Before we begin, I’d like to remind everyone that “X-Mormon of the Year” is not a lifetime achievement award — it’s for the X-Mormon who had the biggest impact in 2014. We might consider adding a lifetime achievement award at some point. OTOH, if your favorite X-Mormon kept a low profile in 2014, s/he just might burn the church down next year — you never know! 😀
(Well, except the one that died…)
Anyway, without further ado, vote here!! (Candidate profiles below)
- Kate Kelly: Was excommunicated (in absentia) in 2014 for organizing a group to try to convince the CoJCoL-dS to ordain women.
- Jeremy Runnels: His famous (2013) CES letter continued to gain momentum in 2014.
- Denver Snuffer: Having been X’d (in 2013), Snuffer appears to maybe be starting a splinter group…?
- Shane Pittson: A BYU student who is currently organizing opposition to BYU’s beard ban.
- Ultra Violet: Andy Warholâ€™s sidekick; passed away in 2014.
- Tom Phillips: Published an account of his “Second Annointing” ordinance (in 2012). Has not been excommunicated (yet) as far as I can tell. (Correct me in the comments if I’m wrong.)
- John Larsen: Host of the popular Mormon Expression Podcast. Retired from podcasting in 2014.
- John Dehlin: Narrowly avoided excommunication proceedings in 2014, but it looks like it’s coming up…
- Jim Whitefield: Ex-Mormon scholar who publicized his disaffection (in 2011? — post a comment if you know something he’s famous for in 2014).
- Kay Burningham: Author of An American Fraud: One Lawyer’s Case against Mormonism (published in 2011 — if you know any more about her antics in 2014, please post them in the comments).
- Sue Emmett: Organizes the Ex-Mormon Foundation Conference yearly.
Note: Mia Love was also nominated, but I’m not convinces she’s sufficiently “X” to be included.
The polls will remain open for two weeks — until January 22, 2015, (7am Switzerland time). Have fun choosing your favorite!! And when you’re done, don’t forget to add your nominations for the Brodie awards!!!