Mon, 27 April 2015
535: Tom Phillips, the Second Anointing, and Apostle Jeffrey R. Holland Holland Pt. 1 - Tom's Ascent to LDS Leadership
At the time I conducted this interview I was in deep discussions with my stake president, Mark Jensen, over my status with the church, and my ability to baptize my son. Out of fear of church discipline, and as a sign of good will to President Jensen, I decided to not release this episode via Mormon Stories podcast, and instead granted permission to Tom to do with it as he saw fit.
Over the subsequent months and years I have come to regret this decision made largely out of fear, and want to publicly apologize to Tom for it. I now feel it is appropriate to release this interview, not because I seek to show disrespect for the LDS church or its temple ordinances, but because Tom's story a very poignant example of the pain and suffering that can come about as many LDS members continue to experience legitimate struggles with the LDS church's truth claims.
Since this interview openly discusses secret/sacred LDS temple ordinances, listener discretion is strongly advised.