LDS Mass Resignation Interviews

Interview

Posted November 15th, 2015

IOT listener Sage conducts man-(and-women)-on-the-street interviews at the LDS Mass Resignation event held in Salt Lake City on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Thanks Sage!

  • Great bumper music! I would have used Marilyn Manson’s “Tainted Love” and Vanilla Fudge’s “Keep Me Hangin’ On,” but, hey, great choices.

  • AnotherClosetAtheist

    I went with the wife. It was a very positive day. The vibe was love, compassion, healing, and understanding. The organizers were orderly, and emphasized the safety and respectful behavior of the participants. With 1,000+ people walking around Temple Square and the rest of the Mormon Industrial Complex, nobody in the group antagonized anyone else. Small sections of people sang. Nobody did any physical damage to property.

    The first mailbox got completely overfilled and they had to find alternates or give the letters to the organizers to mail in for them later.

    Great day. I’m still riding on the cloud I left on. I haven’t felt this much peace in years.

    And, in all fairness, John Larsen’s address was lovely. It was concise, thoughtful, and well-done. I even shook his hand to thank him for his prior work. I know there were issues behind the scenes, but Mormon Expression was a salvation for me in my early days of silent disaffection. If I had seen any of the Infants, I would have shaken your hands too. Except more like a Stake President handshake.

    • Randy_Snyder

      I’m sure Larsen was great. He is a very intelligent person and a great oral communicator. And he was once a good friend of mine. He had me on ME twice after I joined IoT and, no matter what, I consider his work vital in my transition out of the church. He is not our enemy. Unfortunately, he sees us that way.

  • Don

    Thank you so much Infants and Sage for capturing these voices. While I had the honor of formally speaking to the group gathered for this event to offer validation and encouragement, I was personally strengthened so much as I moved through the crowd and listened to the stories of those who were there in attendance

    Everyone there, everyone who listens to these podcasts on IOT, has a story that in itself is courageous, and heart-wrenching. These are all stories that need to be heard. And collectively they have a loud booming voice that demands to be heard.

    “Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

  • Mensch

    Interviewer asks the interviewees to “Look into the camera.” Is there a video of this somewhere on YouTube?