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).

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6 Responses

  1. Ren says:

    The linkies are all broke. Seem to be pointing back to latterdaymainstreet.

  2. Goldarn says:

    It looks like you’ve got a quote mark at the end of every link.

  3. aerin says:

    Thanks Ren and Goldarn!

  4. Andrew says:

    I can imagine that putting together this list each week is a rather big task. We appreciate the work done!

  5. chanson says:

    Aerin — Thanks for doing this!!

    My family and I just spent the whole weekend in Paris, and had a fantastic time, BTW — I’ll try to post some pictures. We didn’t get back until late Sunday night, so it was nice to know you had this column covered!

    p.s. to all: Don’t forget to keep those nominations coming for the Brodies! We’ve got some great nominations so far, and you still have another week to review the past year’s posts and nominate your favorites!

    Actually, it may take me a little more than a week to go through the year’s posts and add my own nominations and then prepare the polls, and I’ll continue accepting nominations until the polls are posted. It should be fun and challenging to try to keep my nominations within the two-per-author rule, there were so many great ones…!

  6. dpc says:

    “It seems many former mormons are parenting through divorce.”

    This stood out to me. I would be really interested to know what the divorce rate for former Mormons is. It seems to be a pretty common narrative in that community.

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