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Published: Thursday, March 20 2014 3:55 p.m. MDT

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archemeedees
Tooele, UT

Seeing an entity of the church collaborate with someone as special as Al makes me happy. She is a symbol of faith and conversion that should never be ignored in favor of the pristine pioneer stock that has never seen the world to reject it.

G L W8
SPRINGVILLE, UT

This comment is not intended to point fingers but to examine an attitude clearly expressed in the phrase "pristine pioneer stock". That phrase perpetuates a negative stereotype. Truth of the matter is, we are all individuals whether in the heart of Zion or out of it, whether of Utah pioneer ancestry or recent convert "pioneers" in their own right (Al Fox Caraway being one of those.) I'd encourage fewer judgmental attitudes and more willingness to let everyone pave their own way. Admittedly, there are those of pioneer stock that need to be encouraged to be more accepting of 'motes' in the eyes of others. But they are everyone that is so, and probably not in the majority much of the time. We perpetuate that problem when we seek to correct it in a negative fashion.

G L W8
SPRINGVILLE, UT

Resubmitted correction (it pays to proofread): This comment is not intended to point fingers but to examine an attitude clearly expressed in the phrase "pristine pioneer stock". That phrase perpetuates a negative stereotype. Truth of the matter is, we are all individuals whether in the heart of Zion or out of it, whether of Utah pioneer ancestry or recent convert "pioneers" in their own right (Al Fox Carraway being one of those.) I'd encourage fewer judgmental attitudes and more willingness to let everyone pave their own way. Admittedly, there are a handful of Utah pioneer stock that need to be encouraged to be more accepting of 'motes' in the eyes of others. But those few are not representative, and I suspect they are probably in the manority much of the time. We perpetuate that stereotype when we seek to correct it in a negative fashion.

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