LDS History, 2002

LDS History Chronology /Timeline

-- During 2002
Some 10,000-20,000 Olympic visitors from many nations visited Temple Square each day. (1)

Church releases scriptures on CD-ROM. (2)

KBYU digital 44 begins broadcasting two digital streams: a high-definition feed from PBS and a standard digital upgrade of KBYU‘s analogue signal. (2)

In February the Winter Olympics took place in Utah venues. (3)

-- Jan 11, 2003
The first-ever global leadership training meeting in the Church by satellite transmission was held for priesthood leaders and transmitted in 56 languages to more than 97 percent of the Church's priesthood leaders. (1)

-- 2003 11-Jan
[Hinckley] Addressed Church leaders worldwide during historic priesthood leadership training satellite broadcast from the Church Office Building in Salt Lake City (4)

-- 2003 7-Feb
[Hinckley] Addressed 40,000 full-time and volunteer Church Educational System instructors worldwide via the Church satellite system from the Tabernacle on Temple Square in Salt Lake City (4)

-- 2003 8-Feb
[Hinckley] On the 125th anniversary of the Primary, addressed nearly one million Latter-day Saint children around the world during historic satellite broadcast from the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah (4)

-- 2003 12-Feb
[Hinckley] Met with Bulgarian Ambassador Elena Borislava Poptodorova in Salt Lake City, Utah (4)

-- Feb 13, 2003
[U.S. Religious History] Televangelist Pat Robertson revealed that he had prostate cancer and would undergo surgery. (5)

-- Feb 14, 2003
[U.S. Religious History] David Wayne Hull, a Ku Klux Klan leader in Pennsylvania and adherent of Christian Identity, was arrested for plotting to blow up abortion clinics. (5)

-- Feb 27, 2003
[U.S. Religious History] United States Representative Lucas from Oklahoma introduced House Joint Resolution 27 which would add an amendment to the United States Constitution asserting that it is not "an establishment of religion for teachers in public school to recite, or to lead willing students in the recitation of" the The Pledge of Allegiance when it contains the phrase "under God." This was essentially an admission that the Constitution, as it stands, does not permit such recitation. (5)

-- Mar 04, 2003
[U.S. Religious History] The United States Senate voted 94-0 that it "strongly" disapproved of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision not to reconsider its ruling that the addition of the phase "under God" to the The Pledge of Allegiance was unconstitutional. (5)

1 - Church News: Historical Chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
2 - Sherry Baker: Mormon Media History Timeline: 1827-2007,
3 - History to Go, Utah Today,
4 - LDS Newsroom, Time line of Significant Events as President,
5 - Cline, Austin, History of American Religion: Timeline

Mormon History Timeline /Chronology