I remember running this post a couple of years ago:
An employee of KTVX-TV who apparently used the wrong Twitter account to send a slightly off-color message to KTVX’s 4400 followers has been dismissed, reports Lost Remote.
The staffer was trying to send the following to his/her personal account, not the account of the ABC station in Salt Lake City:
“I’m downtown eating. Surrounded by Mormons and repressed sexual energy.”
KTVX says it accepted the resignation of the staffer who got his/her wires crossed.
Little did I know how right that reporter was. I've been doing some reading about the LDS culture, and the duties of a Mormon bishop (like Mitt Romney) in particular. There's some pretty creepy stuff -- and a whole damned boatload of repressed sexual energy. We'll get to that later.
But first, what I'm coming up with are numerous accounts of child abuse -- and child sexual abuse, as spelled out in "Scout's Honor," an award-winning investigative series about how the LDS church and its Idaho Falls scouting program covered up for the sexual molestation of Scouts by a Mormon pedophile.
Funny thing: Peter Zuckerman, the reporter who did the series, was outed as gay in a full-page newspaper ad paid for by billionaire Frank VanderSloot, Romney campaign finance co-chair and chairman of Melaleuca, Inc., an MLM company. VanderSloot is famous for threatening reporters, bloggers and publications with lawsuits. He's also a major donor to the Restore Our Future superPAC.
I also discovered a long chain of stories about "ranches" and "camps" owned and run by very politically connected Utah Mormons - especially the World Wide Association of Specialty Schools, founded by Robert Lichfield, who was Mitt Romney's finance co-chair back in 2007. He either resigned or was asked to resign after the abuse stories broke:
Robert Lichfield, a businessman with no clinical training in psychology, formed the World Wide Association of Specialty Programs in 1998. The Utah-based organization promoted itself as an umbrella company that linked independently run programs operating under WWASP guidelines to families in need. Further investigations have revealed, however, that all programs were operated and run by family members and business associates of Robert Lichfield. WWASP operated programs both in the US and abroad.
Multiple lawsuits have led to the closure of all official WWASP facilities, though rumors persist that several schools have reopened under new company names. Accusations include locking children in dog cages, severe physical beatings, food and sleep deprivation, pepper spraying of minors, isolation, lack of communication to parents, unreported sexual abuse, unsanitary living conditions, and brainwashing/emotional abuse.
And you thought Mitt locking his dog in a cage on the car roof was bad? Kids were sent to these camps for crimes like being gay, or for refusing to attend early-morning LDS services.
Now, here's where it gets really interesting: