Denver Snuffer claims Joseph Smith never practiced polygamy, but later Mormon leaders attributed the practice to him to sanction their own plural marriages.
Elder Nash’s devotional this week opens the door to a new Mormon folk doctrine that gay people will have to become heterosexual to reach heaven. Guest blogger EmJen explores the implications.
“I truly believe that the leaders of the LDS Church meant it when they said that the new policy changes of November, 2015, were done out of love . . . that they are trying to figure out a way to show love to a marginalized group,” says guest blogger Mette Harrison. “I also believe they were wrong.”
The LDS Church’s statement offers a flat-out denial coupled with a blame-the-victim mentality and inexplicable claims about all the great things we’ve done to prevent a problem that — did we mention? — never existed among our people anyway.
Recent allegations say suicide is on the rise for LGBT Mormon teens. While the specific details are disputed, the basic message is clear: Mormons need to do much better.
A Mormon romantic comedy about Adam and Eve sets the scene: God destined them to be together, but she’s just not that into him.
From using wine in the sacrament to allowing women to prophesy, the fellowships that have grown up around excommunicated Mormon Denver Snuffer are trying to restore the teachings and practices of the early Latter-day Saints.
Just when some of us are feeling squeezed out of the Mormon tent, a book comes along to remind us: Zion is more spacious than we may realize.
Mormons have sometimes staked our truth claims too forcefully, forgetting important pieces of scripture that remind us that God is a whole lot bigger than our religion.