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Published: Sunday, Aug. 25 2013 1:25 p.m. MDT

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Abinadis friend
Boise, Idaho

In a world increasingly becoming wicked, it is so wonderful to hear about OUR youth still striving to show love for fellowmen. I want to say THANK YOU to this young man.

suzyk#1
Mount Pleasant, UT

What a remarkable young man and one who truly cares about others. He is a fine example of what all of us should be willing to do if in that situation. I bet his parents are proud of him.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

I think it takes away from the achievement to segregate it out as having been achieved by someone of a specific religion. The award stands on it's own, and this young man is among others of other religious background who have received it. He is among OUR youth inasmuch as he shares humanity with us, and his achievement of the award is worthy of merit of its' own right, and it is as much a leap to consider it an endorsement of his religion as it is to consider it an endorsement of his blood type.

Kirk R Graves
West Jordan, UT

Hutterite,

"I think it takes away from the achievement to segregate it out as having been achieved by someone of a specific religion."

The reality is exactly the opposite. If not for his association with the LDS church, this story would not have been heard outside the Fort Collins local papaer. Because he's LDS, it becomes of interest to a much larger audience.

You seem to forget who the primary readership of the DesNews is. Much like I would expect to see stories about exceptional Catholic youth in a paper targetted at Catholics, or inspiring stories involving Southern Baptists in a paper targetted at Baptists.

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