This weekend was the General Conference for the LDS church. In keeping with tradition, I didn't go. I worked. It's what I do. I work weekends. Anyway, I heard the news that the church plans on building a temple in the "greater Kansas City area". No word on the specifics, but loads of speculation because this is an INCREDIBLY HUGE DEAL to the church and it's flock. Even I, the wayward member, damn near fell out of my chair when I heard about it. Actually, my reaction was more along the lines of, "Holy shit!"
It's unlikely they will put it in Independence, but you never know. If they announce anywhere in Jackson county, the entire state of Utah is going to completely lose their minds. And maybe some of Idaho. And California. And Arizona. On an upside, you will be able to sell your house for a lot more, housing slump or not. I've seen what houses go for in Utah. They will gladly pay extra to live in the land of Zion. That's a hell of a feature. Plus, it also helps if you have more than one bathroom.
I hope it's not in JoCo because I still have a sour taste in my mouth from dealing with the singles group there from my own days of being a social coordinator. Those asshats are smug enough as it is without making it worse.
Anywhere north of the river would be okay. Wyandotte would even be acceptable. Bonus points if they park it near the racetrack. Would they close the temple on race days? It's kind of hard to keep that warm, fuzzy, reverent feeling with the sound of NASCAR blaring from next door.
Whatever the case, look for an influx of Utah Mormons to descend upon us, jello molds and all.
God help us.