To the reporter, Emiley Morgan:Why lead off the story with a declaration
of the victim's non-faith? He was pulled out from under a burning car by good
people and you throw him under a bus for not believing in a higher power that
saved him!I am active LDS, and am often dismayed by Utah's prevalent
judgmental saint vs. gentile attitude. It disturbs and disheartens me to see you
use a feel bad approach to a feel good story.
I don't think they said it in a bad away about it. I was waiting for the punch
line of 'he don't know what was his saving grace, but it was truly God and the
LDS church' or 'the people that came to his aid were Mormons' or something. Not
From how Brandon describes himself, he probably doesn't believe in God and so
where many people who are Christian would credit what happened to a higher
power, someone else may not. I think that the reporter was being respectful to
Brandon, maybe she asked him if he felt like God was watching over him and maybe
he said, I don't share that belief, but I do know that there were a great many
good people. A person is not bad or evil because they don't share our beliefs,
I am active LDS, but my only child is an atheist, she is a wonderful child and I
am blessed to have her in my life. I can't force what I believe on her, but I
can love her even if we differ.
Restoring faith in humanity:-) Not all the angels are in heaven.