It’s true that some R-worthy movies, books, and music have little to offer, either in artistic value or moral strength. But others absolutely do. For Mormons to close ourselves off to those cultural truths sight unseen is ridiculous.
Over the last 24 hours I’ve seen several people refer to Angelou as the “caged bird” of her writings, saying she is now free of the mortal body that caged her, that cages us all. I beg to differ.
One challenge for the hierarchical LDS Church is that the same centralized structure that enables its strong and unified social media presence is also a potential obstacle to the participatory give-and-take of social media.
A couple of weeks ago I posed a question on Facebook: What was the most discouraging thing a teacher ever told you about yourself? I was surprised by the dozens of answers I received – and by their specificity.
Mette Harrison asks, “Could it be that our insistence on talking about male desire and female purity is leading to problems for married couples who do not know how to negotiate an equal sexual interaction?”
Comic book character “Enid” is a sharp, funny 15-year-old Mormon girl who wears “I Heart Dieter” t-shirts and argues with her seminary teacher. Creator Scott Hales talks about Enid and the daily comic’s growing cult following on Tumblr.
“@TheRealDieter: God is love. You are loved. Be happy and grateful! Also, now is the time on Sprockets when we dance.” And 14 other hypothetical tweets from Mormon apostles.
My church, which has always counseled against addiction in any form, is now going to PAY for my addiction by giving all Mormons a free membership to Ancestry.com. I am so there.
The LDS Church announced this morning that Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the First Presidency has been translated to heaven. “He was simply too good for this world,” said a church spokesman about the wildly popular Mormon apostle.