"In a similar scene in Cleveland, Ohio, Keith Norman's bishop reluctantly told him that he had been instructed to deny Norman a temple recommend for one year, after which he could have a recommend if he had repented.When Norman asked of what he needed to repent, his bishop replied, 'I don't know.' "In the end, many are troubled by the systematic censoring of believing members and undoubtedly this episode will be alluded to for years in discussions about the role and prerogatives of the Church and its members." ( Since the temple ceremony was supposed to have been given by revelation to the Mormon prophet Joseph Smith, some members of the church, like the young missionary quoted above, are very disturbed that the current church leaders would make changes in the sacred ritual.As a result of the questioning, Peterson's temple recommend was taken and further action was intimated if he continued to speak or write on the temple.Later, after he wrote a protest and others petitioned Church leaders, his recommend was restored.One Christian family I know is sharing it with another family who is being given the missionary discussions. He thought I was lying about the old one, because not even his parents told him what had been changed.His companion confirmed what I said, and the new Elder was obviously distressed with the whole issue.
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