If you haven't heard, there's a new convert to Mormonism named Al Fox. She's young, she's hip, she's pretty, and she's from the most fashionable state in America, New York. Actually her name is Al Carraway now, because she got married a few months ago. But she got famous as Al Fox, so I'll call her Al Fox.
And she's on Facebook!
And she's on Twitter!
And she's on You-Tube!
And she may be coming to a youth fireside near you!
She's definitely an extroverted, charismatic young lady. One thing that is not typically Mormon about her, though, is that she has lots and lots of tattoos. She got them before she joined the Church. She's talked about how sometimes members of the Church have unrighteously judged her because of her tattoos, but she chooses to not get offended and she just smiles a lot and bears her testimony a lot. I mean, she just keeps bearing her testimony over and over and she just keeps saying all these wonderful positive things over and over, like, "God is real. God loves you. He wants you to move forward. You're wonderful."
Seriously, who's going to tell this young lady that Joseph Smith used a seer-stone in a hat to "translate" the Book of Mormon? Not me. Who's going to tell her that the Book of Abraham wasn't really written by Abraham? Not me. Who's going to use his or her precious time tearing down the Church, the organization that brings Al Fox so much joy and happiness? Not me.
Here's what I think: I think there really is a God, and He is mysterious, and He is loving, and He is merciful. And God really is working through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and God really is working through Al Fox to make the Church become a little more in harmony with the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Each time someone converts to the LDS religion, the religion changes, just a little bit. A new life is breathed into the Church. Al Fox is a breath of fresh air.
The Church is getting better. Stick around.