Amidst calls for compassion, one finds this
Daniel Peterson wrote:
But I hope that compassion will also be felt, and prayers also offered, for those whose testimonies have been destroyed and whose families have been grievously wounded over the past several years — often, in my judgment and in that of many families and many who claim to have benefited, as a direct result of the activities of John Dehlin and (to a far lesser degree) of Kate Kelly. I know quite a few of them, and I’m aware of many more.
Though the apologists have denied that they are "gloating," one nonetheless sees material like this in the "Comments" section of that same blog entry:
Steve Smoot wrote:
The question I have for John Dehlin is, where are his GA friends that he's supposedly buddies with (you know, the ones who had you, Dan, kicked out the MI for daring to criticize him) when he needs them? Couldn't he just call up some of his apostle buddies and have all of this sorted out?
My bet is that, when the dust has finally settled, I'll have been excommunicated as the vicious piece of trash that I am while Brother Dehlin will have been elevated to the Mormon cardinalate.
It's interesting: they denied up and down that Dehlin had anything whatsoever to do with the "ouster," and yet, now that this is happening, they are returning to harp on that exact point.
Interestingly, in the "Comments" on another entry, a poster named "Mat" asks to be shown what sounds like a very interesting document:
Dan, why don't you publish the letter you wrote about JD, unedited? The one that was part of the exiting from the Maxwell Institute?
I'm not entirely sure what he's referring to, but I did hear rumors about a "memo" that was circulated amongst members of "classic-FARMS" (if memory serves, it was described as an "8-page memo," which was, presumably, put together to help the attack on John Dehlin).
DCP responds that "There was never any "letter." There was an article, and you can reach it through the link that I provided." Maybe not a "letter," but there certain were rumors that there was *some* document floating around.