Stories like these make me wonder about the "reach" of LDS Inc's money and the media's aiding and abetting of the acceptance of Mormonism. It sets back ex-mormonism every time one of these fluff pieces runs.
And when did this happen...
"For Mormons, this about-face on social media was nearly as radical as ending the ban on beer."
BeenThereDunnThatExMo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Stories like these make me wonder about the > "reach" of LDS Inc's money and the media's aiding > and abetting of the acceptance of Mormonism. It > sets back ex-mormonism every time one of these > fluff pieces runs. > > And when did this happen... > > "For Mormons, this about-face on social media was > nearly as radical as ending the ban on beer."
The WoW explicitly allows drinks made from barley, which is a main ingredient of beer
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I found it deeply disturbing that the missionaries (and the author) seemed to think it was a wonderful thing they could teach this minor (age 15!) religious ideas his parents wouldn't approve of over the Internet secretly, so they wouldn't know or be able to interfere.
This is immoral, irresponsible cult behavior and should be illegal. I promise, if any LDS teen's parents learned he/she was being converted to, say, Islam or Jainism via the Internet, they would scream bloody murder and demand it stop.
Judging from the comments on Facebook, it seems that many people see that it's a fluff piece, probably paid for by the cult. Most on Huff Post's Facebook page are saying that TSCC is a cult and they don't want to be told to wear magic underwear and give up 10% of their income.
I like the way the kid bonds with the online missionary, he changes his life, joins the church, flies from Canada to SLC 8 1/2 hours for his homecoming, surprises him and the missionary is completely UNDER whelmed. Like no bigi deal. LOL That says it all. The missionary got his baptism stat. His caring was fake.
I found the article to be a bit disturbing. “Overwhelmed with horrible feelings” about his decision to convert, L’Espérance debated expunging his name from church records just moments after taking his vow. He rushed home, where he says he “cried my life out,” masturbated and refused to speak to anyone."
"After his 8 1/2-hour flight from Canada and two nights in Salt Lake, L’Espérance went to the church where he knew Tucker would be speaking at a Sacrament meeting. L’Espérance went up to introduce himself as soon as Tucker finished his talk. The reunion wasn’t quite what L’Espérance had hoped for."
So their golden convert might have had a few personal problems. . . .what's new?