why me wrote:
Knowing the internet world, I don't think that a GA would respond by email especially this type of email. My guess: it is phoney. Also, if it is a genuine letter it shows the intent of the person receiving it, which is another reason why sending such a response by email to a former member is a mistake.
Your judgment in this instance is extremely poor. Here is someone who has made claims and at least some of those claims are confirmed by the Church's website. He actually is an ex-Stake President and he does have a son who is a Stake President.
Mormons on this board are always attacking people for being anonymous, but he has actually stated his name and even details about his family. You seem like the phoney here. I guess you are accusing Elder Holland of making a mistake. I guess the Spirit of discernment isn't strong with this one.
I'm sure someone would invite him to respond here, but in my opinion it would be a waste of his time to because it is obvious that you are a troll who is just trying to minimize something that is obviously negative to the LDS Church. That an apostle is so useless at responding to basic criticism is shocking. The amount of manipulation used when Holland talks about this guy's family is disgraceful especially considering the way he reports that his relationships and conversations with them on the topic seem to have caused issues. It also flies in the face of everything Holland said in his BBC interview about families and their treatment of people who leave the LDS Church. It comes across to me as complete emotional blackmail. I guess Holland isn't a dodo he's a deliberate liar, deceiver and manipulator.
On another note his report of the Second Anointing now has a name to it, so if it isn't true the LDS Church can state so because they are able to verify it. Not that I would ever trust anything from a Church with such a poor history of telling the truth.
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