Date: February 08, 2019 02:02AM
Genimi, you did the right thing by referring someone suicidal to the suicide hotline.
The same "Mormon control" issues came up when my TBM neighbor broke her wrist in a fall, early one morning. For many years, her children had played happily with my children, and she and I had had been "friends". I left the cult 10 years ago, and she hasn't spoken one word to me, since! I left quietly, without confrontation or controversy, and I now attend a neighborhood Christian church, and have always been polite.
My TBM daughter and her TBM husband and children have been living in my house, and they are astonished at how nasty the Mormons are to me, after all those years of faithful attendance, service, and tithe-paying. They are not happy with Mormonism, in general, and their friends in their age group are leaving in droves. It's my hope that DD and SIL will follow, but they are still active. In the meantime, I'm forbidden to talk to any of them about Mormonism.
My daughter and I there to help contact the neighbor's husband and daughter, etc, and my daughter drove her to the hospital. Later that day, we made a nice dinner for the neighbor and husband, and while my daughter was taking it over to them, she ran into the RS president, who was also taking them dinner. My daughter (she's a sweetheart) said the neighbors could heat our dinner for tomorrow night, or for lunch, or something.
The RS president said, "No, your dinner isn't needed. All the meals are arranged through the Relief Society, and your dinner would just complicate things. Just take it back home. It you want, there will be a sign-up sheet for meals on Sunday."
I had no response when my daughter told me this. I said, "Are you going to sign up, to take her dinner another night?"
She said, "No, I won't be doing that."