Father tries to choke out son for not going on a mission

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Father tries to choke out son for not going on a mission

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On Aug. 21, 2020, police were called to Warner's residence on a report of a fight between Warner and his 18-year-old son. Warner told police "that he had attempted to remove his son from the home after his son stated he did not wish to go on his LDS Church mission," according to charging documents.

The son told police that he and his father were arguing and after he told him he was not going on a mission, his father "grabbed him by the arm during this argument and the two began to physically fight. The victim reported that during this fight, he was knocked to the ground and Scott began to strike the victim's head into the wall repeatedly as well as squeeze the victim's neck with both hands," the charges state.
https://www.ksl.com/article/50480691/ju ... on-mission

This is the kind of peer pressure problems that the "every young man should serve a mission" mantra creates. Maybe not as extreme as this, but it's unhealthy to coerce 18 year old males to do something they're not ready to do.

President Thomas S. Monson has said: “Every worthy, able young man should prepare to serve a mission. Missionary service is a priesthood duty—an obligation the Lord expects of us who have been given so very much. Young men, I admonish you to prepare for service as a missionary”. And that message is reinforced time and time and time again. I don't think the senior leadership of the Church realise what they incite in others, nor just how many lunatics they have in the pews listening.
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