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Monday, December 17, 2012

Why Not Ask a REAL Mormon Girl!

The national news media has styled Joanna Brooks as one of the foremost authorities on our faith. However, I think she falls far short.

Since Romney was not elected, the CNN article, "What would a Mormon White House look like?" from November 2, didn't seem to get much attention. Deep in the article, Joanna Brooks proves she's either a fringe Mormon or no Mormon at all by her scandalous assertion concerning The Proclamation on the Family.

Then there's something commonly known as the "Proclamation on the Family," which is often framed and displayed in homes -- though rarely in upper-class households, said Joanna Brooks, author of "The Book of Mormon Girl: Stories from an American Faith."
Mormons in upper-class households are just as likely to embrace the Proclamation in word, deed and display as any other good Mormons. In fact, if you extrapolate from PEW findings, they are probably more likely to embrace it since Mormons higher on the socio-economic ladder are typically more devout and committed than those who are lower.

The Proclamation is central to our belief structure. Apparently, it is not central to Brooks. She expresses many personal opinions that diverge from fundamental Mormon beliefs.
Most Mormons aren't like her and her Proclamation comment just illustrates how far she is from us.


  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you! She is so off-base on a consistent basis and it drives me up the wall that she's looked to as an expert.

  2. I totally agree with your post! I also found that statement about the Proclamation not being in high-income families to be amazingly misinformed.

    But, I lean to the view that Joanna Brooks is fundamentally misinformed about a great deal many things. ;)

  3. I am very frustrated that Joanna Brooks is such a prominent representative of the LDS culture. She seems to have a lot of deviant beliefs.