Will it allow honest evaluations of sports teams and coaches and players and icons and institutions, whether they soar or suck? Bonneville International, the company that manages KSL's TV and Newsradio efforts, announced a contractual agreement with the Smith Entertainment Group to run the programming and day-to-day operations of The Zone Sports Network on Thursday.The deal means that Jazz games will be simulcast on 1280 AM/97.5 FM (The Zone), while some regular-season games (when BYU games don't conflict) and all . I know, I know, many are called, but few are chosen. He talked further about the blessings from heaven promised in other scriptural passages to those who remembered well, eternal blessings that would blow away earthly monetary gain. Donate to the newsroom now. Husband. Went to a church service the other day where a young man was speaking at the pulpit who had started out on a mission, but months in had guilty feelings about certain things he had done before leaving, was sent home for six months to repent and was now about to head back out to finish his service. One host most regrettably did a radio remote from a Salt Lake City strip club. Family is constant. Its making mistakes, but giving grace. Gordon Ramsay shows off buff body as he ditches shirt on Maldives beach holidayFans were impressed by chef Gordon Ramsay's 'ripped' physique after he shared photos of himself on holiday with his son. The next youth leader who uses the chewed-stick-of-gum analogy for any girl who falls short of the moral-cleanliness standard so revered in church teachings would be put in timeout for a few months to rethink that comparison. One bit of advice: Let faith bridge your own gaps. Too often these leaders are thought of within the church as more than celebrities, as though they are if not deity, close to it. Athlete. That had a strong impact on me.. It was a bit rough around the edges. Gordon Monson is a Mormon sports writer for the Salt Lake Tribune (a publication started by the Godbeites to attack church leaders and policies- true story). I am somebody that should be in that room.. Maybe an occasional palm to the forehead. "He saved my job on multiple occasions, and I have always relied on his advice whether it was about radio, sports, or just life in general.". Its nurturing each others strengths while embracing the weaknesses. Wouldnt serving as a hardworking missionary be the best way to repent? His primary focus is Sports. That speaks for itself, or would, if it were done my way. Family is potential without pressure. Nay, ye cannot say this; for that same spirit which doth possess your bodies at the time that ye go out of this life, that same spirit will have power to possess your body in that eternal world." Maybe a shout here and there. Press J to jump to the feed. Gordon Monson laid off from 1280. But in a complex world, doing so is impossible, and its also irresponsible. He was with family at the time of his passing. President Thomas S. Monson has served as the 16 th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since February 3, 2008. When there are a hundred billion or hundreds of billions of dollars in that portfolio, doesnt requiring for good standing a 10% contribution seem a bit heavy, asking people to pull that out of their relatively sparse pay? They know who they are. What do you do when Luke Staley, one of the Cougars all-time football greats, wants his jersey number taken off LaVell Edwards Stadium because of concerns over the enforcement of the Honor Code and LGBTQ issues at BYU? Theres nothing wrong with modesty, I get that. Ive actually heard church leaders blame girls in the congregation for wearing short skirts and tight shirts, thereby causing impure thoughts to creep into the tender minds of the boys. It would also be a better look for the church overall, given the immense stock and investment portfolio the organization has. In some form or fashion, he has played a part in contributing to the employment of many on-air talent and producers across multiple stations. Perhaps Brother Monson and his priesthood leaders should reflect on his implicit/explicit public denunciation of church practice and the review the following question in his next interview. (Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Female missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints cheer for entries in the Days of '47 Parade, in Salt Lake City, on Friday, July 23, 2021. Its ridiculous to have to say it, but here we are: Women are every bit as capable as men when it comes to leadership and knowledge and discernment and organizational skills and empathy and caring and goodness. Everyone makes their own decisions based on what they think is right. For. Nice of you to show up. utahpollution SLC CleanAir uphe, GordonMonson Then create your own church Join the Alpine Church GordonMonson Id have read your article had it not been behind the pay wall. The two things we wanted to avoid: cheap shots and cheerleading. Do not muffle them, even if you dont like what is said. They straight handed us an entire station the one the Beach Boys sang about in their song Salt Lake City and told us to build it from the ground up. Ralphie, the seemingly unadoptable French bulldog from upstate New York, is making progress in his intensive training program, according to his shelter. 9/30/21 2:09pm. Should I go with Gordon or the scriptures? Do you love your fellow humans, no matter their race, their sexual orientation, whether they look like you or act like you, or think like you, treating them with kindness, honor and respect? Longtime Salt Lake Tribune sports columnist Gordon Monson usually writes about first downs, double-faults, 3-pointers and four-baggers. He also works in gameday communications for FC Cincinnati and additionally contributes to the AllBengals blog for Sports Illustrated. