I have to reply to a recent letter in which the writer states that he admires the Mormons for their love of family, country and God.
My son married into a Mormon family. He had to tell us, his parents, that we could not attend his marriage ceremony in the Mormon Temple in Portland, Ore., because we were not Mormon. My husband and I had never missed a game or concert or any event in which he had ever participated. We had even driven two hours in a snowstorm to hear him perform two songs in a coffee shop when he was in college.
He was married the weekend after Sept. 11, 2001. We drove from Ohio to Oregon to attend the wedding, but we stood outside the temple during the actual ceremony.
I find it impossible to reconcile our exclusion from our son's wedding ceremony with a religion that professes such an overwhelming love of family.
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