Sunday, April 1, 2012

Larry EchoHawk called as a General Authority


Newly called Mormon general authority Larry EchoHawk is being hailed as a role model by Democrats and American Indians. EchoHawk, 63, a Pawnee and head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the Obama administration, was named to the LDS Church’s First Quorum of the Seventy during Saturday’s General Conference. EchoHawk, a prominent Democrat, served as Idaho’s attorney general and was the party’s nominee for governor of the Gem State in 1994.

"[EchoHawk’s appointment] helps to obliterate the old myth that you can’t be a good Democrat and a member of the LDS Church," said Jim Dabakis, Utah Democratic Party chairman. "It was never true."

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1 comment:

Kimbooly said...

The only irritating thing is that this myth continues to be given any credibility in the first place