Tag Archives: LDS Church

Senator Orrin Hatch is Disgusting

First, let me get my prejudices out of the way.  I’m a liberal Democrat. Recent events have not treated Senator Orrin Hatch well.  First, he praises President Trump as the “greatest President that he has served under.”  Someone had to … Continue reading

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LDS Church and Guns

Guns are banned in LDS places of worship.  According to the lds.org website: Churches are dedicated for the worship of God and as havens from the cares and concerns of the world.  The carrying of lethal weapons, concealed or otherwise, … Continue reading

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What Is an LDS Spiritual Experience?

Even on “liberal” Mormon blogs, it is not uncommon for posters and commenters to mention that they have had deeply spiritual experiences.  Experiences that reaffirm their faith in the Church.  Occasionally, making it difficult when they start to question church … Continue reading

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LDS Church as an Automobile, Enhancing the Analogy

In a recent podcast, John Dehlin analogized the LDS Church to a car (the below quotes are taken from wheatandtares.org): Let’s just say that the Mormon church in the 21st century is kinda like an automobile…it drives around; it gets … Continue reading

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Tom Christofferson: The Strange Odyssey of a Gay Mormon

Tom Christofferson is the brother of LDS Apostle D. Todd Christofferson.  He is gay and 60.  When he and his partner moved to Connecticut, Tom started to renew his interest in Mormonism.  (He had previously left the Church feeling he … Continue reading

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Pat Bagley’s Take on Coca Cola at BYU

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To Elder Bednar: It’s the Message not the Delivery Method

In a recent press release, the LDS Church leadership (or at least its PR staff) acknowledges the growing problem of Millenials dropping away from organized religion.  Not necessarily from spirituality, but from the formal institutions. The release proposed one possible … Continue reading

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