Posting this because I used to be a part of this cult.
Rant section because I honestly don't know it's topic, and I feel pretty upset by all of this.
happened - a high-up authority within the Mormon church used his position to lure girls into a private room, followed by sexually assaulting them.
This man has been recorded admitting guilt, yet the church as an institution has no desire to take a stance on the issue, it seems.
This isn't the first time the lds church has swept things under the rug and in fact, they have a fairly proven history of battering victims, and
Protect the children
is another recent thing happening in some
outlets, and is allegedly attracting national media outlets attention - the short of it is, middle aged men are encouraged to ask children detailed
and probing sexual questions, including whether or not the children touch themselves, all behind closed doors, in private, and of course as many
terrible things go, in the name of God. . It's a disgusting and repulsive thing to imagine - but the lds church has no real reply on this matter,
either - in fact
this is basically their reply
- they supported a bill that would make recording a conversation illegal, unless both
parties were informed. The lds church quite often plays their role in state politics, so says some sources.
All of this adds up to me believing that this institution is extremely bad - it gives a place for abusers to abuse and does not give the victim a
place to be heard - byu actually only changed this recently
their policy to punish victims of sexual assault as if they committed those sexual acts themselves - which, for those of you who don't know, the lds
church prefers having complete control over your sex life. From banning it before marriage, to even punishing self-pleasing acts, this cult truly does
control the most intimate aspects of a person's life ( oh, even tells them what underwear to have on, for the record!)
Anyways, maybe I'm just jaded - but I really do believe the cult I grew up in is terrible, and needs to be under the same spotlight as its cousin,
the flds / polygamist cult was under.
What do you all make of this?