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).

23 thoughts on “Vote for William Law X-Mormon of the Year 2010!!!

  1. 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. 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. 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.

  4. 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”).

  5. 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.

  6. 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. 🙂

  7. 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.

  8. 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?

  9. 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).

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