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Stop Blaming Victims

SO, after the tragic bombing at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, the Anti Islam/anti Muslim posts have already started showing up. Here are my 2 cents: For the last 5 years I have worked 45 to 50 hours a week as a job counselor in Southern Idaho. About 30 to 40 percent of […]

Mormonism’s Politics as Usual

Despite the numerous times leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have spoken about embracing immigrants, making a place for the refugee, and the need to open our arms to every man, woman, and child in need, and religious EFFING freedom, they suddenly had nothing to say in the face of blatant religious discrimination.

Rainbow Mormon Initiative: “All about love, saving lives”

Image by Jerrilyn Pool

I cannot say with enough conviction how important Rainbow Mormon Initiative is and how important it is for everyone to participate in it.

Why Mormons Identify with Syrian Refugees

from Vox

Why, Yes, My Faith Does Sway My Politics

I would like to know what is so liberating about leaving people sick, naked, and hungry. That is precisely what government entitlement programs address: feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, and taking care of the sick. If conservative Christians really are disciples of Christ, then I would like each one of them to ask, “What would Jesus do?”

Moroni and the Swastika – Book Review

BOOK REVIEW – “Moroni and the Swastika: Mormons in Nazi Germany” Author: David Conley Nelson Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press Genre: History Year Published: 2015 Number of Pages: 416 Binding: Cloth ISBN: 978-0-8061-4668-3 Price: 29.95 (All page notations in this review reflect my using an Advance Reader’s Copy of the book) David Conley Nelson’s journey […]

No One Beats a Giving Spirit

On May 23, Reid Wilson’s commentary in the Washington Post wrote of Utah, “When it comes to generosity, no one beats Utah’s giving spirit.” His essay refers to polling done by Gallup where people across the nation were asked, “Have you done any of the following in the past month? How about – Donated money […]

Why Can’t Mormons Send Flowers?

A classic: “With some people, you just can’t discuss religion.” Happy Valentines Day!

“…we are Mormons. We do not kill people or animals.”

“Shem, we are Mormons. We do not kill people or animals,” said Geneva (7) to her brother Shem (11) as we passed a creepy gun shop near our new home in Las Vegas which invites all to come and try out machine guns on the shooting range. We laughed at the super-serious tone which Geneva […]