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Many years ago people speculated that the moon was made of cheese. For some it wasn't until man actually walked on the moon and brought back samples of rocks and dust that the myth was finally dispelled.

Curiosity got the better of me recently and I read the Newsweek article regarding the Olympics, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and our community. I was impressed with how much information was presented in just one article.

I found much of it to be accurate, but some of it was not so accurate. Some "facts" even made me laugh out loud. My conclusion is that it doesn't matter what people speculate the truth to be ("the moon is made of cheese"); in time, fact reveals all truth ("Hey, I was wrong, it's just rocks and dust.")!

In five months when we are sweeping up after the Olympics, the speculators should be able to look back and say, "Hey, their only motive was to be gracious and accommodating hosts," and all the myths and misinformation will be dispelled.

Misinformation and biased reporting is nothing new to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and our community, and I imagine that the practice will continue well into the future. We as residents of this community certainly know and understand our motives for living here, believing what we believe, and doing what we do, and we need to remember the motive of such reporting isn't necessarily to tell the truth but to sell their product.

Michael K. Reschke