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by annotatedbom
Mon Aug 29, 2022 12:09 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Resignation Poll
Replies: 29
Views: 1618

Re: Resignation Poll

I don’t want to make my wife cry.
My mom (neverMo) would have been fine with me resigning. She'd think it weird that a person would have to do that to be left alone by la Iglesia, but that's because she saw la Iglesia for what it was.
by annotatedbom
Fri Aug 19, 2022 2:37 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The Mormon church releases ANOTHER statement going after the AP
Replies: 38
Views: 2572

Re: The Mormon church releases ANOTHER statement going after the AP

jfro18 wrote:
Wed Aug 17, 2022 6:41 pm
Well you know this story is really hurting them as they've now released another statement going after the AP for their reporting:
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Absolute BS - just admit you screwed up and make some positive changes you soulless corporate #$%$#%#.
Ugh, they are so disappointing and pathetic.
by annotatedbom
Fri Aug 19, 2022 2:32 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: “By their fruits ye shall know them.” (Matt. 7:20) - Seven years of sex abuse: How Mormon officials let it happen
Replies: 28
Views: 2098

Re: “By their fruits ye shall know them.” (Matt. 7:20) - Seven years of sex abuse: How Mormon officials let it happen

annotatedbom: Many thanks to you for posting this very important topic and for overseeing the discussion so well. It's very important to have a reflective, thoughtful dialogue on this very serious and tragic issue. I appreciate the viewpoints of everyone who posted here. Thanks again, best wishes f...
by annotatedbom
Wed Aug 10, 2022 10:40 am
Forum: Support
Topic: “By their fruits ye shall know them.” (Matt. 7:20) - Seven years of sex abuse: How Mormon officials let it happen
Replies: 28
Views: 2098

Re: “By their fruits ye shall know them.” (Matt. 7:20) - Seven years of sex abuse: How Mormon officials let it happen

Wonderment, I really appreciate you putting this into context regarding the decades-long time frame of the Catholic Church sex scandal. Though it's distressing to think it may take so long, it gives me hope that the Boy Scout settlement and these current cases against the Church may be just the star...
by annotatedbom
Tue Aug 09, 2022 10:48 am
Forum: Support
Topic: “By their fruits ye shall know them.” (Matt. 7:20) - Seven years of sex abuse: How Mormon officials let it happen
Replies: 28
Views: 2098

Re: “By their fruits ye shall know them.” (Matt. 7:20) - Seven years of sex abuse: How Mormon officials let it happen

I heard an interview with a lawyer who specializes in clerical sexual abuse. He had represented over 100 victims of the the Catholic church (IIRC) and many of the LDS church. He said he didn't know how long he could continue working with Mormon victims because the LDS lawyers are the coldest, least...
by annotatedbom
Tue Aug 09, 2022 10:34 am
Forum: Support
Topic: “By their fruits ye shall know them.” (Matt. 7:20) - Seven years of sex abuse: How Mormon officials let it happen
Replies: 28
Views: 2098

Re: “By their fruits ye shall know them.” (Matt. 7:20) - Seven years of sex abuse: How Mormon officials let it happen

What can I say? How many people including Alas and many others all the way through Sam Young and beyond have been talking about this sh*t for years and trying to beg and plead and scream and shame the church for some measure of reforms. The bottom line is that the LDS church is not a safe place for...
by annotatedbom
Tue Aug 09, 2022 10:26 am
Forum: Support
Topic: “By their fruits ye shall know them.” (Matt. 7:20) - Seven years of sex abuse: How Mormon officials let it happen
Replies: 28
Views: 2098

Re: “By their fruits ye shall know them.” (Matt. 7:20) - Seven years of sex abuse: How Mormon officials let it happen

One suggestion on your letter. I would include a clause stating that you will record any interview that you attend with your children. Furthermore, you reserve the right to publicly publish any part of the interview. Knowing that you will hold them accountable for their actions publicly will have a...
by annotatedbom
Tue Aug 09, 2022 9:59 am
Forum: Support
Topic: “By their fruits ye shall know them.” (Matt. 7:20) - Seven years of sex abuse: How Mormon officials let it happen
Replies: 28
Views: 2098

Re: “By their fruits ye shall know them.” (Matt. 7:20) - Seven years of sex abuse: How Mormon officials let it happen

AdmiralHoldo wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:09 am
Too bad Gordo isn't around to prophet-splain away this situation as "a blip here and a blip there."
OMG! I imagine this being said in the voice of one of my daughters who not infrequently uses the term "man-splain."

