Note to Church PR: next time you release a “famous Mormons” video, get rid of Steve Young and the Osmonds and turn the camera on Brother Brandon Flowers. I guarantee you that more people will join the church because of The Killers than hoteliers, jocks, corporate suits, and 70s puppy-lovers.
The Guardian features Flowers’ Mormonism this weekend. Other than Arthur Kane and Low, Brandon’s the only Kool Kat we’ve got, and Kane’s dead and no-one’s heard of Low.
This, oh PR-people, is worth ten thousand pass-it-along cards:
“Mormonism is a Christian religion, but the biggest thing is we believe we know where we’re going when we die. It’s not just about heaven and hell. The Bible says we’re all made in God’s image but we believe that literally – that God is a man. Other religions have always shied away from embracing that particular concept, but we don’t: we really think God’s a dude.”
He even “abstains” from drugs. This needs to be on the “Church in the News” section on lds.org. Now when people find out that Faith from Buffy is a Mormon, the kids will be flocking in. I say it’s time for baseball baptisms part two: offer free Mormon rock concerts with Flowers giving autographs at the end in return for baptism.
I got soul, but I’m not a soldier. Rock on, brother!