I would like to know how people who are bending over backwards to defend Will or allow that his online behavior does not reflect on his character in some way justify exchanges such as this one:
Will's statement towards Brent:
It’s hardly libel to suggest that you shared in Hofmann’s ideological agenda, especially when you have continued to pursue it to the present day.
Even so, I think it might be best for you to continue hoping I keep confidences. Just remember that there are still people around who know your role in Hofmann’s pre-murderous shenanigans.
I do have to admit that the most hilarious aspect of the entire affair is the thought of you hiding in a darkened basement consumed with the terror that you were the next target. Talk about self-delusion run amok ...
Take a moment to consider what Will is suggesting here. He is making horrific charges against Brent: asserting his shares a killer's "ideological agenda" and that he"hid in a dark basement consumed with terror".
Oh, yeah, Will's a great guy. He's just a passionate defender of the faith.
I found his statement unbelievably offensive, and responded tauntingly:
Aw, ain't it cute. Little Wee Willie imagines he's David, but instead of a well-placed rock shooting forth from his sling, all he can manage is some hot air so rancid one wonders from which end it originated.
Yes, I was saying that Will was full of hot air that smelled like a fart.
In response, Will's response, which is typical of how he treats female posters (sexually suggestive statements, either approving of their physical endowments or expressing disgust over their physical endowments):
Settle down, beastsheba. I assure you I have no desire whatsoever to watch you bathe.viewtopic.php?p=356746#p356746
In the immortal words of Dodge Connelly:
”You’re only as young as the women you feel.”
And I have no desire to feel sixty-five.
I later commented that I pitied Will's wife, since she and I (and Will) are apparently the same age.
This is just one example of Will's repellent behavior. I remember it clearly, of course, because I was the target this time. But he's targeted other women. When female posters stand up to him, he seems to revert to sexist, sexually vulgar comments. I also remember his spectacularly bad behavior towards liz, who challenged him on the term "Lamanite":
First, he responded:
Go away, Lizzie. This conversation is over your pretty little head. You want to moderate my comments, go right ahead. Put some bite in your bitchiness.
and then later added:
By the way, I know you’re sticking around simply because I told you the conversation was over “your pretty little head.”http://www.mormondiscussions.com/phpBB3 ... a&start=84
In retrospect, I have no idea if you even have a “pretty little head.” You see, I am as handsome as my avatar suggests, but I have serious doubts that you are as good looking as your avatar would lead us believe. I’ll bet you’re a wrinkled middle-aged woman with varicose veins and more good years behind you than ahead of you. Right? ;-)
David and other Will defenders: I want you to explain just how such behavior can be justified by a wave of the hand and the phrase "passionate about his belief." If you are willing to turn a blind eye to his truly bad behavior (and there is much more, of course), then I wonder about your judgment.