Tuesday, October 18, 2005

What's up with the Mormons lately?

They forgot to mention a few. The head of the EPA (Leavitt) is a member. The QB for Boston College, a predominantly Catholic school, is Paul Peterson a member, and an RM to boot. And let's not forget a very famous and successful Las Vegas Act: Gladys Knight. Also, the editor who worked on the story in Newsweek is a graduate of BYU and a member. It looks like Mormons are also the target of a new HBO show.

Mormons Rising In Government, Business, Schools.
Mormons, it seems, are on the move.

Just last week, Newsweek devoted a cover story to the Utah-based church, which the magazine described as "booming."

Over the summer, the dean of Harvard Business School, Kim Clark, quit Cambridge, Mass., for Rexburg, Idaho, to take up the presidency of a branch of Mormon-run Brigham Young University.

Mormons are also rising to new positions of prominence in politics and business. Governor Romney of Massachusetts is a member of the church and a top contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008. Political pundits are already debating whether his Mormon faith will be an asset or a liability in the race.

Senator Reid of Nevada, who became minority leader of the Senate earlier this year, is a Mormon. So, too, is the CEO of one of America's most successful new airlines, David Neeleman of JetBlue.


More on the quarterback:
A 'Dame' good win
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The bookstore will most likely start printing commemorative T-shirts and hats for this year's version of the Boston College victory over Notre Dame as soon as possible. The catchphrase will undoubtedly have something to do with four straight wins over BC's Catholic counterparts in South Bend and will be rivalry-related. Maybe the designers should start with this theme: Thank God for the little Mormon.

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