Who Are Those Guys?

For those old enough to remember Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, one can easily recall the stars of the movie - Paul Newman and Robert Redford. For those who have not seen the movie, it was a classic and I highly recommend it for some good entertainment. The banter and chemistry between Butch and the Kid were absolutely hilarious at times, and who can forget the beautiful…the beautiful…oh, what’s her name? You know, the Kid’s girlfriend played by Katharine Ross. I can’t remember her name, but I do remember her beautiful long brown hair!

Anyway, that’s not all I can’t remember. I also can’t recall the names of the infamous lawmen hired to track down the two historical bandits. In one of the best scenes staged in Red Rock Canyon in southern Utah, Butch kept asking the Kid, “Who are those guys?” referring to the posse’s tracking skills as the pair barely escaped capture.

Whoever they were, the movie represented them as killjoys even though they were attempting to do something good by stopping the thieves from stealing the treasures of the public. And even though we (the audience) were all pulling for the bad guys as they raided banks and trains across the southwest, we realize it was just a movie and we certainly wouldn’t want them to get away with it in real life.

Indirectly, Mike and I have been accused of being two killjoys as well. I’ve been asked many times, why are you doing this? Why are you writing this book? Why don’t you just leave the religious establishment alone? After all, they are just a bunch of nice guys doing what they do. Well, I’m sure they are, but this isn’t a movie and the treasures they are taking from ordinary everyday people are far more precious than gold. So, as members of a posse chasing down less-than-sacred traditions that need to be called to account, Mike and I wrote this book.

It really doesn’t matter who
we are. What matters is that the treasure of God’s unfailing love is returned to those who it was given toeveryone.