There is a healthy accountability in Mormon leaders standing up before the membership twice a year to go over the budget. Boring? Yes, certainly. But boring is kind of the idea.
Articles tagged “By Common Consent”
In all the swirling accusations last week over Kate Kelly’s excommunication, several people saved my heart from despair, their voices rising up on both sides to remind me of the kindness of the Savior.
The Mormon “Sabbath” has devolved into a ragged and unhealthy focus on meetings, meetings, and more meetings.
It’s one thing to disagree with LDS leaders, and to speak plainly and pointedly about the reasons why. It’s another to be unfair, inflammatory, and even cruel.
If virginity is the cornerstone of female power, as Sister Elaine Dalton suggests, then its surrender, whether willingly or by force, is the very definition of disempowerment and devaluation. As Elizabeth Smart put it, who wants a chewed-up piece of gum?
Three stories in this week’s Mormon news: Friend says that accused killer Jodi Arias is being blamed for a murder that was actually a blood-atonement conspiracy by the LDS Church. Uh huh. In happier news, the LDS Church has unveiled exciting changes to its Scripture apparatus, and thousands of new missionaries are expected to begin serving around the world.