authority's Accusation - LDS Church Child Abuse Cover Up

MICKELSEN CASE

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TIMELINE/EVIDENCES/SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

02 PART 1: THE GENERAL AUTHORITY’S ACCUSATION

 

The simplicity of this case comes down to the accusation levied by the General Authority (Lynn A. Mickelsen) against the two girls, which alleged promiscuous…

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Added by Ron Karren on February 20, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Mickelsen Case Introduction - LDS Church Child Abuse Cover Up

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INTRODUCTION

The structuring of this document is to facilitate understanding, both in content and in chronology of the events of a pedophilia case that began over 50 years ago, according to the statements and accusations of the perpetrator (Elder…

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Added by Ron Karren on February 18, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Question about teenager and LDS baptism/discussion

I've been out of the church for so long that I have no idea how baptism works anymore.  Just wondering if a 16 yr old would be allowed to be baptized into the LDS church w/out their parents permission?  

We live here in the heart of Moville and my son is getting love bombed and a ton of pressure to go to church, let his friends practice discussions on him, and to read the BOM. He brought home a BOM the other night and I almost hurled.  Right now he is at church with his little…

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Added by Libra on February 14, 2016 at 11:10am — 1 Comment

Jeremy Runnells faces excommunication from the LDS Church on charges of apostasy

American Fork, UT (February 9, 2016) - Jeremy Runnells, author of the popular Letter to a CES Director (also known as CES Letter), has been summoned to a disciplinary council by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on charges of apostasy. CES Letter represents Mr. Runnells' sincere attempt to obtain answers to legitmate questions and doubts through proper church leadership channels. Instead of providing pastoral support to Mr. Runnells,…

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Added by Kathy on February 10, 2016 at 3:48am — 4 Comments

It's time for real change in the Mormon Church, writes Marian Edmonds-Allen.

A spike in suicide attempts and completions that had been widely talked about in closed Facebook groups became public this month. A Mormon mom revealed that she had personally known of 32 Mormon LGBT youth age 14-20 who had died by suicide, perhaps as a result of a policy and aftermath that has been called “the Prop. 8 of our time.” The policy, part of Handbook One, a manual for church leaders, was leaked to the public in early November and affirmed by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day…

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Added by Kathy on February 3, 2016 at 5:38pm — No Comments

I know you won't read this, but......

I don’t plan to send this letter, but I’m writing it just the same. I won’t send it, because I already know what your response will be: no response at all.

I spent my childhood, adolescence, and much of my adult life believing that you had my best interests at heart. I have the same story that you must have heard hundreds of thousands of times by now. I knew I was different from other boys from the time I was five years old, I knew to hide it by seven, and I started getting teased…

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Added by Kathy on January 30, 2016 at 4:21pm — 3 Comments

To the Mormons who find our community:

Thanks for having the consideration for my soul to make your way to my page. But before you criticize or condemn me, I'd like you to consider the following: Would you think yourself a "negative" or "bitter" person if the following happened to you?
 
You inherit the family car from your parents, a car that always made you feel safe, protected, familiar and warm inside. You…
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Added by MikeUtah on January 30, 2016 at 10:30am — 10 Comments

Goodbye Letter to My Old Church (Ward) and TBM Family

I have had a mind many times over the years to write many of you individually but each time found that revisiting my past was too painful. It has been twelve years since I have stepped foot in a LDS church. During this time I have met others who have had similar experiences to mine and it has been very difficult for me to discuss my own story. Some have become the best of friends, and we offer support for each other in any way we can. In my recent conversations with others, I have been…

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Added by Jayson on January 18, 2016 at 11:12pm — No Comments

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