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Posted by: Kathleen ( )
Date: February 17, 2017 02:32AM

Shunned at Olive Garden.

So, after my friend and her H (our former home teacher) zoomed past us holding their collars up over one eye, I thought, *hmmmm, they used to like us.*

I do know they lost a daughter. Maybe the Smith scheme of sealing themselves to her is too painful to abandon, and too frightening a thought to let some apostates derail that hope with the truth, no matter what good friends they used to be. Clearly not worth the risk of losing that sealing to a little daughter. Best to run away.

So I didn’t say anything.

I understand.

And I started to think--those poor people--and what a Sinister.Marketing.Scheme they fell for and cling to.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/17/2017 01:06PM by kathleen.

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Posted by: donbagley ( )
Date: February 17, 2017 03:34AM

I sometimes think of family members I haven't seen attending the arduous meetings and running around with callings and weeknight meetings. That gospel of theirs is far too frantic for me. It's like a heavy yoke, and everyone's trying to avoid the burden by dumping it on someone else. Is that any way to live? Performing under duress and out of guilt?

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Posted by: themaster ( )
Date: February 17, 2017 06:56AM

After the witch with a Capital B and I seperated (Stake President commanded it), she moved her boyfriend in. For the first time in my life I was alone and suffering. I had gone from my parents to a mission to my parents to marriage. We had moved 1,200 miles to Arizona (Gilbert) and other than Church Members I knew no one.

During my time of needing a friend (Gilbert, Arizona had 7,500 people and was 85% Mormon) the members of the Ward shunned me. If I saw them at the Super Market they would literally turn their backs to me. If I spoke to them, they acted like they did not hear me.

The witch with the Capital B had to move to Arizona to be in sunshine. Actually it was to be with her boyfriend whom she had started having an affair with while he was a Missionary for the Cult.

Yes - the shunning is real, if you do not tow the correct image and pretend God blesses you with a super happy home life then you are a SINNER and must be shunned. What Would Jesus Do does not apply when you are in the Cult.

I was in so much pain. My eternal family was destroyed and guess what - the shunning was nothing compared to the future torture church leaders would extract for having gotten a divorce. There is no forgiveness with the Cult. Image is important.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/17/2017 06:58AM by themaster.

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