Decker At Temple Open-Houses
One thing that Decker and his followers at Saints Alive used to do a LOT was to go to LDS Temple Open Houses; where the public is invited to tour the inside of a Temple before it is closed to the public. During these times Decker would dress in full Temple-patron regalia (temple robes, hat, sash, apron, etc.), and walk around carrying a huge sign which read: "Welcome to America's Newest PAGAN Temple!"
But that's not all he would do!
Parked not far from Decker would be a van with tinted windows, and inside the van would be a Saints Alive member (often two) with a video camera. Why, you ask, with a video camera?
Decker would wear his temple-robes (which Mormons consider to be very sacred and NOT to be worn outside of Temples, and carry this sign which read "Welcome to America's Newest PAGAN Temple!". He would also re-enact various Temple Signs and Tokens (which Mormons also consider VERY sacred and not to be shown or seen outside Mormon Temples). What Ed was doing was deliberately profaning Mormon Temple rites.
Ed claims he was merely showing people what goes on inside Mormon Temples; what Mormons are trying to "hide" from others.
But, the real reason is this:
Decker was hoping that he would [anger] a Mormon; especially a Mormon security guard (who works for the Church). He was hoping to make some Mormon SO ANGRY at him that he would come and PUNCH ED IN THE FACE!
Now, why would Ed Decker want a Mormon to punch him in the face?
Easy one! So Ed could SUE THE CHURCH FOR MILLIONS OF DOLLARS! That's what the van with the tinted windows with the video recorders inside were for; to show the "proof" of persecution, and the "proof" needed so Ed would win a case against the Church for many MILLIONS of dollars.
This is why Ed could often step on the toes of Mormon security guards, he would often deliberate "pop" his [letter] Ps (i.e. to spray spittle in the face) of Mormon men and security guards at this Temple Open-Houses; in the hopes that one would punch him. This attack or punch would be on video, and used for two purposes:
1) in litigation against the Mormon Church for millions of dollars; Ed being the recipient.
2) in later films/videos to show his fellow Christians how Mormons are "persecuting" him.
So, here is Ed, wearing Temple Robes, openly displaying sacred Signs and Tokens, spraying Mormons in the face with his spittle, walking on Mormons security guards' feet, occasionally insulting the wives of Mormon officials, all while being video-taped secretly from a nearby van.
The MOST Ed ever got was a Mormon official holding his arm (which he later displayed proudly). Decker had walked on the Mormon official's feet twice and was attempting to walk on them again. The Mormon official gently but firmly grabbed Decker's arm and prevented him from doing this a third time. The scene of the Mormon official holding Decker's arm, while Decker was in full Temple-Robes, made the FRONT PAGE of a local newspaper. That's it. No punches. No lawsuit this time! Poor Ed!
Decker DID sue the LDS Church many, MANY times; one time for 11 million dollars. All suits were thrown out of court. Decker tells his followers that the lawsuits were thrown out because "the Mormon Church has a lot of money" (i.e. they bribed all the judges).