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Meet Winston Blackmore online!

The patriarch of Bountiful, Winston Blackmore, is online. With thanks to blogger Kady O’Malley, The Hook invites you to visit Blackmore’s virtual world.

Blackmore’s website, The North Star, hasn’t been updated since Christmas Eve, but offers plenty of earlier posts worth exploring. It’s not cutting-edge web design (the text layout is amateurish, and the rippling Canadian and American flags are pure 1995). But Blackmore is also displaying Google ads, and presumably bringing in some revenue.

Blackmore’s blog, Share the Light, is a kind of running FAQ about theological issues and their application in daily life. Again, Google ads produce a kind of chorus: When The Hook visited, the top ad was “Inside a Boyfriend’s Mind,” offering “10 secrets to get a man positively addicted to you for life.”

Regardless of the outcome of the trial of Winston Blackmore, The Hook hopes he continues to blog.

Crawford Kilian is a contributing editor of The Tyee.

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