Today as I drove to work, I felt this wonderful God-given emotion well-up. It’s been awhile since ire has made its appearance. When it comes, I now embrace it. It motivates me to action and creativity.
Where did this anger come from this morning?
I continue to receive stories everyday. Sometimes to share on the website. Sometimes by PM or email which is not meant to be shared. The anger boiled up as I contrasted the devastation done to countless children and the deadly silence from the Mormon Church.
They come out with asinine revelations like every time the nickname ‘Mormon’ is used it’s a victory for Satan. THAT IS STUPID. Trivial statements like this reveal the emperor’s nakedness.
Yet, their so-called communications with God leave policies in place that facilitate self-hatred among our children. They offer no apology for the vast damage done. No validation. No recognition. No discussion. Instead–PRIDE. ARROGANCE. HUBRIS. Showing supreme hypocrisy in their claim that they speak for Jesus Christ himself.
I was already angry this afternoon when I received notice that a sitting bishop in Utah had been arrested in a human trafficking sting. Here’s a quote from the Police Department’s news release about this bishop.
“Moss has recently served as a leader of a local religious congregation, which also allowed him contact with vulnerable individuals who could be exploited.”
Vulnerable individuals? They are referring to the Mormon children who he was mandated to interview regularly. Exploited? Bishops can ask any sexual question, no matter how pornographic. From “Do you masturbate?” to….well there is no limit.
The police understand the danger and noted it in their release. When will ALL MORMON PARENTS get it? When you allow your children to be interviewed all alone about sex, you are serving-up your vulnerable and precious ones on a silver platter for possible abuse, dreadful damage and years of recovery.
DO NOT ALLOW ANY ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEWS WITH YOUR CHILDREN. DO NOT ALLOW THEM TO BE INTERROGATED WITH ANY SEX QUESTIONS. EVER!!!*
*Unless it’s by a professionally trained counselor.
Climb a Mountain, Save a Child
I’m also angry that the church is so obstinate in their refusal to protect children that I feel forced to continue fighting for change. So be it. This year we will fight for change in every denomination. Sex abuse scandals are coming to light everywhere. I really appreciate the Houston Chronicle’s in-depth investigative article into the problems of the Southern Baptist Convention.
With anger at my back, I’m going to climb mountains to save children. To raise awareness to the imperative need of putting safeguards in place in every church and every youth serving institution.
I haven’t yet posted the full details of plans for this year. I will soon. But there is news today: The flags have arrived!!! In their primary color glory. We are working on the website and they’ll be available for purchase in a few days. Of course, you can make your own.
Make plans now to climb a mountain, a hill or a driveway and plant a flag.
The date for the coming march has been set and approved by the Salt Lake City permitting office. Saturday, October 5, 2019. This is history in the making.
As the country continues to be rocked by child sex abuse scandals on a massive scale, we will not sit on our thumbs and just read about it. On a massive scale, we will shout from the mountain tops for this horror to end. It’s up to us. Not the media. Not the church hierarchy. Not the government. Us. Us folks whose children are at risk.
Make plans now to be part of the 5,000 men, women and children who will unfurl flags from all around the globe in the streets of Salt Lake City. This needs to be massive. This will be massive. Our children need for our voices to be loud, large & unmistakably clear.