Vote for William Law X-Mormon of the Year 2010!!!

Which of these fabulous X-Mormons had the biggest impact in 2010?

X-Mormons of the Year 2010

You decide!!

For further info on the candidates, see the nominations thread. Remember that the “X” in “X-Mormon” is a variable (standing for different types of non-traditional Mormons), and doesn’t necessarily mean that the candidate has left the church or stopped believing).

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    Chino Blanco says:

    Can we get a ruling on Roy Halladay? It looks like we’ve left out a very obvious candidate:

    Too bad no one thought to include Roy Halladay, who had a perfect game, a no-hitter in the playoffs, and a Cy Young in 2010. One of the best pitching seasons of all time.

    Sports Illustrated: “Having been raised Mormon … [Brandy and Roy Halladay] are now nonpracticing …”



  2. 2
    chanson says:

    Wow, cool!!

    I was able to add him. Of course, the voting has already begun, so he gets a slight disadvantage, but you have until Feb 11 @22:00 GMT to vote, so it should be OK. :)


  3. 3
    chanson says:

    Is it too late to add him to the graphic?


  4. 4
    SLK in SF says:

    Some great candidates. My favorite: Eliza Dushku, because I love what she’s doing in Africa. (I’ve never seen her film/TV work.)

    My second choice would be Terry Tempest Williams, whose writing is like a good jolt of caffeine to the brain.

    Honorable Mention to Bruce Bastian, for several reasons.


  5. 5
    Matt says:

    What an awesome field!!!!


  6. 6
    Chino Blanco says:

    Chanson – I’ll gladly add Roy to the graphic. Before I do, I’d like to get some input regarding another high-profile x-mo whose non-inclusion (I’m being told) is a glaring omission: Reed Cowan. I can see their point, b/c even though we interviewed Reed two times back in 2009, at the end of the day, the fact remains that 8: The Mormon Proposition has a 2010 release date. Anyway, just throwing that out there in case anyone would like to second an RC nomination here in comments before I update our graphic.

    Regardless, if we’re going to add Roy, I would prefer to add one more candidate as well so as to get the number to an even twenty, which is a much better number to work with for things like press releases and the like (e.g., “2010′s twenty most talked-about tenuously-Mormon superstars”).


  7. 7
    chanson says:

    Fine with me — sounds like a good idea!

    It looks like I should have done a “last call for nominations” post before the voting (like I did for the Brodies). But, since I didn’t, I don’t think it’s a problem to add the last-minute nominations after the voting has begun.


  8. 8
    Jean Bodie says:

    I think you should stop adding people. When we have already voted it seems a little unfair.


  9. 9
    chanson says:

    OK, but I do like Chino’s “even 20″ idea for the sake of the headlines. So I added Reed, but now we really, really close the nominations. And next year I’ll make a point to post a “last call for nominations” before posting the poll. :)


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  11. 11
    ihedenius says:

    Faith is an ex mormon !?
    That explains a lot …


  12. 12
    Pope says:

    When does voting close?


  13. 13
    Suspicious Minds says:

    Monica Bielanko who?


  14. 14
    Chino Blanco says:

    Monica Bielanko who’s currently in the lead. If you’re unfamiliar with Monica’s x-mo credentials, this is as good a place to start as any.


  15. 15
    chanson says:

    When does voting close?

    Feb 11 @22:00 GMT


  16. 16
    Carl S. says:

    When did Elna resign???


  17. 17
    chanson says:

    Carl — As far as I know, she hasn’t. But disbelief and/or renouncing the CoJCoL-dS aren’t requirements for this award. It’s explained in the post, just below the poll.


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  19. 19
    Chino Blanco says:

    We never got around to talking about what prizes the winner will take home, but how about a couple of tickets to see God’s favorite musical? And considering the size of the field, a few modest cash prizes for the runners-up?


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  21. 21
    Chino Blanco says:

    Maybe I’m getting the party started a little early, but here are a few examples why Monica Bielanko deserves all the good stuff that’ll soon be coming her way:

    X-Mormon of the Year 2010:  Monica Bielanko

    She’s the gal bringin’ the baby in the front papoose (and a whole lotta attitude).


  22. 22

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  23. 23
    Russ East says:

    I wanted to see if I could share our ministry on your website…


    Russ East


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