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 Post subject: Dan McCllelan
PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:30 pm 
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Do you remember Mak (Dan McCllelan)?

He’s a prolific Twitter poster. He’s quite a liberal Democrat, hates Trump with a passion. In fact is running for state legislature for his district in Herriman.

I’m always in favor of politically principled Mormons who see that their faith requires something other than the Republican Party.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:35 pm 
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Didn't/doesn't he work for the church?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:37 pm 
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Everybody Wang Chung wrote:
Do you remember Mak (Dan McCllelan)?

He’s a prolific Twitter poster. He’s quite a liberal Democrat, hates Trump with a passion. In fact is running for state legislature for his district in Herriman.

I’m always in favor of politically principled Mormons who see that their faith requires something other than the Republican Party.


Very cool and I agree. After my disaffection, it was yet another painful epiphany for me realising how rooted my political beliefs were in opinions of Ezra Taft Benson, who did not deserve the emulation..


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Craig Paxton wrote:
Didn't/doesn't he work for the church?


Yes, he works in the translation department. I met him about 10 years ago, roughly. He can be a bit opinionated online, but I like him.

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Didn't/doesn't he work for the church?

Yes, he works in the translation department. I met him about 10 years ago, roughly. He can be a bit opinionated online, but I like him.

haha who haven't you met John? :lol:

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haha who haven't you met John? :lol:


Never met Dan Peterson, or Russell McGregor, or Steve Smoot ... heck, it's a long list. When I met Dan, I was living in Provo, so it was easy to meet.

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Here's a link to Dan's Twitter: https://twitter.com/maklelan

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... it was yet another painful epiphany for me realising how rooted my political beliefs were in opinions of Ezra Taft Benson...

Sure did color a lot of member's perception of Elvis Presley to think his hip gyrations furthered the international communist conspiracy by playing and dancing to negro music. It took a person with Ezra Taft Benson's inspired apostolic abilities to ferret out a story like that!

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moksha wrote:
Meadowchik wrote:
... it was yet another painful epiphany for me realising how rooted my political beliefs were in opinions of Ezra Taft Benson...

Sure did color a lot of member's perception of Elvis Presley to think his hip gyrations furthered the international communist conspiracy by playing and dancing to negro music. It took a person with Ezra Taft Benson's inspired apostolic abilities to ferret out a story like that!


The first I heard about his communist hunt at BYU was listening to a podcast on a morning walk. That's when it all came together. Such fun to feel my intellectual world crumbling, but at least the scenery was still pretty through tears.


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Everybody Wang Chung wrote:
Do you remember Mak (Dan McCllelan)?

He’s a prolific Twitter poster. He’s quite a liberal Democrat, hates Trump with a passion. In fact is running for state legislature for his district in Herriman.

I’m always in favor of politically principled Mormons who see that their faith requires something other than the Republican Party.



Dan McClleln is a paid worker for the Mormon religion so must be a paid hireling :lol:

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Everybody Wang Chung wrote:
Do you remember Mak (Dan McCllelan)?

He’s a prolific Twitter poster. He’s quite a liberal Democrat, hates Trump with a passion. In fact is running for state legislature for his district in Herriman.

I’m always in favor of politically principled Mormons who see that their faith requires something other than the Republican Party.


He may post a prolific amount (if retweeting is classed as posting that is), but at 800 followers, I’m not putting money on him.

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I have a question wrote:
He may post a prolific amount (if retweeting is classed as posting that is), but at 800 followers, I’m not putting money on him.

He's a good man and I'm proud to be one of those 800 here.

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He may post a prolific amount (if retweeting is classed as posting that is), but at 800 followers, I’m not putting money on him.

Dan sounds like the kind of politician Utah needs in order to help restore a sense of decency and honor.

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MsJack wrote:
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He may post a prolific amount (if retweeting is classed as posting that is), but at 800 followers, I’m not putting money on him.

He's a good man and I'm proud to be one of those 800 here.


I would never vote for a politician who chooses to be a politician.

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I would never vote for a politician who chooses to be a politician.

I'm not sure what that means. Isn't that all of them?

I don't live in his district and couldn't vote for him anyways. Barring some Roy Moore-esque misstep from his Republican opponent, I don't expect he'll win.

But I wish him all the best.

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haha who haven't you met John? :lol:


Never met Dan Peterson, or Russell McGregor, or Steve Smoot ... heck, it's a long list. When I met Dan, I was living in Provo, so it was easy to meet.


I'm on that list, too, damn it!

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I've had my disagreements with Dan, but as I said before, I think what he's doing is great and I wish him all the best.

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He’s a good guy.

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He’s a good guy.


Agreed. When he posted here he acted (for the most part) professional and made well-reasoned arguments. I know on several occasions I behaved in a manner that was unbecoming and I'm embarrassed when I look back on my behavior.

I would like to think I've matured enough that if he ever decides to come back I can have professional discussions with him despite our differences.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:57 pm 
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Dan is probably a nice guy IRL, but he's precisely the type of Mormon I wouldn't vote for. He's intellectually dishonest with himself and others. He tries to advocate for a type of Mormonism that doesn't exist.

Now, if Dan had the integrity to actually take a stand against all the social injustice he talks about and distance himself from the organization that promotes the very things Dan talks against, he'd have my vote 100 times over. Until then, he can keep his day job at the church office and out of my government.

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How is someone that truly believes in what Mormonism claims, actually fit for public office?

Would you vote for some one that believed in VooDoo? Or Scientology? If not, why not?

Imagine a Mormon politician talking about improving the health service...
“So tell me Dan, you believe the sick can be cured by consecrated oil and the Priesthood, will you be rolling that out instead of Medicare? If not, why not?”

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