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Assault over saved seats at Mormon chapel leads to jail sentence
Deseret News (owned by LDS Church) ^ | June 26, 2014 | Pat Reavy

Posted on 06/27/2014 6:48:20 AM PDT by Colofornian

PLAIN CITY, Weber County — A man convicted of assaulting another man over saved seats at an LDS meetinghouse chapel was ordered Wednesday to serve 30 days in jail.

Wayne Dodge, 52, pleaded guilty in May to assault, a class B misdemeanor. In exchange for his plea, an additional charge of aggravated assault, a third-degree felony, was dropped.

On June 30, 2013, Dodge, who regularly attended the Meadows Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Plain City, got into an argument with another family that was visiting. The church that day had a full house during sacrament meeting because of a missionary farewell and a baby blessing.

A family that normally does not attend that ward had sat down in a pew and was reserving seats for other family members. When Dodge sat down in one of the reserved seats, angry words were exchanged between the two parties, police said. That argument continued in the parking lot after sacrament meeting was over and became even more heated.

Dodge punched one of the men he was arguing with several times, leaving the man bloody, police said. The man went back inside the church to clean up. He exited just as Dodge was driving by. Investigators say the man then ended up on the hood of Dodge's car.

The man suffered minor injuries.

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KEYWORDS: assault; church; lds; mormonism
From the article: A man convicted of assaulting another man over saved seats at an LDS meetinghouse chapel was ordered Wednesday to serve 30 days in jail. Wayne Dodge, 52, pleaded guilty in May to assault, a class B misdemeanor...A family that normally does not attend that ward had sat down in a pew and was reserving seats for other family members. When Dodge sat down in one of the reserved seats, angry words were exchanged between the two parties, police said. That argument continued in the parking lot after sacrament meeting was over and became even more heated. Dodge punched one of the men he was arguing with several times, leaving the man bloody, police said. The man went back inside the church to clean up. He exited just as Dodge was driving by. Investigators say the man then ended up on the hood of Dodge's car. The man suffered minor injuries.

So, this man hits a guy several times, leaving him bloody. And then, somehow (the article doesn't explain how) uses his vehicle to ensure that the same guy as he walks winds up on the hood of his vehicle (presumingly as he's driving by).

And all of this Mormon behavior is mere "misdemeanor" stuff in Utah?

1 posted on 06/27/2014 6:48:20 AM PDT by Colofornian
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To: Colofornian

CAUTION!! CHRISTIAN BASHING THREAD!!
This thread does not praise God. It weakens faith.
2 posted on 06/27/2014 6:54:27 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: Colofornian

Dang. I just suck it up and stand in the back when all the Christmas and Easter people show up for Mass at my church.


3 posted on 06/27/2014 6:54:28 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Incorrigible

Exactly!

He did this ... for a seat? Wow.


4 posted on 06/27/2014 6:56:12 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Colofornian
Previous story, same assault case:
Dispute about seating at LDS church results in bloody nose, arrest
5 posted on 06/27/2014 7:03:18 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Colofornian

It seems the entitled are everywhere, even at church.


6 posted on 06/27/2014 7:11:53 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Colofornian

Mr. Dodge needs a thorough physical that especially looks at the physical health of his brain and bloodflow.

Something is not right in his head.


7 posted on 06/27/2014 7:17:45 AM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with violence, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: laotzu

“This thread does not praise God. It weakens faith. “

Because God is powerless to help us when we read the truth.


8 posted on 06/27/2014 7:21:11 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: laotzu
"CAUTION!! CHRISTIAN BASHING THREAD!!"

CAUTION!! MORMONIC CULT BASHING THREAD!!

9 posted on 06/27/2014 7:28:54 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ( "I didn't leave the Central Oligarchy Party. It left me." - Ronaldus Maximus)
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To: laotzu

WHAT? It is not related to faith. It is about a dispute and assault.


10 posted on 06/27/2014 7:29:48 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: laotzu

laotzu wrote:

“CAUTION!! CHRISTIAN BASHING THREAD!!
This thread does not praise God. It weakens faith.”

