Summarized by Paul Pickett
Never on Monday - Sports vs. church
Deseret News 17Apr00 D4
By Jim Rayburn: Deseret News staff writer
PROVO, UTAH -- For some parents, sending their kids off on Monday nights
to participate in city basketball, soccer, baseball or softball leagues
conflicts with one of their religious mandates.
And the conflict has recreation directors in some of Utah's smaller
cities feeling a little heat. The issue was discussed last month when
recreation directors from throughout Utah gathered for their annual
meetings in St. George.
Monday evening is the time that members of Utah's predominant religion,
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, are encouraged to
reserve for "family home evening" - a night of family-oriented activities
This article explores some of the opinions of different city officials
and citizens of the state of Utah.