This is definitely a blow to the LDS Church. I was discussing this situation
about a week or two ago with relative, as to whom to allow in the house. I
posited that anyone can buy a bicycle, a white shirt and pants, a backpack, and
have a black nametag made that says "Elder Benign" on it.I
think that since we can't get rid of hate crime legislation, we should
include in the list of hate crimes "a nonmember masquerading as a memvber of
a religion in order to defame it by committing a crime."
People have been robbed at gunpoint by men in uniform posing as police officers,
postal carriers, delivery men, etc. It's not surprising that sooner or
later the ingenuity of some enterprising miscreant would get around to trying
this ploy. It just goes to show that when you hear your doorbell ring,
don't fling the door wide open because of a smile or a friendly voice.
I don't know if I missed something; but which guy is which. Are they still
looking for the white guy or the black guy? This might help people know what to
This story demonstrates the good alternative for missionaries in contacting. As
members, we should provide the names for missionaries to contact. If we reach
out to our neighbors and prepare them to receive the missionaries, then there
would be no need for missionaries to contact door-to-door. People would expect
their friends and neighbors to bring them into their home to meet the
missionaries. Perhaps we can help missionary work evolve to the level that
people wouldn't expect door-to-door contacting. Then the church could even
announce to the world that such activity is not carried out by our missionaries.
I'm afraid this is going to give more criminals ideas about posing as
Mormon missionaries to gain access to residences. I hope that doesn't
happen and that it doesn't hinder missionaries from being able to teach.
I was right, it had something to do with drugs. Looks like if we legalize drugs,
it doesn't end crime after all. It just gives criminals one more thing to
steal when they locate peoples homes who have been prescribed these drugs.That theory has now been blown out of the water. The same thought was
with alcohol and legalizing it. Then all crimes and problems would disappear.
Instead we have more people killed by drunk drivers than terrorist attacks. More
babies born with issues from alcohol. Crimes that were committed and the accused
blame it on their intoxication. But nothing like that "adult" drink that
gets talked up all of the time in society. After all no family has ever been
endangered by it. But, it sure fills up the coffers of the government at the
price of society.
Posing as LDS missionaries exacerbated the stupidity of this crime. It amazed
me they would take advantage of older folks in such a way. Let's pray for the safety of these folks and that this other criminal is
located quickly before anyone else gets hurt.
Getting these two off the street isn't taking long. Good examples of
America's dumbest criminals.