The Mayor certainly seemed to have done his homework about the LDS church and its origins. He conveyed his appreciation for this group of people whom he claimed help to bring stability and good values to the community; while conveying a message of understanding towards the Mormon faith and its origins, and commending on the Book of Mormon
and other events surrounding it’s revelation
to the world. He seemed to be playing to the crowd, hopefully with some sincerity, but certainly with some obviously limited knowledge of the LDS church.
The rest of ceremony had a much more spiritual theme to it with speeches from the two Wylie Bishops, and the Richardson Stake President: former Assistant Dallas City Police Chief Thomas Ward
. Musical numbers were given by the church’s choir. The church’s missionaries and Dallas area Mission President were also in attendance with donates and bottle water, along with brochures and videos about the church.