A senior judge in England threw out the Monson fraud case today. The judge’s ruling was apparently based on this statement from him:
“To convict, a jury would need to be sure that the religious teachings of the Mormon Church are untrue or misleading…No judge in a secular court in England and Wales would allow that issue to be put to a jury.”
That’s a rather odd and sad position to take for the judge. The Mormon church gets a free pass on potentially committing fraud simply because it is a religion? Why should a religion be able to collect money from adherents based on fraudulent claims, but not other type of organization would get away with the same thing?