Lewis Black recently skewered Mormonism based on a letter he received from an 18-year-old who resigned from the LDS Church. The letter is funny, but is it accurate?
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The LDS Church is not perfect and never has been. The church is flawed individuals. It is us. There is no magical institution outside of ourselves, no foundation that we get the luxury of imagining we do not pour.
“When you’re raised in the church, you’re raised to sustain your leaders,” says Alyssa Paquette, whose twelve-year-old stepson has just been denied priesthood ordination. “But I don’t know how we’re supposed to sustain something that tears our family apart.”
In the face of widespread criticism, the LDS Church is defending its new policy that bans children of same-sex marriage from baptism.
I thought I belonged to a church that teaches that people will be punished for their own sins, and not for the sins of others. Apparently that theology does not apply to children of same-sex marriages.
All this Mormon emphasis on correct knowledge and possessing the fullness of the truth misses the point: Amassing knowledge is not our job. Having faith is. And faith absolutely requires uncertainty.
Mormon support for homosexuality is low overall but growing faster than any other religion’s, says a new Pew study out today. But other findings show Mormons very resistant to change.
A new book by Joanna Brooks, Hannah Wheelwright and Rachel Hunt Steenblik looks at 40 years of Mormon feminism, showing that the questions being raised now about women in the LDS Church have a long history.
This Sunday, Mormon wards around the world will hear a First Presidency letter on helping refugees. It’s a brief statement, but a welcome and powerful one.