Star Bright: Their religion has no baring on how they perform
I guess I'm not following snowman - is this not The Mormon Times? Is this
not about Mormons? I don't watch The Voice because every time I go past all
I see are the judges commenting and never see the preformers, so I just move
on.But congrats to these 4. And I love reading stories about
"Mormons" who are in the news or on TV.Thank you Mormon Times!
Another article in the Desnews about what any given Mormon is doing in some
public fashion. If the coverage here was balanced between the positives and
negatives of action that gets noticed in the world by some LDS person anywhere,
then I might not trip out about all of this annointing of those who share the
faith thing. Either way, those who bash Mormons irritate me, but so do the
promoters of any Mormon who sings a song or draws a picture.
G L W8: They already do that. Why doesn't this paper use other religions
in this manner
Hey, snowman! You know if it was something negative, the news media all over the
world would be splashing a perp's LDS religion all over the place. So why
can't we mention it in stories with a more human interest slant? Rule # 1
in writing is to consider the audience, which in DN's case is largely LDS.
We're not in a court of law here, and audience in a human interest story is
I love these kinds of stories and the religion angle and I'm not even in
the U.S., let alone Utah. Minorities, such as LDS church members, naturally have
an interest someone else of their faith. Perhaps if we had 1 billion members, it
would be different.
@snowmanIt's completely relevant otherwise who would care if
four random people advanced on The Voice? Just like others stated, DN is here in
Utah and a large population of LDS readers. If their religion wasn't
relevant than they wouldn't even write the article about them in the first
Without the religion connection, the story has no relevance to DN's market,
and is totally out of place in the Faith section. I'm agreeing with
LetsDebate and "the truth" - there's no way the relevancy of the
performers' religion is lost on anyone who's thinking.
The religion is not relevant to the story. And just so you know I am LDS.
LetsDebate: Thanks for your astute observations. Bitterness and unhappiness
keep coming out and some people just can't help it.
@the truth - people like snowman are only pretending not to get it.
Snowman's comment is a passive aggressive jab that he thinks cleverly
points out the perceived silliness of DN and its LDS readers. But,it's not
as clever as he thinks, and his veiled disdain for the DN Faith Section and its
LDS readers is not as well disguised or intelligent as he thinks.
@snowmanLocal and regional interest, not to mention the obvious that
there is huge Mormon readership to the Deseret News.Why do you
people persist in not getting it?
What does their religion have to do with it?
Bravo for putting yourselves out there in a very tough and competitive music
world! Amazing voices, all!
I'm rootin' for Midas Whale. But they all are very talented.