Monthly Archives: July 2016

Those Who Leave Mormonism

In a recent misbegotten rant to young LDS singles in Tempe AZ, Elder Jeffery R. Holland unleashed the following: Don’t you dare bail.  I don’t know whether ‘furious’ is a good apostolic word.   But I am.  What on earth … Continue reading

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Now Would Be a Great Time for the LDS Church to Apologize over Past Racism

With the recent racially-based shootings in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Texas, now would be an ideal time for an LDS Church apology for its past racism. The LDS Church has disavowed any scriptural basis for past discrimination: Today, the Church disavows … Continue reading

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LDS Church Educational System to Cover the Globe

When the LDS Church announced in February that it is going to expand its educational system around the globe, I didn’t know whether to cheer or moan.  The idea is great, but I wondered about how it would be launched … Continue reading

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Topaz, Utah: Let It Never Happen Again

by Sean Means, Reporter [1] Topaz, [Utah] for those who didn’t learn it in history class, was one of 10 internment camps built by the government of the United States of America during World War II. More than 110,000 Americans … Continue reading

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Women Dominate a Mormon Baptism, Except . . .

Recently I attended the baptism of a granddaughter.  It was memorable, not only because it was my granddaughter, but also because of maximum participation by women (and girls).  All three pre-baptism talks were given by women:  the Primary President, a … Continue reading

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Assisting a Woodworking Shop in the Rwenzori Mountains, Uganda

Two years ago, I visited the mountain village of Kayrumba, located in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains, in southern Uganda.  The instigator of the trip was Hank Pellissier, founder of the Brighter Brains Institute.  One of the organizations that … Continue reading

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