Collecting nominations for X-Mormon of the Year 2011!!!
Which X-Mormon had the biggest impact in 2011?? Remember that — as always — the “X” is a variable that can stand for any type of non-traditional Mormon (eg. liberal-Mormon, New Order Mormon, etc.) — it’s not just for “ex” or former Mormons!!
Here are some choices to start with:
- writer/performer Emily Pearson
- writer/performer Elna Baker
- Clark Johnsen: former Mormon and performer in the Book of Mormon musical
- ambiguously-Mormon presidential candidate Jon Huntsman
- hilarious cartoonist Pat Bagley
p.s. I’m really sorry about the scheduling confusion, not even getting to the nominations until late February!! But I hope you all can remember 2011 well enough to join in this award. 🙂
Although he is an active member, I’m going to nominate Bishop Kevin Kloosterman. He might be an active Mormon bishop, but he is nothing typical or traditional. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDfYQbCro7M
Hands Down John Dehlin. I would also nominate John Larsen.
Thanks — good choices — keep ’em coming!! I’ll probably put up the poll this Saturday.
I nominate Brent Beal (Mr. Cheap Seats) for his insightful and well-written post, “Half a Church”
Heather Armstrong – dooce
Dustin Lance Black – J. Edgar (He won the Oscar for the screenplay for “Milk”)
I think the guys who wrote/directed “yo gabba gabba” (a kids’ show) were mormon/former mormon, but I can’t confirm that.
Can’t think of other liberal, former or new order mormons who were nationally/internationally famous in 2011 off the top of my head.
Great choices, keep ’em coming!! 😀