Email sent today to my stake president and bishop
Dear President______ and Bishop_________,
Today I met with the Sugar Land Police. I described the cause that I’m involved with and how I’m now speaking out in public.
Then I shared the two emails sent by ‘The Avenger.’
Sam: What do you think?
Officer: That falls under the general category of ‘terroristic threat.’
Sam: What can I do here?
Officer: You have two options. Either file charges or file an information report.
Sam: If you were in my shoes, what would you recommend?
Officer: File charges.
Sam: OK, I want to file charges.
Brothers, I take these ominous and threatening messages seriously. When I think of what ‘The Avenger’ has intimated, it turns my stomach with anxiety. My wife was nervous enough that she asked me not to tell the kids. She doesn’t want to spook them when they really can’t do much about it. I’ve decided to let them all know so they can be a bit more wary.
Four of my six adult daughters live in this stake. Four of my five sons-in-law live here. Eleven of my thirteen grandchildren are also in the area of your ecclesiastical stewardship.
I’m disappointed that I have not heard a peep from either of you. Yesterday, my wife went to church. I was hoping that an outreach of comfort would have been made to her. Not a word.
It’s understandable that my leaders are showing no interest in the fact that I have been threatened. But, neglecting threats to 21 other members of my family who reside in this stake? I know you are better men than this.
All I can imagine is that the inside information passed along to me is correct. You have been instructed from above to ignore me. That’s fine. Did they also instruct you to ignore the safety of my extended family? Either way, I expect YOU to take action. Let ‘The Avenger’ know that his threats are out of line, illegal and could very well lead to church discipline. I also expect the Corporate Church to take action. God forbid that ‘The Avenger’ actually strikes. If he does, I will lay a large share of the blame on the Church if it does nothing.
You have expressed a desire to protect the good name of the Church. ‘The Avenger’ is threatening not only me, but also the entire Church’s good name. I call on you and Church headquarters to speak up and defend our organization’s good name against members who would besmirch it by issuing threats to other members.
P.S. The case number at the Sugar Land Police Department is #18-0945