Dear President ______,
I just received this eloquent and powerful message from an active and committed member of our church.
Thank you for your bravery in this very disturbing issue. What you are doing cannot be easy for you, your wife, or your family.
Both the children, and the church’s good name need to be protected by what you are doing.
I love the church and the gospel very much and I also care very deeply for the well being of our youth.
If policy is not changed as you suggest, I fear both our children and our church’s good name will be in jeopardy.
There are so many people who need to hear the gospel and may not be open and willing to allow their families to learn if these practices stay in place.
One of the main principles of the church is that families can live together forever. We are all working towards being together as a family with our Heavenly Father because we love Him and them so much. He has given us these perfect beings that are truly His children first. They are just on loan to us, but we love them dearly, and we are charged by Him to make sure they return home to Him, to keep them safe BOTH spiritually and physically.
It is my belief that this is the highest calling that we can have on earth.
What you are doing supports that work, the gospel, and the integrity of the church.
President, don’t let the Church’s good name be harmed. Don’t allow further damage to be done to our children.
National media are going to eat this up. Our non-Mormon neighbors are going to throw up. Bishops and many good members are already calling for these changes to be made…or making the changes themselves.
You are a good and righteous man! Join me at the news conference. Call for the protection of our children.
Love and best wishes,