A Company Accidentally Put the Salt Lake Temple and a Scripture on "Beauty and the Beast" Phone Cases, and the Internet Bought Them All


In addition to the lyric “Tale as old as time, Beauty and the Beast” written in script, a phone case depicting iconic Disney characters in front of the Church's most iconic temple contains lines from a D&C 123:17.

Katie Hoyos didn’t know what was missing from her Beauty and the Beast collection until she saw it: a phone case featuring Belle and the Beast striding toward the Latter-day Saint temple in Salt Lake City.

She thought it was amusing that the Australian manufacturer probably had no idea that the majestic six-spired granite building isn’t a fairy-tale castle but rather a place where Latter-day Saints complete religious rites, including baptisms for the dead and eternal marriages.

It was the perfect mix for Hoyos, a Beauty and the Beast megafan since age 5, and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

“What could be sweeter than a tale as old as time and all eternity?” she asks.

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