A Lesson Plan on Official Declaration #2

Purpose: 
To use Official Declaration #2 to show class members how the Lord continues to guide his Church through revelation. Continue reading

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A Cacophony of Events: Heroes, Villains, and Official Declaration #2

Margaret Young’s latest piece on Official Declaration #2 gives us a taste of the sheer complexity that (ought to) undergird any conversation on race in Mormonism. I have earlier noted that Young had ascribed change in Mormonism to the relationship activists had with church leadership.  Yesterday, she (quite rightly) responded by pointing out that for every voice on the inside of the Church hierarchy (and there were plenty), there were two voices for change on the outside. Continue reading

On Restrictions and Races: A Response

Since this material draws from documents in a forthcoming volume, most citations will not be included

It’s a topic that’s gaining steam in the press these days: is it appropriate for women to mobilize a public demonstration to show their discontent with current gender discourse?  Margaret Young has weighed in, suggesting that the proper way to address this is through personal conversations with leaders in power.  Tristan Call has kindly responded, arguing that she has failed to take into account the role of social movements and protest.

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Elijah Ables and Gay Marriage

In the wake of the Supreme Court rulings which, for all intents and purposes, ensure that gay unions will be a part of America’s marriage culture, I am less interested in the politics and more interested in the souls of those who have had to teach themselves to stay in a faith where their friends uphold a dangerous system of subtle persecution—the kind that keeps them just close enough to be destructive.

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