MORMONS VII: Mormon Abuse: Sick & Slick - Abuse & Domestic Violence - Children - Young Men & Women - Women - Marriage - Families: The Root of All Evil
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114,202. The same year that the Chinese Exclusion Act was passed, Congress also took action against the Mormons in Utah … the Mormon practice of plural marriage. (United States & West & Mormon) Ken Burns: The West VII: The Geography of Hope
38,151. There is, however, another piece of armor worthy of our consideration. It is the special underclothing known as the temple garment, or garment of the holy priesthood ... enabling us to withstand the fiery darts of Satan. Carlos Asay, Ensign August 1997, The Temple Garment
38,154. It is abundantly clear that presiding priesthood leaders are given the gift of discernment. Gene R Cook, Seek Out Your Spiritual Leader, Ensign May 1978
81,388. 1) The recent Morg donation of $100,000 for ‘Abuse’ is the first recorded for abuse and domestic violence, and was made in the same week as the Morg faced criticism on this Board for never having made a donation and at press conferences.
2) The Morg has no overall policy and procedure, particularly in the Bishop's handbook, for cases of abuse and domestic violence on women, men and children.
3) The Morg continues its abominable practise of lack of support for single mothers and encouraging them to abandon their babies.
4) The Morg refuses to launch an independent enquiry into the back catalogue of abuse cases, with multiple local legal cases.
5) The statistics of Utah (and elsewhere) suggest significantly that the Morg makes abuse and domestic violence worse.
6) Often, only when forced, and when men are imprisoned – remember, many domestic violence cases lead to a sad and inevitable tragedy – are man punished for Abuse and domestic violence. My thanks to the poster who raised this.
7) Empiric testimony of thousands of abuse victims far far outweighs the Penishood brethren who are forced to account.
8) The Morg fails the victims and offends any reasonable sense of a duty of care.
9) The available statistics suggest significantly that the Morg makes youth suicides worse.
10) The Morg refuses to carry out a proper program of training and education for bishops and penishood big cheeses.
11) We believe in a policy of bowing before penishood authority and the seductive quality of repentance.
12) We here on this Board believe you will all roast somewhere nasty with your magic underwear tail between your sinewy legs.
Rage against the Morg machine! Rage against the dying of the Morg integrity light! (Mormon & Abuse & Domestic Violence) esias, board post 18th May 2015 ‘Oh Rage Against the Dying of the Morg Compassionate Light’
81,394. Mark you a twenty-five-year-old TBM women who, at her wits’ end after years of at first verbal then graduated physical abuse, decides reluctantly to seek refuge in the Bishop’s office.
The grimy beady frowning myopic Bishop on the other side of the desk sinks his nose into the pages of his handbook and rising for air barks to the silly weeping sinful women to pray harder, read more scriptures, pay more tithing, and try to be a better more loving wife.
Laden with guilt our Sister plods home the inevitable pounding.
The Morg’s policy of protecting the – particularly Priesthood – perpetrator and failing the victim is part of the problem and never any solution.
This area is particularly deep in statistics, and Utah say would compare unfavourably to my local Midlands home town. Utah with the highest percentages of Morg membership offers a baseline for comparison.
Judge for yourself to what extent the Morg’s policies are directing contributing to the plight of victims:
Domestic Violence Statistics UTAH [viz. Utah Domestic Violence extant data]
‘In 2011, there were 19 domestic violence-related homicides in Utah. This is approximately 32% of all homicides in Utah.
‘In 2011, more than 3,400 men, women, and children entered shelters in FY 10 to escape domestic violence.
‘In 2008, 14.2% of Utah women (ages 18 and older) reported that an intimate partner had ever hit, slapped, pushed, kicked, or hurt them in any way.
‘In Utah, women experienced 169,156 intimate partner-related physical assaults and rapes each year.
‘Nationally, each year, women experience about 4.8 million intimate partner related physical assaults and rapes.
‘The percentage of women in Utah who reported ever experiencing IPV increased with age, with the exception of women who were 65 years or older.
‘39% of Utah women reporting IPV said the perpetrator was their husband or male live-in partner. 27% said the perpetrator was a former husband or former male live-in partner and 25.7% said the abuser was a former boyfriend.
‘In Utah, divorce or separated women report the highest percentage of IPV (42.1%).
‘Nationally, the estimated costs of IPV exceed $5.8 billion each year. This includes costs of medical care, mental health services, and lost productivity.
‘There is approximately one intimate partner-related homicide every 33 days in Utah.
‘44% of intimate partner-related homicide victims were killed by a spouse.
‘147 Utah children were directly exposed to an intimate partner-related homicide from 2003-2008 and 78% of these children were under six years of age.
‘There is approximately one domestic violence-related homicide each month in Utah.
‘One out of three adult homicides are domestic violence homicides.
‘One-third of domestic violence perpetrators committed suicide after committing the homicide.
‘There are approximately 3 domestic violence-related suicides every month in Utah.
‘Almost 12% of adult suicides are domestic violent related.’
Perhaps the Morg should explain their policies.
J’accuse! (Mormon & Abuse & Domestic Violence & Utah) esias, board post 12th June 2012 ‘The Mormon Scandal of Domestic Violence’
37,109. To you innocent ones who have not transgressed, but were abused as little children and still carry an undeserved burden of guilt, I say: learn true doctrine — repentance and forgiveness; lay that burden of guilt down! Boyd K Packer, Little Children
38,413. The most important thing for a woman in this life is to be the wife of a worthy priesthood holder and the mother of his children. Boyd K Packer, address 11 February 2012 worldwide training meeting