Fortunately, 22% reported “different” treatment by school staff, but this treatment was interpreted as positive and supportive.
“A Widely Known Priest Crafter.” “In October of this year another challenge presented itself concerning a brother who lived in the Salem Stake.
His Stake President was President Randall Gibbs, an oral surgeon.
This excerpt describes how Elder Jeppsen was directly involved in the excommunication of Avraham Giliadi — a member of the September Six — all while the LDS church was claiming that the September Six excommunications were local matters (see here for the history surrounding the denials of high-level GA involvement in the September Six).
As the LDS church claims that the disciplinary councils of Kate Kelly and myself are local matters — this provides important insight into how LDS General Authorities influence local leaders in such matters (acknowledging that my disciplinary council is not yet a foregone conclusion).
He finally got out, through his crying, the statement :” President Jeppsen, we know who runs this Church don’t we”? I went to the meeting of the First Presidency and the Twelve that morning being held in the upper room of the temple where we were always invited to meet with them, also the first Thursdays of each month, and reported directly to them what had happened.
They were most interested in learning of this incident.She is also the daughter of the late Elder Malcolm S.Jeppsen — former LDS General Authority, personal physician and best friend to Elder Boyd K.He wrote a book entitled “The Last Days,” and that’s how I got involved.The Ensign was going to print a chapter of his book, which became immensely popular, as an article in the magazine.President Otten came home from work that day really troubled about this disciplinary council he was going to conduct on this brother the following evening because of only having one witness.