Posted on Facebook by Martine Dirick Smith
Stuart and I hiked up Ensign Peak Sunday night to unfurl “Protect Every Child” banners. I was able to have two lengthy conversations with two BYU students who asked about the banner’s message. Both were thoughtful and listened.
In our group was a woman who has been hiking that trail every day for 40 days. She said that a few days earlier she encountered a large church group—not unusual up there—and the bishop who was with his ward told her she had to leave, not allowed to stay there because it was not a message he wanted his young ward members to see.
No, I’m not kidding. Mind you the banner says “Protect Every Child” doesn’t mention the LDS Church but the bishop was offended. He probably thinks the trail and peak belong to the church but they don’t. The young woman was free to be there.
So, yes… I know I aggravate some people when I post about this. We don’t want to acknowledge our warts.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Sign the new Petition:
Climb a mountain, hilltop or driveway. Unfurl a banner and share it.
Come to the March for the Children on October 5, 2019 in Salt Lake City.
This is the big one. If we have 5,000 marchers, the national media will be all over it.
Institutions will be warned. Huge awareness will be raised.
Children will be protected. Past victims will take solace.
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