To "I wonder..." "The Church" far from supresses religious freedom in Utah, it
encourages it! They sponsor many events for multy denominational things, they
sell old buildings to poorer churches at GREAT DISCOUNTS for their use and
ownership and promote healthy relationships with "Non-Mormon neighbors". Too
"They wouldn't have a problem", we have buildings on every other block here in
Utah because there are so many of us cramming to go to our church, they can't
build them fast enough! The scary part my friend is this, there are 3, count
them, THREE FULL CONGREGATIONS that meet and share each building! How is that
for STUFFING A BUILDING TO THE GILLS!!! One Congregation starts, then two hours
later the second, then two hours later the third, and they rotate start times
each year! We clean our own buildings, have our own sports leagues, help out our
own needy and all kinds of cool stuff like that! We don't charge for the use of
the church for a funeral or wedding, and if your wife has a baby, we feed you
for a week so she doesn't have to feed your face! That's Cool Huh?
I wonder if the Church will ever be mentioned for their activities in supressing
religious freedom in Utah.
Shawilli, you might want to think a little about the nature of this report. Of
course it isn't going to have positive or supportive news, its a report that is
trying to find religious freedom problems in the world.I think it is
very nice to see this report getting the notice it deserves, but I would like to
know more. I appreciate and want to know where the LDS Church is having
problems. I'd also like to know where other religions are having problems,
because religious freedom affects everyone.
I think it's sad that none of the news about the church is very positive or
supportive in any of the reports.What is the real opinion of the nations and
goverments of the world in regards to this church? from this report the news is
not very positive and uplifting.
To They Wouldn't have a problem: That was a REALLY stupid, juvenile comment!
Actually, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints last I heard (less
than a year ago) owned fewer than 10 buildings in all of Russia, despite having
many tens of thousands of worshipers in that country.The government
and other entities make it very difficult for the church to purchase any land in
any place. It has nothing to do with "not liking the view."
they wouldn't have a problem building churches if they would stop building one
on every other block. What do they expect? I would be upset if you stuck a
temple on the other side of my yard too...I wouldn't care for the view no matter
how white it is or how many steeples it has...
Don't they bother to proofread anything. By the way, Russia is a country, not a
It's too bad, too; because I really wanted...
Ummm, you guys must have missed the paragraph on the country of Venezuela.
They probably couldn't see what they were typing because of the constant popping
up of the Travelers Insurance add. I know that's why I can't read the article.
This only seems to happen with Deseret News!
I second the previous comment...
Great journalism........you didn't finish the article.