McKay Coppins: Mormon Twentysomething: My last Mormon Times column

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  • easternobserver Denton, MD
    Oct. 1, 2010 6:05 p.m.

    Congrats. I just may have to resume the Newsweek subscription I let go last year.

  • donn layton, Ut
    Oct. 1, 2010 5:38 p.m.

    Mckay are you truly a Mormon Liberal? I meet very few real Mormon Liberals,(tolerant of other views) which is somewhat a contradiction of terms. My wife is truly a Mormon liberal we can hardly go to Walmart without someone saying Hi,because they know her from releif society. Her views are liberal on heaven all go,or salvation by death. Women should hold the priesthood and does not take the BoM as literal,but the real liberal tie-breaker is, she does not beleive Joseph Smith is a prophet.

  • Mayfair Claremore, OK
    Oct. 1, 2010 1:54 p.m.

    Its good Newsweek doesn't know that they have got in hiring you--or they never would have done it.

    And that is meant in the nicest possible way.

    You will be a great "secret weapon".

    We'll sorely miss you McKay, at the the Des News, and your refreshing take on things.

    I sometimes wonder at some of my fellow LDS brothers and sisters--those whose extreme Right, vitriolic, caustic, contentious views cause me to shudder.

    You've been a welcome voice of reason.

    Thanks, good luck, and we hope to hear more from you--as a guest writer at the Des News--and in Newsweek. (You had a lot of Holland-esk lines in several of your articles, by the way. Looking forward to more.)

  • Crispy Lips Alpine, UT
    Oct. 1, 2010 12:58 p.m.

    I hope this didn't have anything to do with downsizing. I can think of many other columns that should go before this one.

  • OprahwindFury Sandy, UT
    Oct. 1, 2010 11:12 a.m.

    All good things must come to an end. Bless you and your family as you move on to bigger and better things.

  • Utes Fan Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 1, 2010 10:16 a.m.

    Good job, McKay. Your articles here have been appreciated and the subjects were excellent. You will do a great deal of good at Newsweek. Good luck!

  • U R Not Man Until a BCS Bowl Provo, UT
    Oct. 1, 2010 9:59 a.m.

    I'm not very familiar with newsweek other than I know it is considered very prestigious in the world of journalism and it is considered very liberal. I'm glad Mormons will have a voice in that magaizine now. When you when that PUlitzer Prize don't forget about us and who gave you your first start.

  • BoiseSuperBlue Boise, ID
    Oct. 1, 2010 9:55 a.m.

    Even though I will miss your articles, I think this will be a good thing. Anytime an LDS is in a position to reach millions of people worldwide, this is a positive thing. Newsweek is printed in Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Rioplatense Spanish, Arabic, etc. Mckay now has an opportunity to reach the far corners of the world each week with his column. Good luck and make us proud.

  • Waikiki Gal Waimanalo, HI
    Oct. 1, 2010 9:44 a.m.

    Hopefully you will be able to help Newsweek put a positive spin on our Church. I think this is a great opportunity for you to let the world know more about who we are as a people and a religion.

    Just think of the opportunity for good you now have McKay Coppins. Newsweek has a worldwide readership in the millions. What better way to really educate the world about the LDS faith. This is a tremendous blessing.

  • Juice Lindon, UT
    Oct. 1, 2010 9:40 a.m.

    I wish you luck on your promotion. Not very many writers from Utah newspapers are of the caliber that they could work for Newsweek. Congratulations are in order.

  • Twin Lights Louisville, KY
    Oct. 1, 2010 9:32 a.m.


    You will be sorely missed. Yours is one of the few regular columns that I make it a point to read.

    Given your age, I have been quite surprised at the depth of your analysis and general maturity (hope that is not a backhanded compliment — it’s certainly not meant as one).

    Newsweek is getting a gem. I hope you have some great experiences there. I will have to start checking out Newsweek to see what you do.

    Best wishes and regards,

  • The Milk Beast Herriman, UT
    Oct. 1, 2010 9:30 a.m.

    You will be missed Brother Coppins. I don't think anyone can blame you for advancing your career by going to Newsweek Magazine. Your well thought out and liberal slant will be sorely missed here.

  • Otis Spurlock Ogden, UT
    Oct. 1, 2010 9:28 a.m.

    The D-New's best columnist gets poached by NewsWeek. I guess we can all throw moderation out the window now.

  • MormonConservative A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    Oct. 1, 2010 9:01 a.m.

    "YOU BETCHA" as Sarah Palin would say, We'll miss you McKay Coppins. I write this as a patriot, a taxpayer, a lifelong resident and as concerned citizen of what I consider to be the greatest nation ever known to man, the United States of America. Our capitalist system guarantees that those who explore new worlds and bring us new products and better techniques are amply rewarded for their efforts, and this is as it should be. Am I calling you a socialist Mr. Obama? Yes, I am. I firmly believe that you are a socialist and a globalist, and that you think America should have a comeuppance and have our playing field leveled to match those of other countries not as industrious or as innovative as we are. You and your party have corrupted duly elected officials in an effort to get your legislative agenda passed. Remember the "Louisiana Purchase" and the "Cornhusker Kickback," and that's just a couple we know about, but you bought off a bunch of congressmen and senators, knowing that you were going against the will of the majority of Americans. Like all liberal's do.