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Politically I've been annoyed with KSL, but sports-wise they've been pretty fair, Actually a very good move. And they didn't. He didnt beat anybody over the head with his own personal, strident brand of righteousness, his higher standard. There was no sanctimony in his decision. Not on the show today? Here's what lawmakers have directed schools to do, Can't take statins? All the shows filled by talented hosts such as David James and Patrick Kinahan, Ian Furness, Ryan Hatch, John Lund, Sean OConnell, Hans Olsen, Alema Harrington, Pace Mannion, Bolerjack, Scott Garrard, Kevin Graham, Jake Scott, Kyle Gunther, Jan Jorgensen, and a slew of others were successes. As a former member, I realize that backlash can come quickly. He was a top prospect, a 6-foot-7, 330-pound offensive tackle who had been a high draft pick, selected despite previously sending letters to NFL clubs saying he would decline any invitation. It was that he didnt want to play on Sundays. GordonMonson He could have send a letter to the Q12, instead of whinnying on a leftist newspaper. He told Dan Patrick that he wants to be the voice of fans and help shape the rules of the game to reflect what people can see with their own two eyes. This may be the right one. Advance warning: We're going to talk religion here, so if you have an aversion to that, stop reading here and now. Sports is usually a good. GordonMonson Some good perspectives. And when women fall short of complete and perfect obedience, treat them with the same kindness and respect with and by which men are treated. He was a home but he, Never good for someone to lose a job, glad he still can write to support himself. He knows he could be next. He told Rich Eisen that he recently had a conversation with his wife saying that he needed a new crusade in life. But what if a faithful believer has to work, whether its for an essential service doctors, nurses, police officers, air traffic controllers, firefighters, etc. - Doctrine and Covenants 17, "And they were strict to observe that there should be no iniquity among them; and whoso was found to commit iniquity, and three witnesses of the church did condemn them before the elders, and if they repented not, and confessed not, their names were blotted out, and they were not numbered among the people of Christ." Family is comfort. Im here because they asked and I have something to say.. Enlarge your audience. GordonMonson Leave Gordon. Head Topics, publish breaking news of all around the world. Click here to read Gordon full article. The action behind the scenes was every bit as crazy and entertaining as you might think it to be. There were times when I decided to play pro ball. Austin knew sports better than Jake and GM and also was funny. Along the way, it changed ownership and ultimately was purchased by Jazz's Larry H. Miller group. For undisclosed reasons, Monson was let go in the transaction. Instead of the fundamental unit of society being couples having and raising children, family is just anyone who unconditionally loves each other. And, yeah, his weekly show was on The Big Show on 1280 The Zone. But requiring missionaries to sport a monolithic look might not always be the right move. He was happy for other athletes who chose to go ahead and play on Sundays for their success, for their utilization of size and strength and speed and skill. (Lynne Sladky | AP) Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper during a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, in Miami. Let others know what your standards are so they can support you. /r/Mormon is a subreddit for articles and topics of interest to people interested in Mormon themes. 3 more would improve Utahs culture: shun being childlike, move beyond materialism (Rolexes arent a pass to heaven), take air pollution that prematurely kills 2,400/yr seriously. The three separate stories entertain you with realistic experiences that could happen to anyone of us. Check out our facebook forum where we discuss ideas that shape ourworld. He can move in with Tanner in PDX. Just a theory. Can one spiritually dip his or her toes in a pool while talking with friends, but not slip in for a swim? Tom Brady trying to be funny and not be funny is gonna be the most hilarious thing in the world., Gopher Sports Properties and iHeartMedia have agreed to a new contract that will keep the Golden Gophers on KFAN, KFAN+ and KTLK through the end of the 2026-2027 academic year.. He died at age 90 from causes incident to age. "The Queer Polygamy Model leaves room for same-gender and same-sex sealings, whether they are non-romantic, such as between my sister and me, or homosexual, such as between two wives. But I sincerely hope they let the voices on air do what great on-air voices do best say whatever is on their minds, whether those spoken words, in or out of sports, fall in favor of established institutions, teams, schools, clubs and churches, or not. Dont know whatever happened to him, where he is all these years later, and I dont really care. GordonMonson team, our membership numbers are running low. Well that quote is not in the scriptures lets see what the actual scriptures say: "The teachers duty is to watch over the church always, and be with and strengthen them; And see that there is no iniquity in the church, neither hardness with each other, neither lying, backbiting, nor evil speaking; And see that the church meet together often, and also see that all the members do their duty." In full disclosure, the Zone's long-running morning DJ and PK is expected to air each weekday on the same two stations as usual. Eisen listed gripes that included roughing the passer calls not being reviewable and turnovers caused by fumbling the ball in the endzone. Estimated read time: 3-4 Larry always showed up in person, ready to talk, ready to share information, ready to argue, ready to brawl, if thats what the issue of the day called for. GordonMonson Add in allowing for the punching of deznat members, and you got my vote. Two hosts got flashed in the studio by a couple of female listeners in hopes of winning Jazz tickets smack dab in the middle of a show. I had a seminary teacher once who informed everyone in attendance that turning on a sprinkler to water the lawn on the Sabbath was sinful. "He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. Forgiveness can come quickly, a good spirit, too, especially when the desire is there for diligent, good works. (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) "The Family: A Proclamation to the