105,734. ‘Indeed, in some instances the merciful companion to truth is silence; some truths are best left unsaid.’ Line Upon Line: Mormonism Transcended, Youtube 2008, Russell M Nelson, 1986
105,735. ‘I wasn’t reading anti-Mormon literature, I was reading the original sources.’ ibid. ex-member
105,736. ‘The further down you dig into this information, the more troublesome the Church becomes.’ ibid.
105,737. ‘It was just a man-made religion like all the rest.’ ibid. Richard Packham
105,738. ‘It’s the discovery of the deceit and the lying I think that makes so many former Mormons so angry and bitter against the Church.’ ibid.
105,739. ‘I lost every single one of them.’ ibid.
105,740. ‘Shadow Mormons’ are those who privately do not accept the exacting doctrine of the Church, but publicly profess to be true believers. They are in shadow to protect their relationships with family, friends and employers. In the Shadow of the Temple, Youtube 2009, opening caption
105,741. ‘I’m in pain here; I’m leaving what I’ve believed in my whole frickin’ life.’ ibid. ex-member
105,742. ‘This trickery is salesmanship.’ ibid. Jean Bodie
105,743. ‘Yes, I’m pissed and there’s a ball of anger that will never go away; I’m just better at coping with it.’ ibid. ex-member
106,510. It is one of the world’s fastest growing religions. Its members project pride in their faith and confidence in their future. They walk the corridors of power. American Experience: Frontline: The Mormons, PBS 2007
106,511. A church that will exile those that defy its authority and its teachings. ibid.
106,512. Over the years he would record several versions of what he saw. ibid.
106,513. From the first day there had been opposition to this church: in Missouri it would turn bloody. ibid.
106,514. He was in his own words ‘a rough stone rolling’. ibid.
106,515. Many refused to go including Joseph Smith’s widow Emma. Her followers led by her son would ultimately become the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. ibid.
106,516. It was one of the largest mass migrations in the history of America. ibid.
106,517. ‘I was one of those children. At the time of the massacre I wasn’t quite three years old. But even when you’re that young you don’t forget the horror of having your father gasp for breath and go limp. When you have your arms around his neck screaming with terror. You don’t forget the screaming of other children and the agonized shrieks of women being hacked to death. And you wouldn’t forget it either if you saw your own mother toppled over in the wagon beside you with a big red splotch getting bigger and bigger on the front of her calico dress.’ ibid. Sallie Baker Mitchell
106,533. Young would officially marry more than 50 women … bear him 57 children. ibid.
106,534. The epic saga of a new American faith fired by the startling revelations of Joseph Smith. Of a people embroiled in decades of religious conflict who crossed a continent to establish their own spiritual kingdom. American Experience: Frontline: The Mormons II
106,535. The struggle between Mormon scholars and the authority of church leaders. ibid.
106,536. ‘Smoot himself became the poster-boy of Mormonism.’ ibid.
106,537. Fully embraced the capitalism of Wall Street. ibid.
106,538. The Mormons had ambitions to become a worldwide church. ibid.
106,539. Each year more than 50,000 young Mormon missionaries march the globe. ibid.
106,540. Control over the Mormon story has become all the more important. ibid.
106,541. Among current church leaders apostle Boyd Packer has emerged as the strongest voice of Mormon orthodoxy. ibid.
106,542. ‘There’s something vicious about niceness.’ ibid. Margaret Toscano
106,543. It looks beautiful from the outside but when you peel off the mask and talk to the victims you uncover another part of the story. The Godmakers I, 1982
106,544. ‘They have turned my own beautiful children against me. The brainwashing techniques of this organisation are really incredibly effective.’ ibid.
106,545. The worthy Mormon can become a god himself in the life hereafter. ibid.
106,546. Mormons believe that Elohim is their heavenly father and that he lives with his many goddess wives on a planet near a mysterious star Kolob. ibid.
106,547. Thus the Jesus of Mormonism established his church in the Americas as he had in Palestine. ibid.
106,548. And yet there are nine versions each of which contradicts the other. ibid.
106,549. ‘There is no Nephite language; there are no Nephite cities … There is no evidence for the book.’ ibid.
106,550. Mason-like rituals … Thousands of occultic ceremonies are performed each day for the dead. ibid.
106,551. Joseph Smith was heavily involved in the occult. ibid.
106,552. Utah which is 75% Mormon leads the nation in bankruptcy and stock fraud, and ranks among the highest in divorce, suicide, child abuse, teenage pregnancy, venereal disease and bigamy. (Mormon & Utah) ibid.
106,553. Forced Mormon leadership to to modify several co-called unchangeable sacred doctrines to not only counter the message of the film but to vie against for place alongside Christianity. The Godmakers II, 1992
106,554. They obscure their anti-Christian identity. ibid.
106,555. Mormons worldwide tithe $15 million a day. Over 50% comes from Mormons in the US. (Mormon & Tithing) ibid.
106,556. The Mormon Church generates $6 billion a year through its business enterprises. ibid.
106,557. Polygamy became a standard requirement for Mormonism … It’s a history of power and manipulation. ibid.
106,558. Shortly after this interview Lillian was found dead in her home, the result of a gunshot wound. The LeBaron family murders are still under investigation. ibid. caption
106,559. ‘Mormon leaders have altered, dismissed and covered up thousands of historical and archaeological errors, false prophecies and doctrinal contradictions.’ ibid.
106,560. Mormons believe that they will build the new Jerusalem near Independence Missouri and it will be the primary capital of the kingdom of God. ibid.