The Temple Square Petition Drive looms just 12 hours away. Mom and I have spent the past couple of days winding up the loose ends. We’re locked, loaded and ready to go.
We are receiving lots of positive support. Of course, unfriendly fire is also blowing up my messages.
Then, an amazing surprise. My good friend George sent a message tonight. I have never met him. Don’t even know if this is his real name. My first introduction to George was a real gut-punch. Almost one year ago.
His message follows:
Nov 30, 2017
Long time no chat, or at least no chat from under my name. I noticed some time ago that you invited me to forward some things to your stake president. I didn’t do it, for the record. The only time I ever forward anything to anyone’s local leadership is when it appears to me that they are being deceptive to their leaders. Since I no longer worry that they are under any illusion regarding your feelings regarding the Church, and since you no longer have a temple recommend, there isn’t any reason for me to help them see what they are dealing with.
Having said all that, you are certainly a source of sadness for me. Your fall, and the negative impacts it is having on your family and a host of others, will someday soon be the source of tremendous regret in your life, and that makes me very sad.
Nov. 30, 2017
What a treat to hear from you. And I’m serious about that.
I’m sorry that I’ve been a source of sadness to you. On the other hand, many are taking hope and encouragement. Both people in and out of the church.
It appears that you and I have a mutual interest—my family. One of the main reasons that I do what I do is for the benefit of my family. The grandchildren will soon enter their years of risky bishop interviews.
Since you are concerned about my family, I invite you to sign the petition. Help stop the practice of untrained older men taking children behind closed doors, all alone, and asking them about masturbation. Often without the knowledge or consent of the parents.
All my very best wishes & Merry Christmas,
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