The LDS Church and Civil Rights – in Utah and America

There is something wonderful in seeing a wrong-headed majority assailed by truth.  (John Kenneth Galbraith, 1908 – 2006)     Following the disingenuous statements by LDS Church officials last week – ostensibly supporting anti discrimination measures for members of the LGBT community in housing and employment – the focus has been effectively diverted and short-stopped.…

Intellectual honesty – and freedom of conscience

  In a return to the basics – Basic Intimidation and Coercion – the LDS Church has dropped the hammer on a couple of known troublemakers recently.  Dissidents – bent on the task of enlightening their fellow believers – and possible bring about what they had hoped could be, positive changes. Of course, once ecclesiastical…

Life is short – but made narrow

Utah files Amendment 3 Appeal with the Supreme Court of the United States     It was reported earlier today, that Utah has officially filed its appeal with the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS).  Seeking a reversal of the 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruling – on the matter of same sex…

Reflecting on our need to be right

  Now that Kate Kelly and the Ordain Women’s movement have, for the most part, concluded their high-profile run at the LDS religious oligarchy – having managed to momentarily make direct and predictably mortal contact with the corporation’s particularly low-hanging, power-ceiling fan – we’ve all had a chance to reflect on what any of it…