Friday RoundupBy: Jeff Spector
- OK, how long will Rick Santorum’s turn as the Anti-Romney last? There is no one else after him unless we get a spring surprise.
- Will Newt Gingrich’s fade be permanent or will the “South Rise Again?”
- Is anyone else missing the debates?
- Can the Susan G. Komen Foundation recover from the Public Relations blunder at best and/or its political misstep at worst?
Discussions continue after the release of LDS surveys from Pew and Dehlin.
- How many disaffection discussions can one possibly endure?
- Does it seems that defenders of the Church do not defend it as hard as those who criticize it criticize?
- Does it seem odd to you to write blog posts about blog posts?
- The article, “France’s First Mormon Temple Sparks Controversy” seems bad at first, but if you read the article, it is the usual questions about a Temple going into a new area. With a bit of French secularism thrown in.
And finally, the big question of the day:
If the LDS Church:
- Admitted it has not always being forthcoming on its history
- Gave up the fight on Gay marriage
- Expanded the role of women in the Church including giving them the Priesthood
- Better trained leaders on abuse issues
- Apologized for the policy on excluding black male members the Priesthood and all black members the Temple rites
If the LDS Church did some or all of those things, would disaffected members come back into full activity and those who officially left come back?
I know my answer to that question, what would yours be?