Mormonism LIVE: 039: When Mission Presidents Behave Badly

In this weeks episode of Mormonism LIVE, RFM and Bill Reel delve into some debauchery among past Mission Presidents. What they find is a common theme creating a pattern of bad behavior learning once again that unethical behavior can be made righteous within Mormonism.

RESOURCES:

https://byteline.blogspot.com/2007/09/sects-and-violence-part-5-continued.html

https://www.dialoguejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/sbi/articles/Dialogue_V21N03_29.pdf

https://www.exmormon.org/d6/drupal/France-and-Polygamous-Mormon-Missionaries

https://www.reddit.com/r/exmormon/comments/8fbs7u/1980s_australia_sydney_mission_prez_was_aspiring/

https://www.mormonstories.org/podcast/dr-dave-christian-on-epistemology-and-the-polygamous-mission-president/

https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/deseretnews/name/orson-wright-obituary?pid=186032306

https://www.reddit.com/r/exmormon/comments/8f98mh/philander_knox_smartt_the_excommunicated_puerto/

https://voices.uchicago.edu/religionculture/2018/05/20/1522/

https://www.sltrib.com/news/2018/04/26/the-case-of-puerto-rico-when-the-mormon-church-promptly-removed-a-mission-president-who-deceived-and-victimized-young-female-missionaries/

https://universe.byu.edu/2018/04/27/mormon-church-kicks-out-man-who-supervised-young-women/




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One Reply to “Mormonism LIVE: 039: When Mission Presidents Behave Badly”

  1. Late comment, but still. While listening to “Mission Presidents behaving badly” (allowing that sometimes I get why organizations don’t release the true reasons for a change or dismissal) it occurred to me that “impedance” can simply be the “lying for the Lord” via omission.
    Further, Remembering the Integrity from “will the real Apostles please stand up” where are the Mothers and Fathers of this daughters? where is the integrity we are taught and drilled into our behavior? Even Marsh (true story or not) shows he had more integrity over the milk strippings his wife kept; I would think abusing/taking advantage of a daughter would be of more worth.
    Thanks for all you do.
    RFM, I love and miss you way of cutting through to the details, I miss those podcasts – but also understand progression.
    Bill, I love how you are able to calmly ask the forthright questions and hold to it.

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