Douglas Henderson’s comments that Utah Mormons do not represent the church well is a statement I heard too often while a student at BYU. Please let’s remember that the majority of LDS Utahns are great representatives of the church. Why is there this division between Utah Mormons and the rest of the members of our faith? Don’t forget that the entire First Presidency consists of men from Utah, and I think they represent the church rather well.
Because we have a higher concentration of members here in this state we seem to get a bad rap for the small percentage of bad apples. I would dare guess that the same percentages of poor examples of the church live in other areas of the church as well. Broad, negative comments about a group of people rarely bring about positive results.
Salt Lake City