Kieth Merrill apology

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To the myriad fans of Richard Dutcher and members of the LDS film community, many of whom I have disillusioned and offended and to whom I wish to apologize. The essence of the following is being personally delivered to Richard and Gwen Dutcher by a mutual friend. Read More…  From The Daily Herald


The historic facade of the original ZCMI store currently fronts Macy's, and the sandstone and wood Amussen building — the only remaining commercial building in Salt Lake that was built before the railroad came to the city — is now the base of the Key Bank building. The Amussen building, constructed in 1868, was designed [...]


I am honored to be invited to discuss the subject of LDS film and its future. I'm mostly known as a novelist in this market, but I assume I was invited because I am preparing to release into theatres my own contribution to LDS cinema, a film titled "Passage to Zarahemla," the first ever LDS [...]


or many years now artists who are Mormon have tried to bring a different sense of the creative within the Church. The most recent incarnation of reaching beyond the “Deseret Book” and “Ensign Cover” material has been movies. Recently, the self-proclaimed creator of Mormon cinema announced he no longer is part of the Church, having [...]


With his latest tirade, Dutcher has become a wonderfully ugly poster child for the pitfalls of Mormons who want to play in the movie business but don't take seriously the warnings of scripture, prophets and GOD — that seeking "the honors of men" and "riches of the world" are paths into darkness. Read apostasy. Dutcher's [...]


As many of you know, I am no longer a practicing member of the church. The private answers to the questions I have asked in my prayers, and in my films, have led me on an unexpected journey, a spiritual path which may ultimately prove incompatible with Mormon orthodoxy. This understanding has brought me some [...]

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