Thursday, July 30, 2009

Who would Jesus handcuff? - part two

The Salt Lake Tribune used a public records act to obtain the LDS Church's security videotape that was provided to Salt Lake City prosecutors handling the Plaza Kiss incident.



In the video LDS Security comes across as bullies or worse.

The couple's body language in the video is telling. You can see the posture of people being physically intimidated.

What I found striking about this video was that the physical aggression on the part of LDS Security occurs only 40 seconds into the clip. After watching the video, I find the Church's claim that Aune and Jones were treated "just as any other couple" not credible. There is no way that a straight couple in a similar situation would have received this level of force. Can you even imagine?

3 comments:

Ezra said...

Shocking. Absolutely shocking.

Well, actually, not really.

santorio said...

not as riveting as rodney king, but what was it that brother joseph said about unrighteous dominion?

MoHoHawaii said...

Hi Ezra,

I promise that this is absolutely, positively the last blog entry I will write on the subject of the Main Street Plaza affair.

Until something else outrageous happens.


Hi Santorio,

not as riveting as rodney king...

No, but it coincides with the couple's version of events. It's really the misrepresentations of the LDS newsroom that have me torqued, more than the event itself.