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Muskets & The Same-Sex Challenge: An Open Letter to Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

This open letter is in regards to Elder Holland’s recent remarks at BYU on August 23, 2021. You can read the full transcript of his speech here: https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/article/elder-jeffrey-r-holland-2021-byu-university-conference Dear Elder Holland, In my 35 years of life I don’t think I’ve ever written to an apostle before. I hope this helps illustrate the sense of […]

Jesus Was The One Yelling At LDS General Conference

Easter is a time when most Christians tend to focus on Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection. However, I feel spurred to briefly discuss Christ’s life due to an incident that happened Saturday at the LDS Church’s General Conference meeting in Salt Lake City. During the conference’s afternoon session, Crystal Legionaires shouted from the audience “Stop protecting […]

Response to “What’s Wrong with the LDS Church” – Why Those Who Believe(d) Speak Out

In her post “What’s Wrong with the LDS Church” Fat N’ Fitness blogger Kyli Summerhays has some things to say about misconceptions surrounding The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. While I believe the post is well-intentioned and well thought out, it had its own misconceptions about why people leave or speak out against the church. […]

Counterfeit Lifestyles: The real threat to family isn’t coming from the LGBT community

In the Spring 2015 session of LDS General Conference, church leaders railed against “counterfeit and alternative lifestyles,” upholding marriage between a man and a woman as the one good recipe for raising a family. This has led to backlash from individuals both inside and outside of the LGBT community and organizations like the Human Rights […]

Elder Ronald Poelman: LDS Church is a guide to enlightenment, not the end goal

With the LDS Church’s General Conference this weekend, I wanted to take a minute to discuss one of the most illuminating General Conference talks I have ever had the pleasure of hearing. Spoken by Elder Ronald E. Poelman of the First Quorum of the Seventy, it covers the difference between the Gospel and the LDS Church, […]

A Look at Mormon Revelation: Past, Present, Future

LDS Church apostle Dallin H. Oaks recently said that human laws “cannot make moral what God has declared immoral.” It’s a sentiment that has been increasingly clashing with the heartfelt longing for marriage equality among a growing number of Mormon faithful. Regarding revelation But there are a number of things to think about concerning Oaks’ message and […]

Religious Rumble: Mormon President Thomas S. Monson vs. Tom Phillips

I’ve seen the news breaking out everywhere: Thomas S. Monson, the head of the LDS Church, has been summoned to court in Britain over fraud allegations. While the summons have been available for viewing here and here, there’s been little on why the judge would actually sign off on it. Legal experts have scoffed at […]

What D&C 134 Says About Religion In Government

In Utah, the line between Church and State is blurry at best. But did you know that the Doctrine & Covenants actually advocates for and outlines a secular government? D&C 134 makes the case for freedom of (and freedom from) religion. Let’s look through what it says. Of great importance is the use of “conscience” […]

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