About Utah: Days of '47 community organizers focus on the present

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  • Lasvegaspam Henderson, NV
    July 24, 2013 1:00 p.m.

    I just want to know if the LGBT crowd came out to support the Days of 47 parade.

  • J Thomas Sandy, UT
    July 23, 2013 11:51 a.m.

    I believe Greg James is the person who changed the news format on Channel 5 news to the supposed family format with feel good stories and very little real news reporting on current events and national and local issues. He is the reason that Channel 2 is now the #1 news station in Utah.

    Lets hope he doesn't turn the Days of 47 into a feel good and try to be so inclusive that we loose the real story of our pioneer heritage and Mormon migration to Utah to obtain religious freedom and worship God as they believed. And that early Mormons were denied religious freedom in our early history. We should never forget that part of our history. That is what the days of 47 is about.

  • AlanSutton Salt Lake City, UT
    July 22, 2013 9:08 a.m.

    All worthy thoughts, especially if where we try hard to make others around us feel good. But the problem with too much "diversity" and "inclusion" is that we lose focus on the original reason for the celebration.

    What if we stopped celebrating the 4th of July as the founding of a new kind of nation (a new nation "conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal," as Lincoln said) and used it to "celebrate" the world's many different kinds of governments? After all, even dictatorships have their good points. In doing so, we would lose the key meaning of the celebration and our reason for celebrating in the first place.

    LDS people can and should celebrate their own religion and heritage openly without feeling like they might offend some people by doing so.