Saturday, February 02, 2008

Mormons mourn, remember, church leader

Mormons are dealing with the death of LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley, who died last Sunday at the age of 97. He was buried today.

Bob Mims of the Salt Lake Tribune gives us Farewell to LDS prophet: Hinckley eulogized as humble, compassionate 'giant among men'. There are links and links in the sidebar, covering a wide range of related topics, some particular to Hinckley, and others more general, like What happens when an LDS president dies? (Salt Lake Tribune, Jan. 28, 2008.)

So, the AP 'rises to the occasion' with this from Eric Gorsky: Retention Key For Mormon Church (Feb. 2, 2008). Is it just me, or does Mr. Gorsky seem to have a problem with his subject matter? And does he despise people he sees as too square or healthy? (Side note: Is the AP somewhat short on religion reporters who think religion is a good thing? Sometimes I wonder.)

I'm not Mormon, but I am Mormon friendly. You'll need to remember that if you want to leave a comment here.

FYI: Orson Scott Card, who posts thoughtful essays here (World Watch archives here), sometimes takes on the role of apologist for the Mormon faith, as he does here.


Remembering Gordon B Hinckley said...

We will miss him greatly!

Foxfier, formerly Sailorette said...

May he rest in peace.

I utterly disagree with the LDS church, but I have to admire a group of folks who will work as hard as they have to try to save the dead-- and I am utterly delighted to use their genealogy collection.