By Jonathan Drapper (Contact)
To be delivered to: Taubman, LDS Church, Thomas S. Monson, Henry B. Eyring, Dieter F. Uchtdorf and 3 other targets (click here to see more) Taubman, LDS Church, Thomas S. Monson, Henry B. Eyring, Dieter F. Uchtdorf, The Utah State House, The Utah State Senate, and Governor Gary Herbert
The City Creek Mall claims Taubman owns the mall, but it was made with LDS money. The church is not meant to be a profitable entity, it is meant to help individuals to find Christianity, a hospital for the sick of soul, to build churches, their temples and promote charitable donations and work.
Instead, Taubman has created a luxurious mall with member’s money (if not, where else did the money come from?). Even if members stop all of their donations, the church would remain wealthy for several decades. So why is the church in the business of building and renting real estate? Have the principles of the church changed? Have the prophet received a revelation to destroy the existing Salt Lake downtown economy affecting every small business in a 3 mile radius?
Why has the church decided to impact businesses such as The Gateway Mall? Did you know The Gateway was created because of the 2002 Winter Olympic games and it is an icon of everything it stands for?
Is the City Creek, who serves a small wealthy community, more important than an Olympic icon that brings all communities together regardless of color, sexual orientation, race, belief or religion? Did you know Salt Lake City was recommended by the Olympic committee to place another bid for the 2026 winter games? Could the City Creek affect the existing icons? If lost, would you miss any of the Olympic icons? Could that affect the Culture and traditions created back in 2002?
Did you know that with exception of a few stores, the majority of the Small City Creek stores, 4000sqf and under, do not currently generate enough revenue to be profitable?
Having asked all of these questions, why did the church decided to destabilize the downtown economy with such luxury when it teaches its members to live frugally and humbly?
I propose a pledge to boycott the City Creek Mall permanently. The church built ZCMI, it failed, the church built the City Creek and it is affecting the jobs of thousands for no good reason. The church doesn't need the money, it collect donations from it's members.
The City Creek will fail like ZCMI did, the signs are already out there. It is up to us to accelerate the process and protect our friends and family who depend on commerce City Creek has been destroying.
Keep The LDS Church religious, let people be responsible for the downtown business.
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