I wish I had known this was going on. I could have given my view from a completely different perspective but involving the same situation.
I also am not a member of the church. I have two daughters, both converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Nicole was baptized in 2007. She was 17 at the time. Danyelle was baptized later that year. She was 19.
My husband and I have raised them in Mesa. At the time we moved here, we were unaware of the strength in numbers of the Mormon Church.
From the time they started elementary school to now that they are in college, our daughters have had great friends who are members of the church. Some of our greatest friends belong to the church. They treat us with the utmost respect, just as any good friend should.