Women’s Meeting Analysis

Women’s Meeting Analysis

Last Saturday the LDS Church held its first session of General Conference, the newly organized “Women’s Meeting.” This meeting is meant to be a parallel to the all-male priesthood meeting that will take place the following week, however, after reviewing the meeting I noticed some differences between it and the traditional organization of the priesthood
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Mormon Heretic: Documentary

Mormon Heretic: Documentary

This summer I felt a shift in the Mormon faith. With the excommunication of Kate Kelley, the culture of the church divided into two camps, the “faithful” and the “heretics.” The faithful saw Kate as an evil apostate who received her just-desserts. They supported the prophet with absolute dedication. The other group had questions. The
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Apostasy: Darkness or Many Lights

Apostasy: Darkness or Many Lights

One of the key elements in discussing the LDS gospel is exploring the presumed loss of light, or apostasy, that occurred after the death of the apostles and the change in the structure of Christ’s church. Often these discussions are framed in the general lack of understanding or even a deliberate manipulation of the gospel. On
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Extroverts

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Extroverts

I am an introvert through and through. In fact, last time I took the Myers-Briggs test I was told I was 93% introverted. At first this fact bothered me, but I’ve started digging into what it means to be an introvert. First of all, it does not mean to be shy. While I do not
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6 Thing to Never say to Ordain Women Supporters

6 Thing to Never say to Ordain Women Supporters

Mormon Women have been in the news a lot recently, especially with the upcoming event happening in Salt Lake sponsored by Ordain Women. I’ve been shocked and confused by the reactions to Ordain Women. Members of the LDS Church, who claim to be following Christ’s example, are lashing out and making horrible claims about these
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I support: LGBTQIA Rights

I support: LGBTQIA Rights

I have been thinking lately about being more honest. As a defense mechanism I often stay quiet and do not share my opinions when I am with groups of people I know do not share my believes. I think it is time to become honest with myself and with others.  So I am going to
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Feminist Allies

Feminist Allies

I’ve been thinking the past few months about what it means to be a feminist, specifically, can men be feminists? It’s been argued that they cannot because men “should [not] presume to speak in women’s place or ‘decide what feminism should be about.’ That’s just a baseline principle” (source). I agree with that. I don’t
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Why don’t you just leave?

Why don’t you just leave?

Okay, it’s pet peeve time. There has been a lot of talk about the Ordain Women movement recently with their upcoming decision to have women stand in line during the General Priesthood meeting this Saturday. I’ve never seen people become as bitter and just plain mean as they have when someone posts a discussion starter
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I’m not a Feminist but…

I’m not a Feminist but…

The topic of feminism is a frustrating one. For people who either do not understand or choose not to identify with feminist philosophy they preach about the evils of feminist thinking or proceed to instruct feminists on what feminism really is. Now, that’s probably a large generalization, but over the past few weeks I’ve read
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Heavenly Mother, Are You Really There?

Heavenly Mother, Are You Really There?

I can’t remember when exactly I learned that I had a Heavenly Mother, but ever since I was a little kid I remember just knowing I did. That’s not a surprise given the history of the Mormon Church and Heavenly Mother. In early church history Eliza R Snow wrote in a hymn, “Truth is Reason/Truth
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