Monogamy and the Fall of Rome

Monogamy and the Fall of Rome

The recent US Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriages nationwide has sparked a great deal of conversation and debate. Mormons who comment on the news are understandably concerned as this new ruling is at odds with what church leaders have been teaching...
Jeff Nye – Memo from a Mormon

Jeff Nye – Memo from a Mormon

In 1963 twenty year old student Ira Jeffrey Nye had finished his first year at Princeton when an article he authored appeared in the October issue of the national magazine “Look”. His essay was an honest expression of his experience as a Mormon learning...
I too have been born of goodly parents

I too have been born of goodly parents

When looking back at the issue of race in the Mormon church, it can be difficult to see things “as they were”. The stories of notable figures such as Jane Manning James who was a faithful black LDS woman sealed to Joseph Smith as an eternal servant or...
Racism in the Book of Mormon?

Racism in the Book of Mormon?

Racial equality is an example of an undeniable truth that God should understand and anyone claiming to be God’s mouthpiece should teach. I consider it a bare minimum litmus test for anyone claiming a divine connection. Many people consider the Book of Mormon to...
Purloined Penalties

Purloined Penalties

Ever since the introduction of the Mormons temple endowment ceremony in 1842, similarities between the sacred LDS ritual and the Masonic rituals for the Entered Apprentice, Fellowcraft and Master Mason have been commented upon. One element in particular was very...

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