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I’m sure the elders of the church are taking Sylvan Crofts’ opinion under consideration. In his letter [“LDS Church Should Change for Romney,” Feb. 2, City Weekly], he keeps asking the leaders of the church to free their people, as if all Mormons are hooked up to some Matrix-style machine, and he’s pleading to their robot overlords for them to be released.

I love how Sylvan implies that none of the members of the church are capable of leaving on their own, and even Mitt is under the terrible thumb of the church and can’t just walk away. Wait a minute, what about you—were you able to leave the church, Sylvan? Did someone have to send in a letter to City Weekly asking the prophet to release you from chains? Or did you change your name and just go into hiding?

I have no idea why the government doesn’t just march into Utah and free all the enslaved Mormons from this cultish coven—oh, that’s right, it’s because specific individuals made a choice to willingly join and participate in the church, and anyone who wants out simply has to walk away, including Mitt Romney. You’re a funny guy, Sylvan.

Kered Aoraba
Salt Lake City

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