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On Sunday morning, I went to Church.  People in my congregation gathered in our local chapel and taught lessons on the words of early church prophets, participated in discussions about Book of Mormon teachings, and then gathered in one large group to take the “sacrament,” the Mormon version of communion, where bread and water are […]

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.

cher

This weekend, aging pop diva and American Treasure Cher put her foot in her famous mouth.  Her accomplice in the act was Twitter, which seems to have been invented almost exclusively to help celebrities say things they will regret. Cher’s tweet: “I Feel if he [Obama] doesn’t get all his DUCKS IN A ROW we’ll […]

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.

romney

The idea continues to circulate that Republican nominee Mitt Romney ought to make his religious heritage a more central part of his campaign messaging.  There are two related rationales for this line of thinking.  First, there’s the notion (most recently forwarded by Joanna Brooks, an LDS writer and commentator) that only through understanding Romney’s experience […]

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