Did I Miss the Fireside on Mormon Celebrities???
This week’s post is really hard to write. I have absolutely no opinion on the subject. Nothing. None. Zilch. I did find it interesting how many people Rebecca found had Mormon “background” or ties to the LDS Church. I know of Sarah’s “standards” for her reading and listening choices, but still found her post interesting (well, amusing) as she applied those requirements to Mormon authors and songwriters. I agreed with Kaycee on the fact that we should NEVER forget Steve Young when mentioning Mormon Celebrities…even if he DIDN’T marry me. Whatever.
But what else is there to write about? Who else is there? Or more importantly, do I even care to write about them, even if there were more? The words “Mormon” and “Celebrity” just kind of makes me laugh. Would I describe Janice Kapp Perry a celebrity? No…I would call her a “well-known LDS song writer”. Jack Weiland? No, again. I would call him a “well-known LDS fictional writer.” Even though they are considered “widely known” and in “the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed” I just wouldn’t describe them as CELEBRITIES. Gladys Knight, Christina Aguilera, Roseanne Barr, Ricky Schroeder are all technically celebrities who are/were associated with the LDS Church in some way. But I wouldn’t necessarily call them “Mormon Celebrities” either. But…that is me and my opinion. Would I even be honored to meet any of those listed above? Not necessarily…even though it might be fun.
I would, however, be honored to meet some of the people who I read about nearly every day. I would be honored to meet these lovely bloggers who may not be “famous”, but deserve all the recognition and praise as those listed above. All but one of the blogs that I read faithfully are written by people who are linked to the LDS church somehow. Whether they are “Active Mormons” or “Recovering Mormons” or whatever, they are who I read about. They are our Blogging (Mormon) Celebrities in whatever “Various Stage of Mormondom” they are in. Five of those bloggers being the “regulars” here at VSofM, who are some of the DEAREST people I have ever “met” and care about tremendously. And through those wonderful people I have been “linked” to other fabulous people who always keep me coming back for more. For whatever its worth, thanks you all for sharing a part (or all) of your life with those of us who LOVE to read about it. Those are the “celebrities” I’m interested in…