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Don’t Persecute Us, We’ll Persecute You: Mormon Pride

In my previous post, I began a conversation about Mormon pride. I would like to continue from a different angle. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was born into persecution. From the moment its founder Joseph Smith, Jr. claimed to have received a vision from God, a wall of persecution stood in his […]

10 Questions About Spiritual Abuse: Mormon Edition

David Hayward at nakedpastor.com wrote a short blog post a few weeks ago that hit home. I have read several things Hayward has written. He provides a wonderful religious perspective on a host of issues, and I think we could all learn something from him, regardless of our spirituality or religious affiliation. As a member […]

Women At Church: A Review

To start off it probably needs to be stated for those who don’t know: I fall squarely in the camp of what is laughably considered a “radical feminist” by Mormon standards. Thus going in to this book there was no small amount of worry that I was dealing with. However, I had thoroughly reconciled myself […]

Modern Mormonism: A Kingdom Divided?

When one stake president takes a temple recommend from a member of the church for the same thing that another stake president finds no problem with, it begs the question, “Who is really in charge?” But it’s not just stake presidents; many bishops have gone one way or the other, too. For the last several […]

21 Years Later: Why Elder Packers Counsel Must Be Taken SEERiously

  In a talk given to the Church Coordinating Council in 1993, Elder Boyd K. Packer identified three areas that pose a serious threat to the spiritual welfare to the members of the church. He said, “The dangers I speak of come from the gay-lesbian movement, the feminist movement (both of which are relatively new), and the […]

For or Against Female Ordination…Watch This!

In the following video, Kate Kelly of Ordain Women, blogger and author Julie M. Smith, and Neylan McBaine of the Mormon Women Project, discuss female ordination, Ordain Women, and recent events. These three women each present amazing perspectives. In a conversation that often gets got up in memes, straw men (and women), and trolls (see […]