Tag Archive for ‘Journey of Loyal Dissent’

Towards a More Fully Representative History of the British Mormon Experience [3], by Chris Ralph

PART THREE: A Disrespectful Racket. For most early British converts the painful discovery that they had not been fully informed concerning the true nature of what Fanny Stenhouse called “practical Mormonism”, did not take place until they arrived in America, by which time there was little realistic opportunity of turning back. However, some British members… Read More ›

Towards a More Fully Representative History of the British Mormon Experience – Part 2

Author: Christopher Ralph (Part 1) PART TWO: The Spectre of Spiritual Wifery. Much has been made by the LDS church of Charles Dickens’ visit to the emigrant ship, “Amazon”, in 1863, as part of his “Uncommercial Traveller” series of commissioned articles. Dickens expressed genuine surprise that the Mormon emigrants on board were such a well… Read More ›


Towards a More Fully Representative History of the British Mormon Experience

With the upcoming Mormon Pageant in Preston, England, it’s a wonderful opportunity to consider a more complete account of the lives of those first British Latter-Day Saint converts. I believe that the more information one has about an event or period in history then the better one can understand what really occurred. Just like being… Read More ›

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

What is Truth? Looking at the recent CES Devotional.

My plan for this post was to spend some time looking at the January Ensign (Official Mormon) magazine. However it seems that a recent CES (young adults) devotional by “President Dieter F. Uchtdorf,” (Second Councillor in the First Presidency of the Mormon Church, pictured above) has raised a bit of discussion, particularly in relation to… Read More ›

Letter to the First Presidency & Quorum of Twelve, By Chris Ralph

A while ago Chris Ralph  wrote a letter that was published here and on Ex Mormon Bishop now atheist Steve Bloor’s Blog to the Europe Area Presidency. This has been met with no response. Please see below a further letter from Chris addressing his concerns to the First Presidency and Quorum of the twelve. This is something… Read More ›

Chris Ralphs Dad

A Quick Letter From Chris Ralph’s Dad to the LDS Europe Area Presidency.

Dear Brethren, I am in my 90th year; forgive me therefore if my senses are dulled, but I have always understood that courtesy is the watchword of our Church. Why therefore do we still await responses to my son Christopher’s open letters addressed to you on 28th August and 4th October? My tired old mind… Read More ›

Second Open Letter to Area Presidency by Chris Ralph

Hi all here is another Open Letter from Chris Ralph to the LDS Area Presidency regarding a letter they sent to all churches in Europe, you can see the initial letter and his response to it here. (http://mormonisminvestigated.co.uk/2012/08/28/an-open-letter-to-europe-area-presidency-by-chris-ralph/) This has had a lot of attention recently and is well worth a look.   Dear Area Presidency,… Read More ›


An Open Letter to Europe Area Presidency by Chris Ralph.

The following letter was sent by the Europe Area Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to its Stake Presidents and Bishops, and various other leaders in April 2012. It was sent in response to the increase in levels of disaffection of members who were encountering the problematic history of the church… Read More ›

Chris Ralph


This is part 2 of recent updates with Chris Ralph’s Journey out of Mormonism. Chris is a fascinating guy who has a very fair perspective on Mormonism despite the many historical issues he is facing which is ultimately leading him out of the Church. Part 1 can be found here. Also just below. is the audio… Read More ›

Chris Ralph


Below is a further update from Chris Ralph on his journey,  I want to give full credit where it is due. Our Stake President is an intelligent and sensitive man, and someone deserving of my respect. Recently he visited me and my daughter at home. His demeanour was not that of a priesthood leader on… Read More ›


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