Julie Little Taggart

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Born into the LDS/Mormon Church, I grew up in Northern California as a faithful Molly Mormon, Brigham Young University alum, temple married, 8 children, very active, etc. It was my conviction in the veracity of the Book of Mormon that forced me to eventually question the Church that started in 1985, with the Mark Hoffman incident.* I read everything I could get my hands on about it since I was living in Las Vegas, Nevada at the time.
In earnest, I tuned in to watch the following LDS General Conference expecting to hear an apology, admission of guilt, or at least some humility. After all, these men I had unquestioningly sustained as “prophets, seers, and revelators” were deceived by a murderer no less. One whose ultimate goal was to publish a version of the 116-page Lost Manuscript and destroy the LDS Church. Much to my consternation and their chagrin, I heard nothing but arrogance and condescension from the pulpit in response to members’ concerns.
In 1990, our family moved from NV into a Utah neighborhood that included a member of the Presiding Bishopric, which is the financial arm of the Church. In an intimate High Priest group meeting my husband and I attended, we learned that the Church had hired Mitt Romney’s company, Bain Capital to come in and assess how the Church was run.
I thought this was a curious admission, because if this was the “Lord’s Church,” wasn’t He telling the Brethren how to run it?
Bishop Richard C. Edgley, then counselor in the Presiding Bishopric and attendee at the meeting, further revealed to us that it was Bain’s recommendation that the Church stop paying janitors, gardeners, etc., and call them on “service missions” in order to gain free labor. This move helped the Church stack its portfolio,** placing it as not only the richest Church in the world, but one of the richest institutions.***
Bishop Edgley then revealed an additional tidbit to our small gathering, “… and we paid Bain a lot of money to get that information!”
I wanted to ask Edgley why he didn’t call Mitt’s Bain Capital on a “service mission” to get free info, but refrained. I well understood my status as a woman in a male-dominated Church/culture and had already taken it upon myself to ask Edgley if any women were on the finance committee to which he responded, No, because it’s a Priesthood committee.
I was surprised when even my Priesthood-holding-husband leaned over and whispered in my ear, “That’s bullsh*t!”
Without the Priesthood, apparently women weren’t entitled, privileged, or equipped enough to make a cogent contribution in how Church finances were spent or distributed.
It didn’t surprise me that no women were on the Finance Committee, especially when the Church announced its $2 Billion City Creek Mall project. I had difficulty believing that a “Sister in Zion” (Zion defined according to their scriptures as “where there are no poor among them”) not to mention Jesus Christ would have sanctioned spending Church (or any) monies (that all began with tithing income, regardless of how the Church eventually invested and divested it) on a mall, while any children were hungry or homeless.
A few years later, my teenage daughter came to me after Church one Sunday to inform me that she was supposed to stay after Church and clean the public restrooms. Besides the fact that no protective gear was provided, this was a violation of the tenet drummed into us that we were not allowed to shop, watch TV, work on the Sabbath, or compel another to work on the Sabbath.
I was now experiencing the upshot of Bain’s counsel to procure free labor from Church members. Even though my daughter was Laurel President at the time and I’m sure her leaders would have expected her to set an example for the class, I took her home.
From other neighbors, I learned of the generous 6 figure stipend Church leaders receive, along with incredible perks and benefits that include all-expenses-paid new car every other year, all-expenses-paid travel, full-time security and protection, the best seats at concerts and ballgames, free comprehensive healthcare coverage, and their children and grandchildren allowed to attend the Church’s colleges and universities for free …
All making the Brethren’s claim of a “Lay Ministry” meaning unpaid, an outright lie/fraud. That is a stark contrast to how Christ or truly “anointed one” would conduct his ministry ~ “without purse or scrip.” “Hence many are called, but few are chosen.” (D&C 121:34-40)
My faith in my once-beloved religion began to crumble. Eventually, I joined with a few in a lawsuit alleging fraud against the LDS Church. Unlike others who have and are currently suing the Church, our lawsuit was not financially motivated. We asked that the Church cease using the “Book of Mormon” as bait to cull members required to pay tithes and offerings before being allowed to receive its “saving ordinances” in their temples. This is a direct contradiction to the “Book of Mormon,” which clearly states that “salvation is free.” (2 Nephi 2:4).
Temples are the Church’s “business” and missionaries are their “salesforce” conscripted to convince people they can’t have their family forever unless they are sealed for “time and all eternity” in its temples. And the only way to gain entrance is to purchase a “Recommend” (membership card) by paying a full tithe.
The Church also violates what I consider to be two of the most profound edicts from the “Book of Mormon”
“Think of your brethren like unto yourselves, and be familiar with all and free with your substance that they may be rich like unto you. But before ye seek for riches, seek ye for the kingdom of God. And after ye have obtained a hope in Christ ye shall obtain riches, if ye seek them; and ye will seek them for the intent to do good—to clothe the naked, and to feed the hungry, and to liberate the captive, and administer relief to the sick and the afflicted.” (Jacob 2: 17-19)
He commandeth that there shall be no priestcrafts; for, behold, priestcrafts are that men preach and set themselves up for a light unto the world, that they may get gain and praise of the world; but they seek not the welfare of Zion. (2 Nephi 26:29-31)
One only need enter Church-owned Deseret or Seagull Bookstores to see how leaders set themselves up as a “light unto the world to get gain and praise of the world” as they sell their testimonies, which they believe come freely from God, to members for money.
The late Young Women’s President Elaine Cannon, as well as a succession of leaders continue to publicly preach, “When the prophet speaks, the debate is over!” Members are not able to think critically when all the thinking is being done for them by a preponderance of elderly white men, who discount “dead prophets (the scriptures) over living oracles” (Pres E. T. Benson). Faithful members are not open to search for information outside of what their leaders allow or proscribe.
