Date: September 14, 2020 10:40PM
In Kay Burningham's initial filing against the Mormon Church, the Plaintiff's claims were prefaced with the statement that "This is not a lawsuit against the church for teaching false religious beliefs". The filing went on to claim how in several real instances, demonstratably false historical events were claimed as facts by the church, to create false inducements to faith based on real life provable lies, for the purpose of committing fraud to get money. An example is that you're free to teach or to believe that the moon is made of green cheese, if you want to teach or believe that, and that no one can fault you either way. But if you teach that the Apollo astronauts actually retrieved green cheese from the moon as proof that the moon is made of green cheese, and that someone gave you money as a result of that false information, that such fraud could be a valid reason to sue for damages.
The church countered by saying that they were being persecuted for teaching religious beliefs that could not be disproven. The church responded to what they wanted the lawsuit to be about and not to what the lawsuit was actually about. Then the Utah court tossed the case out based on what the church said the lawsuit was about and not based on what the case was actually about.
Kay Burningham preducted that this might happen and that if it does, that she would re-file or appeal. Does anyone know the current status of this case? Has she re-filed or appealed, or is the case dead for good?
Date: July 03, 2021 12:30AM
When you've got more money than God does, leaving the US and taking that money with you can be a risky proposition. If the hurch moves to a banana Republic, maybe the government there will decide to take away all of the church's money, simply because they have the power to do so and because they want that money. If the church moves to a country that doesn't respect religion much, maybe that country will allow them to be sued and won't let the money leave the country until the trial is over, and only then if the church wins. That is a lose-all situation too. Many countries have less money all together in their entire country, than the mormon church has. I can see a scenario where the church moves all of their money to an African country, only to be sued by every citizen there for teaching that black skin is a curse from God. The only thing a person would need to qualify to take part in the class action lawsuit is that their skin has to be black. Once again, the church loses. Their safest place -win or lose on the lawsuit- might always be in the US.