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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

405: PROTECTING THE "FRONT DOOR" OF THE TEMPLE WITH MARTINI'S AND COCKTAIL DRESSES



In a recent  meeting between LDS General Authority Elder Don R. Clarke, LDS Church Historian Dr. Matthew J. Grow, and Trevor Haugen, the following question was asked.

Trevor: "Why invest in City Creek?"

Elder Don R Clarke: "Do you know what happens to downtowns when you don’t have something like City Creek? Do you want to go to Detroit? Do you want to go with me to Chicago? And that is what happens. The purpose is to keep the downtown, the front door of Temple Square in a decent sort of place."

Matthew J Grow: "The motivation was to protect that downtown area."

I drove by the newest billboard advertising the LDS downtown mall City Creek. Two attractive models on a night on the town drinking what appears to be a martini and the woman in her cocktail dress drinking wine.  Seriously? and this is "protecting" the front door of the temple to be a decent sort of place?

1 comment:

  1. They had to destroy the village to save it.

    As for the comparison with Detroit, I live near there, and the reasons for its demise are manifold. But the question is, is it up to a Church to build shopping malls to 'save' SLC, or is that better left to other enterprises? I thought the church's job was to save souls, not downtown districts.

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