« The Next Big Splash | Main | Mormon Establishment »


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

I thought the Paul Rolly column was quite apropos after your post last week about the "God and Country" book. In some ways, the column nicely illustrates why many non-Mormons feel like Utah is a de fact theocracy. Yes, the church's views are going to be sought in many matters. Everybody accepts that. But the way the church's views are sought, or the way those views are communicated, too often makes the church seem like the puppet-master behind the Utah state legislature.

On the other hand, I should add that an essay in God and Country by a previous governor of Utah notes that in his experience the Church was always careful to stay "above the table" when there was an issue of interest to the Church. The former governor said the Church would make formal, public contacts and statements rather than the kind of backroom contacts alluded to in the SL Trib article.

That's the thing though. It is easy to accuse of backdoor politics because all you have to do is say something that makes sense. You don't have to prove anything or disprove anything. If it's all rumor and innuendo, there is nothing to prove.

The comments to this entry are closed.

Now Reading

General Books 09-12

General Books 06-08

General Books 04-05

About This Site

Mormon Books 2015-16

Mormon Books 2013-14

Science Books

Bible Books

Mormon Books 2012

Mormon Books 2009-11

Mormon Books 2008

Mormon Books 2007

Mormon Books 2006

Mormon Books 2005

Religion Books 09-12

Religion Books 2008

Religion Books 2004-07

DMI on Facebook

Blog powered by Typepad