I recently read with interest a CNN.com article regarding the influence of the LDS Church on Utah culture and the Olympic games.
One of those quoted (indirectly through his spokesman, presumably because he's a career politician who did not want to offend potential voters) was none other than Mayor Rocky Anderson
Among other brilliant comments, he said that he (the mayor) "thinks (the church's reputation) is a deterrent" (to businesses coming to the state).
Is this the same Rocky who single-handedly ran off the proposed Grand Salt Lake Mall recently and the thousands of jobs it would have created?
There are people outside the state of Utah (namely mall developers) who refer to Salt Lake City as "The People's Republic of Rocky." Sounds to me like Rocky has already driven off more business than the LDS Church could ever dream of.
West Valley City