Barb's Excommunication (Big Love March 15th Episode)

This clip stirred up a lot of feelings and emotions in me and nearly brought me to tears. I think it reminded me that I too loved the church but am still dealing with the pain of having been deceived and lied to my entire life by the big 15 who continue to purpetuat this myth. Your thoughts on this HBO Disciplinary council and excommunication?

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Comment by AxelDC on March 16, 2009 at 4:45pm
I've never been to a church hearing, but the very concept of them is abhorrent to a church based on Christian love. The church is more interested in protecting its image than in providing for its members.

The Packer quote was spot on, and any organization more interested in PR than the truth deserves to die on the vine. I strongly disagree with polygamy, but these "courts of love" are something straight out of the medieval Inquisition.
Comment by cowdragon on March 16, 2009 at 6:04pm
grrrr. This is the kind of grilling I remember from the cult. Thanks for the heads up Micah!
Comment by Lou Louis on March 17, 2009 at 3:13pm
Someone pretty close to the action wrote these latest screen plays.

In my life I have seen these types of hatchetmen (climbers) sell you down the river in a twinkling of an eye. Thier bosses want to see if you have what it takes to pull the trigger.They protect each others backs and thats how they move up the corporations ladder...over the years I've seen this principle played out over and over again...eternal politics....in real life curcumstances they'll have to answer at the bar for their unrighteous use of the priesthood...destroying lives isn't in my definition of CHRIST LIKE LOVE even though I may not agree with the lifestyle of some.They really love to flip the buzz words like love ,tolerance, reverance etc etc to their favor...its sickening
Comment by Silverhart on March 23, 2009 at 11:08am
I never cease to be amazed at how accurate this show is in depicting Mormonism as we know it. I cried my way through the disfellowship court and refused to attend the excommunication trial. Back then there was no pretense of "Love"-just a court. Now, almost 30 years later, that could have been me sitting in Barb's place. The emotions were so similar. I saw her panning out I went along too, once again. As they read the verdict I remembered my bishop calling me and telling me that my name had been "blotted out from the Lamb's Book of Life". It took me years to understand that he hadn't the slightest idea what was in that book....
Comment by Dan on April 27, 2010 at 11:30pm
Never had to ex anyone as a bishop but courts can be heartfelt. As High councilmen I have seen courts as intimidating. Bishops court, 4 priesthood Stake court, 16 priesthood. Now that’s intimidating. Decisions usually goes according to the leader’s decision unless one of the priesthood votes against him. Not likely as they are not told that they can disagree and they believe the leader is receiving inspiration. If they call me in I do not know if I would just resign or give them a run for their money first
Comment by Don on October 15, 2010 at 7:31am
Salt Lake and all Church leaders are so sold on their own correctness that it is offensive. I am so glad I sent in my letter to quit. The desire to control others is just beyond belief.

Don in Las Vegas www.LifeAfterMormonism.net

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