World" was unveiled in September 1995. GORDON MONSON hosts "The Gordon Monson Show" weekdays from 2-6 p.m. on 104.7 FM/1280 AM . by J. Gordon Monson $3.99 This is a collection of three separate short stories. ), Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune. The Savior taught the Nephites that they should continue to minister to a person who has sinned. It's never easy to lose a job. Bonneville bought a station in San Francisco with an openly gay morning show team. Monson, who had been co-hosting the afternoon show on The Zone alongside Jake Scott, co-founded the independent station with Utah Jazz TV voice Craig Bolerjack. Football games will continue to air exclusively on KFAN. Im reading this again, and its on Radar Online! Yeah, this would cost the church a stack of cash, reducing its financials considerably. Those are my guys over there, too. Thats the way it should be, would be here. Its not a fictious site. The upside to this specific story was the manner in which the player went about his business. Salt Lake Tribune columnist Gordon Monson outlines 20 changes he would like to see made in his faith, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Below are a few of the "interesting" ideas from his article. I too think its suspect. A laugh a minute. I would add the following: 1-Ordain women 2-Recognize that sex within a legal marriage is not sinful 3-Disclose church finances 4-Abolish worthiness interviews 5-Apologize for claiming that God is a racist. Some people say they want nothing but sports. Nah, I would have left anyway, but I'd have left with some measure of respect for the CJCLDS if you were in charge. Thats an unfortunate emphasis on the wrong things. That would be ironic, since Im a lifelong member of that church, and was once offered a columnist job at the KSL-affiliated Deseret News, which I turned down. The Zone was meant to step up, not down, to stir thought, to break through tradition and conformity, to punch sacred cows and puncture sanctimony, to praise great performances and criticize lousy ones. Other Latter-day Saint athletes had prospered in their sports and been praised far and wide for playing on Sundays. Karl Malone threatened to beat up a host. The article was published for subscribers only so there's a paywall. He is the morning host and producer for 89.3 WMKV in Cincinnati, OH. Was it because I had recently written a column criticizing church leader Jeffrey Holland for a speech he gave at BYU and someone somewhere wanted to avoid a difficult explanation for having a host on the air who would do such a thing? From the General Handbook of the church: As used here,apostasyrefers to a member engaging in any of the following: * Repeatedly acting in clear and deliberate public opposition to the Church, its doctrine, its policies, or its leaders, * Persisting in teaching as Church doctrine what is not Church doctrine after being corrected by the bishop or stake president, * Showing a pattern of intentionally working to weaken the faith and activity of Church members. The Golden Gophers have a new deal with iHeartMedia. The Salt Lake Tribune, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity and contributions are tax Maybe an argument now and again. They are a somewhat reputable gossip site. It would have been decent, after nearly 30 years on the air, for KSL to allow me to do so. For too long, women have been honored in the church as Gods heavenly creatures while at the same time being expected to be sweet subordinate followers of men. In his article he explicitly wants to change the definition of family in the proclamation. GordonMonson This lifelong member should just leave the Mormon church until they can prove, using non-Mormon sources, that Reformed Egyptian was ever a real language GordonMonson Liked the article. Get rid of the fascination with the female form and making sure it is covered up. Make adherence to the Word of Wisdom optional, Boil down temple-worthiness interviews to three questions, Swap out the narrow proclamation on the family for this different, more expansive proclamation, Apologize for policies and preachments of the past and present that were and are out of step with a loving God, more specifically, all aspects of racism, sexism and homophobia, Family is love without motive. The only allowable exception here would be if thats the way said leaders spouse addresses him or her around the house. Ive thought about this a lot. when people say he is loadedhow much is loaded. Nobody could tell me why I, rather singularly, was uninvited. It's worth reading in depth. I know, I know, I still look and sound young, charming and energetic, and oh-so handsome, but I didnt and wasnt and Im not. Additional visits and contributions from Bolerjack and David Locke and a thousand guests made up a mix that provided some of the best sports talk ever in Salt Lake radio. Removing the idea that turning down a calling in the church is a sin would be a priority. Dont think so? A few high-profile ones had whispered that they had received approval by top church leaders to do so. In pink tops and white pants, women celebrate free period products becoming available in Utahs state buildings, Proposal to boost Utah bar licenses gets smaller with another round of cuts by lawmakers, Moab, Park City cry foul as Utah lawmakers target rules for vacation homes. Everyone on 1280 and 97.5 The Zone had something to say. GordonMonson Gordos membership. Do not seek entertainment or make purchases on this day. Likely there's going to be a LOT of talent (who KSL already pays) shared between TV, KSL, and the Zone. Not sure. With current events being what they are, especially with the Jazz and their players at the center of so much attention, bits of politics did, as well. Monsons partner, Jake Scott was not reportedly amongst the cuts. (Russell M., call me anytime. In the lingering spirit of my old friend, retired Salt Lake Tribune columnist Robert Kirby, I present 20 things I would change if I were put in charge of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (which would never happen, of course, but if it would, hold onto your flapping shorts) . ferry from ohio to canada, watertown, sd youth basketball tournament,