I would like to point out a few anomalies in the logic of those who are so offended at a recent "scandal" regarding a nude hot-tubbing/swimming incident involving public officials. The only real scandal is the misuse of public funds to have meetings in a resort setting.
Many of us living in Utah cannot afford the money or time to even think of vacationing in such a location (though, since we are so fortunate as to live nearby vast tracts of beauty, we can at least spend the weekend camping in such places). Why officials should be able to escape to luxurious accommodations using our tax money, just for meetings, is beyond my understanding.But also: I don't think the pioneers who settled Utah brought swimsuits. In fact, almost anyone with local pioneer heritage can relate wholesome family tales (past and present) of skinny-dipping in area lakes, streams and pools. No one as yet has condemned our patriarchs and matriarchs to "outer darkness" for this as far as I know. It is commonly known that swimmers bathed nude in the LDS owned/operated Deseret Gym in the early years. Rumor also has it that one of Spencer W. Kimball's favorite works of art was "David" of Michelangelo.
So why are so many people mixing up nudity with sexual misconduct?
Salt Lake City