Date: November 07, 2018 01:59PM
I can imagine there are many Mormons who would lie to a bishop and stake president as easily as to a temple worker. So why make them go through two interviews just to get into their temple?
If they want people to come to their temple, just ask them if they are worthy and let them in.
"We want people to come to the temple. They just need to be worthy to do so in order to make the experience worthwhile."https://www.quora.com/profile/Toby-Dillon
I don't understand the above quote but I get his sentiment. I was worthy according to Mormon standards and unworthy according to Mormon standards in my temple attendance time. Honestly passing their interviews didn't help "to make the experience worthwhile."
And then there is the amount of benevolent delusion some members have for this whole interview, membership card, hassle to enter a temple this Mormon has. If they just asked you if you were worthy you wouldn't need this kind of mental gymnastics. And it wouldn't change anything with no interviews and no membership cards.
"If someone were to trespass and barge in past us, I and my fellow temple workers are specifically instructed not to pursue the offending trespasser, but rather to simply notify temple security immediately.
They will then handle the situation as appropriate based on our description of the intruder - but in no case can I imagine that the offender would be dealt with using physical force. Far more powerful is what our scripture refers to as the power of the priesthood:
“No power or influence can or ought to be maintained by virtue of the priesthood, only by persuasion, by long-suffering, by gentleness and meekness, and by love unfeigned;
By kindness, and pure knowledge, which shall greatly enlarge the soul without hypocrisy, and without guile—Reproving betimes with sharpness, when moved upon by the Holy Ghost; and then showing forth afterwards an increase of love toward him whom thou hast reproved, lest he esteem thee to be his enemy…”
Those would be the guidelines for security and temple authorities in handling an intruding trespasser.
So referring to us “bouncers” is off-base at best and even perhaps wildly inappropriate."https://www.quora.com/Are-there-bouncers-at-Latter-day-Saint-Mormon-temples
Mormon security doesn't have the greatest reputation.https://www.glaad.org/2009/07/15/gay-couple-detained-for-kissing
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/07/2018 01:59PM by Elder Berry.