Recently, while surfing the internet,I discovered I could open Book 1 of a two Book set of instructions to the male priesthood hierarchy of the Mormon Church. Reading it I discovered what I consider the most insipid collection of control mechanisms designed to render a Mormon member, man or woman to the absolute role of a duped obedient robot under the leaders of the church particularly the so-called First Presidency currently headed by Thomas Sterling Monson. The official title for Book one is CHURCH HANDBOOK OF INSTRUCTIONS.
While the document(s) have been noted "All rights reserved" the presumption is that it is copyrighted even though a symbol does not appear. Ten years ago a short legal skirmish over copyright infringement was held between the Church though it's Intellectual Reserve Corporation that holds all copyrights for the church and Sandra and Jerold Tanner and their Utah Lighthouse Ministry in 1999 and 2000, As I recall the issue was over an earlier publication which may not have been properly copyrighted.
The church asked for a temporary restraining and the U.S. District court judge coined a phrase "Contributory Infringement" later stricken from the Court Record by settlement. Such a term suggested that anyone who may pass on the link to another who might actually use the copyrighted material in a manner violating the copyright would be liable for "contributing" to infringement. Since the issue was settled and no appeal was taken to the appeals court ratifying the use of the coined phrase it no longer is a viable legal phrase.
As with any copyrighted material, merely reading it does not violate the copyright. Obviously reading the book is not a right reserved to the publisher i.e.; the church.
As a result of the lawsuit many angered members and ex-members of the church responded by posting the books on the internet for downloading. I found a site in Amsterdam!
There are numerous sites around the world where the book can be opened and viewed. I would not advise downloading. However it is not likely that one can use Microsoft Internet Explorer as terminal blocks have been posted to prevent access to many of the sites. I discovered even Goggle will turn a surfer in circles to prevent access to the download sites. Open source browsers such as Firebox will at the present get a surfer access.
The church claims that the publication of the handbook is neither for public consumption nor for open access to its twelve million plus members but rather only for use by the heirarchal order of the church priesthood because it contains "sensitive" instruction intended only for persons in leadership positions to direct the affairs of the church.
It is distributed in a need to know descending order of priesthood. Since Book 2 deals with auxiliary organizations which may include women or girls only those parts of the instructions are intended for use by them. And the priesthood is directed to just Xerox those portions from the books to give to female leaders and also to limited male leaders of male organizations, such as Aaronic priesthood Quorums, Boy Scouts and Young men's and Young women's Associations. Upon retiring from any church position , it is expected that the materials be given to a successor or to an immediate superior leader in order to keep the information out of unsuspecting hands of members.
What I see as a former member of a Bishopric and an attorney is a published plan of ignorant conspiracy to dupe members and potential members [Investigators] into a life of subservient slavery to the church leadership. While the language is couched in "kindness" the purpose is clear to rip away the individual freedoms of a member or potential member otherwise protected by civil law by following in a pattern of mind control to ideas and principles purported as "Christian" but which can only be described as dark sided in concept. The need for repentance of any member violating any moral code of the church with it holding the false carrot of eternal glory in the afterlife is the method for mentally beating into shape the wayward initiate to the mind control plan. It is not to make the member a better Christian but to secure the leaders in perpetual mind control.
For well over forty years I have kept a general handbook of instructions dated from 1968 when I served in a local Bishopric. In it I find no such in-depth detailed conspiracy to control the minds of members. Nor was the book copyrighted to prevent anyone from having it or assessing it.While I knew the church was corrupt when I challenged it on the racism of Black priesthood denial in 1976,I never dreamed it would go this far to publish its conspiratorial plan for slavery under the guise of "religion".
This is where the gutsy stuff of the church dealing with Transvestites, Gays and Lesbians is published. The leaders speak as if they were the ultimate authority upon the earth for matters which actually escape their collective intelligence. So we have ignorant/prejudiced men pretending to speak for God without any real authority except for superstitious beginnings in a river in Pennsylvania followed by a claim of more ordination but without record!
I recommend that word be passed around to surf and find these books of contemptible conspiracy to control the lives not only of its comparative few members but also of the lives of earths estimated 360 million people who by birth, not choice, find themselves in the general category of "GAYS" and who outnumber world wide Mormons by a 28:1 majority. It is also a plan for the control of all of earth's inhabitants [6.8 Billion] when the church succeeds in overthrowing governments [by deception] to implement its "Kingdom of God on Earth". Now you know why it has missionaries all around the world! So from reading it anyone can get a glimpse of citizen life [or death] in a future world dominated by the church. It truly would be a return to the dark ages of mankind. God help us!
No person today should consider joining the church before they have read the Handbook of Instructions to know the mind control they will be under. Full disclosure to investigators would be entirely appropriate for them to make an informed judgment for future life. All members of the church should read it but it really would make little difference to the duped faithful so I see no problem there.
Indeed it would behoove the church to save its secrets for the temples* and open handbooks one and two to retail sales and thus satisfy the secrecy hunger of anyone.
Time to wake up world! The monster of Mormonism has shown its head. Find a site and view the conspiracy! Browse: LDS HANDBOOK OF INSTRUCTIONS1. No, I won't post the website! You will have to first find it on your own. Contact me for clues if you experience real difficulty.
Another way to educate one's self istoobtain my book, UNDER THE MORMON TREE from Amazon.com.
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