Wednesday 28th January 7.30pm
The Green House Hotel, 4 Grove Road, Bournemouth BH1 3AX
With former Mormon, Ben Taylor***
Founded in the 1820s by Joseph Smith, a gifted opportunist with a talent for creating self-serving revelations, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (aka ‘the Mormons’) demands strict obedience from its adherents, and controls almost every aspect of their daily lives.
Ben Taylor will be sharing his personal experiences of being raised as a devout believer in this secretive cult, revealing how he spent most of his adolescence being routinely questioned about his ‘sexual purity’ by bishops, parents and peers. He was also obliged to knock on countless doors with Mormon missionaries, tithe at least ten per cent of his income to the church, and shun ‘apostates’. At the age of nineteen he greatly expanded his horizons by joining the army, with his military duties having included the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and a tour of Afghanistan.
“Ben Taylor reveals the harsh realities of growing up inside the Mormon church”
We regret to announce that our advertised speaker Ben Taylor has had to pull out of this event at short notice. Instead, Chair of Dorset Humanists David Warden will present key facts about the history and beliefs of Mormonism, and Dean Robertson will provide an entertaining and informative selection of video clips about Mormons and ex-Mormons. We expect this to be an interesting and lively event so please come along.
Free entry (donations appreciated). Everyone welcome!
(The Green House Hotel can also be accessed via its rear entrance in Gervis Road. The hotel has a small onsite car park, and roadside parking is also available in Gervis Road).
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