How do I know there were that many? I was there.
THIS is where I started to get angry, so, you know me, I wrote a blog about it…
Welcome to those of you who have traveled SO far, and particularly to those who have paid a high social cost to get here today.
(Words and music here: https://www.lds.org/music/library/hymns/do-what-is-right?lang=eng)
Suddenly I was being barraged by yelling men. One man kept screaming “GET BACK IN THE KITCHEN!!!” over and over as if he was on autopilot and I was a little afraid. But there were police telling them to leave us alone and not touch us so I felt safe. But it’s funny, despite all that craziness going on around me, I felt peaceful. I turned to one woman and said “I was in the kitchen a few days ago and made fettuccine and chili, but he doesn’t get any”. Ha ha.
God saw we needed him, and he sent a stranger.
Again, God sent a stranger.
"Despite polite and respectful requests from church leaders not to make Temple Square a place of protest, a mixed group of men and women ignored that request and staged a demonstration outside the Tabernacle on General Conference weekend, refusing to accept ushers' directions and refusing to leave when asked," said Cody Craynor, spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The only thing I can deduce from this is that they wrote this P.R statement BEFORE we even got there.
I fear that the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand does…
This is not the church of my youth. Bigoted, UnChristlike, unloving, judging each other from the length of your clothes to policing every little thought in your head.
Or maybe I was just young and didn't know any better.
Like the Good Samaritan… God sent a stranger.