I was living in the East working as a Flight Attendant, raising my only son and really proud of myself. Some church members and leaders looked down on me for being a Flight Attendant. But it worked for me. I loved being home for several days at a time and the bishop’s wife in my ward was my babysitter for many years. I started dating a Pilot. No, he was not Mormon. I liked that actually.
One day I received a letter from my Bishop.
It read “If you don’t leave this relationship with this non-Mormon pilot and straighten out your life you will be taken by Cancer” and“God will take you home.”
I was beyond devastated. I had been through Cancer twice and didn’t need to hear that I was so bad that God would take me off the earth. I was so angry because I loved this pilot. We’d been together for three years and had a wonderful future ahead of us. But, I broke up with the pilot and then confronted the Bishop. I found out that The Bishop wrote that letter in an attempt to bring me back into the fold. I don't personally believe this was his only motive.
The Bishop lost his job position, and he had hired me to write for his family company, as I was also a songwriter singer. I quit the airline. He promised 100k a year.
This is where it gets bad.
I never got paid. Seven months and he never paid me. He had hired others in the ward and got all their money. Then spent it. I told my Stake President about this fraudulent activity.
Bishop was removed. An attorney was put in his place.
They sent him to jail and his cousin to prison. The ward was falling apart.
I went home to my mom and dad’s house with my son and looked for a gun to use on myself.
My career was over.
My boyfriend went on to another relationship and got married.
I was so lost.
I opened up the yellow pages and found the first therapist and set an appointment. I eventually got back up again and started a new career as a Flight Attendant.
That bishop and his family of ten, moved to Missouri, to usher in the Second Coming. He ruined my life. He used his position to manipulate and coerce me, and as he was my leader and I followed him.