Valerie Phillips: LDS chef Carmell Childs won't compete for $50K on Sunday

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  • The Scientist Provo, UT
    Dec. 4, 2012 5:58 a.m.

    I am amused by how the religious strive to out "righteous" one another.

  • tlaulu Taylorsville, Utah
    Dec. 1, 2012 6:46 p.m.

    Sasha Pachev:

    Thanks for preaching to the choir again on the subject of keeping the Sabbath Day Holy. I comment the young mother from Ferron for her choice of withdrawing from the competition. It's a personal choice to stick to the letter of the law. As for bashing L.D.S professional athletes for playing on Sundays, that's their profession and it's their choice to work/play on Sundays. Shall we put the same question to the church for the facilities they operate on Sundays and those employees that work there.

  • mightymite DRAPER, UT
    Nov. 30, 2012 8:41 a.m.

    I just love when people talk about integrity of the mormon faith but ingnore the implications and cost of advertising campaigns and building malls. Take a look at the larger picture folks and then tell me about integrity.

  • War dog Taylorsville, UT
    Nov. 29, 2012 6:19 p.m.

    Only people that have an integrity that can,t br breached would understand her decision, and a great one it was

  • Sasha Pachev Provo, UT
    Nov. 29, 2012 1:15 p.m.

    I am glad to see someone is listening to the Prophet on the matter of Sabbath day observance. Time and again I have observed various LDS athletes make a variety of excuses for competing on the Sabbath. This has a tremendous impact the general membership of the church. The line of thinking goes like this. If an LDS athlete so and so plays on Sunday, it must be OK to watch him play. If an LDS athlete so and so races on Sunday it must be OK to run in a race on Sunday . What is ironic is that now when an LDS athlete decides to skip an important performance because it is on a Sunday you will have fellow members of the Church try to talk him into it by suggesting the same excuses they have heard from others. A really good one is "It is between me and the Lord". The trouble is, this approach will never produce Eric Liddell's level of greatness.

  • Jon1 Arlington, VA
    Nov. 29, 2012 8:17 a.m.

    With all the negativity in the world today, it is so refreshing to see someone with character stick to her principles. What a wonderful example for us all.

  • Lydia Sandy, , UT
    Nov. 28, 2012 10:09 p.m.

    I love Valeries example of standing up for what she believes, that would not have been easy.
    She is a great example to me and I will share this article with my children. We need more
    stories where people are willing to sacrifice for their beliefs. Thanks Valerie you are an inspiration!

  • CheColBar San Diego, CA
    Nov. 28, 2012 2:19 p.m.

    Good for her for sticking to her principles! Such a rarity now days!

  • GeoMan SALEM, OR
    Nov. 28, 2012 8:25 a.m.

    Not a ridiculous decision.
    While many, or most, would not make the same decision, being free to make our own decisions is one of the greatest blessings we enjoy.
    How to keep the Sabbath is a very personal decision. Personally, I find it strange that she wasn't willing to participate in a contest yet was willing to pack-up and travel for Las Vegas to Ferron. As I said, it is a personal decision. Given that she clearly doesn't consider herself a professional, I would have participated and then donated the money to a worthy charity and waited until Monday to travel home.
    I find it ridiculous that someone thinks there is some logic in pronouncing that a decision is ridiculous simply because it is different than the one they would make. This is especially true about something as trivial as a recipe contest.

  • Dennis Harwich, MA
    Nov. 27, 2012 6:24 p.m.

    Ridiculous decision.