LDS History, Feb 19, 2002

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-- Feb 19, 2002
[U.S. Religious History] Speaking before the National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, Attorney General John Ashcroft stated that "Civilized people - Muslims, Christians and Jews - all understand that the source of freedom and human dignity is the Creator. Civilized people of all religious faiths are called to the defense of His creation," implying that atheists. simply aren't civilized. (1)

-- Feb 21, 2002
[U.S. Religious History] On his "700 Club" program, Pat Robertson stated that Islam " not a peaceful religion that wants to coexist. They want to coexist until they can control, dominate and then if need be destroy." (1)

-- Feb 22, 2002
President Hinckley appears in a television interview with Tom Brokaw that airs during prime-time Olympic coverage on NBC. (2)

-- 2002 22-Feb
[Hinckley] Met with German President Johannes Rau during his visit to Salt Lake City for Olympics (3)

[Hinckley] Olympic interview with Tom Brokaw aired on NBC (3)

-- During February 2002
Temple Square attracts between 10,000 and 20,000 visitors a day during the Olympics. (2)

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs 20 times during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, including during the opening ceremony. (4)

-- 2002 3-Mar
[Hinckley] Dedicated Snowflake Arizona Temple (3)

-- Mar 3, 2002
Snowflake Arizona Temple; Location: Snowflake, Arizona, USA; Announcement: 2 April 2000; Dedication: 3 March 2002 by Gordon B. Hinckley; Style: Classic modern, single-spire design (5)

-- 2002 7-Mar
[Hinckley] Participated in Paralympic torch relay (3)

-- Mar 28, 2002
[U.S. Religious History] In Mississippi, the "George County Times" published a letter from George County Justice Court Judge Connie Wilkerson which read, in part, "In my opinion, gays and lesbians should be put in some type of mental institution." Because of the bias expressed in such a statement, an ethics violation complaint was filed against Wilkerson. (1)

-- 2002 21-Apr
[Hinckley] Dedicated Lubbock Texas Temple (3)

-- Apr 21, 2002
Lubbock Texas Temple; Location: Lubbock, Texas, USA; Announcement: 2 April 2000; Dedication: 21 April 2002 by Gordon B. Hinckley; Style: Classic modern, single-spire design (5)

1 - Cline, Austin, History of American Religion: Timeline
2 - Sherry Baker: Mormon Media History Timeline: 1827-2007,
3 - LDS Newsroom, Time line of Significant Events as President,
4 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Newsroom,
5 - Wikipedia, List of Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,

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