Episode 37

What Did We Learn From the 60 Minutes Episode

How did you feel about the 60 Minutes interview on LDS church finances that just aired? On this episode of Mormonish, Rebecca and Landon discuss the recent 60 Minutes segment featuring former Ensign Peak employee and whistleblower, David Neilsen's first ever on camer interview. We take a deep dive into the church's response to the accusation of misuse of funds, and dissect statements made by Bishop W. Chrisopher Wallen, who represented the LDS church in the segment. We also take an indepth look at response articles, podcasts, and the church's own statement following the interview. We especially pay attention to an article that came out on an apologist wevsite before the 60 Minutes interview even aired. Both Rebecca and Landon weigh in on the positive and negative take aways from the interview and talk about what a more positive future would look like in terms of church transparency and use of funds for charitable giving. We tried to keep our frustration to a minimum on air, but admit it was difficult. Let us know what you think of the 60 Minutes interview in the comments.

60 Minutes Episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3_Fhq7sEHo

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Rebecca Bibliotheca

Rebecca Bibliotheca is a mother or three boys, co-founder of "The Good Book Club," a virtual reading group for post and nuanced Mormons, cohost of "Mormon Media Reviews," and leader of the "Mormon Stories Book Club." She has a Masters of Library and Information Science from BYU and worked for many years at the BYU Library. She and her husband, Tom, also founded a youth theater program that is in its 19th year. Rebecca loves the theater, reading, film, spending times outdoors, church watching and iced coffee!
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Landon Brophy

Landon Brophy is the proud father of four children, two grandchildren, three ATVs and a boat. He's a former military officer, the co-founder of The Good Book Club, a reading group for post and nuanced Mormons, ann international manager for a global defense contractor, and a worldwide traveler. He and his wife founded "Utah Wanderers," an online travel guide to exploring Utah. Landon loves the outdoors, ATVing, boating, flying, reading, observing the "ongoing restoration" and second Saturdays!