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Jane Withersteen is a woman tormented by a deep internal conflict. Born and raised Mormon in a small Mormon-run town located along Utah's frontier, Jane has been taught all her life to respect and revere the church Elders. An important facet of the Mormon teachings she receives is that Mormon Bishops are direct conduits to God. Historically, this is a religious teaching common to many faiths, which teach that salvation can only be found through the grace of a particular religion or church. In Jane's case, she is taught to believe that Bishop Dyer is God's agent on earth and his word is God's word. This makes it very difficult for Jane to disobey direct orders from her Bishop. Given Jane's strong religious feeling and her loving heart, it has always been easy for her to genuinely love and revere her Bishop and she truly dislikes upsetting...

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