Date: November 15, 2013 06:54PM
He really is on to something, and is working to release the details of his efforts as soon as possible, as he explains below:
"It is true I have been extremely busy this month on the matter some have named the 'October Surprise.' Due to this, it was impossible for me to attend the Exmo Conference which I dearly wanted to attend. . . .
"The obstacles I am facing were quite unexpected, have taken more time and attention and delayed the outcome. Some of those obstacles are 'political' and there have been attempts by highly influential Mormons to stop me.
"This is the main, though not the only reason, for me having to bail out of the Conference.
"Be assured, however, that I will survive and I will take the fight to them, regardless of what they try. Truth Will Prevail. . . .
" . . . My work on the so called 'October Surprise' was actually completed on 7th October , more than sufficient for an announcement at some time in October.
"The timing of the release was then in the lap of 'higher authorities.' I have been battling these authorities and providing further information to them ever since. However, as I have previously stated, I do not have control of the timing."
"[These individuals are] far more important than [Mormon] Church authorities. That is all I can say at this time."
"Be assured I will do all in my power that it happens as soon as possible. I am not foolish enough, however, to make another prediction of the timing. October was a good faith prediction, entirely possible but for the unforeseen opposition I have received.
"The pressures on me were sufficient to make me consider walking away from the whole issue. Especially given certain nasty comments by some posters on various boards. Nevertheless, having come this far and especially due to the countless messages of support I have received from people willing to be patient, I will not cease until this happens."
("Re: Hey, it's November!--What happened to the October surprise?." by "anointedone"/aka Tom Phillips, on "Recovery from Mormonism" discussion board, 15 November 2013, at: http://exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,1083313,1083452#msg-1083452
; and "Re: Hey, it's November!--What happened to the October surprise?," posted by "anointedone"/aka Tom Phillips, on "Recovery from Mormonism" discussion board, 15 November 2013, at: http://exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,1083313,1083457#msg-1083457
As to inquiries regarding the identity of Tom Phillips, it is no secret:
"On RfM [Tom posts] as 'anointed one.' He's also the managing editor of mormonthink and a recipient of the second anointing. Personal acquaintance of Jeff Holland and various other GA's. He was a stake president and secretary to an area presidency."http://exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,1082144,1082323#msg-1082323
Here's Tom's bio,, linked through Mormonthink.com:http://mormonthink.com/tomphillips.htm
Tom is said to live on Malta:http://exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,1082144,1082488#msg-1082488http://exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,1082144,1082625#msg-1082625
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/15/2013 07:07PM by steve benson.