Top stories of the year: Mormons who made headlines in 2013
From short-shorts to trick-shots to viral videos and blog posts, 2013 proved to be a year many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints made headlines.
Although they often were not expecting the overnight attention and their faith didn’t always play a central role in their rise to fame, their works made national news thanks to easy access to technology and social media.
As Today.com explained, “The prevalence of cameras on our phones and computers has allowed us to capture memorable moments from our everyday lives and share them with others.”
The following 20 list items highlight the most-viewed, features-based Deseret News stories of the year in which Mormons made headlines, along with links to some of the other websites they appeared on.
- Jewish woman launches modest online...
- Why I make my kids go to church
- 17 years later, parents find kidnapped...
- BYU shocks No. 3 Gonzaga 73-70
- New mission presidents
- LDS Church dedicates Deseret Mill and Pasta...
- Elder Jeffrey R. Holland: 'Faith, Family and...
- LDS girl's imagination takes viewers of a new...
- Officer in parade controversy speaks... 263
- Elder Holland calls on Christians to... 91
- Defending the Faith: Even in science,... 67
- Why I make my kids go to church 45
- Prophets and presidents: 11 noteworthy... 23
- LDS missionaries distribute 2,400... 19
- LDS university president receives... 16
- Jewish woman launches modest online... 11