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.

Peoplemagazine.com, Facebook

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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

Layton

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