Their culture was Norman Rockwell-ish,
their language, without offense,
their borders open to all who would
obey their commandments.
The genders were distinct—
from heads of home to hearts of home.
They were black-&-white about such things,
the world, 50 shades of grey.
The Mormons saw the family
as the foundation for salvation, whereas
I saw families as something invented
for the orderliness of civilization.
The Separation of Men & Women
was like the Separation of Church & State,
of Law & Medicine,
for in separateness,
there was no Equality.
Men were home teachers,
women, visiting teachers,
& every member was a missionary.
In Catholicism, you went to Church
& then you went home.