I think I shall become an advice columnist for the Trapped. Don’t you think “Dear Natalie,” has a certain ring to it?
I just received THIS comment on my blog.
January 7th, 2009 at 10:43 am
I recently tried to get an unceiling. After almost 2 years my stake president keeps screwing up, trying to blame my wife and I for things he should of easily seen on the form for the unceiling. You ever wonder why the church pushes ppl to go on missions and positive aspects but when it comes to a negative aspect like an unceiling so I can marry my wife in the temple which the church talks about, they drag there heels cause they don’t want the negative imagine on them. I talked to my folks about this and surprisingly they side with the stake president. Do you have any solutions or comments you can help me out with this?
Um, Scott? You do realize who you are asking here, right? I mean, I just want to make sure you KNOW who I am. You do?
One word. PUBLICITY.
See, the problem is that some stake presidents are good, and will do what is needed, and others think it is their duty to drag their feet and NOT do what is needed, because you should have stayed married to the OLD wife. You know, that “for time and all eternity” thingie. If you have one of THOSE, the only thing that is going to get things moving is to call attention to your plight. Call the Church HQ. Write a letter to the Salt Lake Tribune. Don’t bother with the Desperate News. It will not get printed.
What you NEED is to get this stake president’s attention. Back when I was trying to resign my membership, oh so many years ago, I threatened to dance NAKED on my bishop’s lawn, because neither HE OR the stake president could be bothered to return my calls or answer my letters.
The “naked” threat got some action, but only temporarily. Because after I received the whole “you have been removed” letter, along with the threat of “eternal consequences,” they just PUT ME RIGHT BACK on a few years later.
At that point, I realized there was no point. Why fight it? I wasn’t going to win, and the only victory would be a moral one, at best. If you so desire, you can read all about it here.
Soooo, if you really think you need to be “sealed” to your new wife in the Mormon temple, and “unsealed” from the old one, I suggest you scream: LOUD. Make them hear you.
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Ok so she is LDS.. Big deal! I find it so fasanating that everyone titles her as a mormon writer and not just a writer.. For everyone’s information her last book beat out Harry Potter for the number one spot so obviously she is an extremely great writer. Also I wonder if all of you people judge other writers on their religions?? and as far as her using metaphors in the book that have to do with mormonism.. Well duh! What is the big efin deal?? She is LDS.. Most good writers take things from their own life for inspiration. So why doesn’t everyone just stop being so ignorant and get over it? I mean honestly
Dear Hotty Girl,
I realize you are writing in reference to one of the posts I wrote on mega-author Stephenie Meyer and her extremely successful Twilight series, Twilight movie, Twilight mania, etc. I’m not exactly sure what your point is here, because I don’t believe there was any judging being done. I find it very interesting that Stephenie Meyer is a believing Mormon, which makes for interesting discussion, but certainly doesn’t cloud my judgment regarding HER ability. I personally found the books boring, but I am LONG out of my teens, and Dancing Daughter ADORES the books, the movie, that creepy Pattinson guy, etc. I sing Stephenie Meyer’s praises. She is GETTING kids to read!
All hail Stephenie Meyer.
Happy? Good. I’m here to serve.
You would be so lucky as to be “trapped by the Mormons”
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Dear Mormons are Christian,
Wow, how arrogant of you. Thanks for sharing your “Christian perspective.” I’m sure that your little statement there is really going to underscore your claim.
The LDS Church is going to be knocking on your door, soon, Brother Mormon/Christian, because YOUR support is exactly what they don’t need. I suggest a bit of reality. Spend some time feeding the homeless, or volunteer at a homeless shelter or visit a third-world country.
In short, you need a reality check. What is REAL is that we are all human beings, and your God is no better than my God. However, I don’t think my God will want to duke it out with YOUR God, because that would involve violence and force.
Stop being stupid, and live by example instead.
Love to all,