7:30-8:00PM Welcome, Introduction and Greetings: Sue Emmett, Foundation President; Conference Chair
State Issues in the Military, Congress and our Public Schools.
Is Mormonism lining up with the Fundamentalist and Dominionist intrusions occurring in these institutions?
grew up in Portland, Oregon in a very devout, deeply involved Mormon family.
Sue graduated from BYU with a degree in Psychology, but instead of building a counseling career,
married in the temple and became the mother of 7 children.
She served in every leadership and teaching position available to women, but the cognitive dissonance hanging over her head was like a permanent appendage.
After a 34-yr. marriage, Sue
A year and half later, she
made the difficult decision to leave the church cold turkey.
One Sunday she
was teaching R.S., and by the time she
left the building that day, she
was walking out permanently.
Shortly after that, a new friend introduced her
, which was the only game in town at that point.
It was like throwing a life ring to a drowning person!
Sue is president of The Exmormon Foundation, and Chair of this years Conference.