Category Archives: Religion

The Recent Sad Experience of Lavina Fielding Anderson

Lavina Fielding Anderson was recently denied rebaptism into the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints.  As background (from Jana Reiss): Lavina Fielding Anderson was excommunicated from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1993.  Her excommunication was … Continue reading

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President Oaks Steps in It Again

In a June 11, 2019, commencement address at BYU-Hawaii, President Dallin Oaks made more disparaging remarks about the LGBTQ+ community.  According to sltrib.com: In a transcript of his speech, Oaks, next in line to lead the church, lamented the “culture of … Continue reading

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Book Review (Sort of): “The Legend of Hermana Plunge”

I was curious to read Angela Liscom Clayton’s (aka Angela C. and Hawkgrrrl on the Internet) memoir Hermana Plunge, which provides detailed recollections and opinions regarding her LDS proselytizing mission to the Canary Islands.  I was interested in comparing her experiences … Continue reading

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LDS Teachings on Obedience and Initiative

The latest Ensign mag (April, 2019) has an interesting article titled: “Instrument or Agents” by Lloyd Newell.  It concerns walking the line between blind obedience and initiative taking.  It starts by quoting 2 LDS scriptures: I will make an instrument of … Continue reading

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How Important Is It to Obey Laws and/or Rules?

I respect the fictional Robin Hood.  In a system skewed toward the rich, how far should we go (in the way of rule breaking) to assist the poor, damaged, incapacitated, mentally afflicted, etc. I tend to push the system.  But … Continue reading

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LDS Church Leaders: Please Fix These Problems

There are problems that continue to fester in the Church.  Despite a continuous barrage of negative newspaper articles, blog posts, TV stories, etc., many of them in the national press, nothing changes.  The following problems need to be resolved now, … Continue reading

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LDS Church Members Encouraged to Engage with the World

I remember a comment on the bloggernacle to the effect that:  LDS mags are the least read periodicals with the largest circulation.  I would tend to agree with that assessment. But the latest Ensign (Feb 2019) actually has some worthwhile reading.  There … Continue reading

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