‘Mormon Land’: Gordon Monson discusses his 20 church reforms

Among his suggestions: A deemphasized Word of Wisdom, 5% tithing, shorter temple recommend interviews, reduced missionary pressures, women’s equity and above all: more loving and serving God and others.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Gordon Monson discusses changes he'd like to see in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on "Mormon Land."

Longtime Salt Lake Tribune sports columnist Gordon Monson usually writes about first downs, double-faults, 3-pointers and four-baggers. He is at home commenting on what takes place on basketball courts, football fields and baseball diamonds.

Occasionally, though, he enters another arena — that of religion. A practicing member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he has opined about Sabbath observance, BYU’s Honor Code, even how Jesus might behave at a ballgame.

In that spirit this past weekend, he offered 20 reforms he would like to see his church undertake. On this week’s show, he discusses those suggestions on topics ranging from missions to money, Word of Wisdom to Sunday sports, tithing to temple recommends, women’s equality to General Conference talks.

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