Prophet-splainin' is just a further extension of the problemed patriarchy.
by annotatedbom
Fri Aug 05, 2022 7:55 am
Forum: Support
Topic: “By their fruits ye shall know them.” (Matt. 7:20) - Seven years of sex abuse: How Mormon officials let it happen
Replies: 28
Views: 2098

Re: “By their fruits ye shall know them.” (Matt. 7:20) - Seven years of sex abuse: How Mormon officials let it happen

First, I want to express support for anyone of you who ever experienced something like this. Second, the Church's response to situations like this tells you everything you need to know about the organization really - there is little concern for the victims, the organization's focus is always on def...
by annotatedbom
Thu Aug 04, 2022 7:54 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: “By their fruits ye shall know them.” (Matt. 7:20) - Seven years of sex abuse: How Mormon officials let it happen
Replies: 28
Views: 2098

Re: “By their fruits ye shall know them.” (Matt. 7:20) - Seven years of sex abuse: How Mormon officials let it happen

There were 18 years of videos recovered for the hell we went through. During this time, he had all the callings- worked with youth, scouts, bishopric. Callings do not come from God. No spiritual guidance or leadership. 18 years of kids watching this guy get sustained by everyone... Purity culture t...
by annotatedbom
Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:38 am
Forum: Support
Topic: “By their fruits ye shall know them.” (Matt. 7:20) - Seven years of sex abuse: How Mormon officials let it happen
Replies: 28
Views: 2098

“By their fruits ye shall know them.” (Matt. 7:20) - Seven years of sex abuse: How Mormon officials let it happen

https://www.yahoo.com/news/seven-years-sex-abuse-mormon-041844796.html Most of the time now Mormonism is at most a minor irritant, like a mosquito bite that's all but disappeared. But, then shit like this comes up and I think of the condescending saying, "They can leave the Church, but they can't le...
by annotatedbom
Tue Jul 05, 2022 2:49 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: "Keep Sweet" or I will break you.
Replies: 25
Views: 3632

Re: "Keep Sweet" or I will break you.

I really want to watch this but am pretty sure watching it while my wife is around would be problematic... hopefully I can check it out soon though. I was going to suggest to my TBM wife that we watch it, but I was going make sure I completely got it if somehow it seemed like it might be critical o...
by annotatedbom
Mon Jun 13, 2022 3:30 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Are LDS hyper-sensitive about religion?
Replies: 7
Views: 981

Re: Are LDS hyper-sensitive about religion?

One issue is that all human beings whether they realize it or not have some degree of rejection sensitivity. We are biologically wired to be sensitive to rejection signals whether they are real or perceived. This comes from our tribal heritage where rejection by other human beings was deadly and lo...
by annotatedbom
Mon Jun 13, 2022 3:26 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Are LDS hyper-sensitive about religion?
Replies: 7
Views: 981

Re: Are LDS hyper-sensitive about religion?

Many elements of Latter-Day Saint history and doctrine sound weird, cultish, and/or humorous when spoken out loud or by non-members. So, yes, I think many LDS people are hypersensitive about having outsiders - or even insiders in some cases - talk about those things. I think this is a keep observat...
by annotatedbom
Mon Jun 13, 2022 3:16 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Kosh is back
Replies: 6
Views: 1326

Re: Kosh is back

Kosh,

I wasn't around for your first NOM days, so I don't know you, but welcome back regardless.

Yours sounds like a pretty unique situation among us NOMies, so I look forward to hearing more about your experiences and thoughts on things.

My best,
A-BoM
by annotatedbom
Mon Jun 13, 2022 3:08 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Holy Fetch! (Update…)
Replies: 40
Views: 4228

Re: Holy Fetch!

RR, I'm so glad you can be there to support your wife through this. Sounds like her family of origin is all Mormon, and I suspect she was raised in the Church. If my understanding of her background is at all accurate, I would think the turmoil and anguish from your wife's faith transition must be re...
by annotatedbom
Wed Apr 27, 2022 7:51 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Astrological Birth Chart vs. Patriarchal Blessing
Replies: 13
Views: 1937

Re: Astrological Birth Chart vs. Patriarchal Blessing

If some random person were to lend me their chart I'm sure I would find it more accurate and useful than my patriarchal blessing. This^ An Astrology Horoscope Experiment by mentalist Darren Brown demonstrates how we often take general and ambiguous information and infer details and meaning that app...
by annotatedbom
Fri Apr 01, 2022 3:04 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Leah Remini documentary
Replies: 16
Views: 7256

Re: Leah Remini documentary

Woops, this is the thread I meant to post this in. My believing Mormon wife and I have been watching Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath , so I hope you don't mind me brining up this old thread. My wife had mentioned months ago she'd be interested, so I sheepishly brought it up to see if she ...
by annotatedbom
Fri Apr 01, 2022 1:44 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Leah Remini and Mormonism
Replies: 7
Views: 3843

Re: Leah Remini and Mormonism

Oops, meant to post this in this other thread.