Like many Mormons, I’m rejoicing at the news that the Supreme Court has lifted the ban on same-sex marriage. The LDS Church, however, continues to be opposed.
White Mormons in the United States live in a bubble of racial privilege. What changes need to happen to make the Church more sensitive to diversity?
“I worry that when we proclaim ourselves the only righteous humans, we plant the seeds of pride,” writes guest blogger Mitch Mayne. Responding to Elder Oaks’s question, “Who is on the Lord’s side?” Mayne affirms: “A lot of us.”
We need to decide, finally, that sacrament meeting is so important to us that we are ready to devote two women and two men to do this, and only this, as their sacred calling in the church.
I’m in New York to read the Book of Mormon: a single chapter, over and over again, for two weeks. And the slow, careful pace has been exhilarating.
Missy McConkie recently convened a Relief Society event about the Mormon Heavenly Mother. She says that if we don’t start teaching about her and asking questions, we won’t add to whatever knowledge we already have (though we actually know more than many Mormons think we do).
Mormons believe that if we are to become like Christ, one thing we must learn to do is to die and be reborn. Fasting is that lesson for us, month in and month out.
With changes in the English language over the last fifty years, for the LDS Church to hold on to the use of “mankind” almost feels like a deliberate political statement. And a strange one, at that.
This is by no means the first Mormon nastygram I’ve ever received, and it’s not even close to being the worst. After five years of blogging, I’ve become downright philosophical about them. But several things struck me about this one.