I ran into this blog LDS (Mormon) Stake President yesterday. The newest post is about Surgical Sterilization (Including Vasectomies). Deja vu! This (hopefully) fictional Stake President wrote:
I was horrified this week to find out that a member of the bishopric in one of my wards has had a vasectomy. When I met with him and his wife they admitted to having done this without consulting church leaders. They said they had felt good about the decision as they prayed about it...
The post ends with this lovely paragraph:
The handbook goes on to state that "persons responsible for this decision should consult with each other and with their Bishop". Because they failed in this regard I felt I should temporarily withhold their temple recommends while they go through the repentance process. The brother will not sit on the stand as a bishopric member during this time but I will not release him if he sincerely repents. It breaks my heart. Church leaders have to make such difficult decisions sometimes.
I honestly can't tell if this blog is meant to be satirical or not. It hits so very, very close to reality that it just raises my ire and blood pressure. Like this post where he denies a woman a temple recommend because she drinks green tea so she cannot attend her own daughter's wedding. Every post just makes me want to slap someone silly. But not laugh. I find no humor in it whatsoever. Am I getting my thong in a wad for nothing? Thoughts, anyone?