NonTraditionalMom wrote:Ugh. Why does it feel like Public Relations is running this? If there were problems in Boise, just freaking say that there were problems in Boise.
That sounds crazy! That Elder Oaks would go to Boise and have this unusual meeting, dragging a church historian with him, independant of any authorization or assignment from the rest of the Q15 - because he was bored?!?!? Is Elder Oaks some kind of maverick that does this sort of thing on a personal whim? Make sure to never leave him with a free weekend...But the church denies last weekend’s meeting came in response to any of that. Eric Hawkins, church spokesman, told 2News in a statement, "Elder Oaks was not scheduled for an assignment that weekend so decided to use his free time to visit an area with a concentration of members, knowing that some members have questions from time to time that trouble them."
On the other hand, what I think is really happening is that the church is trying to deny whatever "Snuffer Movement" there may be the legitimacy of having received a major response from an apostle and the general church leadership.