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Holly Welker
Holly Welker's poetry and prose have appeared in publications ranging from Seventeen to Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought to The New York Times to Best American Essays to Bitch. She recently completed a memoir about her relationships with gay Mormon men -- think Angels in America meets Will and Grace. Her new project is compiling an anthology of essays by Mormon women about marriage.

Entries by Holly Welker

'A Hotbed of Malcontents, Free-Thinkers and Doubters'

(14) Comments | Posted April 15, 2011 | 8:06 AM

Second wife Nicki Henrickson of Big Love, one of television's more easily scandalized characters, was horrified when her sister wife Barb began participating at Sunstone in "A Seat at the Table," episode 2 of Big Love's most recent and final season. Barb defended it as "just a think tank," while...

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The LDS Church's Unequal Treatment of Gay and Feminist Activists

(85) Comments | Posted January 10, 2011 | 5:56 PM

My first piece here at the Huffington Post listed some of the Mormon "pioneers" I would like to see march in the Pioneer Day Parade of my dreams. On that list were Dustin Lance Black, Oscar-winning screenwriter and gay rights activist, and Troy Williams, writer, radio-producer...

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Should the Mormon Church Compare Itself to Wal-Mart?

(36) Comments | Posted November 29, 2010 | 11:45 AM

On her personal blog, Neylan McBaine, LDS writer and "creative director at Bonneville Communications responsible for the 'I'm A Mormon' media campaign," writes

I feel like all of my professional experience has prepared me for this position, even working for Wal-Mart, which I said so...
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The LDS Temple and Respect for All Families

(440) Comments | Posted October 27, 2010 | 8:58 PM

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches that the family is the basic unit not just of society, but of heaven and eternity. A familiar LDS slogan is "Families Are Forever." Latter-day Saints focus much of their resources on families: forming families by marrying, growing families by having...

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LDS Elder Marlin Jensen's Prop 8 'Apology': We Need Clarification

(168) Comments | Posted September 27, 2010 | 12:14 PM

The aptly named Mormon Matters blog has published an email containing an account of an "invitation only" meeting held September 19, 2010 in the LDS Oakland Stake in California, discussing reactions to efforts by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to pass Proposition 8...

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Good Works Can't Compensate for Mormon Assault on Others' Civil Rights

(811) Comments | Posted September 12, 2010 | 6:32 PM

A rumor is circulating that the PR campaign financed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was prompted by a survey revealing that Mormons are the second-least popular religious group in the United States, topping Jehovah's Witnesses and Scientologists. The only group more despised, the...

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Mormon PR Campaign: Do Good Individuals Equal A Good Church?

(1745) Comments | Posted August 23, 2010 | 6:27 AM

The corner of the internet concerned with Mormon issues has been aflutter recently over a new ad campaign created by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, featuring profiles of church members, showcasing their achievements, their individuality, their likability. It turns out that Mormons can be professional...

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Latter-Day Saints and Modern-Day Pioneers

(534) Comments | Posted July 23, 2010 | 10:22 PM

In February 1846, in the depths of a winter so bitter that the Mississippi River froze solid enough to drive wagon carts over it, a group of people fled their homes in Nauvoo, Illinois to avoid being murdered, and crossed the river into Iowa. Once across the Mississippi, they set...

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