In the course of tracking down the sources of unlicensed distribution, they found many things, including the copying of his column to alt. One of the people I was hanging around with online back then was Gordy Thompson, who managed internet services at the New York Times.
The reason the film created such a heated debate was that it openly accused the acting head of the Mormon Church, President Gordon B. Hinckley, of committing homosexual acts with another man and even with "feminine looking boys Lawsuit Threatened On Feb.
The statements in question, relating to the personal conduct of President Hinckley, 'are entirely false,' said Mr. Shea, who is representing the LDS Church Ed Decker, who narrated the film and helped research and write it, said this is the first legal action the LDS Church has threatened against them.
Dick Baer, a prominent critic of the Mormon Church, took issue with the contents of the film when he was interviewed by a newspaper: Baer says 'God-Makers II' is sensational and dwells on the bizarre.
Baer and Ed Decker For instance, Sandra When reality kicked in essay, who has written many books about Mormonism, including one that convinced Baer to leave the church, is not endorsing 'Godmakers II.
INTRODUCTION by Edward Waterman. Presented here in its entirety is Don Herron's famous essay, "The Dark Barbarian." This essay first appeared in the book of the same name, The Dark Barbarian, and was first published in This book, and the excellent essays within, were the first to take Robert E. Howard and his work seriously and to . Also, “it starts to look like me and the feminists” should be “looks like I”. And “untitled” doesn’t really make sense. And if biology is a hard science, it’s . Desmond O'Beirne, 51, never regained consciousness after suffering a head injury when he was kicked and punched by two men outside the National Gallery in London.
The reader may remember that Baer was present with Ed Decker in the lengthy scene at the lawyers' office. Baer's name appeared in third place on that list. Because of Dick Baer's role in the first film and his extensive work with Mormons, his critical evaluation of The Godmakers II is very significant.
Before looking at the charges against President Hinckley, we need to take a look at another part of the video that throws some light on the question of whether the material presented in the film was thoroughly researched.
In discussing the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, the narrator Ed Decker asserted: The truth of the matter, however, is that there is absolutely no evidence to support such an accusation.
The idea that Joseph Smith would consider digging up his brother to obtain the plates actually came from the mind of document forger Mark Hofmann and was set forth by him in his infamous "Salamander letter.
Decker in saying that the spirit actually required Joseph to dig up his brother's body.
Hofmann confessed to prosecutors that he forged the Salamander letter. He, in fact, was questioned about the very part of the letter that mentioned Alvin: What about, 'shall I bring what remains', talking about Alvin?
Part of that was from my own imagination and part was from Since Hofmann's confession that he forged the Salamander letter has been known for over five years, it seems hard to believe that anyone would still be maintaining that there is "strong evidence" that Joseph dug up Alvin's remains to please the spirit.
In any case, the use of this discredited tale should alert the reader to be careful about accepting statements in Godmakers II without doing further checking. Ed Decker and others who have brought accusations of immorality against President Gordon B.
Hinckley claim that they have hard evidence to support the charges. Our examination of that evidence, however, raises many questions with regard to its validity. While we cannot say with absolute certainty that there is no truth in the accusations, on the basis of the evidence that we have examined, we find the charges difficult to accept.
In fact, we find it hard to believe that they wouId be made public without some confirming evidence from more reliable sources. Lest the reader should misunderstand our position, we do not wish to be considered apologists for President Hinckley or the Mormon Church.
In fact, in the last issue of our newsletter we severely criticized Hinckley and other church authorities for suppressing the McLellin Collection from prosecutors in the Mark Hofmann case.
Nevertheless, we feel that it is our duty to present our readers with well-balanced research on this issue. We are deeply concerned about such serious charges being made on evidence that seems questionable.
We are very sensitive to this issue because we ourselves have been the target of very malicious stories circulated by members of the Mormon Church. The evidence against Mr. Hinckley comes from four individuals. The first is Charles Van Dam.
Van Dam made many serious charges against Hinckley in a video tape, made on July 17, He died of AIDS just months after making his statement.
Van Dam maintained he had a homosexual relationship with Hinckley that lasted from "about to Van Dam indicated that he procured prostitutes for Hinckley and that "he wanted wild, kinky girls Girls that wouldn't mind being tor- tied up and things like that.
He was a kinky man. Van Dam, Hinckley would provide the used car lot he Van Dam worked for "a hundred thousand, two hundred thousand dollars at a whack" and that "a lot of it" went out to pay for the "girls and guys" involved in the sexual encounters.
Finally, however, Hinckley was supposed to have warned Van Dam and others to flee from the state of Utah to avoid an investigation.Carly Hallman is a professional writer and editor with a B.A. in English Writing and Rhetoric (summa cum laude) from St.
Edward's University in Austin, Texas. She has worked as a curriculum developer, English teacher, and study abroad coordinator in Beijing, China, where she moved in In college, she was a Gilman Scholar and worked as a staff editor for her university's academic journal.
Jun 26, · I’ve tried. Over the past 14 years, I’ve graduated from high school and college and built a career as a journalist, interviewing some of the most famous people in the country. Desmond O'Beirne, 51, never regained consciousness after suffering a head injury when he was kicked and punched by two men outside the National Gallery in London.
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