The dangers of idolizing Mormon prophets

The Church teaches us on the one hand that a living prophet is more valuable to us than even the scriptures (!), and instructs Primary children to follow the prophet and never “go astray.” But then it also tries to emphasize that a prophet is only a prophet “when he is acting as such,” and that not every teaching is doctrine. Which is it?

Seattle Mormon leaders to gays: Come back to church

“Seattle is mirroring what we’ve done in [the] San Francisco Bay Area: throwing the doors open for anyone who wants to join with us on Sunday,” says Mitch Mayne. “That means LGBT individuals are welcome to come to church regardless of where they are in their personal lives — single and living under the confines of the policy as we understand it today, married to a partner of their same gender, or dating someone new every night.”

Mormon doubts

What are your doubts about Mormonism, and how comfortable are you with the idea that you may not receive an answer? This week in our book club, we tackle the introduction and first two chapters of “The Crucible of Doubt.”