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Published: Monday, Jan. 14 2013 5:00 a.m. MST

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A Scientist
Provo, UT

For whom was this done? what good came from this?

As a nonbeliever, you consider me "spiritually sick". Jesus said "They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick:"

This "flash mob" was a heavy dose of ipecac syrup.

Uncle Rico
Sandy, UT

The LDS church will soon come out with a policy banning flash mob demos on any church grounds unless it involves Donny and Marie

Portland, Oregon

Psalm 100 says, "Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing." It appears that is just what these young people were doing.

We should be thankful they were engaged in a wholesome activity in which they could share time and joy with other young people to proclaim their love for the gospel.

How can anyone who loves the Lord and the young people in the Church be embarrassed by this? Perhaps certain people might want to re-examine their own lives and learn to find more joy in themselves and others. After all, Adam fell that men might be, and men are that they might have joy!

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

It's things like this that scare people like Jabari Parker away from Utah.

Austin, TX

I think it was wonderful. So much joy and energy. The testimonies were really inspiring. I believe Brigham Young stated that even dancing was acceptable to The Lord. The pioneers didn't just walk and walk they danced at the end of the day. What better place to show the joy of The Lord than before his House, The Temple. By the way, they danced in the Nauvoo Temple after hours of performing ordinances for those heading west. That was Brother Brigham again. I see no problem with a tasteful and well done performance by so many talented young people on Temple Square. By the way, I'm just a bit over 65 years young.

Carthage, NC

I wept as I watched this too! I am so amazed at the youth of today. The gospel of Jesus Christ is full of joy and rejoicing and these youth portrayed that. Thank you to all the youth, leaders and parents who made this possible. It made my day!

Murtoa Australia, Victoria

Fantastic! We LDS have always been a singing and dancing people, I believe Heavenly Father probably enjoys watching a group of young people perform. This was a great production to show the world we are a people that are happy and secure in our religion and our belief in Christ and want to share it with the world. We are that we might have joy, this was a show of great joy.

Calgary, Alberta

People, people.a fkash nib IS a small production. ther is choreography, recording, lights sound, "stage" management, music, and it all has to fall together to look spontaneous. If it looks spontaneous and surprises the crowd then that is what a flashmob is. It would be impossible to just meet somewhere and do a choreographed dance number without any coordination at all. Thats what a flash mob is. picky picky

South Jordan, UT

I am one of the youth of the South Jordan River Stake. I am in this video bearing my testimony. Some of you might think our performance was silly or strange, but if that is what you think, you are missing the point. Our goal was to share the message that we are all children of God. As youth, we will do what is right and whatever else we can to bring others closer to the Savior. If you happen to be confused about the actual making/purpose of this video, I suggest you watch "The making of" on youtube. Thank you to all of those who enjoyed what we had to share!

Bountiful, UT

I loved it!!!! Great job!!!

Mchenry, IL

David danced. How is it a bad thing to do?

I'm not LDS. Looks the kids were showing off moves they learned on Sunday's during music part of your service. They were singing about spending a few years working for their church in a a few years. What is wrong with that? Perhaps they could have gone in them building to pray, wait, most the building isn't accessible yet to them. But they sure seem happy. Happy teens.

A voice of Reason
Salt Lake City, UT

1) A loud 5 year old doesn't need a recommend to enter the temple, an adult does.
2) The Youth express their enthusiasm VERY differently than adults do.
3) They did it OUTSIDE the temple, not inside.
4) The tabernacle is just as far away and Song and Dance takes place there every day.
5) They didn't sing "Hit me baby, one more time".

I watched the video and didn't see people disrespecting the grounds around the Temple. If people want to complain about this then I think we all need a thorough reminder of item #1 on that list. These youth aren't 5 years old, but I doubt this is hindering the work. If anything, with how people think today it's probably helping it.

Huntsville, AL

I thought it was really good! The youth did a fine job and regardless of whether they were granted special permission to film and present this at the Temple grounds, this was a very positive and uplifting presentation.

Orem, UT

Fun video with a serious and inspirational message.

I see no problem with the D-News calling it a flashmob.

I've seen MUCH MORE orchestrated videos referred to as flashmobs, in particular, a Christmas Eve video created at an airport in Canada - look it up on YouTube, it's great!

Jesus Loves U
kaysville, UT

Jesus loves All of You...It's not about a religion, solely about Him. He is the fullness of the gosepl, He's our temple, when we except Him and are born again, we have the fullness of God in us. Praise Him.

Provo, UT

To those that said the performance was distasteful and embarrassing. Maybe you would like to get off your, "holier than thou" pedestool. The performance was beautiful and I felt the spirit.

G L W8

FYI: This same staging area was used in the 1960's, just prior to the construction of the Church Office Building, for a production of "Promised Valley". That sets a precedent that seems to negate those calling this activity "distasteful". Incidentally, when the final notes were struck on "Promised Valley," the temple lights were turned on, giving a climatic effect to the entire production. A very memorable moment!

Norco, CA

Becoming something good is better than good becoming something bad. Stand in holy places and move so others will see your goodness. Great job youth of the noble birthright.

Santa Monica, CA

It could have used a little less "mob" and a little more "flash."

Ray in St.Petersburg
Saint Petersburg, FL

Packs a punch like spiritual dynamite! Thanks to ALL who were involved in its production!

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