Mormon Parenting: Thanks, President Hinckley, for the vision

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  • Happy Liberal Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 5, 2013 3:19 p.m.

    I'm glad that these are your own thoughts and weren't lifted from the New York Times. To be honest, I will not be reading your columns again after learning that you lifted material from other publications on four occasions. As a longtime journalist who contributes to several national publications, I believe that plagiarism is a serious offense and should be grounds for dismissal. Of course, the Deseret News, now that it relies on free columns instead of hiring professionals, doesn't agree. In fact, I doubt that they will print this comment since everything in this church "newsletter" now has to be scrubbed before it is presented to readers.

  • YoungHipMormon LEHI, UT
    Sept. 5, 2013 2:45 p.m.

    The the conflation of matters spiritual and matters material in this article is truly flabbergasting.

  • TrevorGowe Ogden, UT
    Sept. 5, 2013 10:36 a.m.

    "Except when we lived in Boston as students and in London as missionaries, this is the first time we have lived right in the commercial part of a city."

    So it's the third time you've lived right in the commercial part of a city... not the first time at all.

  • corajudd Irvine, CA
    Sept. 4, 2013 10:25 p.m.

    How lovely that it's all so much prettier for you now.

    But ridding the downtown area of the lost and hungry and suffering didn't find them, feed them and heal them. A man with a vision that could accomplish that would be a True Visionary.

    Since you're such well-traveled and sought after writers, I'm sure you can explain how it isn't self-serving to attribute the LDS church's b-b-billion-dollar brand rescue to something divine. Shopping 'considerably often' at high end shops and spectating in newly posh venues isn't an ideal that I ever learned about. And I was raised a Mormon.

  • Katrine Herriman, UT
    Sept. 4, 2013 5:00 p.m.

    According to the 2011 Welfare Service Fact sheet on it states that the humanitarian assistance rendered from 1985-2011 (26 years) totaled $1.4 billion. The City Creek mall cost $1.5 billion and is part of a $5 billion dollar project. In my opinion the mall may have been President Hinckley's vision, but it wasn't Heavenly Father's vision.

    There are people world wide who need food and physical assitance, but at least you can see the expensive mall from the temple.
    Matthew 21:12-13
    12 ¶And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,

    13 And said unto them, It is written, My ahouse shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

  • Stenar Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 4, 2013 1:59 p.m.

    Modest in size, compared to their former mansion.

  • AEP Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 31, 2013 9:22 a.m.

    I didn't realize there were modest condos at City Creek.