Wednesday, February 3, 2010

the cult

as i mentioned in a previous post, tannon went to Haiti on his mission. he has wanted very badly to go back to haiti ever since, but the opportunity hasn't presented itself. until a couple weeks ago....

there is a Christian group in Virginia that is going to do dental service on the island of Haiti. dental student, check. christian, check. speak Haitian Creole, bonus!

he must be a shoe-in, right? he was like a kid in a candy store. until he found out he couldn't buy any candy.

after submitting his application, he got this email:

"Our church would view the LDS church
as something more like a cult that does not
adhere to Orthodox Christian Beliefs."

guess he won't be going to Haiti after all.

13 comments:

Chris & Missy said...

BOO!! I can't believe how freakin' nieve people are about the LDS church!! It makes me soooo mad. Tannon would be such a help to them!!

caitlin and brinton said...

NO FREAKING WAY!!! You have got to be kidding me, right? Who cares WHAT religion a person is if they're trying to HELP!? That is ridiculous to me. Poor Tannon - I'm sorry.

Shelly said...

That SUCKS! I'm so sorry. My husband is working on going down there too. We'll have to see...

The Marx Family said...

My friends husband, who is an internal medicine doctor is there right now with the church humanitarian program. Have you check there?

Steve and Ashley said...

Steve and I were so angry when Tannon told him about that e mail. I'm sorry that didn't work out. It's their loss for sure, he would've been great. We sure miss you guys. Hope your doing good.

Ashley said...

Are you kidding me?!!! I'm fuming.

blair said...

Wow.

Lacey Jay said...

Wow! is right!

Andrea said...

Deven and I talked about this last night. We both can't believe it! I also briefly talked to your Mom about it today- the administration had someone leaving and there was pizza. Mmmmm. Anyways I'm so sorry they wouldn't let Tannon help. Good luck finding a gym!

Laurel said...

WOW THAT IS RIDICULOUS! That is pretty Christ-like for a Christian group to say that. Poor Tannon, what a bummer. That is wrong!

Amanda and Paul said...

YOU ARE KIDDING!!! That is soooo LAME! They're a CULT. Kidding...we love them.

Sarah Keith said...

That is so so so sad. He needs to reply to them and teach them about the truth!

Kelley said...

Wow is all I can say. I hope you guys get to go down there soon, I know how much Tannon loves the people and Haiti.