Gone fishin’. Er, gone to Turkey. Back soon.
With at least a dozen Mormons now facing church discipline, it’s logical to take a step back and ask ourselves what Jesus would do. Here is an in-depth look at all the people Jesus excommunicated.
The LDS Church says its decision to stop overseeing adoptions is not due to a refusal to place children with same-sex couples, but an overall decline in the number of babies available.
Dozens of Mormon bloggers have expressed their hope that the LDS Church will avoid excommunicating prominent activists and “consider other ways of maintaining boundaries, strengthening Church members, and encouraging them to grow spiritually within Mormonism’s large and embracing community.”
Rob Lowe’s new memoir isn’t deeply philosophical, but as a Father’s Day gift you can’t go far wrong. Bonus points if your dad is a fan of The West Wing, votes Republican, and still has a childhood crush on Melissa Gilbert.
What will it take for Americans in general (and perhaps Mormons in particular) to stop the insanity and admit that there need to be reasonable limits on the availability of guns? How many children have to die?
If the point of these pending excommunications is to strike fear in the hearts of other Latter-day Saints who love the Church but do not always agree with it on matters of social justice, then it has already failed. For Zion’s sake, and for my own, I will not keep silent.
An optimistic estimate is that only one in four Americans speaks a foreign language competently. But because of Mormons’ missionary work, far higher percentages of Mormons are fluent in other languages. What can this teach us?
Mormons act out discomfort with women’s power by covering their shoulders, the part of the body that most represents responsibility, capability, and authority.