Letter: Is this another example of the secretive society that the LDS church fosters?

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Mourners cross temple square on their way to the Conference Center to pay their last respects to LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson during his funeral service in Salt Lake City Friday, January 12, 2018.

The headline “Church seeking to stop secret videos” caught my attention. Not because of the content, but because it triggered my interest as to what else is the church attempting to legislate through their puppets in the Legislature. Church representatives said that the purpose of the bill would be to protect the confidentiality of sensitive private conversations between church leaders and it’s members.

I would believe that if the person being interviewed is recording the conversation, who would this bill protect and why are they worried about what the church leaders might do or say?

In the secretive society that the LDS church fosters, is this just another venue where they are attempting to control its members by passing laws rather than asking them for compliance?

Gregory R. Jones, North Salt Lake

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