No one seems to want to talk about much these days, maybe this will bring some people out:http://mormondiscussions.com/phpBB3/vie ... =1&t=23840http://www.mormondialogue.org/topic/577 ... ehlin-lou/
The first post in each link is the same, by Dehlin. You can read what happened.
I, among others here, have been critical of Dehlin in the past. It does seem, however, that he's pulled off quite a little miracle (a tender mercy, if you will). The guy is supposed to be an apostate, according to apologists, yet he gets a GA(s?) to quash an alleged hit piece on him written by Greg Smith at FAIR. Huh, quite embarrassing and I think a huge defeat for the apologists.
The apologists are trying to deflect attention, calling Dehlin out for censorship (pot meet kettle) and denying the ad hominem attacks and bullying behavior of which Dehlin accuses them. This does not change the fact that apologists got fucking shut down by high-ranking leader(s) of their church while trying to critisize an apostate. If all this is indeed true, then I've gotta hand it to Dehlin, all these years of tip-toeing around the hard issues has paid off. Bravo.
However, one thing I noticed in all the back and forth-- Dehlin says he emailed Scott Gordon with a request and that Gordon did not respond. Gordon shows up and produced his response. I haven't seen Dehlin respond to that. (There are currently 25 pages of posts so I may have missed it.)
One other thing--why in the hell would a GA intervene on Dehlin's behalf. I may be struggling to understand that more than the fucking humiliated apologists themselves, though I doubt it.
I know many here may not be interested in the critics/apologists soap opera that transpires between MDD and MDB, but I find some of it pretty interesting.
disclaimer: I may be mixing up FAIR/FARMS/Maxwell Institute. I know there's some technical differences in these organizations, which I believe only exist to give them and the church plausible deniability when someone fucks up.