Sunday in Outer Blogness: Personal Narratives Edition!
It all started when I read this story from the bizarre-yet-eerily-familiar parallel universe of growing up as a Jehovah’s Witness. Then HH had a nostalgic-weird-coincidence moment. Is it something in the air? Or is it “Talk Thursday” that has folks reminiscing about life-altering memories? And about finding your personal history’s place in history? And in images…?
In celebrity narratives, I thought it was a joke or parody when I read that Sarah Palin wrote a memoir called “Going Rogue.” I’m still not entirely sure. Fortunately, there was a bunch of discussion of it that may clear this up: here, here, here, and here. But can Palin’s book compete Elna Baker’s Mormon comedy memoir (which has the Swearing Elders swooning)?
On an unrelated note, Outer Blogness is ringing with follow-up commentary about the SLC anti-discrimination law: Holly Noelle says “Well, Duh” and goes back to debating gay marriage. Daniel Midgely gives us the latest from Australia, and reports on a strange offering sold at Deseret Book called “Encouraging Heterosexuality“. Kerfuffler brings news from Portugal and argues that “it is a grotesque violation of the separation of church and state for the State to prefer the definitions of marriage of some denominations over others. Many religions already accept a definition of marriage that includes gay unions, so all these faiths are being discriminated against by our government’s policy.” And T&S has an interesting discussion about the Mormon leadership supporting a law from which the CoJCoL-dS is, itself, exempt.