Richard Wilkins: Genuinely Distressing News

 

 

Richard Wilkins did many, many things.  We’ll miss him as Scrooge, but his efforts to defend traditional family values — in the course of which he built excellent relations between Muslims and Mormons — will be difficult if not impossible to replace:

 

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865567647/BYU-law-professor-well-known-Utah-stage-actor-Richard-Wilkins-passes-away-at-59.html?pg=1

 

 

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  • http://nathanrichardson.com Nathan

    What a tragic loss! The first I ever heard of him was when I bought his book as a college sophomore, “A Sacred Duty.” I saw it on the shelf and grabbed it because I knew (1) that I was interested in the topic, and (2) that I knew nothing about it. It was an energizing experience reading about his work. I still have the book and have loaned it out several times.

    A few years later, when the Utah marriage amendment was being debated, I called him with some questions. Even though he’d never met me, he took the time to answer my questions, help me reason things through in my head, and sent me some articles for further study. I’m sure I’m not the only person he helped. He has left a lasting impact on me, and I use the things I learned from him frequently in conversations about marriage and family.

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