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Posted by: danr ( )
Date: August 09, 2017 06:27PM

https://www.reddit.com/r/exmormon/comments/6snx0x/james_j_hamulas_brotherinlaw_regarding_the/

So Hamula's belief's are intact. Some personal family issue seems to be the thing.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 08/09/2017 10:33PM by danr.

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Posted by: East Coast Exmo ( )
Date: August 09, 2017 06:50PM

This appears to be legit. Therefore I am going to double-down on the gold standard. http://exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,2004595

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Posted by: ificouldhietokolob ( )
Date: August 09, 2017 07:05PM

Sorry to hear (if it's true) that his "faith is intact."

That just means that though they kicked him out (for whatever reason), he's likely to go groveling back to them.

Shame.

I'm sure the "real" reason will become public at some point. It always does with high-profile exings.

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Posted by: nonmo_1 ( )
Date: August 09, 2017 07:12PM

One of the comments from that link:

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[–]escapedadeathcult 64 points 2 hours ago
"That's all I will say out of respect for my sister and her kids"...so...no respect for James seems telling..."

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Posted by: dagny ( )
Date: August 09, 2017 07:20PM

At least the BIL sounds smart. ;-)

It's irritating that he pulled the "I know but not gonna tell you" thing though.

If it does turn out to be a sexual thing (sheesh, who cares!), it just slays me that grown up people go running to their church to fink on each other and allow their religion to have that kind of power over them. You're grown ups for cripes sakes.

I think we should start a lottery for what the issue is and when we find out. :-)

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Posted by: ificouldhietokolob ( )
Date: August 09, 2017 07:26PM

I'm in for $1 :)

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Posted by: lillium ( )
Date: August 09, 2017 09:06PM

I've seen a lot of Mormons pretend they're someone they're not in order to sound more believable. I'm not Mormon, but ... and then praise them highly.

Who knows if this is really Hamula's BIL or a mormon pretending he's an apostate in order to gain the street cred to quell rumors about his beloved cult?

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Posted by: dagny ( )
Date: August 09, 2017 09:15PM

Good point. I thought the same thing. We have no proof it is legitimate or the motive.

But think of it this way: We are good at entertaining ourselves here! :-)

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Posted by: logged out once again ( )
Date: August 09, 2017 09:42PM

Hamula's BIL isn't Mo? Does that mean Hamula married out of the faith and brought his wife in?

Even if BIL isn't a mormon, I wouldn't put it past the church to slip some $$$$ quietly under the table to get him with the program.

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Posted by: danr ( )
Date: August 09, 2017 09:49PM

He is a former tbm, but he has been a non-believer for about 10 years--as his comment states.

The mods at mormonstories podcast community have confirmed he is the brother-in-law.

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Posted by: lillium ( )
Date: August 09, 2017 09:53PM

Good to know.

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Posted by: caffiend ( )
Date: August 10, 2017 03:54PM


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Posted by: summer ( )
Date: August 09, 2017 07:26PM

There are evidently some *really* wild rumors in circulation. Time will tell.

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Posted by: kathleen ( )
Date: August 09, 2017 07:41PM

Do any of you remember Steven King's "Quiters, Inc."

When the morg has $billions at stake, what all would they do to keep somebody quiet?

Hamula's BIL said, "That's all I will say out of respect for my sister and her kids." Hmmmm

Maybe I've watched too many American Greed episodes, but you really think the Danites all went away?

If I were Hamula, I would be scared.

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Posted by: Can't log in Abigail ( )
Date: August 09, 2017 07:43PM

However when his faith is intact and he will take the path of repentance and back into the fold he will become an "idol" for the sheeples. You can fall but never deeper than the atonement of the lard can reach blah blah.
Absolutely what TSSC needs.

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Posted by: cutekitty ( )
Date: August 10, 2017 04:00PM

My money, er, last tithing payment, is on pedophile.
It's been covered up b4.

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Posted by: Babyloncansuckit ( )
Date: August 09, 2017 08:01PM

Maybe he's holding out for the right book deal. He'd sell more books than any of the 12.

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Posted by: donbagley ( )
Date: August 09, 2017 08:37PM

So it's not thoughtcrime.

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Posted by: thingsithink ( )
Date: August 09, 2017 09:01PM

Why would Hamula share his doubts with his brother-in-law? Lol

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Posted by: unbelievable2 ( )
Date: August 09, 2017 10:15PM

Hamula according to the BIL still was faithful. If a person commits adultery, how faithful could he have been? Adultery is considered a major sin. I wonder if he is being blackmailed. Ex communication happens for serious offense, not watching porn. He would have been chastised but not exed. Maybe he's gay and wanted to come out of the closet by admitting he was in a relationship. That would get him exed.

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Posted by: darkprincess ( )
Date: August 10, 2017 09:17AM

My father was ex'd for porn and self-harm. My mom turned him into the bishop. He went through the Mormon sex addict program, repented and was rebabtized. You can get ex'd for almost anything.

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Posted by: Finally Free! ( )
Date: August 10, 2017 04:10PM

I know someone who was ex'ed for a picture on Facebook where they were holding a cup of beer at a party. That's it, no proof they drunk anything, all they had was a pic.

You can be ex'ed for anything, it is Bishop's prerogative (or in this case, the prerogative of the 12).

One would think that for someone so high up, they would need more, but who knows.

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Posted by: Amyjo ( )
Date: August 09, 2017 11:00PM

Why not simply allow him and his family what shred of pride and dignity they have left?

Obviously he slipped up big time. But as I mentioned in a different thread the church sets people up to fail. So he did.

