Picture Is Worth a Thousand Slurs? Magazine Cover Riles Mormons

At The Salt Lake Tribune, Peggy Fletcher Stack reports on some Mormons’ reaction to the recent cover of Business Week, which accompanies the magazine’s cover story on the LDS Church’s finances and wealth. Stack describes the cover this way: “It features an illustration of Jesus with his hands on the heads of LDS founder Joseph Smith and his assistant, Oliver Cowdery, and a quote bubble which reads: ‘And thou shalt build a shopping mall, own stock in Burger King and open a Polynesian theme park in Hawaii that shall be largely exempt from the frustrations of tax…’ Another bubble has Smith responding, ‘Hallelujah.'” Anthropologist and Mormon, Daymon Smith, who is quoted in the article, has written, “[the cover] undermines the quality of … [the] article, and gives the whole thing the appearance of some … homemade evangelical broadside.”

Read at The Salt Lake Tribune

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