Date: August 08, 2018 03:52PM
Things learned from a reading of this authoritarian evil rhetoric:
1. It's fine and dandy to snoop on your children's phone, device, and computer, you know, rather than have a decent relationship where you actually communicate with them.
2. Stake presidents and bishops who do no tow the line and "are unwilling to address discipline are subject to being released". Oh, and that won't be pretty as the kind and oh so loving church will smear your reputation in any way they come up with.
3. I had no idea that in order to testify in a disciplinary council (never court is the order), you must be a member of the cult, plus the stake pres gets to "ask who the witnesses are, what they will testify to, and the relevance of their testimony." Oh yeah, also guess who gets to control how long a witness can testify for?....of course, the person being tried or NOT. Such a loving and fair affair!
Date: August 09, 2018 08:11AM
Not to stick up for or rationalize mormonism...but as a parent who was ...p.a.y.i.n.g....for my kids' phones, I absolutely had the right to snoop on their phones. I wanted to see what apps they had, and who they are talking to. I also had the ...r.i.g.h.t....to go through their rooms. It's called parenting...
Yes...I also have good and open relationships w/my kids, who are grown now.
Just because your kids "have" their own room, and "their" own phone, paid for by loving parents, doesn't mean those items BELONG to the kids. They still (IMO) belong to the people who are PAYING for them, meaning the parents..
Date: August 09, 2018 06:28PM
"Spying" on your young kids, is what I was referring to, especially, if you are paying for their housing, food, clothes, phone, etc.
Spying on grown adults, because they are your family is different. Again, I will counter that even if they are grown but you, as the parents, are paying for their phone, I might still feel entitled to snoop thru their phone.
This is easy for me to say because when my kids were younger and wanted smart phones, they had to pay to buy the phone and the data plan. As they got older, they foot their own part of my phone plan. My oldest has moved out. He is now on his own phone plan and has his own car insurance.
My youngest is going to college. He has a car to use, but it isn't his. He still pays for his share on my insurance plan, as well as his share of the phone bill on my plan.