Mormon Social Responsibility: Marshaling the Business Community in Defending Religious Freedoms.

Update: Keynote speaker (and University of Utah president) Michael Young brought this surprising bit of advice: Mormons ought to be “among the most passionate civil libertarians in the world” to preserve religious freedoms. “We all ought to be members of the ACLU,” Young said Monday in a question-and-answer session after addressing the LDS International Society […]

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The Day I Sang about the Latter-Day Glory with the C of C and with the Polygamists

Wherever people talk about Mormonism, you always hear about the fundamentalist Mormons: the polygamists. On the LDS-interest Internet there’s tons of discussion of modern-day polygamy usually in a hand-wringing what should be done about them kind of way. Naturally, I was glad when I finally got the opportunity to meet some real-life fundamentalist Mormons, and […]

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More on Meetings!

Shortly after our last discussion of meetings, there was a new development that has sparked discussion throughout the Bloggernacle: The new manual for Priesthood and Relief Society (adult classes) is a book which, until now, “largely has been used as a primer for new converts.” Even though (I assume) LDS Sunday School is still separate […]

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Orthodox Judaism, here we come

Robert Kirby, everyone’s favorite Jack-Mormon, just posted about a new policy of the LDS religion. Apparently the leadership of the religion are now disallowing object lessons in sacrament meetings. While Kirby humorously mocks this move, I have to ask two questions: 1) Is this true? No more object lessons? 2) WTF? I mean, seriously? Just […]

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