Focus on the picture to your left. Lee is well groomed in a nice suit and smiling. You can sense his goodness. Lee was called by President Spencer W. Kimball to the Church’s First Quorum of the Seventy in 1975. He attended Brigham Young University where he earned a bachelors and doctoral degree.
He also earned a masters degree from Utah State University. Lee was the first Native American to get a Doctorate degree from BYU. He lived a good life and was growing, progressing, and achieving.
Now focus on the picture to your right. Lee’s mugshot captures him miserable, unkempt, and desperate. Lee was excommunicated from the LDS Church in 1989 after a dispute with then-president Ezra Taft Benson. Lee was also arrested in 1989 and eventually pleaded guilty to the attempted sexual molestation of a young girl. Lee was arrested again in 2007 for failure to register as a sex offender. The case was eventually dropped. Lee divorced his wife in 1996. They had 7 children together. He recently passed away from lingering physical problems. A life that had become full of sin, hopelessness, and despair.