I think that at some point, the Church is going to merge with Kentucky Fried Chicken. There are simply too many common factors between LDS and KFC to write it off as mere coincidence.
The founder of KFC pretended to be a colonel. The founder of the Church pretended to be a lieutenant general.
After wandering around in New York, Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois, the Church finally found a home for itself in Utah in 1847. After wandering from town to town looking for franchisees, "Colonel" Harland Sanders found a home in Utah for the world's first KFC franchise
KFC found a home in Utah 105 years after the Mormons found a home for themselves in Utah. Section 105 of the Doctrine and Covenants
talks about monetary investments involving the Saints.
The world's first KFC franchisee (again, in Utah) was Pete Harman.
"Harman" kind of rhymes with "Mormon."
This original KFC restaurant is in Salt Lake City on 3900 South. A restaurant is where people work with food. Now if we take that number 3900, we see that D&C 39
talks about working with food ("laboring in the vineyard").
Col. Sanders used to wear a white suit when he appeared in public. White clothing is worn for sacred ordinances in the Church, like baptism and temple work.
The Church teaches that we are not to drink alcoholic beverages. KFC restaurants generally do not serve alcohol.
We are often told that the Church is expanding throughout the world. So is Kentucky Fried Chicken.
The Church has long been involved with agricultural ventures that are consistent with an LDS/KFC merger:http://www.lds.org/ensign/1977/08/the-m ... nd-storageA large number of the Church’s production projects are agricultural—farms, orchards, dairy and cheese projects, livestock projects, honey projects,
[note: for use in honey barbecue sauce, maybe?] poultry farms, and the like. D&C 89:12
says that we are to use "fowls of the air" sparingly as food. But chickens are not fowls of the air. They are flightless. Therefore, there is no scriptural injunction against eating chicken as often as we want.
Both temples and KFC restaurants are dotting the earth. Temples usually have a place in them for patrons to eat. KFC is a place to eat. You can probably draw your own conclusion about the next logical step.
There are some things in the Church that we keep from the world, like the temple endowment. Similarly, the Colonel's secret blend of original herbs and spices is too sacred to talk about.
Also, the Lord has revealed that it does not matter what we eat or drink when we partake of the sacrament.
So there's no reason we could not have a piece of fried chicken and a Pepsi at sacrament meeting.
If you think about it, this all makes perfect sense. I predict that it will not be long before the Bretheren announce that the Church is indeed merging with Kentucky Fried Chicken. It's an intriguing theory, at least.