On Christmas Day, an armed man was shot and killed by West Jordan police, outside the Oquirrh Mountain LDS Temple. Naturally, the temple was closed on this day, but apparently there were other people sitting in the parking lot enjoying the.. uh…view? Not sure what that’s about.
However, the sketchy details we are hearing about the event state that the man was confronted by another man enjoying the, uh, view, and police were called. When they arrived, the man ran, carrying his gun. He was ordered to stop. He did not. He was fatally shot.
In his car police found other weapons, and in his apartment they found even more weapons. Details on who the man is or why this situation occurred are not available. It would be natural to assume the man was angry with the Mormon Church, but certainly silly to say this for sure, with no real information as to who he is or what his motive was.
He was probably not an ex-Mormon, because any good ex-Mormon, however angry they might be, knows that there is no one at the Mormon temple on Christmas Day.
Perhaps he was going to shoot up or vandalize the temple, but we may never know. I’m just glad there were NO other casualties.
Violence and vandalism are NEVER acceptable forms of retaliation, no matter how angry you are. My husband would not agree, but he has watched too many John Wayne movies.
I suggest that if you are angry with the Mormons, you use humor instead. It’s a much more effective weapon. Trust me.