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Posted by: icanseethelight ( )
Date: October 26, 2018 03:46PM

Gordon was thoughtful. His time was over. After 40 years of guiding the church, he knew he had done some good. Even after the Hoffman forgeries had confirmed what he had already suspected for years as a special 3rd councilor in the first presidency.

He and Tom had discussed it, afterword. It was tough to agree to continue to perpetrate one of the biggest lies ever told, but the church did so much good! And people liked it. Even after he admitted it was a fraud on national television to the entire world, no one even paid attention.

So he did what he could. Downplayed the more egregious of beliefs, centralized what was taught so the revisionist history and endless gas-lighting would stick. He had even made "mormon" a word to be proud of.

But his crowning achievement had been Dieter. An absolute stroke of genius! Good looking, still white, but a mind that worked so much differently than the Utah boys club that was the rest of the 12. And an accent! Give those poor women someone to fantasize about while their pasty husbands grunted on top of them.

Tom was going to keep it up. Allowing the schism to grow by giving Dieter a more and more prominent role. Embracing the outliers, accepting the gay community, and continue to spend ridiculous amounts of money on the greatest ad campaign ever. It would continue to keep those blowhards Dallin and Russell in check. It would be catastrophic to let those idiots anywhere near the reigns of true power.

Hopefully Tom would outlast Russell. He knew what would happen if he didn't. Russell would throw out the "mormon" ad campaign first thing, he had been trying in every talk since 1990. But "proud to be a mormon" was what finally had the more intelligent members paying a little tithing and feeling good about going to church for three hours a week.

Without that monthly stream of income, the church would run out of money far faster than anyone expected. Since the "internet exodus" started the church was more cash poor than anyone realized. He had done everything he could. Centralized finances, eliminated paid positions, he even had to put a temple on top of a chapel to save money.

Well it was up to Tom now. Because if Russell took over, the crazy would start again, worse that Spencer even. And now that all the dirty little secrets were where people could find them, and attempt to do something stupid like getting rid of the word "mormon" would be the first domino.

Gordon closed his eyes, tired, after a lifetime devoted to keeping the lie for the greater good. He missed Marjorie, and 4 years was long enough for them to be apart. Whatever came next, he hoped it was with her.

The preceding story is the property of RfM and its officers and may be used, distributed and displayed as they see fit.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 10/27/2018 01:03PM by icanseethelight.

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: October 26, 2018 03:55PM

"But his crowning achievement had been Dieter. An absolute stroke of genius! Good looking, still white, but a mind that worked so much differently than the Utah boys club that was the rest of the 12. And an accent! Give those poor women someone to fantasize about while their pasty husbands grunted on top of them."

As you may be aware, it is indeed a high accolade when someone tells you they intend to steal something you wrote. I am calling dibs on the above, both as to style and content.

All you mormon married men, try yelling "Ach du lieber" every once in a while!!!


Very, very well done.

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Posted by: icanseethelight ( )
Date: October 26, 2018 04:01PM

Thanks dog! And feel free to use any of my writings on this site to your hearts desire.

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Posted by: Amyjo ( )
Date: October 26, 2018 04:07PM

If Dieter is the best thing TSCC can offer up - well its days are truly numbered.

That guy gives me the creeps as much as the rest of them ... he's a younger version of Paul H. Dunn, with accent.

Excellent and thoughtfully written, Icanseethelight. It gets "two thumbs up" from moi'.

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Posted by: dagny ( )
Date: October 26, 2018 06:59PM

Nice!

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Posted by: icanseethelight ( )
Date: October 27, 2018 12:27PM

Thank you Dagny! And a two thumbs up from amyjo is like money in the bank :)

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Posted by: Amyjo ( )
Date: October 27, 2018 01:06PM

:D

Thanks, you made my day.

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Posted by: Cheryl ( )
Date: October 27, 2018 12:30PM


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Posted by: ziller ( )
Date: October 27, 2018 01:12PM

good job OPie ~


that is a good one ~

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Posted by: donbagley ( )
Date: October 27, 2018 07:19PM

Very good.

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Posted by: chipace ( )
Date: October 27, 2018 11:46PM

Enjoyed it!

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Posted by: exminion ( )
Date: October 28, 2018 04:36AM

Like!!!! Terse and biting and believable!

"Even after he admitted it was a fraud on national television to the entire world, no one even paid attention."

Good one!!!!!

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Posted by: matt ( )
Date: October 28, 2018 05:41AM

A good story which has plausibility.

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Posted by: Kathleen ( )
Date: October 28, 2018 06:43AM

Love the story and your style, icanseethelight!
So flowing and readable !

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Posted by: icanseethelight ( )
Date: October 30, 2018 01:02PM

Thank you far all the kind words! Your appreciation is valued and a boost to my self esteem.

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