Wheaties-Tarefic Update

by: wheatmeister

December 30, 2013

We wanted to give you an update on the Wheaties and Tarefic Awards!  As you can see, we are short on nominations for Best Apologetic Blog, Best New Blog, Most Memorable Comment, Funniest Thread, Best Poetry, Best Apologetic Post, and Most Missed Personality (though I suspect that Firetag should win in a landslide–we really miss him.)  Feel free to continue nominations for another week!  Here are the nominations so far, and you can check out the links so you can be an informed voter. If you have a link to add, please let us know, and put it in brackets to avoid our spam catcher.  And don’t forget that Main Street Plaza is getting ready to host their awards too.

Here are our 2013 Wheaties categories:

Best big blog:

Best group blog:

Best humorous blog:

Best podcast:

Best apologetic blog:

Best new blog (first published in 2013):

Best solo blog:

Best new blogger:

  • Mike C, Zelophehad’s Daughters
  • Melody, Exponent
  • Nate, Wheat and Tares

Best blog layout/graphics:

Best overall blogger:

  • Winterbuzz, Feminist Mormon Housewives
  • April, Exponent
  • Rebecca J., By Common Consent
  • Heather, Doves & Serpents
  • Angela C/Hawkgrrrl, Wheat & Tares and By Common Consent

Best commenter:

  • April, Exponent
  • Melody, Rational Faiths

Most memorable comment:

Funniest thread:

Best post title:

Best humorous post:

Best satirical post:

Best historical post:

Best post series:

Best poetry post:

Best apologetic post:

Best spiritual post:

Best doctrinal post:

Best post on church policy:

Best personal post:

Best faith crisis post:

Best current events post:

Best Commentary/Response to the Race and the Priesthood release:

Best book/article review:

Best contribution to the Bloggernacle in 2013:
Best contribution to interfaith dialogue:

Best Mormon Facebook community or discussion forum:

Best Mormon Activism:

Write-in category:

And here are the categories for the Tarefic Awards!

Worst Mormon Internet Drama:

  • Cynthia L, By Common Consent:  ”Tareific Scandal Rocks Bloggernacle”  (the accidental awarding of BCC over FMH and the ensuing tongue-in-cheek meme war.  Steve Evans responds.  FMH fires back.  Oh, that all internet dramas were equally entertaining to the audience as to the combatants!)
  • Daniel Peterson’s ongoing drama over Mormon liberals, John Dehlin, and his totally unrelated career change
  • The Tom Phillips October Surprise that didn’t happen
  • Denver Snuffer’s Excommunication
  • Anything involving an “Open Letter”

Biggest Soapbox Commenter:

  • Donnette Moore (aka Elizabeth Johnston) and various sock puppets on Let Women Pray and other Mormon Feminist sites.  She was outed after having several conversations with herself about the topic.
  • Will at Wheat & Tares

Most missed personality on the Bloggernacle:

Worst Mormon Activism:

  • Sheri Dew’s book on Women & the Priesthood right after women were denied entrance to the Priesthood Session
  • Facebook event:  “Support our Priesthood Holders” in response to Ordain Women

Worst Comments:

  • Clayton Clark: “Excommunicate all of them. Sometimes you need to shoot a hostage. You fight against God you will surly [sic] receive your reward.”  (from the I Am LDS thread where they shared an article about the church announcing it would deny entrance to the priesthood session for Ordain Women.)
  • Jettboy, on gay marriage:  “Hopefully Utah Mormons, if no one else, will become far less tolerant of gays and those who support them in the Church. They got their secular “freedom,” and can now lay in the bed they made. You call yourself gay? You have no business coming to church unless you repent and reject that you are one. Then you need to prove it by getting married and staying that way. Mormon gays and supporters think its going to be easier now. Nope. Its going to become much harder. You used to be a nuisance. Now you are a mortal enemy.”

Write-in category:

If you think of another category we haven’t listed, feel free to nominate!  Also, please spread the word!  Some blogs didn’t know about the nominations until it was too late.

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24 Responses to Wheaties-Tarefic Update

  1. Morgan D. on December 30, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    If its not horrible or against the rules to nominate yourself, I propose, “Henry V, Hummers, and the Book of Mormon” for best apologetic post. [http://mormonwar.blogspot.com/2013/10/henry-v-hummers-and-book-of-mormon.html]

    And, “The Butchers Apostle: Context for the Anti-War Quotes of J Reuben Clark”
    [http://mormonwar.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-butchers-apostle-context-for-anti.html] for best historical post. Or maybe you could write it in as “the best historical post that isn’t about race or gender but still has as many political overtones.”

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  2. J. B. Dalton on December 31, 2013 at 1:19 AM

    Best apologetic blog

    Best apologetic post

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  3. European Saint on December 31, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    That’s funny–I didn’t see any of these blogs on the list:
    Why is that?

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  4. Moss on December 31, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    European Saint, I’m guessing it is because they have not been nominated. Why don’t you nominate them?

