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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Bishop Pricks

posted by on September 25 at 11:02 AM

Mormon bishop pricks, to be precise:

A Hastings, Neb., Mormon man has been threatened with excommunication by his bishop for working against an anti-gay amendment in Calif.

And in Utah

A former LDS bishop accused of molesting three girls—whom he frequently visited at home while their parents were away—pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of second-degree felony sexual abuse of a child in 2nd District Court. Timothy O’Sean McCleve, of Harrisville, 53, could go to prison for up to 15 years on each count when he is sentenced Nov. 26 by Judge Ernie Jones….

The girls were 6, 8 and 12 at the time of the abuse, which started in July 2006, Harrisville Police Chief Max Jackson previously told The Salt Lake Tribune. McCleve would stop by the girls’ home when their parents were away. The children trusted him because he was their bishop, he said.

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Man, if the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were to ever lose their tax-exempt status for supporting political parties and candidates, that sure would be a revenue bonanza.

Posted by flamingbanjo | September 25, 2008 11:12 AM


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Posted by Comment Deleted | September 25, 2008 11:14 AM


I've felt that way for years. Being a native Utahn, the LDS have ALWAYS interfered with my life. This story doesn't surprise me at all, I've known a lot of shady people within the church (among all the shady people everywhere, I guess).

Posted by JJ | September 25, 2008 11:42 AM

Theocratic fools want bring back the Dark Ages.

Posted by Vince | September 25, 2008 12:28 PM

Whats great is that Bishops in the church aren't like the priests or other religious "professionals". Its a job where you are 'called' to do it. There is no professional training, no qualifications. This leads to each church kind of has its own take on church matters (with some exception).

For example, one church will tell you that you are not allowed to eat chocolate because it contains caffine and that it is against god. Another church will be like, "chocolate is ok, but cola is bad".

Totally bizarre that average people get to lead the faith and listen to horrendous problems of their parishioners with no real qualifications.

Posted by Original Monique | September 25, 2008 2:00 PM

Sarah Palin may be right. I think we are in end times, and all these wacko theocrats are just itching to pull the trigger.

Posted by kk | September 25, 2008 2:35 PM

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