Comments about ‘'Why I'm a Mormon': Steve Young’

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Published: Friday, Feb. 10 2012 5:00 a.m. MST

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donn
layton, UT

RE: Moontan, And why not feature Steve Young?
I agree. My wife is a Mormon and if Steve Young was running for president and like over 90% of other Mormons she would vote for him . Most all of my family in Utah are Mormons and would vote the same way. I left the church when I became a Christian but I would have probably voted with them.

voiceofreason1234
SANDY, TX

Wow, Steve, you blew me away with your speech.

VERY nicely written. I applaud you. We need more desirables out there speaking frankly about their faith...

I agree with some on this comments section: Keeping the Sabbath day holy is a Big deal to me. I dunno, playing sports or working to entertain people on Sunday is pretty clear (but who am I to judge). This is just me I am talking about. In the old testiment days there was harsh penalty for violation of the Sabbath and that is gone away now, however it is a mark of the Lord's people. I understand we need doctors and ambulance drivers, etc. to work, this is noble to help those oxen out of the mires. It does seem hypocritacal to me to go play sports on Sunday and feel comfortable coming to church and taking the sacrament. I would feel Guilty! Hey, man, but that's just me.

I liked the guy's comment about why don't we have boring old church members featured in the I'm a Mormon campaign, maybe really fat ones? We have a pudgy population. But the comment from the guy who knew some great Mormons who led quiet lives, that is worthy of filming! I LOVE that idea. Do you think it would fly with the mormon.org board deciding these things?

Let's talk more about how it's hip to be square, that is the truth, there is safety and peace there.

kokua
KAYSVILLE, UT

@voice

That is the point of the sacrament, that you are guilty of sin and you seek to rededicate your self to another week of working on your personal failings. You walk a slippery slope when you ignore your mote.

Uncle Charles
Where freedom and liberty reign, utah

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It never ceases to amaze me at how Mormons must insist on tearing down other Mormons because they don't meet up to your expectations. What arrogance! What envy!

SoCal doesn't even have the facts straight. As was mentioned Steve rarely is on the Sunday shows, he is pretty much exclusive to the Monday Night game. He was on last Sunday for the Superbowl. Your input is completely invalid when the facts state otherwise. As for Prop 8, it was his WIFE that was opposed to it, not Steve. Again, don't let the facts get in the way of your diatribe.

I'm just stunned at how people have nothing better to do than to look for some perceived weakness and then cast aspersions on someone to demean and denigrate them.

I've never understood that mentality, let alone in the LDS world.

@mightymite: really? That's the reason you aren't LDS? Based on the posts you've shared with us that's not even in the top 1,000,000 of your reasons. Great chuckle though! :)

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

"why I'm not"....everyone else.

CJJ
Beaverton, OR

Everything that Steve Young said in this excerpt applies to Christians...not to those
in Mormonism. NOTHING that he has said here has one tidbit to do with "being a Mormon".

But: if you add the doctrines of JS which he added to the teachings of Jesus and all
the rules and rites and secretism etc...THEN you have Mormonism.

Using this excerpt as a "testimony" of Mormonism is deceitfull and misleading.
He uses a testimony of Christians to make it sound like the religions are
the same...they do not match.

beatrice
Beaverton, OR

voiceofreason1234
SANDY, TX

Dear Voice: In the Christian Bible you will find the
teaching of Jesus the Christ that the Sabbath is made
for Man...not Man made for the Sabbath!

Not sure what doing nothing in your white shirt all
day Sunday has to do with the glorification of God.

coleman51
Orem, UT

I am not sure that someone who vehemently opposed Proposition 8 in California should be a representative of the Church, or a spokesman either.

Uncle Charles
Where freedom and liberty reign, utah

Hey Beatrice: what does Keeping the Sabbath Day Holy mean? Are we to understand that the Sabbath is just a normal day to you? Then why the commandment in the 10 commandments?

@coleman: who opposed Prop 8? Steve's wife? Steve didn't just so we are clear....

@CJJ: a ton of assertions but no factual information. And let's be clear --- Mormons are NOT trying to be Catholics, Evangelicals, Lutherans, Methodists or any other denomination. Mormons are Christian because we believe Christ is our Savior and through the Atonement all mankind may be saved if they follow the gospel.

No one is telling you that you aren't a Christian so why are you telling others they aren't Christian based on your definition?

Dan Maloy
Enid, OK

Good grief.

There are admitted Mormons here attacking other Mormons (like Steve Young) only because they are famous and whine "I know good members of the Church who never get ANY public praise"......seriously, that's your complaint?

I'd like to say what I REALLY think of your complaining but I doubt my comment would get posted.

Sure, we ALL know good members of the Lord's church who quietly go about doing good to their fellow man their whole lives and never get any recognition because of it. Big deal. That's our lot in life for 99.99% of us, myself included.

The reason the Church asked well known members to briefly share a reason or two as to why they are LDS is just because of that: they're well known. Your neighbor may not have missed a home teaching assignment in 20 years but if you tell that to a complete stranger in Minneapolis and they'll say "I don't know who you're talking about". You say "Steve Young, the NFL Hall of Fame QB, is a Mormon" and they're more likely to say "I know that guy".

It isn't about being "first", being "popular" or even about getting compliments and kudos, it's about moving the work of the Lord forward in the best, most powerful way possible.

The caravan moves on. Are you coming?

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

mightymite:
Really? Comments like yours are a source of humor for me. Thanks. Next time I look into another's faith I'll remember your guidelines and how it will benefit my eternal progression.

coleman51
Orem, UT

Uncle Charles, just to make it clear, Steve Young and his wife both opposed Proposition 8 and advertised their opposition by placing a sign in their yard expressing their opposition. They were not divided as a family on this issue.

Rapunzelthebrave
HELOTES, TX

Dan Maloy, your comments are unnecessarily harsh and negative.

Very few people in the United States or the world know a famous Mormon on a personal basis. However, they do know their Mormon neighbors, coworkers and friends. I cannot speak for you, however, I relate to people like myself. Coming from a family of converts I can also say that famous people really never factor into the conversion process. What does affect the development of a testimony? What attracts people to the lifestyle of the Gospel? Generally speaking, the answer to those questions is the everyday - the people who are like you are most likely to influence you and attract you to a type of life.

For instance, what is going to ring true with a divorced, working mother who happens upon the Mormon.org website? She is going to be most inspired in people who she can relate to - who provide a realistic alternative to her current life. The same goes for the elderly grandfather investigating the church online: He's going to be drawn to those who he can relate to or who relate to those he loves.

The question is: Is the I'm a Mormon campaign an ad campaign designed as a PR presentation? Or is the I'm a Mormon campaign designed to inspire people to investigate the church further? If it is truly for PR then the use of Mormon celebrities is appropriate. If the campaign is for missionary purposes then the more effective approach is appealing to people on a personal basis by introducing them to those Mormons to which they can personally relate.

I think this is a valid subject that can be discussed without insult or unnecessary negative emotion.

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