Hmmmmm. How in the world is this Christian bashing? And how does it weaken, presumably, the faith of any Christian?

This is just two “gods-in-embryo” bashing each other. What is Christian about that? And which is worse, thinking one is a “god-in-embryo” (if I recall, that is the expression Gordon B. Hinckley, or maybe Spencer Kimball, used to describe FAITHFUL Mormons) or bashing another human being (and only a human being)? That two such individuals think and do such is simply a doubled example of what Mormonism - not Christianity! - is.


11 posted on 06/27/2014 7:30:29 AM PDT by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Please specify the Mormon bashing in this thread. Thank you.


12 posted on 06/27/2014 7:30:51 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: NEMDF

Mormon cultists behaving badly. When this is pointed out, those in the cult call it bashing. Generally, those who call it bashing are wearing the magic underwear as they type those words..


13 posted on 06/27/2014 7:32:43 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ( "I didn't leave the Central Oligarchy Party. It left me." - Ronaldus Maximus)
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To: laotzu; Colofornian

Would you rather Colofornian insert the word “church” wherever “LDS” is referred to? Much like the MSM refers to black thugs as “teens” when reporting on the knock out “game”.


14 posted on 06/27/2014 8:01:19 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha. 1 Cor 16: 32)
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To: laotzu

Two things: mormonISM is not Christianity and they worship godS not God, and this news story is about really poor conduct of two adults.


15 posted on 06/27/2014 8:14:14 AM PDT by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: laotzu; All
ALL: Note that we have a criminal perp who assaulted somebody as the focus of this article...and Laotzu is more concerned about people who post comments about the perp...than the violent ones who get arrested...

Says quite a bit about poster Laotzu.

16 posted on 06/27/2014 8:46:42 AM PDT by Colofornian
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To: Colofornian

Daily Obsessional.


17 posted on 06/27/2014 8:57:37 AM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: Colofornian
Doesn't this happen in ALL churches??

;^)


18 posted on 06/27/2014 2:00:01 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: laotzu
This thread does not praise God. It weakens faith.

This thread does not praise MORMONism. It weakens it.


19 posted on 06/27/2014 2:00:36 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: truth_seeker
Daily Obsessional.

 
 
 

Office of First President & Living Prophet®:

February 2nd, 2014

URGENT!

It's been noted there has been a DRASTIC falloff in the number of MORMONs who  actually can (or will) engage in opposing ANTIs on FreeRepulic (spit!)

I am forced to re-issue and old memo you all received about 3 years ago.

 

 

Fellow MORMON Freeper Christians!!

I've been getting lots of feedback from those of you on Free Republic (spit) about certain FReepers who are REALLY giving us a hard time there.
 
Why not try to point out to the uninformed how CONSUMED they seem to be.
 
Let's see if we can tangle them up so much trying to defend their reputation that they'll no longer have as much time to post facts about MORMONism.
 
As always, Tommy M.

20 posted on 06/27/2014 2:02:10 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: truth_seeker
Daily Obsessional.

10/6/365 Obsessional...




