Brother Of Jerry
Date: March 26, 2023 10:08PM
This was in the SLTrib, and it is probably paywalled, but that really isn't important. Basically everyone here who was born into LDS Inc could finish the letter without even breaking a sweat, based on their own experiences.
Headline for the letter: Who wants a serious chat about grooming?
The opening of the letter:
All of the talk of drag queens grooming kids by singing, dancing and reading story books to them, has brought back some memories of my own childhood.
I, too, was groomed — at age 8.
And it goes from there. The author seems to have been in a part member family and stepmother was a Mormon. At least that's how it sounded. Baptism and confirmation was kind of sprung on him cold. His description of it was rather like the experience Nightingale has related here.
He had an uncle that joked at the after-baptism party that all his sins were now forgiven. The only sin he was aware of was shoplifting an orange, and this seemed like a lot of hoopla over an orange. :))
I too was carefully groomed - to never turn down a calling, to bear testimony, to pay tithing, to go on a mission, yada yada yada. We all know the drill. Each person's details differ a bit, but the general game plan is pretty cut and dried. If that wasn't grooming, I don't know what is. Think every Primary song ever.
So I'd say the LDS fear of grooming children is basically projection. They are experts at it.