@Chris B,All I can say is it must really be tough living in Utah as
you do and constantly sitting on the Des News web page every day, pouncing on
the opportunity to be First Poster on every BYU Sports and Religion article. For
your own sanity, and that of all of the rest of us, I suggest you consider
moving to another location and culture, or at least start perusing the SL
Tribune website or the NY Times, etc. (why torture yourself??). Or
alternatively, start getting out of your house more and off your computer...go
meet some people. Meet some Mormons and former Mormons and ask them these
questions. It would be so much easier than trying to satisfy your curiosity
here. Really!!Finally, don't believe everything you read about
the LDS on non LDS or "Ex Mormon" websites. Pres. Hinckley once asked an
IBM salesman who said he got all his LDS info from his (non LDS) church, if he
would trust a Xerox salesman to tell him about IBM. You and Mister J
need to get used to the fact that the DNews is LDS and so are most of its
readers. Big surprise.
re: cj2018 & Chris BGo look @ the comments regarding Amy Adams
in the story lowlighting her & anointing the Beckster as if he can do no
wrong!? re: THE MTN MANYawn! I personally could care
less about the local ties Pixar has to a local institution of Higher Learning,
byu, the story in the DN.So, this periodical panders to the base
here in Zion. It occasionally gets tedious hearing how not only G Beck but
Willard Romney are all that. However, the comments of most posting are comedy
Wow. Talk about a made-up controversy!
It really is pretty simple. She graduated from BYU, which makes this a story of
interest to many people who read the Deseret News. There is no
"touchy-feely" story in the article because there probably isn't
one to tell. Not sure why that's so difficult to understand. If
there's a Mormon conversion story, the Deseret News will certainly tell it
- and if there isn't, then they won't.
@ Chris B. Of course I enjoy conversion stories, being a convert myself, but
she wasn't a convert. I'm also interested when someone leaves the
Church as to why they did it, but in both cases, I'm only interested if the
person involved chooses to share that part of their lives. If she chooses to
tell that part of her story, then I care enough to listen, but I would never
ask. And, I would never expect a story about an alumnus to include that
information if she wasn't interested in sharing it. This is a story
because BYU is a Mormon university located in Utah AND DesNews is a primarily
Mormon newspaper located in Utah. The majority of stories about LDS celebrities
are not "touchy-feely conversion" stories. They're just stories
about someone with a Mormon background. It is irrelevant what she chose to do
with that background.
She's Mormon? Hardly. Ran off with a married man (alan ruck of farris
bueler fame) causing him to divorce his first wife. This is a non-story. Pull it
cj2018,My point is this:If she had been a non-Mormon who
joined the Mormon church, her journey and touchy feely make us all smile
conversion story would have been researched and shared in detail.Agree or disagree?It appears from the very little information and
the sentence "she grew up LDS" suggests she is no longer LDS.I'm curious why a similar story was not researched, perhaps sharing her
"UNconversion" story if you will. I personally find it very
interesting when people decide to leave the Mormon church. Just as you likely
find it interesting reading the many stories from the Des News about people
JOINING the church.I'm simply wondering if the Deseret News
could cover both sides of an issue.Is that too much to ask?That's my point.Quite simple really.
@ Chris B, I'm not sure what your point is? Would you like to know if she
is a practicing Mormon or not? Does it even matter? The story is about a
graduate of BYU who went on to act in a potential summer blockbuster. End of
story. If she had attended Notre Dame, would anyone question if she were still
a practicing Catholic? Or suppose she had attended any other "Church"
school? What has that got to do with her acting? I understand that those of us
who are Latter-day Saints "expect" BYU graduates to be faithful,
practicing members of the Church, but that wasn't the focus of the article.
Just be happy for her success. If you like the movies she's been in,
that's awesome. If not, oh well.
Please let go of the self rightous additude and congratulate her on her
accomplishments. You don't know what this person has gone through in her
life and its none of your business.
Usually these articles are so quick to point out all the neato spiritual stuff.
Are we to assume this person has decided her life is better WITHOUT religion?Could we please cover her "conversion" out of the church?I'd love to hear both sides of stories like this.Is
that too much to ask?