Willy Law wrote:
I always found Bishop Huffaker to be great person
what was his involvement in the decision to send you to the Boys Ranch?
I don't know enough about it yet to comment, but I look forward to finding out.
Below is some of my favorite commentary regarding the "allegation" that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints *DIRECTLY* supports the Chris Buttars Utah Boys Ranch:
Chino, I know you're pissed about Prop 8 (the reason you wrote another Mormon bashing diary), but this isn't productive.
Let's say the title said 'Trapped in a Jewish Gulag'. Not only would it never make the rec list, but the diarist would never be heard from again. Of course I'm not advocating Chino disappear, but this diary (especially the title) doesn't belong on the rec list.
on Mon Jan 05, 2009 at 06:33:38 AM PST
If it's not owned the church, the title needs to be changed.
on Mon Jan 05, 2009 at 06:40:20 AM PST
This camp has nothing to do with the Mormon Church.
on Mon Jan 05, 2009 at 07:25:04 AM PST
Whether some camp in Utah is doing that in the name of the church is something that should be looked into, but calling it a Mormon Gulag is a lie. Plus, the intentions of the diarist are clear. The diarist is upset with the church over prop 8 (rightfully so), but the diarist is using untrue sniping attacks to vent his anger.
on Mon Jan 05, 2009 at 08:05:11 AM PST
I'm not really upset about the diary, as I think this ranch is a nuts, but the title and the tying to the LDS religion is not only inflammatory but also inaccurate.
on Mon Jan 05, 2009 at 06:39:14 AM PST
PROVE that the place is staffed by missionaries[*].
on Mon Jan 05, 2009 at 10:19:17 AM PST
That story is just another smear on the Mormon church. Probably some homo who’s still mad about prop 8 and displacing his anger on the Mormons...Also if you look at the board of trustees[*] not one of them is a leader in the Mormon church. Kind of wierd if the school really is run by the Mormons.*http://westridgestaff.wordpress.com/category/shareholders/
by Utahn on January 6, 2009 - 11:41 am
I’m not Mormon but I have many good Mormon friends. I think it’s ridiculous that people feel the need to make up stupid stories like this to try and smear them. Leave them alone and worry about religions that really are bad like Muslims
by Richard Warnick
on January 6, 2009 - 11:51 am
Here is another document that speaks to the kind of non-denominational "treatment" Boys Ranch boys receive.