I Saw Two Americas Sunday: From a Mormon Church to the Chicago Pride Parade

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My 13-year-old daughter turned to me at one point and said, “One day I will tell my kids that I remember when gays and lesbians won the right to be married.” I glowed. It was one of those moments when I really felt like a good parent. [Read more...]

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Why this Pagan cares about the LDS Ordain Women movement

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Change is coming. It’s not going to come as quickly or as completely as I want, but it is happening right now. And we Pagans have played and continue to play a role in that change. [Read more...]

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Being the Allergic Pagan: My lover’s quarrel with the world

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The irony of being a Pagan with seasonal allergies symbolizes an essential conflict at the core of my psyche, a conflict between the desire for communion with nature on the one hand and the desire to transcend nature on the other. [Read more...]

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Not leaving the Church alone: Sunstone Kirtland Conference

I don’t often write about Mormonism here, and when I do it’s usually as a leaping off point to talk about Paganism or Jungianism.  For those of you who don’t know, I was raised Mormon and left the Mormon Church formally by having my name withdrawn from the Church roles in 2001.  I now infrequently [Read More...]

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The questions that led me to Neopaganism

When I left the Mormon church, I felt a strong need to justify myself.  A Mormon can request to have their name removed from the church records by putting the request in writing.  You don’t have to state your reason, but I wanted to, so I wrote a lengthy letter (10 pages) itemizing my issues.  [Read More...]

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