Mormon values stress the importance of supporting families, access to education, and an emphasis on hard work. McMullin has no major political positions that will actually improve upon the values that Mormons hold so dearly.
As Mormons, we don't really love LGBT people as ourselves. We love them as something less than us. Every article, video, and section of the website is underpinned with a single notion: LGBT people are, at their core, broken, afflicted, and a little bit less than whole.
My own personal definition of religion is this: a path to becoming better humans. But I recently asked a group of friends how they defined religion. H...
What does it mean when we have no gay leaders of the church? How do gay members make sure their point of view is seen by the leadership and their concerns are heard?
I am not impressed with religious people who insist that by some massive coincidence, their way of life is the only right one and that everyone else has to follow that one pattern.
I am tired of singing about war in church. Onward Christian Soldiers uses images from the Crusades and why? To stir us emotionally and to get us into action, I suppose. But to act in what way?
Over the course of my adult voting years, I have voted both Democratic and Republican, but this year, my choice will be Hillary Clinton, specifically because I believe she upholds many of the family values that I believe are core to Mormonism including: a pro-immigration stance, attention to women's health care issues, keeping same-sex marriage legal, decreasing poverty, and improving education access for all.
Miracle stories are a constant in Christian religious settings, from the story of Christ's resurrection to stories of Saints' miracles in modern days.
I am an active Mormon, which means that I don't drink alcohol, coffee or tea, don't smoke, and that I wear "modest" clothing according to the standard of temple-attending Mormons, including knee-length pants or skirts, a fully covered torso, and at least a short sleeve as well as a modest neckline.
My world was full of people who weren't shy about telling me how to live my life -- and on any given day, I couldn't be Mormon enough for my Latter-day Saint family and friends, and I couldn't be gay enough for my LGBT community. I felt like a man with a foot in two worlds, but I didn't fully belong in either. No matter which one I chose, I still lost part of myself.
Come up with a new and welcoming policy for LGBT Mormons and present it at your General Conference in Salt Lake City next weekend.
If you've always been curious about The Book of Mormon, sometimes called The Mormon Bible (though Mormons call it Another Testament of Christ), but never had time to read it, this article is for you!
When I was a small child, our whole family (eleven kids and parents) were in the local newspaper because my parents were so widely known for their hob...
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Dallin H. Oaks spoke in the April General Conference this year about Mormons who publicly disagree with the policies and doctrines of the church leade...
Sometimes it feels to me like life is a race that I didn't sign up for it. There's no map for it. There's no way to train on the course, or really just to train at all. How can anyone expect all of that? I just have to wait to let it unfold, including all the hills that I didn't expect.