Afraid Of Mormons
Date: November 22, 2017 04:24AM
So, your wife's sister and husband haven't been "truly" married, all these years? Have they been living in sin?
>>>There is no malice in not attending an event to which you are not invited.<<<
That makes perfect sense! Also, no gift should be required.
My experiences in the lobby were of babysitting restless children. The lobby is not a kid-friendly or anyone-friendly place. There was a Mormon promotional video droning, and the children were so noisy, that no one could read. It was hot and stuffy, and there weren't enough seats. When the weather was good, I would take the kids I knew on a "nature walk". One wedding, at the Salt Lake temple we went across the street to the McDonald's at the Mall, and I got Hell for that.
We weren't sinners, yet; we were just too young. I was a bridesmaid, for several Mormon friends, and had to buy an expensive dress that I would never wear again, but I wasn't allowed in the wedding. We didn't march down the aisle, or anything. We stood in line for several hours, shaking hands with people. I had to get dressed up, early in the morning, (Why are temple weddings so early?) and stand on the stone steps, in the blazing heat, with the rest of the wedding party. About half of us, usually including a parent, had not even been inside to see the wedding. How phony. Still, the giant, fake door that didn't even open, and the forbidding entryway seemed appropriate. Ugly temple pictures. Each time, the whole thing was like some sort of punishment.