Respectable Sugar House youth, Timmy Ross, came home Tuesday afternoon from the 2100 S. Deseret Industries with a bag full of what his mother calls, “Devil-worshipping garbage”, including a 1997 issue of Victoria’s Secret and cake pans with penis-shaped molds.
“DI used to be a place to find wholesome things to purchase and a safe environment for young boys, now it’s a breeding ground for poor choices and sexual deviancy,” his mother Mary Ross said. Mrs. Ross has created a women’s group in her neighborhood, Disbelief Society, that aims to clean up DI and rid God’s thrift store of tempting items and the option for sinful purchases.
This coming week, Disbelief Society will be petitioning the church for rights to run a daily check of every DI floor item, from clogs to 1940s Tabernacle records to old issues of National Geographic, to make sure everything is up to their standards. “I just want my children to grow up in a world where they don’t even have to think about sex,” said Bedelia Thomas, another mother on the board of Disbelief Society, “It’s better to pretend intercourse doesn’t exist. Penises and silky braziers have no place in our home and especially not our thrift stores.”