026: Lynn Kenneth Packer, Paul H. Dunn and Boyd K. Packer

In Feb of 1991 The Arizona Republic published an article authored by Lynn Packer, nephew of the late President of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles, Boyd Kenneth Packer, which ultimately led to a public apology and later emeritus status of the LDS church Seventy member Paul Harold Dunn.

In this co-production between Mormon Stories Europe and A Thoughtful Faith Podcast Henning Müller and Gina Colvin interview book author and investigative journalist Lynn Kenneth Packer.

In the first two episodes Henning interviews Lynn about his life, work with broadcasting in

Vietnam, his interaction with and feelings for his uncle Boyd and the events that led up to the publication of the Book “Lying for the Lord – The Paul H. Dunn Stories” as well as the AFCO Fraud scandal where Paul Dunn had acted as co-president. We also discuss Lynn’s thoughts on the LDS Church’s stance on contemporary issues.

In the third episode Gina interviews Lynn about the book and the life of Paul H. Dunn, his baseball and war stories, the financial fraud scandals and his efforts to protect himself from legal and ecclesiastical consequence which opens a different dimension to the life of Paul Dunn. Lynn speaks more candidly about the church’s influence on investigative journalism and the problem of white-collar fraud in Mormon culture in general.

025: Lynn Kenneth Packer, Growing up, Vietnam and the AFCO fraud

In Feb of 1991 The Arizona Republic published an article authored by Lynn Packer, nephew of the late President of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles, Boyd Kenneth Packer, which ultimately led to a public apology and later emeritus status of the LDS church Seventy member Paul Harold Dunn.

In this co-production between Mormon Stories Europe and A Thoughtful Faith Podcast Henning Müller and Gina Colvin interview book author and investigative journalist Lynn Kenneth Packer.

In the first two episodes Henning interviews Lynn about his life, work with broadcasting in

Vietnam, his interaction with and feelings for his uncle Boyd and the events that led up to the publication of the Book “Lying for the Lord – The Paul H. Dunn Stories” as well as the AFCO Fraud scandal where Paul Dunn had acted as co-president. We also discuss Lynn’s thoughts on the LDS Church’s stance on contemporary issues.

In the third episode Gina interviews Lynn about the book and the life of Paul H. Dunn, his baseball and war stories, the financial fraud scandals and his efforts to protect himself from legal and ecclesiastical consequence which opens a different dimension to the life of Paul Dunn. Lynn speaks more candidly about the church’s influence on investigative journalism and the problem of white-collar fraud in Mormon culture in general.