Hi, My name is Francis 'Nelson' Henderson
I was a mormon. Former Missionary, Elders Quorum and Gospel Doctrine Teacher.
I was born into the church in Raleigh, North Carolina (1942). The first of nine children to Francis ‘Marion’ Henderson and Nellie ‘Jane’ Taylor. Marion was a founding church leader in Raleigh 1940’s – 1960’s coming from Wilmington NC. Jane Taylor's heritage is Utah pioneer. One great grandfather was Provo church leader & BYU board member T.N. Taylor. One great great grandfather was Church President John Taylor.
I served a two (2) year mission to So. California 1962 – 1964. Graduated BA Physics, BYU 1968. Married in the Temple (1966), I am a founding member of Comtel, 1978 - 2002, a California satellite communications company where I led development of embedded real-time computer firmware. Employed by Scientific Research Corp 2010 – 2014, and by GPS Source Inc, 2016 – 2017, Lockheed-Martin 2018 & 2019, Northrop-Grumman 2020. Remarried and widowed, I moved from Santa Maria CA, to Poway CA, to Lilburn GA, to Daniel Island SC, to Austin TX, to Colorado Springs, to Littleton CO, to Palmdale CA, to Satellite Beach FL, to Mount Pleasant, SC USA.
My Exit Statement is posted on my site here: fnhenderson.us/…
Individual sovereignty means that it is evil for any other person or Church to interfere with one's honest and peaceful choices. This criterion means use of Temple Covenants are acts of domination and control which disregard that being a free and sovereign person having purity of motive, and being free of coercion, and having the capacity to give informed consent,
are necessary pre-conditions to any judgement of one’s morality.
In our law which is just, self-ownership (personal sovereignty) must exist if one is to be free, hence subject to judgement under the law. Contracts, similar to Covenants, are nullified in law when the person is 1.) Uninformed. 2.) Deceived. 3.) pressured or coerced. Temple Covenants are invalidated for any one or all of those same reasons:
1.) When disclosure of the Covenants is absent because they are secret. In other words, one must know what are the Covenants that one will be required to make before considering a Church mission or Temple marriage.
2.) When the party who stands to benefit, the Church, misrepresents itself by giving false, deceptive, or hiding information about itself, simultaneously being the party who creates the Covenants and who administers them.
3.) When coercion is used, or when time pressure is used, or when one is too young, or when unethical, or when kept secret, then the Covenants are invalidated.
The Church has a conflict of interest being a beneficiary of the Covenants. Therefore, it has an
incentive to act unethically, and it does so by swearing the Covenants to secrecy. Ethically, a person must be fully aware of and must receive objective advise in favor of, or against, such as an attorney offers on making comparable secular promises. Secrecy, misrepresentation of the institution, or social pressure invalidate the Covenants.