Dear Jim

Thank you for your reply to my email. I'm sure you get hundreds of requests and I thank you for taking the time to respond to mine.

I also am a recovering Mormon. It has taken me over ten years to fully realize the damage that this evil organization exacted upon me spiritually, mentally, and psychologically. The abuse and dehumanization is done so well that you accept it with a smile and a prayer of gratitude; this is truly the devils work.

I look back on the years of my membership, and particularly when I took out my endowments in the Salt lake Temple (in 1987, before all the PC corrections); there were many times that I was terrified and uncomfortable, and yet I went along like a lamb to the slaughter. How many people went through the temple thinking, "This cannot be for real," but lacked the courage to get up and walk out?

This organization robbed my of my life long goal of attending the Air Force Academy, because the "Lord wanted me to attend his University", robbed me of my dream of becoming a PhD Clinical Psychologist because if I graduated from BYU without being married, "I would become a liability to the Church," and finally robbed me of my dignity when at 21 and unpregnant, I was "Obviously unworthy to accept the blessing of motherhood," despite hours of service as first counselor in the young women's presidency and paying 20% tithing.

I am sorry for going on and on, but I have just recently found the strength to relive some of this stuff; thanks in part to your web site and writings.

Thank you for that, feel free to use any of this on your site or if I can be of any further assistance please don't hesitate to ask.

God Bless