The Rules

  1. Learn and obey all missionary rules.
  2. Keep your thoughts, words, and actions in harmony with the gospel message.
  3. Read only books, magazines, and other material authorized by the Church.
  4. Don't debate or argue.
  5. Center your mind on your mission.
  6. Dress conservatively. Elders: white shirts, conservative ties, and business suits. Sisters: conservative colors and skirts that cover your knees. No floor-length skirts or dresses.
  7. Cut your hair regularly.
  8. Keep your hair clean and neatly combed at all times in the approved style.
  9. Be neat and clean.
  10. Bathe frequently.
  11. Use deodorant.
  12. Polish your shoes.
  13. Iron your shirt and business suit.
  14. Arise at 6:30 A.M.
  15. Study for 2 hours every morning.
  16. Proselytize for 10 hours between 9:30 A.M. and 9:30 P.M.
  17. Turn off your lights at 10:30 P.M.
  18. Exercise regularly.
  19. Write in your journal regularly.
  20. Follow the "Missionary Gospel Study Program" (31157) for your personal study.
  21. Regularly study the Missionary Guide and the Discussions.
  22. Attend Sunday priesthood or Relief Society meetings, Sunday School, and sacrament meeting.
  23. Attend the general session of Stake Conference.
  24. Attend general conference broadcasts if available.
  25. Avoid all other church meetings unless you have a special assignment or are brining an investigator.
  26. Proselytize as much as possible on weekends and holidays because this is when you'll find people home.
  27. End your preparation day at 6:00 P.M. and proselytize from 6:00 P.M. to 9:30 P.M.
  28. Wear your missionary uniform in public on preparation day while not engaged in recreational activities.
  29. Arise at 6:30 on preparation day and study for 2 hours from the approved books.
  30. Take care of your physical preparation for the week on preparation day: wash your clothes, clean your apartment, wash your car, get your haircut, and shop for groceries.
  31. Write to your parents every week on preparation day.
  32. Write less frequently to your siblings, friends, and acquaintances.
  33. Don't communicate with any friends or acquaintances that are within or close to your mission boundaries, except as a part of official mission business.
  34. Plan safe, wholesome, and uplifting activities for preparation day.
  35. Stay with your companion during all activities.
  36. Do not go on road trips.
  37. Do not leave your assigned area without permission
  38. Do not watch television.
  39. Do not view unauthorized videocassettes.
  40. Do not listen to the radio.
  41. Do not listen to unauthorized audiocassettes or CD’s.
  42. Do not participate in musical groups.
  43. Do not participate in athletic teams.
  44. Do not sponsor athletic teams.
  45. Do not engage in contact sports.
  46. Do not engage in water sports.
  47. Do not engage in winter sports.
  48. Do not engage in motorcycling.
  49. Do not engage in horseback riding.
  50. Do not engage in mountain climbing.
  51. Do not embark on a private boat.
  52. Do not embark in a private airplane.
  53. Do not handle firearms.
  54. Do not handle explosives.
  55. Do not swim.
  56. Do not play full court basketball.
  57. Do not play basketball in leagues.
  58. Do not play basketball in tournaments.
  59. You may play half-court basketball.
  60. Never be alone.
  61. Seek advice from your mission president if your companion is "having difficulties".
  62. Be loyal to your companion.
  63. Ask your mission president for help if your companion doesn’t obey the rules.
  64. Pray with your companion every day.
  65. Study with your companion every day.
  66. Plan your work with your companion every day.
  67. Take time at least once a week for companionship inventory.
  68. Seek to be one in spirit and purpose and help each other succeed.
  69. Always address your companion as Elder or Sister.
  70. Sleep in the same bedroom as your companion.
  71. Do not sleep in the same bed as your companion.
  72. Do not arise before your companion.
  73. Do not retire after your companion. (apparently, being together is more important than getting the correct amount of sleep that your unique body requires.)
  74. Frequently study with your companion the Missionary Guide section on companions.
  75. Never be alone with anyone of the opposite sex.
  76. Never associate inappropriately with anyone of the opposite sex (conversely, they don't mention whether or not it is against the rules to associate inappropriately with anyone of the same sex).
  77. Do not flirt.
  78. Do not date.
  79. Do not communicate via phone or letter with anyone of the opposite sex living within or near mission boundaries.
  80. Do not visit a single or divorced person of the opposite sex unless accompanied by a couple or another adult member of your sex.
  81. Try to teach single investigators in a member’s home or have missionaries of the same sex teach them.
  82. Always follow the above rules, even if the situation seems harmless.
  83. Use the commitment pattern to get referrals from members.
  84. Keep your dinner visits with member briefs and during the customary dinner hour in the area.
  85. Remember to say thank you to those who feed you.
