Mormon Church Threatens Same-Sex Couples With Disciplinary Action

Mar 1, 2016

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By Trudy Ring

A Utah lesbian couple say they’ve been harassed by local Mormon leaders who wanted to bring them before a church court, and some other same-sex couples are coming forward with similar stories.

Leisha and Amanda LaCrone, a married couple with five children in Mount Pleasant, Utah, say they’ve had several bizarre and unwelcome encounters with church representatives, Salt Lake City TV station KTSU reports. Both attended the Mormon Church, formally known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as children, but they have not been involved with the church for years.

Leisha LaCrone said a hardware store employee tried to talk to her about the church a couple of times, and after she declined, the couple started receiving phone calls asking them to meet with the local Mormon bishop, and they also turned down these requests. The topper, they told the station, was when church members hand-delivered a letter saying a disciplinary council — a church court hearing — was being held for Leisha because she had been reported to “have participated in conduct unbecoming a member of the Church.” She posted a picture of the letter on Facebook.

The disciplinary council was scheduled for last Tuesday, but the women did not attend. They assume they were targeted because of their relationship, but they wonder why the church — which last year strengthened its stance against same-sex unions — is coming after them now. Leisha, for one, told KTSU she received a letter of excommunication — expulsion from the church — 15 years ago.

She bears no ill will toward the church, but “I would just like for them to let us live in this society and raise our children, and leave us alone,” she told the station.


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4 comments on “Mormon Church Threatens Same-Sex Couples With Disciplinary Action

  • @OP – Both attended the Mormon Church, formally known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as children, but they have not been involved with the church for years.

    The topper, they told the station, was when church members hand-delivered a letter saying a disciplinary council — a church court hearing — was being held for Leisha because she had been reported to “have participated in conduct unbecoming a member of the Church.” She posted a picture of the letter on Facebook.

    I think this is the right approach!
    Post their deluded nonsense on the internet, and let more rational people mock the bigots for their delusional stupidity, and their egotistical delusions of grandeur in holding “court trials” for imaginary offences which upset their confused minds!

    she had been reported to “have participated in conduct unbecoming a member of the Church.”

    Perhaps they can hold a Mor(m)on unattended mock trial for me, or other rational people who laugh at them, with a jury of bigoted muppets going “oooo arrrh very naughty”, to each other, in the absence of anyone turning up even to mock them!! –
    “Our god-delusions have decided to be most upset about being asked to think outside our closed-minded bubble!” Ah Diddums!!!



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  • This is of course rampant hypocrisy, everyone I knows who has asked to have their names taken off the records in which they are supposed to send elders to try to talk you out of leaving, has met with a lackluster response, reason if I had had the opportunity to explain to the two who came to talk me out of leaving they would themselves have left. I tried to show them the internal contradictions in the book of Mormon and the evidence that the book has been altered in my lifetime and they were not interested. This is more or less verbatim what one of them told me. “if I look at that I will likely be duty bound to (because he was inspite of being a mormon a descent and honest man) leave and that would likely result in my wife leaving me”, the other said more or less “I cannot look at that well because I’m sure you know why’ (I didn’t I was 15 but my father explained his business relied on a steady stream of mormon clients). Ironically all I was going to show them was identical passages in two editions of the book of Mormon that had been altered.

    However I also know a couple who had pre-marital sex and while the guy was basically told off. The woman about 20 at the time was forced in front 5 church elders in graphic detail a vivid description of the acts they performed, if she had orgasmed and such like. Frankly just a bunch of perverts. She received a harsh punishment while he was let off with the instructions to be better behaved. Both of course left the church shortly after. Mormonism is the Amway of religions, only it makes even less sense.



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  • It does not occur to the leaders of these delusional cults, that they have no authority over people who do not want their attentions or their delusions!

    They will of course try to bring pressure to bear, using any sheeples over whom they do hold psychological power, bringing out the meanness of religion, commonly directed at dissenters.



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