Author Archives: D.T. Bell

Mormon American In The Washington Post

Hey, check out our piece (mostly Ryan’s) in the Washington Post on the cultishness of Mormonism.

Good Job, World Magazine

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.

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.

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 […]

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 […]

A Country Is Not Without Honor, Save In Its Own Country

This blog isn’t going to be solely dedicated to responding to Andrew Sullivan, but 1. He’s writing a lot about Mormonism right now, 2. He’s a highly visible and influential blogger, and 3. He’s getting Mormonism wrong, so there we are.