Tag Archives: LDS

Nondiscrimination legislation requires balance, extreme care

News reports suggest there is still an ongoing debate about how to balance calls for changes to state discrimination laws (which would expand the reasons businesses and property owners could not deny housing or employment) with the need for robust … Continue reading

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S.L. Tribune op-ed: No reason to rush a Utah anti-discrimination law

(Salt Lake Tribune) Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints last week made an informative, thoughtful statement about the need to take a balanced approach to the connected issues of protecting the employment and housing rights of … Continue reading

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City Weekly’s querulous ‘fact-check’ article is short on fact-checking

In response to a news release, with accompanying videos, from the LDS Church on Utah’s alcohol control policies, City Weekly published an article claiming to “fact check” the church statement. Reading through the article, the odd thing about it is … Continue reading

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With atheism comes a culture of death

The following post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. It seems that the 40th annual convention of American Atheists is coming to town next spring, and its organizers sound like they’re … Continue reading

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Guest post: The New Liberalism vs. the Restored Gospel

By Ralph Hancock Part 3 of 3 of “Mormonism in the public square” In the first two articles in this series, I have examined the relationship between religion and politics and shown the impossibility of keeping these completely separate, especially … Continue reading

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Guest post: The sleight of hand in relativism

By Ralph Hancock Part 2 of 3 of “Mormonism in the public square” In the first article in this series, I summarized a common contemporary view of the relationship between morality and politics as follows: “But now society has fundamentally … Continue reading

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Exceptional Utah

The following post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations: As I mentioned last week, this week Sutherland Institute will release two new publications: a booklet titled The Sutherland Idea: The Cause … Continue reading

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Placing politics ahead of faith

Progressives’ favorite go-to Mormon gal is Joanna Brooks. She has secular credentials they like (associate professor in English at San Diego State) and she passes the key test of being a female progressive who enjoys sharing provocative ideas about her … Continue reading

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LDS Democrats still trying to reconcile opposing values

In the Sept. 16 edition of the Deseret News was a commentary about Latter-day Saints in Utah who have joined the Democratic Party. So novel is this concept that they held a press conference during the Democratic National Convention to … Continue reading

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Lord Acton and the correct meaning of liberty

A very confused and overzealous friend believes that John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton (Lord Acton, 1834-1902) was a libertarian by today’s standards. This confused friend also thinks my use of a quote from Acton’s writings about liberty being “the right of … Continue reading

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Tribune ‘gay’ marriage column avoids the issue

  Peg McEntee is a news columnist for The Salt Lake Tribune. Recently, she penned a column criticizing The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for signing on to a statement of belief regarding marriage and religious freedom. Her … Continue reading

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4th down and one inch – and Canyons School District punts

  The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the Canyons School District has decided not to sell a one-acre parcel to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for a seminary building. Instead, the school district has decided to keep … Continue reading

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Mind-bending story about ‘gay Mormons’ reinforces political correctness

  A growing number of Americans seem to be accepting, even embracing, the idea of same-sex relationships (i.e., homosexuality) even while there still remain Americans who view those relationships as dysfunctional. Professional medical associations have, one by one over the … Continue reading

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Tribune article stacks up ironies

  Last Friday’s edition of The Salt Lake Tribune included a story titled, “Gay BYU filmmaker ready to tell his story,” by Peggy Fletcher Stack (July 8, 2011). The article is about Kendall Wilcox, yet Ms. Stack appropriates Mr. Wilcox’s … Continue reading

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