This is one of a series of web pages I created between 2001and 2006. I was angry and frustrated at the LDS Church. Since then I have moved on and calmed down. So please remember, if you read these pages, that they reflect my past and not my present feelings. Thanks for your understanding!      -  C.T.


The real Joseph Smith?
(modern church painting)

Part of "The Church is True / The Church is Not True"

Why some people think the Utah Mormon Church is a fraud

that could harm their children.

Choose a strong family instead.


The real Joseph Smith?
(original photograph)


From official church sources

Joseph Smith apparently pressured married women and children into having sex with him, then he lied about it.

...and that is just the start

The church spends millions of dollars attacking gays and lesbians

Church President Gordon B. Hinckley looks like a good man, but tells many lies

Church members teach things that they know to be false

A to Z of problems in Mormon teachings

The church may harm your children

Ten ways the church may harm your children (if you bring them up in the church)

The church is immoral

Why the Utah Mormon church appears fraudulent

Can you be entirely moral and be a Mormon?

Racism: the church is not as racist as in the past, when the prophets fought on the wrong side of the slavery debate, but Mormon scriptures are still racist.

It claims to help the family, but look more closely

Does the church really make your marriage last longer?

Is there really any evidence for the Book of Mormon?

NEW: do you know where your tithing goes?

A testimony, like salt, should be open to proof. Test it!

Is a strong religious belief as good as they say?

People want to believe in something. There is evidence that a mild belief can be good for you. But a strong religious belief is harmful to society.

Your family deserves better

Focus on the family, not the church.

One day you will look back on Mormonism and wonder, How could I have believed that stuff?