Author Archives: Doug Gibson

LDS memoir ‘Let It Go’ reminds it is a commandment to forgive

I read the memoir “Let It Go: A True Story of Tragedy and Forgiveness,” by Chris Williams, a former LDS bishop in Salt Lake City, (here) who in 2007, lost his wife, two children and unborn child, when a drunken … Read More

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Simpleman stops Tibbitts with a triangle

There was an MMA card last Saturday in Ogden. Veteran MMA pro Sooksan Simpleman, of Sunset, was cut badly by Salt Lake City’s Lee Tibbits and put on his back but managed to submit Tibbitts via a triangle choke. (A … Read More

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So, are there different degrees of hell, heaven?

I read a fascinating piece from a website,, on hell. It was titled, “Are There Different Levels of Hell and Heaven.” (Read) Frankly, the part about hell interested me more. I think that’s human nature; most of us are fascinated … Read More

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A chat with MMA amateur Cameron Howell

This week’s mini-interview is with Cameron Howell, (seen winning at left) who is an undefeated mixed martial arts fighter. The Top of Utahn Howell, a graduate of Roy High School, went to 3-0 last week with a first round stoppage … Read More

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LDS leader Oaks urges retention of religious values in public debate

Dallin H. Oaks, who is an apostle in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and a former member of the Utah Supreme Court, spoke last week at Utah Valley University. What’s unique about the address is Oaks spoke … Read More

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Montoya headlines SteelFist card; boxer West loses split decision

Tomorrow night, at Farmington’s Legacy Events Center, there will be a 16-bout MMA card that is for all ages. The fights start at 6. Lucus Montoya headlines against Danny August. My Standard-Examiner recap is here. Also, there is a Total … Read More

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With Fawn McKay Brodie, there was little neutrality among Mormons

Next year, it’ll be the 100th anniversary of the birth of Fawn McKay in Weber County. It’s pretty safe to say that there is no one left who witnessed the extremely intelligent Huntsville youngster who moved through college in her … Read More

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Tweeting LDS General Conference was a lot of fun, and healthier than Facebooking

I tweeted 10 hours of LDS General Conference last weekend. I’m not claiming to be a pioneer in Twitter, but I have always tended to Facebook events such as this. But I see the appeal in Twitter. It’s a media … Read More

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Cordova boxes tonight in San Diego, Nava to box in May

Tonight in San Diego, Clearfield welterweight Eddie Cordova (shown at left scoring a decision over Chris Asher) fights David Barragan in San Diego. We wish Eddie the best tonight. On May 15, Logan middleweight Christian Nava will be in Brooklyn, … Read More

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Will Ordain Women have an impact with most Mormon women?

LDS General Conference starts this weekend and the one question is whether Ordain Women will engage in social activism and gather to request admittance into the church’s all-male priesthood conference session. The answer to that is yes. The second question … Read More

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