Author Archives: D.T. Bell
I just don’t have the energy for this one.
I sincerely have a lot of sympathy for people whose job it is to wake up every day and try to come up with a new, fresh angle on the same story they’ve been covering for over a year.
It occurred to me that didn’t address a particularly important point that Andrew Sullivan raised in his post responding to our Washington Post piece.
Well, Business Insider is reporting that this will be the cover for the Bloomberg Businessweek story on the finances of the LDS Church:
Hey, check out our piece (mostly Ryan’s) in the Washington Post on the cultishness of Mormonism.
No, seriously. Good job. Janie B. Cheaney (who, it must be said, has a perfect name for a well-intentioned but mischievous heroine of a children’s book) wrote an op-ed in World Magazine about how Evangelical Christians ought to feel about a Mormon presidential candidate.
Imagine with me, for a second, an article about a man believed to have murdered the guard of an armored car. Not, perhaps, the most intriguing subject in the world, but wait! There’s a hook!
Former LDS member Carrie Sheffield wrote an op-ed in USA Today provocatively entitled, “Why Mormons Flee Their Church.” I know op-ed writers don’t get to write their headlines, so I’ll assume Ms. Sheffield wasn’t responsible for this one, but sheesh.
I read with great interest the following piece by Maren Stephenson in Salon, in which she details the process by which she and her husband lost their faith in Mormonism. (You will note that Ryan just wrote on this same piece here. If the fact that two Mormon brothers who blog together can’t coordinate posting […]
One wonders where to start in responding to Justin Frank’s piece in Time. One wishes one did not have to respond at all, and one actually decided not to respond, but one continues to be so rankled by Frank’s insipid article that one has concluded that one must respond or else one is going to […]