Sunday in Outer Blogness: Protest Edition
Chanson asked me to do the round up of posts this week. For the record, I think this process is more difficult than it looks (please bear with me stumbling through it). And Ill give out a shout out to the work she does each week an important part of the community, tying threads together. Yet she definitively deserves a break every once in awhile (just like all of us!).
It has been a interesting week of protests, with the reddit and Wikipedia blackout(s) to protest SOPA and PIPA. Other blogs went dark as well in support. As a response, it sounds like the legislation is on hold for the near future.
Here in the states, it was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. day. Mormon Heretic wrote about an early black mormon, one whom I hadnt heard of before. And it looks like another same-sex marriage debacle is brewing in Minnesota.
In other news, some bloggers attended the mormon stories conference in Houston. There was more discussion of the milk before meat policy and who needs to teach church history. Maybe its time to stop making excuses for the church and the more unpalatable parts of its history.
Some posters are enjoying their Sundays and living in the present.
There were also posts about sexuality and parenting a daughter. A famous blogger and her husband have separated but still appear to be putting their kids first. It seems many former mormons are parenting through divorce. Others are thrilled about pending grandparenthood and musing about life and faith.
As it’s January, theres also snow.
Being the January before the U.S. presidential election, theres lots of political wrangling and drama going on, particularly with the Iowa recount and South Carolina. Perhaps Romney doesnt have the nomination wrapped up after all!
Eta: fixed links (like I said, much harder than it looks).