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Published: Thursday, May 9 2013 3:30 p.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

This is neat-o I hope they shared their blessings with him and gave him lots of scriptures to read.

Sneaky Jimmy
Bay Area, CA

I'd like to see Malone meet Kanter and Favors and teach them how to play in the NBA.


Pretty cool. The mailman has always been fairly open with his time and generous with others.

Area 52
Tooele, UT

@Chris B

I'm sure the missionares wouldn't mind stopping by to give you their blessings and scriptures!

Woods Cross, UT

Why is Chris B's snarky sarcasm against the LDS Church and BYU tolerated by the Desnews, when posters who call him out are often moderated?

Saint George, UT

I totally agree, Oatmeal. Let's start a twitter campaign--- #BlockChrisB

Somewhere in Time, UT

Dear Oatmeal: Actually Chris B is really a great guy. He actually posts a lot of good things about the Church and Mormons even though he is not LDS. In fact, he will often defend the LDS Church and Mormons. He also has a lot of good comments when it comes to politics and other issues. Unfortunately, he just has this big insecurity about BYU which I hope he can eventually get over.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT


Thank you for the kind comments. My opinion on Mormons is that I don't agree with 90% of your theology. I think your missionaries convince themselves of things that they don't know, due to severe religious pressure in your church. I think you flip flop doctrines and pick and choose when your prophets are supposedly speaking for God or not, based on whether it fits your agenda.

HOWEVER, I strongly AGREE with the majority of the political views held by the majority of your people. I also dislike that it seems perfectly acceptable to mock Mormonism and yet it would be bigoted to mock Islam. I don't like that hypocrisy from the left, and so in such cases I'm happy to stand with the Mormons.

And in protecting the only definition of marriage that God agrees with I'll stand with the Mormons forever.

God bless

Sandy, UT


So what you are trying to say is that Chris B. is Neat-o?
Yea...he's a real peach.

Cache county, USA

The mailman could still deliver.

West Point , UT

I for one find Chris B to be entertaining and hope he continues to post. I'm a BYU fan and LDS and I'm secure enough in my allegiance that none of his remarks bother me. I don't mind thoughtful discussion about differences in theology. Some of his Ute comments are outrageous, which is entertaining, which I have a sneaking suspicion is part of his agenda. Keep it up CB lol.

Enid, OK

The 'Mailman' a Mormon?

Hmmmm....who knows?, maybe someday!

Karl always did have a strong 'rebel/not afraid to go it alone if needed' streak in him. There's a ton of similarity between that attitude and prevailing attitudes of the LDS church.

Regardless, the 'Stockton to Malone' days were surely something special. Man, how I HATED to lose in the '96 and '97 finals to the Bulls. H-A-T-E-D it!....

(PS - I thought it was really classy that the one missionary's mom thanked Mrs. Malone for being so kind to her missionary son on his birthday. Well done to both of you!)

Stay the Course
Salt Lake City, utah

another vote for Chris always look for his comments, have given me plenty of chuckles, he seems like a good guy especially like his mark it down comments

Centerfield, UT

@ bleedcougarblue
That would be 97 and 98...

ute alumni
paradise, UT

oatmeal, yes oatmeal is plural, something like alumni. anyway DN's job is not to censor. You must be a liberal. CB loves to get under people's skin and guess what? he did with you. Glad to see Karl with the Elders

B Russ
Ephraim, UT

Can we trade Corbin in for Karl Malone?

Spider Rico
Greeley, CO

Seeing Karl makes me miss the good old days. I want to go in my backyard, put the hoop down to 8' and throw down a mailman special with my left hand on the back of my head. The Jazz could use some quirky Malone to get things interesting again. Here's hoping the Jazz get back on track

Supporter of 2A Sports

We were all surprised to see the photo of the Mailman with the missionaries even more surprised to see one of the missionaries being my baby brother. We are looking forward for Mothers Day to hear the story!

SLC gal
Salt Lake City, UT

This isnt a new development. My husband served his mission in that very area. He didn't get to meet the "Mailman", but told me that others in his area had dinner with him and stuff.

West Valley City, Utah

Karl Malone is a good man. He is a friend to the Mormon church.

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