Which “X-Mormon” had the biggest impact in 2011?
Note: We are not implying that any of the contestants here have left the church. Many are active, faithful members of the CoJCoL-dS. The “X” here is a variable, standing for any kind of exceptional Mormon.
Let’s meet the contestants!!
: The uncorrelated spokesperson for Mormonism. Joanna Brooks
: Author of the super-popular blog dooce. Heather Armstrong
: Academy-award winning screenwriter; in 2011 wrote Dustin Lance Black J Edgar.
: Writer of the popular online column “A Mormon in the Cheap Seats” (note especially Brent Beal this post).
: Podcaster of the fatastic “Mormon Stories”, and all-around [New Order?] Mormon community leader. John Dehlin
: The LDS bishop who dared to state that the church’s policies on homosexuality hurt gay people. Bishop Kevin Kloosterman
: Author and performer; in 2011 released her memoir Emily Pearson Dancing With Crazy.
: Author and performer; in 2011 lost her virginity and Elna Baker told the tale.
: Served and LDS mission, and is now playing a missionary in Clark Johnsen The Book of Mormon.
: Republican presidential candidate. Jon Huntsman
: Hilarious cartoonist for the Salt Lake Tribune. Pat Bagley
: An openly gay Latter-day Saint, sustained as the executive secretary in the Bishopric. Mitch Mayne
Wow!! So many X-Mormons had a huge impact in 2011!!! I can’t decide! If you can, vote here:
William Law X-Mormon of the Year 2011