Date: June 08, 2021 11:31PM
I recently watched an interview on Mormon Stories of Mike Norton aka New Name Noah. Mike has really upped his actions against the church recently, so much so that John Dehlin almost didn't interview him because of some of Norton's extreme actions. In Dehlin's interview of Norton, Norton hands Dehlin a stack of forged temple recommends that he uses regularly to go in to various temples and secretly film all of the ceremonies there. Norton announces that "What I have done here is a felony. And I dare the church to prosecute me".
In the link below, Norton has gotten permission from an inactive church member, to use his name as an imposter. So Norton becomes active in a ward as this other guy, for 84 days. As this other person, he teaches Gospel Docterine classes, is issued a temple recommend, goes to ward temple night, and speaks in Sacrament meeting, all as a non-member. Norton resigned several years ago. His last day in church as this other guy, he bears his testimony of how he has faked everything, and he says "I know this church is through".
In the linked video, Norton Calls the second counselor in the Stake Presidency after that sacrament meeting and tells the counselor about how he lied about everything in his temple recommend interview. The Counselor was there in the sacrament meeting when Norton told everyone as his testimony that he was faking everything and walked out. So Norton then calls and accuses the Stake Second Counselor afterward, of lacking discernment, and asks if the reason for the counselors lack of discernment is because the counselor has a masterbation or a pornography problem.
It takes a lot to shock me and I was shocked. The link below is to one of a series of thirteen episodes of "The Making of Behind The Vail 2. (Episode 11)". YouTube doesn't make it easy to find all of these episodes. But if you start at episode 1, all thirteen episodes play sequentially. In one episode Norton gets arrested and prosecuted for tresspassing outside on the temple grounds, all on film. It looks to me like he tried to get caught. The Church Security guys are asking the arresting officer if they can search Norton's wallet to find his temple recommends because "they're stolen". The letter to Norton from the church's lawfirm tells Norton to "stay out of our temples".
If you like what you see from the link below, the best order might be to watch all three of Norton's Mormon Stories interviews (parts 1 to 3). Then start with "The Making of Behind the Vail 2, Episode 1). The recording of the ceremonies in other videos that Norton published is pretty dry if you've been through the temple yourself. The interviews and "The Making of..." had more entertainment value to me.
Norton Under Cover as Someone Elsehttps://youtu.be/Rv6Amk5bQR8
Norton Interview With John Dehlinhttps://www.mormonstories.org/podcast/mike-norton/
Edited 9 time(s). Last edit at 06/09/2021 01:01AM by azsteve.