Episode 64

LDS Church Sues and Financially Threatens Town: The Cody, WY Temple Story

What happens when the LDS church wants to build a temple in your town? In this episode of Mormonish, Rebecca and Landon dig into the ongoing Cody, WY temple situation to uncover the tactics the church is using to manipulate the outcome.

The new temple is slated to be built in a neighborhood not zoned for this type of structure. With concerns over traffic, dark skies, height requirements, and more, a group of citizens have formed “Preserve Our Cody Neighborhoods” to try to relocate the temple to a more appropriate site. The fight is heating up and emotions are high as the church filed two lawsuits and threatened to bankrupt the city with legal action. We discuss the situation with Cody resident Yvonne Chandler who gives us the inside scoop into this currently unfolding story.

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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!