Tonight, right at the beginning of President Hinckley’s welcome for the 2005 LDS Christmas Devotional, a woman came out of the audience and started to shout something at President Hinckley. The security guards quickly subdued her, and led her away.

You can actually view the disturbance here: on December 4th at the 5:59pm time code (Internet Explorer required for this viewer).

You’ll see her come out at the bottom left corner of the window right before President Hinkley begins his welcome, and you’ll see the security guards swarm her, and subdue her.




  1. Watt Mahoun December 5, 2005 at 12:08 am

    LDS Devotional Briefly Interrupted by Texas Woman

    “Police say she claimed to be delivering missing pages from the Book of Mormon.”

    “(Unintelligible yelling)…”False prophet”…. “Joseph Smith was my great great”…(unintelligible)”

    Could it have been the 116 pages? :-)

    I think this is sad/scary, not for her as much as for how little and impotent she looked being dragged out of the presence of that monolithic scene. And and the report says, Pres. Hinkley didn’t miss a beat…that was wierd too…

  2. clark December 5, 2005 at 12:10 pm

    Pres. Hinkley’s very media savvy. It sounds like a bit of a repetition of Cody Judy at the Mariott, minus the holding thousands of people hostage. But I bet after that event Church security is prepared for this sort of thing.

  3. Hiram December 7, 2005 at 1:03 am

    The Church is always prepared for this sort of thing. This is not even close to the first time one of these have happened.

  4. Oz Ulloa December 8, 2005 at 12:02 pm

    I was very concerned about the security of Pres. Hinkley, fortunately he has a great security team that was able to deal with it.

    This is not the first time it happens, I think it is every members responsability to secure each other by reporting strange behaviors of people around us or any GA.

  5. milleniumbugger2000 February 20, 2006 at 11:15 pm

    This woman is from my home ward back in Texas. She claims she found the sealed portion of the Book of Mormon on the internet translated by some guy. She’s pretty good friends with my dad and called him when she was released to her hotel room by the cops. She’s fed him some of it, and he’s fed me some, but I’m not biting…she’s ex’ed right now, she’s been an outsider for a while but I didn’t really expect her to do this!

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