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Published: Sunday, April 8 2012 12:00 p.m. MDT

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jeanie
orem, UT

Peggy -
You didn't read through the comments. The article was written for the Mormon Times first. That's the reason the LDS religion was mentioned. Otherwise I think everyone understands the religion of these boys is not the issue. Their unassuming goodness is.

Mike Johnson
Stafford, VA

Personally, I like knowing a little of Carson Jones' background. I would like to know a little about some of Chy's other boys as well. Jones led the effort to show love, but some of his friends and teammates were very much involved as well.

I learned about Jones being Mormon through ESPN; the author of that article (Reilly) who wrote immediately after visiting those involved to check if there was anything to this story, thought it was significant enough to share.

Definitely a great story that I have shared with others. It is a good example of following Christ's admonition to love one another.

Brer Rabbit
Spanish Fork, UT

As a 5th & 6th grade teacher for 30 years I have seen students do this several times. One autistic boy was being harassed until several of the popular class members decided to do something about it. All that they really did, when they saw that he was being picked on, was simply invite him to play with them. Over time the bullies gave up and let him alone.

In another case three popular girls decided to befriend a girl that would sit by herself in the lunch room and go to the furthest corner of the play ground at recess time. All that they did was sit by her at lunch and out on the furthest corner of the play ground. Eventually this girl was brought into association with other girls in the class. These girls did all of this on their own intuitive.

There really are some good kids out there.

Soul
Salt Lake City, UT

I have been told that students with "learning disabilities" are three times more likely to be bullied than any other subgroup at school.

Yet, a simple deed of kindness can change the world for a student in need. Great example to follow.

SteveK
Ft Ashby, WV

A wise man once told me "it takes more than growing older to be a man". Looks like these young men learned that far earlier than most.

InterestedObserver
Spanish Fork, UT

@MightyMite

I am sure this 17/18 year old has many a lesson on the following:

"We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul - We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things."

This article of faith I am sure helped him do more than just gather some names which is what he was asked to do.

If he was any type of Boy Scout which is 100% supported the LDS faith he would have learned. A Scout is:Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful,Friendly, Courteous, Kind,Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty,Brave, Clean, Reverent.

Not sure every QB has had this type of training.

Flashback
Kearns, UT

Great story. Kudos to this young man. There still needs to be a little street justice meted out to these people bullying this young lady.

Shelama
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Regardless of church or religion, what Jones and the team has done is wonderful and will be life changing for Chy and, hopefully, for the bullies, too.

How does one teach in the home that bullying behavior is totally unacceptable? I cringe when I think of my own behavior decades ago and so wish now that it had been an issue addressing back them, but it never came up/

Kudos for Jones and the team.

faith in deed
Mesa, AZ

@mightymite and peggy, sorry that people tend to get all defensive when you ask innocent questions. I think the reason he brings it up in the article is because religion is such a big part of life for memebers of the church of Jesus Christ of LDS, so it's nearly always a part of the motivation for why the members do what they do. Hope that helps answer the question...

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