Controversial Mormon Newsweek sold out


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  • B Logan, UT
    June 18, 2011 9:56 p.m.


    I commend you for not making agreements you are not ready to keep. It is a serious thing that we do in the temples and it is not to be taken lightly. I'm sorry that you got your information from the internet. That information is presented by bitter people who have no interest in being objective.

    By the way, this has to be Newsweek's first sell out in years. Nobody reads it anymore.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    June 18, 2011 6:47 p.m.

    "They are not secret, they are sacred. "

    They're still generally kept secret. If you aren't discussing it, you're still keeping it secret. Believing it is sacred is your reason for keeping it secret.

    "You can read the whole thing on the Internet just as it is in the temple"

    Yeah, I know. I've done that. As an LDS member (inactive) I wanted to know what was in it so I did that under the premise of my not wanting to someday get into the temple and have to do the equivalent of signing a contract without having plenty of time to think it over first.

  • Whittling Whistler Lehi, UT
    June 18, 2011 6:24 p.m.

    Oops, I meant to say "hair," I'm offering my faith and hair for ridicule. If Mitt can fix the mess and save the world it's worth it. I'm sure someone else could have explained what I really meant, but I'm guessing there's another article where activists and other anti-Mormons are busily setting the world straight about what Mormons really believe (Mormons don't actually know what they believe, they just believe it, this is why active Mormons are often not cunsulted on what Mormons believe) so he might be busy....; )

  • Aggielove Junction city, Oregon
    June 18, 2011 2:46 p.m.

    Go get baptized and live correct for about 6-12 months and get a temple recommend so you can see for yourself.
    I didnt say it would be easy, i only said it would be worth it.
    Todays society wants answers instantly, without following the lords instructions.

  • Whittling Whistler Lehi, UT
    June 18, 2011 2:00 p.m.

    I hesitated to vote for Mittster, until I read this article. It's got so bullys can't pick on anyone anymore, except redheads and Mormons. And, as a redheaded Mormon I'm going to do my part to keep vitriol alive in America. I'm voting for Mitt and offering my faith and religion for ridicule.

    TaipeiModerate loved the comment, be careful though, similar shenanigans with gay activists got my IP banned from the Tribune....

  • New Yorker Pleasant Grove, UT
    June 18, 2011 1:57 p.m.

    Many of you have a hard time with this. They are not secret, they are sacred. That simply means we do not talk about the details of the ordinances or the revelation we receive in conjunction with the ordinances with anyone. You can read the whole thing on the Internet just as it is in the temple, but that's not the experience. The experience is mantic. We don't discuss our thoughts, feelings, impressions, or revelations about them with members, non-members--anyone outside of the temple. It is to be an experience between us and God alone. Because you can read it all or read it to each other, you are able to be as un-secret a you wish about the ordinances. We promise to keep them sacred to ourselves. Sacred, not secret.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    June 18, 2011 1:01 p.m.

    "Also, our Temple services are sacred and private, not secret."

    They're secret. You may use different words but if you don't want to share it with other people... it's still secret. You consider it sacred, that's why you keep it secret, but that doesn't change the fact that it's secret.

  • The Final Word Alpine, UT
    June 18, 2011 12:58 p.m.

    I can't wait for the Newsweek article making fun of Islam.

    My guess is though I will be waiting......and a long time too. Because if they did Islamic extremists would likely bomb their news headquarters and slaughter them all.

    Newsweek never misses an opportunity to take aim at the mormons and make fun of their religion though. How many articles is this now about the mormons in newsweek?

    Somehow I think a religion that literally has millions that support suicide bombers and slaughtering of anyone who does not believe in Islam warrants more more press than the innocuous quirky mormons.

    Newsweek has a job to do right now though with a potential conservative mormon trying to run for president.

    They and the rest of the media will do their best to tear down a religion that believes "....in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men... ".

    Only makes sense right?

  • Theeng2 Holladay, UT
    June 18, 2011 12:10 p.m.

    There's no such thing as an unbiased article, but trying to write "fairly" about religion or politics is almost impossible.

  • IDC Boise, ID
    June 18, 2011 12:08 p.m.

    I really don't care. Those who are really interested in the Church will figure things out. I do wish "journalists" would be more accurate though.

  • no fit in SG St.George, Utah
    June 18, 2011 12:00 p.m.

