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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Depression and the Gospel

Depression and the Gospel

Today I taught a Sunday School lesson on Joseph Smith’s experiences in the Liberty Jail. He spent almost five months in an approximately 5’6″ tall room (he was 6′ tall) with 6 other men in the middle of a harsh Missouri winter. While there he proclaimed, O God, where art thou? And where is the
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That Evil Evil Man

That Evil Evil Man

 When I was a child I watched a lot of Mr Roger’s Neighborhood. I don’t remember many of the specific episodes, maybe a bit of Speedy Delivery or Picture Picture. More than anything I remember the way that he made me feel. He always talked directly to the camera and it made me feel special.
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The Natural Man

The Natural Man

For the natural man is an enemy to God, and has been from the fall of Adam, and will be, forever and ever. There has been a lot of debate about modesty sparked by a presentation made by former actress turned swimsuit designer, Jessica Rey. The purpose of this article is not to address the
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Modest is not Hottest

Modest is not Hottest

Writers Note: This is a post that has been thought about/written over a period of a few years. I apologize if I am still not able to discuss this matter clearly, but in light of recent conversations I felt the need to publish it now. I live in the heart of Utah Valley. I really
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