Are all of the recipients of this award members of the LDS church?
President Packer is certainly a positive example of a "Good Man" and
certainly did earn this honor. Congratulations. Religion didn't have
anything to do with it - it's the quality and character of these people
chosen. Aside from that, the LDS Church has thousands and thousands of members
who have good character traits, care about others and are good examples.
I don't know if all recipients were LDS or not, but so what if they were?
Utah National Guard doesn't list that as one of the qualifications. Nor do
they consider it to disqualify anyone.There are going to be times in Utah,
because of our demographics, that a majority--even a totality--of awards of this
nature may be LDS. There will be other times when several non-LDS are
included.Is someone trying to develop a case for separation of church and
state over what should be a recognition of people's contributions to our
state community at large?