NYTimes: A look at Oakland LDS Temple

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  • hairypatches Hurricane, UT
    Sept. 10, 2011 11:26 p.m.

    Lighting is really not really an issue at the Oakland Temple. Its probably one of the dimmest lit temples anywhere. The view of the San Francisco Bay is extraordinary on clear nights. It's interesting that many people who have grown up in Oakland have never been up to it. I have talked to people who grew up there and used to ride their bikes up to the temple as children and when they are told that they are welcome to come to visitors center they say REALLY, I never knew that.

    Richard and Nan Hunter oversee the Temple. Wonderful people! This facility and the people that are called to serve there are the best.

  • Osgrath Provo, UT
    Sept. 9, 2011 10:34 p.m.

    I really do not understand the broad labeling that some people like to apply - maybe it makes complex issues easier to understand for those lacking understanding. "Liberal" seems to be an automatic negative, but is it an improvement over extreme on the other side of the spectrum? Extremism carries things in the direction they are going until they circle around and meet on the other side of the circle.

    How is a totalitarian liberal regime any more or less oppressive than a totalitarian conservative regime? Who was worse, Hitler or Stalin? We should not forget that the governments of Iran and Syria seek to conserve what they interpret as age-old values and insist that everybody go along with it, like it or not.

    Say what you want about George Soros, but he has never told me I have to do as he says. Instead of political labels, wouldn't it be good if people could look at things in a pragmatic, logical fashion. I want to vote for the candidate that seems to be willing and able to effectively do what needs to be done, not the one whose ideology matches a set requirement.

  • DistantThunder Vincentown, NJ
    Sept. 9, 2011 9:52 p.m.

    These "non-profit" media groups are liberal leaning soros-funded groups. The hit about the light bill proves the point - and why the odd reference to Chamberlain? The press had demonized the LDS faith for years, so now Perry is ahead in the polls, and the media is doing some repair work.