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  5. Casey on January 1, 2014 at 2:17 AM

    Write in: Highest percentage of comments deleted by mods: M*
    Write in 2: Grumpiest libertarians: M*, Dan Peterson

    Now they’re nominated :)

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  6. Alma on January 1, 2014 at 1:32 PM

    Best historical post: Christopher Jones, “Breaking Brigham: Methamphetamine and Mormon Tea” (with response from Benjamin Breen) at The Appendix Blog:


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  7. Alma on January 1, 2014 at 1:59 PM

    Best series of posts: “Mormons and Natives” at Juvenile Instructor, a series of 18 posts, with an introduction and conclusion, exploring various aspects of indigenous Mormon history/Mormon attitudes toward and interactions with Native peoples, etc. Seriously incredible stuff from some of the very brightest scholars in the field:


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  8. Cici on January 1, 2014 at 7:58 PM

    There needs to a topic for Worst Post about Modesty and I nominate Jessica Rey for her complete misunderstanding of why hostile sexists don’t view women as people.

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  9. LoriAnn on January 1, 2014 at 8:07 PM

    Worst Blog for teaching modesty and Chastity


    Lets start with the Cheesecake thing.
    Women =Cheescake and Men are men, who are lactose intolerant. so women are bad for men and also objects, but once men get married they no longer have negative reactions to immodesty and only ever want their wifes cheesecake. Also, you get breathed on and no one wants you anymore.

    Then lets get to turning innocent men into rapists by dressing immodestly with the leaving your door unlocked analogy from her ass hat bishop. If you dont want to turn good men into rapists girls, don’t leave your cheesecake laying around or doors unlocked.

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  10. LoriAnn on January 1, 2014 at 8:11 PM
  11. LoriAnn on January 1, 2014 at 8:16 PM

    Best Satire Post
    the deleted but ever funny BCC ” A YSA Bishop Talks to the Sisters about the “I” Word”
    seriosuly the world needs that post.

    the satire of Meridian Maganize’s the Bishop Talks YSA About Intimacy by Larry Eastland.

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  12. LoriAnn on January 1, 2014 at 8:23 PM

    best big blog

    Times and Seasons

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  13. Jeremy on January 1, 2014 at 8:28 PM

    “Write in: Highest percentage of comments deleted by mods: M*”


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  14. LoriAnn on January 1, 2014 at 8:32 PM

    Best Mormon Discussion/Activism




    I am a Mormon Feminist or mormonfeminist.org

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  15. LoriAnn on January 1, 2014 at 8:36 PM

    Worst Mormon Activism

    The posts written by the Proctors over at Meridian Mag about Women and the presthood




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  16. hkobeal on January 1, 2014 at 9:50 PM

    Clearly Psaltery & Lyre (the poetry column) on Doves and Serpents deserves a nod.

    Not sure if that should go under “Best Series” or Best Poetry. But clearly it’s the best consistent poetry in the ‘Nacle. ;)

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  17. hkobeal on January 1, 2014 at 9:50 PM

    Uh oh. Forgot link to P & L archive:


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  18. Shawn Tucker on January 2, 2014 at 12:50 PM

    Some of the “humorous” posts seem satirical. Should the categorization be revisited for some of the nominees?

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  19. EOR on January 2, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    Best Post Title: “Welcome home, Proxy Carmichael” http://rationalfaiths.com/welcome-home-proxy-carmichael/

    Best Current Events Post: “The Ordain Women October 5th Action as told in GIFS” http://www.experttextperts.com/2013/10/the-ordain-women-october-5th-action-as_5.html

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  20. rah on January 2, 2014 at 8:38 PM

    # 8 cici

    Jessica Rey doesn’t count because she doesn’t write in the bloggernacle. However there were two pretty good articles on that in the bloggeracle in response that you may consider nominating in one of the categories:

    shepnwarriors more concise and clear post here at W&T http://www.wheatandtares.org/12180/woman-in-swimsuit-hostilely-sexist-man-immodesty/

    and a longer-winded but more comprehensive one (by me) at FMH http://www.feministmormonhousewives.org/2013/06/sorry-jessica-rey-that-bikini-neural-imaging-study-says-almost-exactly-the-opposite-of-what-you-thought-it-meant/

    nominate away if you feel either deserves it.

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  21. rah on January 2, 2014 at 8:43 PM

    Where is the meridian reader pointing out the irony that there are only 2 posts nominated under “Best Spiritual Post” and 19 under “Most Humurous Post”. I don’t think that is representative of the ‘nacle. Maybe we need to do some recategorization? :)

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  22. […] 2013, and the Brodies will begin as well! Some other LDS-interest sites have already started their awards cycles — it’s still not too late to vote for Roger Hansen’s Nobel-prize winning […]

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  23. EOR on January 5, 2014 at 2:53 PM

    Did I do my nominations (comment 19) wrong? C’mon, you know “Welcome home, Proxy Carmichael” is the best title ever. :)

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  24. Hawkgrrrl on January 5, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    Will add and update these. soon, friends. Sorry but I’m in an airport on a brief layover. Tomorrow this will be refreshed.

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