Politics has raised public consciousness of Mormonism — what are the official policies on politics and conscience?
Posts Tagged ‘ Prop 8 ’
Recently, Professor Ralph Hancock wrote a critique of Joanna Brooks’ memoir Book of Mormon Girl and specifically a criticism of what he termed “Mormonism Lite,” which is equated with a liberal set of political ideals. In his latest missive, Prof. Hancock calls out Wheat & Tares along with ByCommonConsent and Times & Seasons: In particular, [...]
As the culture wars heat up in the 2012 election cycle and more and more states accept same sex marriage, the church remains in a very precarious and somewhat contradictory position. This seems to be the case when change happens. Old attitudes eventually give way to new ones, but in the meantime, we have contradictory [...]
Today’s guest post is from A Friend. In light of the recent Prop 8 decision in California, the church issued the following statement: “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints regrets today’s decision. California voters have twice determined in a general election that marriage should be recognized as only between a man and a [...]
Your local community has a ballot initiative to uphold the traditional definition of marriage, and you’ve been asked as bishop to support the measure. During this same time frame, you notice a reliable elderly couple has suddenly stopped coming to church. They had previously been very active, but are now conspicuously absent from the pews during sacrament meeting. You drop [...]
…it’s about deal breakers in relationships, and why you may be going about them all wrong. Open and honest communication about all disagreements may not be a good idea, if you value the space between you and the other person. What would get in the way of a relationship? Should some topics be avoided? Sure, [...]