Putting Latayne Scott on a Danite Hit List?

Radio Host Chris Arnzen mentioned recently that an LDS Web site discussion board posted a transcription of an interview that Chris conducted, interviewing me and Carole Whang Schutter, author of September Dawn. I will assume it was only in jest, but one of the message board’s regular posters (has posted thousands of times) asked if they should put Latayne Scott on a Danite hit list. This poster, who calls himself or herself Aquilifer, didn’t realize from the transcript that I was a woman and thus referred to me as “him.” Here’s the comment:  Anyone heard of this guy, Latayne Scott? The website lists him as a Mormon convert to Evangelical Christianity and author of Mormon Mirage. Do we add him to the Danite hit list? Read it for...

Comment from Radio Host Chris Arnzen, WNYG

THANKS for plugging my program's web site on your site Latayne! I eagerly look forward to another interview! Grace & peace! In His grip, Chris

Recent Radio Interview

Today I was interviewed by talk show host Chris Arzen of NY radio station WNYG, on the subject of my two soon-to-be-released books, The Mormon Mirage and The Latter-day Cipher. Arnzen offers MP3 files of the shows at www.sharpens.blogspot.com. The interview with me probably won’t be posted for several days — but I and others have done previous interviews on Mormonism which are posted there. For more information, see The Mormon Mirage 3rd Edition:  A Former Member Looks at the Mormon Church Today (Zondervan, 2009). Also available as an audiobook and as an expanded-text E-book for Nook, Kindle and other reading...

A New Review

On the HBO Web site, under one of its discussion boards dealing with its series, “Big Love,” a person previously unknown to me, Jean Joseph, did an articulate and detailed review of one of my books.  Here is the review (also posted under the “reviews” section of this site.) (From HBO Message Boards on television show, “Big Love”: Review by Jean Joseph, May 2008.) Ex-Mormons, Why We Left by Latayne C. Scott The author documents the experiences of 8 people, who left the Mormon church and why. These X-Mormons describe how the truth of the gospel became clear to them. The tell how Christians helped them and also how Christians hindered them in making this change possible. The author has take time to find interesting people within...

Prayers for Albuquerque

Did you know that if you’re looking, say, for all the posts on what defines a cult, you can do a search on this site for that word? Or if you’re looking for all the posts on “Ezekiel — Creation of a Man as a Symbol,” you could just search for “Ezekiel.” I have been asked by one of our elders to participate in a commitment to write a prayer a month for a site, Prayabq.com, that will mail out daily prayers to email readers in Albuquerque. Below is one I wrote — feel free to adapt it to your own local needs if you like. It is not copyrighted. Scripture: “I looked and saw that heaven was open, and a white horse was there. Its rider was called Faithful and True, and he is always fair when he judges or goes...