The only new info LDS leaders have come up with in several years, besides a new logo is to stop referring to members as “Mormons” ~ fortuitous in ways they do not understand. They only use the BoM ~ and please don’t knock it if you haven’t read it ~ as a hook for missionaries to gain new members.
Over 40 years ago in a Las Vegas Stake Conference, I heard President Spencer W. Kimball say “We accept truth no matter what the source.”
When we search and are receptive to more enlightenment are we not acknowledging, with humility, that we have much more to learn? “For behold, thus saith the Lord God: I will give unto the children of men line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little; … for unto him that receiveth I will give more.” (2 Nephi 28:30)
I am extremely grateful that as I went in search of truth, I came across the Marvelous Work and a Wonder® [MWAW] and the Real Illuminati® [RI] that for me started in November of 2004, with the discovery of The Sealed Portion of the Book of Mormon, the Final Testament of Jesus Christ [TSP]. It is full of divine delicacies that I had longed to hear at every LDS General Conference, but always left bereft and wanting more.
And oh my, have we been rewarded with so much more. As the late Ida Smith, my second cousin by marriage and Christopher’s greatest supporter used to say about the incredible information that generously flows from our Messenger’s mouth and pen, “It’s like trying to take a sip of water from a firehose.”
While this has been the most amazing, remarkable, and enlightening journey, it has also been somewhat painful, because I am slow to hearken to the counsel of our Messenger, repeatedly violating his mandates. My actions invited more mocking, ridicule, and vitriol down upon the head of our Messenger, for which I am crushed and heartbroken. :(
In my zeal to share this Marvelous Work in violation of our Messenger’s mandate “not to share,” among my many breaches I took it upon myself to write to each of the LDS Brethren in early 2009 and invite them to partner with our Messenger and The Humanity Party® to eliminate poverty around the world.
I specifically did not ask for their hallowed money, only their contacts, power and influence around the world ~ apparently a price too high to fulfill Christ’s mandate found in Matthew 25:31-46 (to feed, clothe, shelter, and healthcare his children)
I was personally “rewarded” with a High Council Court convened to excommunicate me for Apostasy in February of 2009. I did not wish to legitimize their pretentious court, so I did not attend the proceeding. I knew from my studies of the scriptures that Christ would never excommunicate anyone.
It baffles me that folks cannot comprehend that there are consequences for us all when we allow the poor and downtrodden to live in substandard conditions. This is especially true in Salt Lake City, UT, headquarters of the LDS Church, where hundreds of homeless daily roam, sleep and relieve themselves on the streets.
One news article recently reported: “Violent crime is a broad category of offenses comprising four subcategories: murder, robbery, rape, and aggravated assault. In Salt Lake City, Utah, violent crime is nearly twice as common as it is nationwide.” ****
There is no doubt in my mind that if the LDS Church were to utilize their vast resources for the “intent to do good” (Jacob 2) as commanded in their scriptures that we could indeed eliminate poverty worldwide and most importantly restore peace on earth and good will toward all men, women, and children.
Our Messenger is the Great Equalizer, the “one like unto the Son of Man.” If one can swallow their pride and overcome their Lucifer (the natural man/woman) long enough to listen with an open heart and mind, he can prove with astounding empirical evidence not only who the RI is (see BoM, 3 Nephi 28), but what they know and how they know it.
The world has never been in more dire need of pure intelligence and viable solutions that the Real Illuminati® offer without cost or obligation, and without self-promotion, or aggrandizement. Tragically, it’s judged as false because it did not come through LDS leaders (although it had been offered to them on a silver platter, free of charge or obligation) and rejected without any investigation, the consequences of which are more suffering, more hunger and homelessness, more disease, more crime, terrorism and violence, and more divisiveness.
The MWAW has changed my life in all the best ways possible. It has dramatically improved my relationships with my children and given me hope for a better world, despite how discouraging it may now appear.
This hope is offered through the incredible blueprint of The Humanity Party® that presents comprehensive solutions with equity, that could heal the world virtually overnight and in perpetuity ~ the definition of True Charity.
It wouldn’t hurt you or cost a dime to add your name to their Book of Life® at its website; the life you save may be your own.*****
With Love, Julie XO
PS Please enjoy these profound lyrics from one of my favorite songs, Lead with your Heart:
“In this world, It’s hard to tell the shadow from the light. What is real Can find a way to hide behind the lies. Don’t be fooled, Or ruled, By voices all around you, ‘Cause your road, will always be revealed.
“If you lead, Lead with your heart. It’s the one thing you can trust To always come from love. And it will shine Right through the dark, Like a northern star To show you what is true. You’ll never lose, If only you Will lead with your heart.
“You have been The truest friend that anyone could have. And the love You always give, I want you to get back. Been knocked down and found, Not everyone is what they show you. What is true, will always be revealed.
“If you lead, Lead with your heart. It’s the one thing you can trust To always come from love. And it will shine Right through the dark, Like a northern star To show you what is true. You’ll never lose, If only you Will lead with your heart.
“It takes the beautiful I’ve known, And somehow makes you feel You’re home again. Finally home again. And there’s no longer any doubt What the mystery’s about for you, Or what you should do.
“Lead, Lead with your heart. It’s the one thing you can trust To always come from love. Lead, Lead with your heart (lead with you heart). It’s the one thing you can trust To always come from love. And it will shine Right through the dark, Like a northern star To show you what is true. You’ll never lose (you’ll never lose). If only you, lead with your heart.”
You can listen to it at this link:
***** https://www.humanityparty.com/support
Julie L. Taggart
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