Readers' forum: Elizabeth Smart's past

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 28 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

Elizabeth Smart and Matthew Gilmour, seen in this photo from Facebook on Jan. 19, 2012, were married Saturday, Feb. 17, 2012, in the LDS Laie Hawaii Temple.

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A recent article mentioned Elizabeth Smart's marriage to a wonderful guy in the Hawaii temple ("Elizabeth Smart marries in Hawaiian Mormon temple," Feb. 18). What I don't understand is why the article had to mention her horrible past. She has accomplished a lot since then, but why do newspaper writers have to constantly mention her kidnapping experience and what she went through? Don't you think enough is enough?

I don't know her, but I feel for her when articles always bring up her past. I'm happy for her and glad her past hasn't affected her getting married. Leave the ugly past alone.

Ruth Manley


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