  86. Visit members and nonmembers only at appropriate times.
  87. Do not counsel or give medical treatment.
  88. Do not stay in the homes of people when they are on vacation.
  89. Only write letters to family members and friends at home.
  90. Do not telephone parents
  91. Do not telephone relatives.
  92. Do not telephone friends.
  93. Do not telephone girlfriends.
  94. Contact your mission president in case of an emergency.
  95. Take problems and questions to your mission president.
  96. Do not write to the President of the Church or to other General Authorities. Letters from missionaries to General Authorities are referred back to the mission president
  97. Respect the customs, traditions, and property of the people who you are trying to convert.
  98. Obey all mission rules.
  99. Obey the laws of the land.
  100. Do not get involved in politics.
  101. Do not get involved in commercial activities.
  102. Do not give any information about the area.
  103. Respect the customs and cultures of those who you are trying to convert to your own customs and culture.
  104. Respect the beliefs, practices, and sites of other religions.
  105. Do not say or write anything bad about the political and cultural circumstances where you serve.
  106. Do not become involved in adoption proceedings.
  107. Do not suggest or encourage emigration. (This rule is a bit ironic, given the now-defunct doctrine of gathering the believers to Zion)
  108. Be courteous.
  109. Provide community service.
  110. Do not provide community service that isn’t approved by your mission president.
  111. Do not provide more than 4 hours a week of community service.
  112. Do not provide community service during the evening, weekend or holidays—those are peek proselytizing times.
  113. Your mission president must approve your housing.
  114. Keep your housing unit clean.
  115. Do not live with single or divorced people of the opposite sex.
  116. Do not live where the spouse is frequently absent.
  117. Your living unit must have a private bath and entrance.
  118. You may occasionally fast for a special reason, but generally the monthly fast is sufficient.
  119. Do not fast longer than 24 hours at a time.
  120. Do not ask friends, relatives, and members to join in special fasts for investigators.
  121. Maintain your health.
  122. Eat a healthy diet.
  123. Sleep from 10:30 to 6:30.
  124. Follow the approved exercise program.
  125. Keep your body, clothes, dishes, linens, towels and housing unit clean.
  126. Dispose of your garbage properly and promptly.
  127. Follow the safety rules for all of your stuff.
  128. Seek medical care if you are in an accident or become sick.
  129. Be immunized.
  130. Spend your money only on things relating to your mission.
  131. Budget your money carefully.
  132. Keep a record of what you spend.
  133. Do not spend more than your companion.
  134. Do not loan money.
  135. Do not borrow money.
  136. Keep a reserve fund of $50 to $100 at all times for transfers.
  137. Pay your bills before leaving an area.
  138. Pay cash for all resale literature and supplies ordered from the mission office.
  139. Do not waste money on souvenirs.
  140. Do not waste money on unnecessary items.
  141. Be a frugal photographer.
  142. Do not accumulate excess baggage.
  143. Obey custom laws and regulations.
  144. Pay fast offerings each fast Sunday to the bishop or branch president where you serve.
  145. Pay tithing on outside sources of income (i.e. interest) to your home bishop or branch president.
  146. Evaluate your funds a few months before the end of your mission. If you have more than you need, ask that less be sent so that you can return home without excess money.
  147. Do not drive without a license.
  148. Drive only Church-owned vehicles.
  149. Do not drive members’ cars.
  150. Do not drive nonmembers’ cars.
  151. Do not give rides to members or investigators in Church-owned cars.
  152. Use cars only on approved mission business.
  153. Use cars only within the assigned geographical area.
  154. Be conscious of safety at all times.
  155. Drive defensively.
  156. Wear your seat belt.
  157. Pray for the Lord’s protection while driving.
  158. If your companion is driving, assist him or her.
  159. Do not tamper with the vehicle’s odometer.
  160. Know bicycle safety rules.
  161. Use extreme caution on your bicycle.
  162. Do not ride your bicycle after dark.
  163. Do not ride your bicycle in heavy traffic.
  164. Do not ride your bicycle in adverse weather conditions.
  165. Go directly to your new area when transferred.
  166. Find your new companion without delay when transferred.
  167. Have a maximum of two suitcases and a briefcase.

21 posted on 06/27/2014 2:03:40 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie; All
Doesn't this happen in ALL churches??P

(Oh, I see "assault" charges arising from pewfights in Evangelical, Orthodox, and Catholic churches every week /s)

In "fact," I hear a new reality show is about to be created:

PewKickBoxing (or something along those lines)

22 posted on 06/27/2014 2:31:26 PM PDT by Colofornian
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