    Well, of course, the Mormon Newsweek sold out!
    Most Mormon families are large with several children, grandparents, great grandparents,,, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, grandkids, great grandkids, and missionaries in far off places!
    You know each family had to get extra copies!
    There you go...........
    It's similar to how all the ice cream and soda sells out so fast here in Utah

  • owlmaster2 Kaysville, UT
    June 18, 2011 11:17 a.m.

    Why are Utah Mormons so defensive?

    Show the world who and what you are and quit whining about every little crack in the sidewalk. Those tiny cracks are not Mt Everest.

  • Richard Saunders Provo, UT
    June 18, 2011 9:49 a.m.

    I think some of us LDS like to think because we have made peace with all our warts, that all the world should have to as well. Yes, the temple ceremony is sacred, but when other people aren't allowed in, that is, by definition, a secret. A secret that everyone who is willing can know, but a secret nonetheless. Let's face it, which religion is treated 'fairly'? Atheists and agnostics live in a country where "In God We Trust" is printed on the money, so everyone has a claim to being treated unfairly, the trick is to recognize that, and grow a little thicker skin.

  • Aggielove Junction city, Oregon
    June 18, 2011 8:49 a.m.

    I have always thought mitt would lose. Now that obamee struck a deal with google for advertising i really think its bad news.

  • Serenity Manti, UT
    June 18, 2011 8:21 a.m.

    quiet frankly, my dear, I just don't give a darn.

  • Bebyebe UUU, UT
    June 18, 2011 8:06 a.m.

    Lighten up.

    Any publicity is good publicity.

    If you create a stereotype don't be surprised if someone exploits it. A bunch of young men dressed exactly alike with exactly the same message couldn't be anything else

  • DC Alexandria, VA
    June 18, 2011 6:27 a.m.

    I agree with Owlmaster - I thought the article was well done. At least better that most other LDS news articles out there.

  • TaipeiModerate New Haven, CT
    June 18, 2011 5:01 a.m.

    I love this cover. It reminds me of the cover they made about four years ago about African Americans when Obama ran for president entitled "The Black Moment" with a picture of Obama's head splayed onto the body of a Crypt holding a handgun in Inglewood. When the writer was reached for comment he said, "Whats a little criticism, if blacks can't take this, they will hate to see how bad it gets for them when Obama is elected president," thereafter everyone chuckled mightily.

  • JM Lehi, UT
    June 18, 2011 1:03 a.m.

    Love the attention, but was hoping they would get it right this time : ) Guess that aint gonna happen.

    I agree that "This ain't nothing compared to some of the vitriol the LDS Church will face if Romney/Huntsman actually IS elected." But we are used to vitriol, we face it always. In Utah we are blamed for everything that anyone doesn't like (from the weather to people not neutering dogs, all the Mormons' fault : )). On a World level Im not so sure it would be good to have us blamed for everything....but if Mitt can fix the mess, he'll get my vote. Just tell him to do some reading on FAIR lds first. And tell him not to be a coward, like some. Stand for who you are. Stand for truth. No flips this time.

  • amst plano, tx
    June 18, 2011 12:00 a.m.

    They are right though if Romney becomes president it would create a highly interesting situation for the church and public affairs.

  • owlmaster2 Kaysville, UT
    June 17, 2011 11:13 p.m.

    Sorry sprywolf 8:11pm June 17., I disagree.

    I feel the article was very well written. It is one of the better pieces put out there on Mormons in years.

  • runwasatch Ogden, UT
    June 17, 2011 10:31 p.m.

    does anyone really expect news week to print an article that is honest, fair, and unbiased??

    We see the liberal media now beginning its attack on the the candidates of the right.

    Can you imaging the uproar if Obama's head was place on the body of an actor from Uncle Tom's Cabin?

  • sprywolf Salt Lake City, UT
    June 17, 2011 8:11 p.m.

    As as an active LDS member. I felt the artical wasn't completely fair or accurate. The Show Big Love should have not been included with the article. The LDS church doesn't currently practice polygamy. Also, our Temple services are sacred and private, not secret. Also claiming that one of the "quirky" aspects of our religion is "magic spectacles" is silly. simular items were used in the Bible. There are many misconceptions about our Religion, I don't thinnk this article did much to change that.