Episode 48

Apostle for Hire: $250/plate Dinner Features Elder Rasband

When is a fundraiser not a fundraiser? Recently an invitation surfaced inviting interested parties to a dinner where LDS apostle, Elder Rasband is the keynote speaker. The cost of the dinner is $250 a plate and it's sponsored by Scripture Central (formerly Book of Mormon Central.) Many people questioned the implication of the invitation and took to social media to discuss it. Is this a fundraiser that an apostle is speaking at? Mormonish cohosts Rebecca and Landon dive into the question as they research past Scripture Central fundraising events, changes in the online invitation during their investigation, the mission of Scripture Central and their use of donations, the relationship between Scripture Central and the LDS church, and more. We think you'll find all our findings as interesting as we did.

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Rebecca Bibliotheca

Rebecca Bibliotheca is a mother or three boys, co-founder of "The Good Book Club," a virtual reading group for post and nuanced Mormons, cohost of "Mormon Media Reviews," and leader of the "Mormon Stories Book Club." She has a Masters of Library and Information Science from BYU and worked for many years at the BYU Library. She and her husband, Tom, also founded a youth theater program that is in its 19th year. Rebecca loves the theater, reading, film, spending times outdoors, church watching and iced coffee!
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Landon Brophy

Landon Brophy is the proud father of four children, two grandchildren, three ATVs and a boat. He's a former military officer, the co-founder of The Good Book Club, a reading group for post and nuanced Mormons, ann international manager for a global defense contractor, and a worldwide traveler. He and his wife founded "Utah Wanderers," an online travel guide to exploring Utah. Landon loves the outdoors, ATVing, boating, flying, reading, observing the "ongoing restoration" and second Saturdays!