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Posted by: logged out once again ( )
Date: August 10, 2017 03:25PM

His family, sure. Him, not so much.

He was a BP. How many boys did he "counsel" about their masturbation? How many girls did he shame over multiple earrings? How many copies of "Miracle of Forgiveness" did he hand out as reading assignments?

He was a SP. How many disciplinary courts did he preside over? Did he excom anyone for adultery or fornication? How intense were his inquisitions, and how much detail did he demand?

He was a MP. How many times did he berate his missionaries for not baptizing enough? How often did he demand "exact obedience" to his arbitrary rules, and blame the missionaries for not meeting those ridiculous standards?

If the answers to ANY of the above questions are not "zero," then on top of everything else he's a goddamned hypocrite, and fully deserves to be dragged through whatever open sewer the cult has planned for him.

As an Area Authority, he was part of the deal that screwed over the faithful Maori members in New Zealand.

Hamula has been a church tool and lackey his entire adult life. There's no telling just how much damage he has inflicted on ordinary members in his official capacities.

F**k Jim Hamula.

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Posted by: cutekitty ( )
Date: August 10, 2017 04:04PM

What pride and dignity could they have with his pants down around his ankles?
Stand by your man...Stan.

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Posted by: sparty ( )
Date: August 10, 2017 09:54AM

Assuming the post is legit, what would a person that high up have to do to get the church to give them the boot (and thus draw attention to themselves)? I'm convinced that he wouldn't be the first GA to commit adultery, so I have to believe they would turn a blind eye to that. It is either apostasy, or we are about to hear some messed up shit soon.

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Posted by: cutekitty ( )
Date: August 10, 2017 04:06PM

I hope so too, real soon. I feel like I am at the Kentucky Derby with the anticipation!

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Posted by: cludgie ( )
Date: August 10, 2017 09:58AM

I would sure sympathize a lot more if I didn't dislike Mormon leadership so much. I hate to speculate about the problems of real people who are really suffering. But again, I'd be more prone to sympathy if I felt that the church leadership had been even-handed with the membership.

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Posted by: Phaser ( )
Date: August 10, 2017 02:15PM

His wife and himself need to work out more, get in shape, and screw more in the bedroom.

However, he may have found himself tired of the same magazine spread and needed that newsstand magazine with a different woman on the cover to get aroused.

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Posted by: SusieQ#1 ( )
Date: August 10, 2017 02:37PM

Oh boy. There are so many reasons he could have gotten in trouble with the LDS Big Shots as he is in a position of authority and confidence. This means he confessed some big sin.

Apparently, he is still a believer. So, he committed some sin that the big boys decided is grievous enough to excommunicate him along with the belief he will repent and come back into full membership.

What did he do? The possibilities are many: misuse of a checking account/money, too friendly with a female, and all that could entail,(love child?), business illegalities, some kind of criminal action, misappropriation of confidential information and on and on.
There is no privacy when the LDS Church makes the announcement to all the world. Speculation will run the gamut. The only clue we have is that it is not: disillusionment or loss of faith. I'd rather it was, of course! Then the other stuff wouldn't matter unless it's criminal in some way.

My concern is for his family. This is pure abuse of them. Will the family stay together? Who knows. It's disastrous.

One thing I know for sure is that the rest of the brethren in positions of authority are checking themselves and making sure they are shaping up or hoping they don't get caught in a similar web. My guess is that there are plenty more that are doing something they don't want the higher-ups to know about and have not, or won't confess. The cost is too high.

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Posted by: anagrammy ( )
Date: August 10, 2017 07:01PM

is to threaten the church with revealing something that is true ABOUT THEM.

What they really care about, what they really punish people for, no matter how high their station, is....(drum roll)

BAD PR

Consequently, I think he discovered financial wrong-doing, insisted it be stopped, then when told to stfu, threatened to go mainstream. They threatened back and voila, here we are.

I know from personal information that GA's are using church assets for personal enrichment. How do I know? I was engaged to a man whose sister and his whole family had left the church. I was curious about why they left. One day his sister invited me to her lovely East side home and told me how they had donated the empty lot next door to her parents home to the church. The ward building had no parking lot and it was her parent's last wishes to give this property to the church so that the members of their ward would not have to park on the street.

A few months later construction began on an apartment building on the lot they had donated!! Through public records, they found the property listed as being owned by the son of a general authority. This was in 1986.

So I say it's about money--count me in on the pool!



Kathleen

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Posted by: kathleen ( )
Date: August 10, 2017 08:53PM

Kathleen, have you seen the mormontips.com ads? It's a group headed up by Fred Karger, attempting to gather enough material (and I believe that includes stories like yours) to take to Washington to try to abolish tax-exempt status currently enjoyed by the Mormon church.

I hope that you will forward this story to them.


Email is tips@mormontips.com.


--other Kathleen

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Posted by: anagrammy ( )
Date: August 11, 2017 09:13PM

I just got the name of the family that was involved. I'm going to turn over all my information to tips!

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Posted by: someone who knows someone ( )
Date: August 11, 2017 05:14PM

Someone on this site can tell you the money making real estate speculation shenanigans of church authorities, their family members, and friends after the church announced the new temple in Nauvoo. I'm not sure if she wants to, but she could. How I remember the story, though, is how Mormons who had advanced noticed bought up a lot of real estate, speculating that members would come there to see the temple, and even to live in Nauvoo after the construction.

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Posted by: dagny ( )
Date: August 10, 2017 07:30PM

Where are the leakers when you need them!

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