In the land of friendly liquor and benevolent caffeine… Part of my S&R Tokyo Series This Mormon boy (I didn’t get his name and it doesn’t matter) was on his mission at […]
Without ordination, women can’t contribute equally in decisions on religious dogma
By Whitney Downard Despite political and social gains elsewhere, women cannot hold many high religious offices because of their gender. By limiting leadership positions to men, churches erode women’s role in defining […]
Jesus Gone Wild! It's time to separate church and state, once and for all
Part 1 of 2. I tripped across a provocative headline in the Wall Street Journal the other day: “They Need to be Liberated from Their God.” Turns out the story was about […]
What Would Jesus Do (with $40 million)?
33And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. 34Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my […]
Tom Hanks apologizes to Prop-8 Mormons, but shouldn't have
Last week, actor Tom Hanks called Mormons who supported California’s Proposition 8 “un-American.” Today Hanks apologized. He shouldn’t have, because he’s right. Anyone who would support curtailing the civil rights of a […]
Some meandering thoughts on the myth of the "Christian nation"
Found this great essay by University of Chicago law professor Geoffrey R. Stone over at ACSBlog, and I thought it might be of interest to some readers here. In short, no Mitt, […]
The banshee screams for loon meat: Warren Jeffs heads to the bighouse
The gig is up for Warren Jeffs. ST. GEORGE, Utah (Reuters) – U.S. polygamist leader Warren Jeffs, the self-proclaimed “prophet” of a sect of breakaway Mormons, was sentenced on Tuesday to 10 […]