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Man Sues Mormon Church For Injuries From Baptism For The Dead
Monday, Aug 30, 2010, at 07:41 AM
Original Author(s): Infymus
Topic: GENERAL NEWS   -Link To MC Article-
From the Salt Lake Tribune:
The civil suit filed Wednesday in Salt Lake City's 3rd District Court claims Daniel Dastrup suffered severe back injuries, including a herniated disk, after performing about 200 baptisms at the LDS temple in Raleigh, N.C., on Aug. 25, 2007. The lawsuit contends the church was negligent in failing to warn Dastrup that the repetitive nature of the proxy baptisms - bending, lifting and twisting - could result in physical injury. "The church owed the plaintiffs a duty to exercise reasonable care to avoid injury to the plaintffs from the services they performed to the church," the lawsuit states. Dastrup, who now lives in Las Vegas, claims he has suffered "a significant permanent injury that substantially changes his lifestyle," including damaging his relationship with his wife. The lawsuit seeks unspecified monetary damages to compenstate Dastrup to cover medical costs and loss of earnings.
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home/501...
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Gay Mormons Reach Out To Prevent Suicides
Thursday, Dec 2, 2010, at 07:39 AM
Original Author(s): Fox Phoenix
Topic: GENERAL NEWS   -Link To MC Article-
From My Fox Phoenix:
MESA - A huge Christmas celebration kicked off Friday night at Mesa's Mormon temple, and at the same moment, a group of gay Mormons made their voices heard.

They're criticizing church beliefs about homosexuality and raising awareness of high suicide rates.

Gay people of the Mormon religion are reaching out to young people who may be gay and conflicted about following the LDS teachings that condemn homosexuality.

Gay people say the Mormon church considers them sinners and has no place for them.

"I feel like there is no understanding with someone being gay. It is thought of in the church as a choice that you make," says Kent Flake, a relative of Arizona Congressman Jeff Flake. He came out and left the church.

"You know it is not me that has a problem, it is the church that has a problem with who I am."
http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpp/news/...
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Frederick Official's Comment That A Woman's Place Is In The Home Creates Uproar
Monday, Mar 7, 2011, at 07:23 AM
Original Author(s): Brigid Schulte
Topic: GENERAL NEWS   -Link To MC Article-
From the Washington Post:
The first thing Frederick County Commissioner Paul Smith does when explaining his controversial views about a woman's proper place is to hand out a pamphlet from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

"By divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families," the pamphlet reads. "Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children."

In other words, just as he told a TV station and intimated at a public hearing before voting to slash half the funding for the county's Head Start program, a woman's place is in the home.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/...
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Polygamy "Consumes Its Young," Lawyer Says
Thursday, Mar 10, 2011, at 07:55 AM
Original Author(s): Keith Fraser
Topic: GENERAL NEWS   -Link To MC Article-
From Postmedia News:
A lawyer for the British Columbia government says polygamy "consumes its young" and warns that there will be many more victims if the practice of multiple marriages is decriminalized in Canada.

The comments by Craig Jones, lead counsel for the B.C. Ministry of the AttorneyGeneral, are contained in a 163-page written submission filed in B.C. Supreme Court.

He said the evidence "inexorably" leads to two conclusions -that polygamy has "significant risk" to women and children and to society.

"This is what we know about polygamy, both in theory and practice: A polygamous society consumes its young," he said.

"It arms itself with instruments of abuse, and shields itself behind institutions of secrecy, insularity and control. It depresses every known indicator of women's equality."

Mr. Jones added that polygamy is "anti-democratic, anti-egalitarian, anti-liberal and antithetical to the proper functioning of any modern, rights-based society."
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/cana...
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Church Grossly Mismanaged Provo Tabernacle, Fire Report Reveals
Monday, Apr 4, 2011, at 01:03 PM
Original Author(s): Anonymous
Topic: GENERAL NEWS   -Link To MC Article-
Series of Mistakes Leads to Destruction of Provo Tabernacle:

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home/515...

In an information dump the weekend of general conference, it was finally revealed that:

1) the church spent no money on updating the building's fire alarm system in the past twenty five years

2) the building's fire alarm system failed to meet basic operating standards in a test a few weeks before the fire

3) the the church failed to report its system was a failure as required by law

4) the church had unpaid senior missionaries managing the building

5) the church ignored repeated trouble indicator alarms in the weeks leading up to the event indicating a problem was in the attic

6) the church spent millions on high definition film equipment

7) the church spent billions on a shopping mall

8) the church could not afford to fork out several thousands dollars for a working fire alarm system to protect a historic church tabernacle

9) The Church's film department is above the law and does not have to get permits for additional lighting. After all, its the church, right? And the church film department is good at pressuring electrical contractors to meet its demands while recognizing the danger associated with them and later passing all the blame to the electrical contractor who becomes the scapegoat.

10) the church doesn't give security guards hired to watch the building any instructions on how to access the attic nor any keys. Instead, the door is held open with a strip of duct tape!

11) church building officials rely on promptings of the Spirit to determine from their own house that there is no fire, just a false alarm, and the alarm should be disabled(instructed security guard over the phone that there wasnt issue, just turn off the alarm

12) The church spent more on reimbursing the owner of the famous piano lost in the fire than it has on structural maintenance of the building in the past ten years.(Piano owner won't comment on how he was reimbursed)

13) the church is cheap when it comes to the regular meeting places of its members but will spend big bucks on film, pr, massive buildings used only a few times a year, and shopping malls

If anything illustrates three church's gross mismanagement and poor priorities...it is this.

Thank you Salt Lake Tribune for your GRAMA requests that pressured officials into giving a more complete picture. Hope your requests isn't what motivated legislators to tighten up GRAMA laws. : )
 
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