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RS President Released After Confession

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PROVO, UT—Former Relief Society President Emily Jacobsen of the Provo 127th Ward was released last week, only four days after having revealed at a Home, Family and Personal Enrichment Night (Homemaking) meeting that she did not know how to bake bread.

“I regret every having accepted this calling, realizing full well the magnitudes of my shortcomings,” said sister Jacobsen in a statement released through a family spokesperson.  “In hindsight, I understand it would have been better to admit this fault to the Bishop and receive my few stripes for turning down a calling rather than deceive all my sisters in the Ward, leading them to believe I was something I was not.”  The statement went on in a feeble attempt to try to suggest to Ward members that while the stain of sin rests upon her, she hopes they can continue to see that she is a good person.

“We trusted her with our casserole recipes, with planning our activities, with organizing our acts of compassionate service,” complained Sister Audrey Compton, the First Counselor in the 127th Ward Relief Society, “and to think that all the while, she harbored in her bosom such gross disregard for such a basic tenet of our faith, this sacred element of the female place in the Kingdom of God.  It shakes my faith to think we could have been so deceived.” 

Bishop R. Kingsley “King” Peterson admits that at first he didn’t believe the reports.  “You know how the sisters are,” he smiled, “They get all excited over such little things.”  Bishop Peterson says he was reluctant to pull Sister Jacobsen in for an interview because she was otherwise such a model example of the feminine virtue in the Church.  “She’s a stay-at-home mom, educated at BYU with a degree in family sciences, pleasant to look at, all her kids have gone through the seminary program.  But it turns out she has some pretty dark secrets.”

Although the Bishop is constrained from divulging the content of his interview and subsequent release of Sister Jacobsen, sources close to the situation, on condition of anonymity, disclosed that she also confessed to not even owning a wheat grinder for her food storage.  “Apparently she felt it was face-saving enough just having all those buckets of wheat,” said the source.  “She had no idea what to do with it, and given the age of those buckets, it’s not likely anyone worthy could make use of it now.  It will all go to waste.”

Her husband and children expressed shock when they learned of the great deception that had taken place right under their noses, but the whole family agrees that they will gather around their wife and mother in love and forgiveness, and try to coax her back into the full faith and fellowship of the Church.  “She’s not a bad person,” explained her oldest son Michael, “she’s just never really understood the finer nuances of the gospel and her place in all of it.  She can learn to do this.”

“I guess we know now why the bread she allegedly ‘baked’ tasted so much like Wonder Bread,” concedes her husband.  “It WAS Wonder Bread.  Here we thought she had mastered the craft, and it turns out she was just faking it.  This will be hard, but I’m sure we can work through this.”

Jacobsen’s Stake President, M. Parley Twittle, speaking at last week’s sacrament meeting in which Sister Jacobsen was released, issued this warning.  “It is a sad day when members of this Church think they can hide behind their callings before the Lord.  You are only hiding from yourselves.  The Lord knows His own, and weeds out the chaff.  Sisters, go home and bake your own bread.  After the block, I mean.”

The shock of Sister Jacobsen’s confession continues to reverberate throughout her ward and stake, causing local leaders to undertake a massive witch-hunt in an effort to ferret out other unworthy women serving in callings of significant responsibility.  In a related incident, the Primary Chorister in the Orem 210th Ward was revealed to have no musical talent what so ever.  A release is pending.





 

Comments:

This kind of bread scandal is ON THE RISE!!  Not sure if you will find it among the UPPER CRUST of the church though!
Free Thinker

Posted by free thinker  on  03/13  at  06:52 AM

Really sad. When I was on the high council in Rigby, we had a stake relief society president that couldn’t decorate a table to save her life. She would always put “indigenous plants” or a few cactus clippings on an off-white tablecloth and forget the doily- you get the point. I’m not sure how she got to such a high position, but am pleased to say in this case we got her some help.

Posted by j_anderson  on  03/13  at  08:25 PM

I once knew a Bishop that used ordinary vegetable oil when performing blessings.

Sure, he would bless the stuff but he would often be heard saying, “Hey, oil is oil. What’s the big deal?”  However, in private, he once told my father that vegetable oil was a LOT cheaper.  He told my Dad, “When you perform as many blessings as I do, the savings add up BIG TIME.”

Posted by josephlied  on  03/13  at  11:24 PM

In all fairness,I must add that having been blessed by the man myself once as a child, I admit that I couldn’t feel “The Spirit” (patent pending) any less from my Bishops “Wesson Blessings” than I felt from an ordinary olive oil blessng.  In fact, the vegetable oil left me feeling far less greasy headed afterwards which, frankly, was a blessing in and of itself.

Posted by josephlied  on  03/13  at  11:28 PM

I for one am so glad someone high up was finally exposed. It makes way for the rest of us little people who don’t know how to bake bread to come forward. I only hope that my own family and friends will show compassion and fellowship toward me.

Posted by Dahli-mama  on  05/01  at  06:57 PM

I’ve been a closet “Storebought bread” purchaser my whole life and have to go to great lengths to make it all seem so natural. I’ve long considered my buckets of wheat to be the equivelant of a 500 year supply since they were handmedowns to me from another couple (whom I secretly think didn’t know how to bake bread either) and now these 2 zillion buckets fill one wall of the garage and have been there since we moved in.

Posted by Dahli-mama  on  05/01  at  06:58 PM

I suspect I will have to pass them on to another LDS couple someday, unused, slightly cracked, and probably spoiled, but with a little duct tape no one is the wiser.  FRAUD, yes, but one I can live with. Oh God, I’m such a sinner.

Posted by Dahli-mama  on  05/01  at  06:59 PM

I baked a wonderful batch of bread and it was out of the oven only ten minutes when they called me to the RS presidency.  A few later they found out I am a man.

Posted by Hiker Daddy  on  01/21  at  10:29 PM

This makes me laugh sooo hard! I posted a blog post about the “Rules” of Mormonism. My Orthodox Christian husband didn’t get it and told me there are rules in Orthodoxy, too. Not like this!!!! See my blog post at http://internalspirituality.blogspot.com/2011/02/where-is-truth-in-antiquity-or-modern.html

Posted by Spiritual Seeker  on  02/15  at  04:21 PM

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