Curtis Brown's LDS conversion at BYU

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  • The Solution Dayton, OH
    Oct. 15, 2013 7:52 a.m.

    Mrs. Brown, Curtis' mom, has always been awesome. When I used to spend time on (before I got tired of all the negativity of that site), you could find several of her insightful posts. She was always classy and fun to talk to. She was always very supportive of Curtis' decision to come to BYU and to join the Church.

    I hope one day to read about her conversion... but if not, I know that she is a Christian woman who represents her faith very well.

  • MiP Iowa City, IA
    Oct. 14, 2013 9:35 p.m.

    I don't know what the rest of you thought, but after reading this article I thought 'What an awesome mom Curtis has.' This world is so much better when there are moms like this.

    Great story.

  • Nan BW ELder, CO
    Oct. 14, 2013 4:53 p.m.

    I loved the story, and I would love to see a photo of him with his wife, or maybe with his very supportive parents. The article states that his marriage is the most important part of his BYU memories so we need something visual to go with that. I do not mean this to be negative; I just enjoy having visuals to go with important parts of the story.

  • NT SomewhereIn, UT
    Oct. 14, 2013 4:48 p.m.

    Thanks for sharing Curtis' conversion story. I was particularly impressed by the support of his mother and family.

    Uplifting indeed.

  • Owl Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 14, 2013 2:18 p.m.

    This inspiring story is about Curtis Brown's journey of faith, not about stars by a recruiting service. If you miss that point you have been blinded. Football is one of many means to and end, it is not the end. The person who interviewed Brown for baptism probably didn't care how many stars he had.

  • BeSmart Cheyenne, WY
    Oct. 14, 2013 1:47 p.m.

    Sorry for the many misspellings

  • BeSmart Cheyenne, WY
    Oct. 14, 2013 1:30 p.m.

    I agree that the more stars you have the better the teams usually are.
    May I point something out. This article states that BYU had 3- 5 star recruits and 4-4 star recruits.
    What does this say? One apparently BYU could get recruits when in the MWC.
    Many of these recruits got kicked out or backed out due to the honor code.
    As a fan of all in state schools Utah has out recruited BYU.
    I will say this BYU is different the honor code makes it that way.
    BYU puts a very good team on the field every year with restrictions that no other university has.
    Kyle Whittingham also recruits well and players with high character, but how would Utah's recruiting change with the honor. They may still out recruit byu but they would not get all the players they currently get.
    Can you at least acknoledge this fact?

  • Crisco B Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 14, 2013 1:10 p.m.

    What is all this stars talk? The article is not about this. Please find an article on artichokes to comment on. At least then I wouldn't have to read it.

  • tlaulu Taylorsville, Utah
    Oct. 14, 2013 12:49 p.m.

    Great story. Thanks for sharing. Curtis needs to convert 4th down and 4 more yards to go. Metaphorically speaking he's got four more members of his family to convert. Then on to 1st and 10 more to follow.

  • richl Farmington, UT
    Oct. 14, 2013 12:35 p.m.

    Thank you for the wonderful story. I just finished listening to an anti-Mormon clip by a former Mormon who goes through the usual diatribe, some of which is easily proved wrong and some of which would take time to study thoroughly. My faith is based on spiritual experiences as well as study as I enjoy thoroughly researching the sort of questions that might bother others for years. I've consistently strengthened my testimony by doing this because I am searching for reasons to believe, not as a weak or wavering member looking for reasons to disbelieve. When I eventually line up all the facts, it's easy to see God's hand in the restoration of the Gospel. And yet I go out of my way to read uplifting stories of others who came to their faith through positive experiences. As Curtis continues in his quest to be the best man he can become, he can be assured that he will have many experiences that will give him undeniable spiritual confirmations that he has chosen the right path.

  • amagnetick AV, CA
    Oct. 14, 2013 12:15 p.m.

    Even though this story is about a football player, it isn't a story about football. It's a shame that people have to come her with an agenda and try to ruin an excellent story about a young man's life and the decisions he's made.

  • Alterego Harrisville, UT
    Oct. 14, 2013 12:14 p.m.

    Searched the entire article and the phrase "stars don't mean anything" is not there. So, the only one saying "stars don't mean anything" is Utah Fan. BTW this is an article about Curtis Brown's introduction to and acceptance of the LDS Faith and though you are far from an expert on that subject, please stay on topic Utah Fan.

  • runnerguy50 Virginia Beach, Va
    Oct. 14, 2013 10:53 a.m.

    I'd like to know more about all world Walt Williams and where he ended up.