Date: February 05, 2017 02:31AM
I'm a female BIC. For many years, I was a divorced working mother. The biggest jerk at church? So many choices, so little time to write about them all. I'll mention the bishop's family. Their name is not Christensen.
The bishop, an ugly, slimy little guy, tried to put moves on me, in his office, saying that he was lonely, and "just enduring to the end" in his marriage.
I had already had an encounter with the bishop's wife, who made a point to come over to my house to tell me in person that her daughter could not play at my house, because "there's no priesthood in the home."
Their daughter who was my daughter's age, took a LOADED gun to high school, and threatened to kill herself. Because of the bishop's wealth and clout in the neighborhood, this girl wasn't punished at all!
The worst person would be the bishop's ugly high school senior son, who molested my little pre-teen girl at a church campout. She screamed, and a lot of kids saw what was happening, but the bishop told them to not tell.
In fact, the bishop was promoted to temple president, mission president, and is now in the General Authority "Seventies."
On that list would be Boyd K. Packer, for personal reasons, as well as church reasons.
The member of the Stake Presidency who seduced my neighbor's son's young wife. My neighbor and wife were called away to be a mission president, so the son, wife, and their two toddlers moved in to their house for three years. The son came home early one day, and caught his wife in bed with the Stake Counselor. Everybody got divorced, and the Stake guy married the young wife, but cheated on her, so they divorced and married other people, but then they got back together and re-married, but cheated again, and got divorced and married two new people. Before the seduction, this same Stake guy tried to put moves on married friend of mine, in a Stake interview, in his office. My friend and I found out that he was immoral in college, and he got his wife pregnant, before they were married.
Let me add the KNOWN pedophile, who would spank the kids in his primary class. A few of us parents did some research of old newspaper articles about him, and took photocopies to the bishop and the Primary president, and they finally released him. A year later, our ward got a new bishop and a new Primary president, and the pedophile was called to teach in the Primary again. He would have "overnights" with the boys and girls in the Primary class, at his house, and they would rehearse dances, and make costumes--and the parents would let him do this! The last time (I hope it was the last), when the parents went to pick up their children, they couldn't get anyone to answer the door. They could hear scurrying and whispering, but no answer, until they finally called the police.
These are just a few of the jerks in our ward, which is in a "respectable" neighborhood. (Well, at least the non- and ex-Mormons are respectable.) Their children had lots of money to spend on drugs and alcohol, and lots of unsupervised free time to get into trouble.
When we became inactive, we were harassed, threatened, stalked, maligned, and shunned--but all that is just Mormon SOP. It never has been as bad as when we were members, however.
Paulk sums it up:
"...just a jerk way to react for someone who was ostensibly on the "same team."