Tag Archives: LDS

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

Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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With atheism comes a culture of death

Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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Guest post: The New Liberalism vs. the Restored Gospel

Tweet 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, … Continue reading

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Guest post: The sleight of hand in relativism

Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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Exceptional Utah

Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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Placing politics ahead of faith

Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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LDS Democrats still trying to reconcile opposing values

Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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Lord Acton and the correct meaning of liberty

Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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Tribune ‘gay’ marriage column avoids the issue

Tweet   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. … Continue reading

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

Tweet   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 … Continue reading

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

Tweet   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 … Continue reading

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Tribune article stacks up ironies

Tweet   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. … Continue reading

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