Same thing happened to Wayne Owens when he lost to Garn in the Senate race in
1974. Message Spock?
just waiting for all the liberal conspiracy theorists to claim the church is
trying to manipulate Utah elections by calling less radical dems to out of state
WOW. A Dem as a mission president. I thought all Dems just want to create a
totalitarian welfare state of people dependent on government.
@NeilTPeople who say stuff like that should know better, but most
don't.Gunn McKay also served as a mission president after
loosing to Jim Hansen. In my opinion, I couldn't care les what my mission
president's politics are, so long as he serves well as a mission president.
In fact, I say that about all LDS Church callings.
My mission president in the early 70's in Germany, Blaine Peterson, had
been a Democratic US Representative from the first district. In his case though,
there was a six year gap between losing re-election and being called as a
Those missionaries will be blessed by your leadership, sir. May you and Sis.
Cooke find great joy in your service!
Wow! I didn't even know they were active church members. That's
Once again ladies and gentlemen, if you stand your average Utah Democrat up next
to an East Coaster, you would never believe they were from the same party.
President James E. Faust was an attorney and a registered Democrat but once
again the average comparison would probably stop right there.
There are MANY educated professionals who are Democrats/Independents and loyal
members of the LDS Church. This shouldn't surprise anyone...