Mother Who Knows
Date: December 03, 2017 06:14AM
I agree with everything you said. Unfortunately, you are spot-on. My children and I probably experienced more flat-out physical abuse, at the hands of adult Mormon priesthood leaders, than you did. This, of course adds to my anger. It makes me feel guilty and ashamed that I put my dear children in harm's way, when they were too little to defend themselves. They were bullied into secrecy, and didn't tell me about the abuse until several years after it happened. The leaders told them that I, as a good "mother in Zion" would punish them severely, because they were to blame. My Hell! All my sons did was sleep in after their early morning paper routes, which were quite demanding in this hilly area, in deep snow, with the Sunday papers being very large and heavy. I always had to go early to church, because of my calling, so they just went back to bed, when I left, and the Mormon thugs broke into our house and into my sons' bedrooms, and dragged them out of bed, out of a sound sleep, and onto the floor. They kicked my boys on the floor, and kicked them again, in the rear end, going up and down the stairs. At church, they and their sons ridiculed them and embarrassed them, because they were only half-dressed.
What mother would not be angry at this abuse? I was a single mother, and I believe that the Mormons would not have abused us, if we had had a husband/father living with us. Bullies are cowards.
The Mormons' threats prevented my own children from getting help from me.
The Mormons' child abuse, and their disrespect for women, and their stepping in between parents and children that makes me want to avoid Mormons, completely.
My little girl was molested on a church campout, and when she woke up and screamed, several other kids saw what the older boy was doing to her. Again, all of the children--my daughter and the witnesses--were threatened with trouble from the parents, possible banning of any fun activities, and it would be THEIR fault for telling.
The second they all told me all these secrets at once, I told them they never had to go to church again, and we would never keep secrets or tell lies to each other again. My children are great souls--loving, kind, intelligent, cooperative, and very successful now as adults. They are wonderful parents to their own children. They don't hate Mormons or the cult, as much as I do, but the cult soured them on joining any organized religion. They are good, honest, moral citizens, and would never abuse anyone. Neither would I. We didn't fit in with bullies and liars. How could I possibly be friends with those creeps?
When the kids and I went inactive, we did it quietly, but the Mormons harassed us, banged on our door (they never use the doorbell), and actually threatened me and cursed me that the children and I would fail in life. We formally resigned, together, in order to stop the onslaught.
The Mormon neighbors have shunned us, for over 13 years, now, which is fine with us.