The country’s fascination with all things Mormon seems to have died down. Journalists are no longer showing up at weekly LDS services, eager to ask members about Kolob or funny underwear or how they feel about evangelicals.
In other words, the "Mormon moment" has slipped into the dark recesses of memory.
For those who want one last chance to revel in all that national and global attention, Buzzfeed has put together a list of "20 Reasons Why 2012 Was the Coolest Year to be a Mormon."
Many memorable moments — plus a couple of bonuses — are there: from rooting on Republican Mitt Romney in his White House chase to seeing singer David Archuleta become a Mormon missionary to viewing an old clip of one-time LDS teen Ryan Gosling performing at a church "road show."
So what’s missing from the list? What’s in your top 20?
Peggy Fletcher Stack
|1.||Kirby: Children’s insults speak the harsh truth|
|2.||Study: Salt Lake City has highest rate of gay parents in U.S.|
|3.||Vampire Weekend opens summer at Red Butte Garden with celebratory set|
|4.||Josh Powell’s sister recorded conversations with him and father|
|5.||Utah Jazz will pick 14th, Cavs pick first in NBA Draft|
|6.||Sen. Mike Lee rents house from friend who bought his home|
|7.||Hatch wants immigrant fingerprints taken at airports|
|8.||Tortilla.bar serves creative Mexican cuisine in Orem|
|9.||Utah company makes eating outdoors more enticing|