From: Dennis Newsome, Stake Public Affairs Council and Local Romney Campaign Chair
Subject: Check out this cool interview!
Recently Wendy Roberts, the perky and hip author of Mormons: A Blank Page, was interviewed by the popular comedian, Ron Baxter. Here's a transcript:
Ron Baxter: Wendy, welcome to the show.
Wendy Roberts: (smiles brightly) Thanks for having me, Ron.
RB: The title of your book is Mormons: A Blank Page. What does that mean? That there's nothing there?
WR: Exactly, Ron. We have nothing to hide. People have the wrong idea about us. They think we're this weird, secretive little cult of fanatics who baptize dead people and believe we will become gods of our own planets.
RB: And that's not true?
WR: Well, it's a little true. (giggles) But we also make great cinnamon rolls.
RB: Your church recently built a magnificent shopping mall in downtown Salt Lake City.
WR: (giggles) We love to shop, just like everyone else, Ron.
RB: I did see lots of people shopping in that mall when I was there last. I also saw folks going into the famous Mormon temple across the street. But when I asked, they told me I couldn't enter because I'm not a Mormon. Why is the Mormon temple so secret, Wendy?
WR: It's not secret, Ron, it's sacred, that's all. There's nothing secret going on.
RB: So you could tell me the details of a Mormon temple ceremony?
WR: Sure! Only afterward I would have to slit your throat.
RB: (coughs) You say you're a root beer in a country of Cokes. What do you mean by that?
WR: That we fit in. I mean everybody likes root beer, right?
RB: I guess. It's not my choice typically . . .
WR: The point is Ron, we're part of the menu. People needn't fear us any more than we fear them. Did you know that earlier this year hundreds of Mormons marched in Gay Pride parades?
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