Tom Harvey put together a well-researched article on investment scams in Utah that appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune this weekend. I have just been reading all of the comments about it (149 so far) and aside from the usual anti-Mormon drivel that always seems to fill up the comments in any article that even remotely references the Church, it was interesting to read the comments about why the LDS Church is not participating in the “Fraud College” event that will take place in June. One comment stated, in effect, that if the church put as much money and effort into fighting fraud among members as it does fighting gay marriage, the problem would be solved.
According to the Tribune article the church did issue a written statement insisting that “church leaders have been warning members for years about the dangers of fraud and get-rich-quick schemes. ‘These messages have been delivered over the pulpit in General Conference, in official letters from church leadership, and in articles found in official church publications.'” Unfortunately the full statement was not quoted in the article. Continue reading “PREYING ON THE FAITHFUL: Thoughts about the Salt Lake Tribune article”