Story and Photo by Heidi Hansen
....."“Yet, the more I read, the more questions I had,” he says. “It seemed like Joseph Smith’s life was full of questionable events that I had never been exposed to.
“Joseph Smith was a mortal man,” he said. “Mortal men make mistakes. The big question is: Did he make the kind of mistakes a true prophet of God wouldn’t make?” Albertson said. “For me that answer is yes.”....
....."But David Phillips says he has been open with his family about his decision to leave the church, although it was awkward to discuss it. But he was relieved to get it all out.
“They were curious why I left, and discussed the reasons for it,” Phillips said. “Although I can tell many of them are disappointed with my decision, I have not felt a loss of love from any of them. I am very lucky.”.....
here, a striking one !!
By Tim H.Henney on Jan 17, 2012
The Post Mormon piece is the most thought-provoking, refreshing, honest college journalistic effort I have seen during 17 years of USU-watching. We left Logan after 10 years convinced that the LDS \"church\" is a dangerous, devious, criminally managed cult whose history and present has been and remains driven by legal sexual predation (by LDS legal standards) and incredible public relations skill. (It wasn\’t a \"mob\" that nailed Brother Smith in the Carthage jail but farmers, shop keepers, teachers, community leaders who feared for the safety of their wives and daughters — and with good cause. Yet the world thinks otherwise). The \"church\" is a deceitful, nasty, highly profitable social cancer. Was and Is. Nice job, Heidi Hansen. Watch your back.