He hasn't been given space though has he?richalger wrote: ↑08 Dec 2017, 16:23The fact that there has not been any further news about this is good. Elder Hamula was a General Authority and it was dealt with well, I think. It is part of the responsibility when you accept a calling that is so public and in a position of authority. Give the man space to work out what he will.
The church has said "not apostasy", which means the church's enemies (and some members) have been coming up with all kinds of suggestions, including every type of sexual misdemeanor and criminal activity with the exception of murder! I looked to see if there were any further developments, and most of what I saw fell into this category.
If they had *not* excepted apostasy, such people would have concentrated on speculation about that instead of all these things.
Short of the poor man making a personal public statement, he is being condemned for crimes he didn't commit. Including pedophilia - and for the record I do *not* think he ever did such a thing. But there are those out there trying to say that he has and this is what the "not apostasy" statement has resulted in. Nobody is accusing him of murder, thankfully, but given some of the other wild ideas circulating about him, it is amazing they aren't.
The irony is that I suspect he may have done something quite mild in the eyes of the world, but the church has done irreparable damage to him.