February 2008

Peter and Mary Danzig

(Peter and Mary Danzig, (Paul Fraughton /The Salt Lake Tribune)

I was amused and even a bit saddened while reading Peggy Fletcher Stack’s most recent article on media made myrtars who have publicly criticized the Church for their life’s problems.  In an article deceptively entitled “LDS Church disciplines musician”, Ms. Stack marshals an array of misrepresentations and some outright falsehoods to support such a ridiculous conclusion. (Update 2/25/08 9:18 a.m.) I just checked the Tribune website and the Tribune editors have apparently changed the article headline now to read “Fallout from debate over gays leads musician to leave LDS Church.” Seems the Tribune is backpedaling just a bit now. (more…)

So reads the title of an an exceptional article  in today’s (2/8/08) Wall Street Journal, written by Suzanne Sataline about the spate of resurgent anti-Mormonism and religious bigotry the Church and its members have experienced over the last year or so.  Subtitled Mormons Dismayed by Harsh Spotlight, Ms. Sataline chronicles the recent uptake in anti-Mormon activity, particularly since the inception of the Mitt Romney Presidential bid.  Update read the Church’s comments on Sataline and other related media articles: (more…)

The new First Presidency is comprised of President Thomas S. Monson,

Elder Eyring,

and Elder Uchtdorf.  Incredible insight of President Monson as he moves the Church even more into the international arena.  More as news develops . . .

Official Church Press Release

Deseret News

Salt Lake Tribune

The Guardian

The Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News are both running stories that the new First Presidency will be announced Monday morning, 11:00 a.m. MST in the lobby of the Church Office Building in Salt Lake City.  So far nothing appears on the Church’s website confirming this announcement; however, it appears they have issued some type of press release to the media.  A Soft Answer also has a good post on this announcement with some excellent links included. (Update 2/4/08) The Church Website on its main page at LDS.org now has an announcement of the press conference. (more…)