What’s even more demoralizing is the sad fact that he wasn’t even nominated for this prestigious annual award. Instead the award went to Feminist Mormon Housewives. This is a disgraceful name for a supposedly faithful blog. Mormon women need not be caught up in the feminist movement. Elaine Dalton, General President of the Young Women's organization has recently confirmed what President Paternoster has been teaching us sisters for years - that Mormon women have absolutely no need to lobby for rights. The President also taught that feminists are completely unnecessary within the Lord’s Kingdom and that what the Church needs are more women who are obedient to inspired priesthood authority. I have always done my best to rise up to this counsel.
In addition to not winning the above award the President also did not receive an award for the best exit story. This is surprising given his speedy exit from the chapel and car race home to read a letter that had just arrived from the First Presidency (http://stakepresident.blogspot.ca/2012/01/president-paternoster-gets-letter-from.html). In all his years of glorious service to the Lord, he has never gotten home so fast! And yet the award went to Sister Stephenson who admits to having a perfect life within the Church before succumbing to the misery that accompanies those whom Satan overcomes. http://www.salon.com/2012/06/01/but_im_a_good_mormon_wife/singleton/
As a final blow the organizers of these awards obviously overlooked a technical glitch in their system and for the second year in a row awarded the late president with the Best Humor/Satire Site or Blog. (See all blog awards here: http://latterdaymainstreet.com/2013/02/06/congratulations-2012-brodie-winners/).
There is nothing humorous or satirical about a humble Stake President relaying his spiritual experiences online as a testimony against the wicked. I am horrified that such a terrible error would occur not once, but twice. I take comfort in knowing that all these wrongs will be made right in the world to come. In the mean time the organizers of the Brodie Awards better have a good lawyer.