MESA, Ariz. – Local Young Men’s leader, 53 year-old Brother Steve Reeves, caught new deacon, Damien Thomsen, playing Minecraft: Pocket Edition during Sunday School today.
“It was when I asked him to read 2 Nephi 13:5 to the class that I knew something was up. He hesitated, and also had four other boys grinning over his shoulder,” Reeves said, “I figured they just discovered Song of Solomon or something.”
In an interview with Brother Reeves, he asserted that this was not his “first rodeo”. Sources say Thomsen finally made eye contact with Reeves once he stood up and started walking towards him.
“He had that deer in the headlights look on his face and started pushing all sorts of buttons on that thing. The last time I saw someone that scared was when my wife took my teenage daughter out driving for the first time,” he said.
Class members say Brother Reeves caught Thomsen red-handed just before he was able to switch the Gospel Library app. They exchanged disappointed looks and Reeves sat back down.
Attempts have been made to reach Thomsen for comment, but he has not responded to our inquiries. Thomsen’s mother, Debra, has since issued the following statement:
“The Thomsen family is truly distraught with the news of what occurred in Sunday School this week and we assure you that steps are being taken to make sure it does not happen again.”
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