It's time to move past 'the Mormon moment,' LDS official says

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  • Max Charlotte, NC
    March 18, 2012 8:31 a.m.

    Otis and Thinkman:

    It is clear that you didn't even read the article before commenting. This is the type of thing the church is getting tired of. So many in the media are not willing to do any research (and I mean ANY research) or fact checking. The "Mormon Moment" to them apparently means that they only need to check for errors in their stories for a moment (a VERY brief moment). I have been astonished at how lazy (or completely indifferent to the truth in some cases) the press has been in its reporting. Otterson is simply saying that more than a moment is needed here. He is inviting the press to take some time to get it right.

  • Stay the Course Salt Lake City, utah
    March 16, 2012 4:15 p.m.

    Otis you flat out missed the point of the article with your response

  • Jeff Temple City, CA
    March 16, 2012 3:23 p.m.

    Did we read the same piece? This is not about the Church's disdaining attention; it's about the Church's asking for reporters to gain more in-depth and up-to-date information. It's a request for substance over superficiality.

  • Utexmom Flower Mound, TX
    March 16, 2012 12:08 p.m.

    "The church should welcome this outside scruitiny. After all, we have nothing to hide, right?" Right, we have nothing to hide, but this has gone way past common decency. No one is learning anything because it is all speculation and the throwing around of twisted prejudices. There is no good direction that this is taking, but only political advantage for those who are throwing the jabs. I do not see anyone correcting their missinformation.

  • Thinkman Provo, UT
    March 16, 2012 11:59 a.m.

    I thought the LDS church wants everyone to know about them. Else why are they sending 60,000 missionaries out to get converts? Why also the "Why I'm a Mormon" campaign and other aggressive PR campaigns they are conducting? Do they not like the attention on their history and eye-brow raising past?

  • Otis Spurlock Ogden, UT
    March 16, 2012 11:26 a.m.

    The Church should welcome all of this outside scrutiny. After all, we have nothing to hide, righ? We should want all of the attention so we can use this as a a missionary tool, right?

  • iron&clay RIVERTON, UT
    March 16, 2012 10:05 a.m.

    This official statement is the exact thought that popped into my mind when I first heard the 'mormon moment' phrase over a year ago.

    It is also the thoughts of all members of the church as we see an incredulous media groping for comprehension of the reality of the restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ in the latter days.

  • Midvaliean MIDVALE, UT
    March 16, 2012 8:08 a.m.

    Agreed, and I never agree with this guy. A sound byte can not sum up the Mormon faith and tradition. Nor can a bunch of people unqualified to talk about doctrine.
    But we live in a world of sound bytes, so move on and something new will take the church's place on our airwaves.