Outside of Utah, news sites are reporting a mass resignation from the LDS church that was held in downtown Salt Lake City today (the link is one version of a widely disseminated Reuters piece).
Inside Utah, there’s an odder perspective. Both major newspapers in the state are owned by the same company, which is in turn owned by the LDS church.
The Deseret News is traditionally the newspaper of Mormon faithful. The Salt Lake Tribune has traditionally been less positively disposed towards the church.
The Trib was going broke a few years ago, and was bought by the Deseret News. At the time, some people worried if Utah was losing a voice independent of the dominant culture.
Tonight, the Deseret News contains zero coverage of the mass resignation (at least that I can find).
Interestingly though, the Salt Lake Tribune has this piece posted on the home page.
For my part, kudos to both the people brave enough to act on their beliefs, and also to the LDS church for tolerating open protest.