Sunday in Outer Blogness: Other People’s Opinions Edition!
This week’s journey through Mormonism covered the ground of caring or not about others’ opinions and possible reactions. Sometimes it’s fun to make a big stink and a smackdown. And Simply Sarah and Andrew S are simply examining and expressing their own place in the X-Mormon journey.
Some nevermos get into the game: curious about Mormonism (or just having fun with Mormons).
In parenting: What do you think of making kids go to church? Who would you want giving advice to your kids: Dan Savage or Maggie Gallagher? A Mormon therapist or MoHoHawaii? President Paternoster perhaps? See also a couple of father-son chats.
There were some interesting discussions about labels this week, including a multi-blog discussion of the enigma that is feminist Mormon housewives. In other gender news, a fascinating update from the Neolithic, Buffy and Edward have some competition (and it’s not Tinkerbell), and some discussion of Mormon women’s access to the “blessings of the priesthood.” A former NOM organizer now supports marriage equality (but not everyone is making similar progress).
So, what’s up with the US congress? And other government/money stuff? Can things get worse? At least Glenn Beck bottomed out, so maybe that’s a good sign. (And he’s not the only one leaving Fox.)
And let’s close with some stories. an amusing personal anecdote, some interesting re-readings of familiar stories, and a fun alternate reality! Have a great week!