Monthly Archives: June 2012

LOL, Paige Williams and The Daily Beast

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!

Why Readers Are Fleeing Newspapers

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.

You Can’t Run on Religion

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 […]

The Dangers of Personal Accounts

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 […]

The UK’s Mail Online: Leaving the LDS Church Is Sexy!

A few weeks ago, a woman named Maren Stephenson posted a forthright essay at Salon.com documenting her journey from believing member of the LDS Church to skeptic leaving her faith behind.  The Salon piece was titled “But I’m a Good Mormon Wife,” and did a fair job of considering some of the difficulties that arise […]

That Man Is Lying! I Know Because He’s Mormon!

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 […]

EXCLUSIVE: Mormons Are People

Buzzfeed’s McKay Coppins reports on a new study of Anti-Mormonism in America, which concludes that anti-Mormonism is on the rise within America’s secular left.  Specifically, in the last five years, while aversion to voting for a Mormon candidate declined slightly among evangelicals, self-described liberals reporting a distaste for voting for a Mormon for president increased […]