“I’m in tears.” D. Christian Harrison told Approaching Justice earlier this afternoon, as he took in the news that a U.S. District Court in Utah ruled today that Utah’s 2004 gay marriage ban was unconstitutional. “I’m sitting at my desk in tears,” Harrison continued. “Today, Utah becomes the 18th state in our country to recognize gay marriage. And it happened because people stood up and said ‘this is not right’ — people like my friends Derek Kitchen and his boyfriend… Read more
Okay, it is actually Rob Halford and his supergroup. But Halford is best known as the lead singer of Judas Priest. Between now and Christmas, I will be sharing here at Approaching Justice some of my favorite renditions of Christmas songs. The studio version of Halford singing “We Three Kings” is on my iPod rotation year-round. Take a listen: As you will notice, Halford is joined by Slash on the guitar and Father Christmas on bass. Or maybe the… Read more
I just received word from Shannon Martin, a senior director of publicity with TLC, that the show “My Five Wives” featuring the Williams family has been picked up as a series. The nine episode season is set to premiere on March 9. The debut/pilot episode aired back in September. According to The Hollywood Reporter, that episode “averaged 1.9 million total viewers.” On Tuesday, Approaching Justice reported about the response of Brady Williams to Friday’s Brown v. Buhman ruling which struck down significant… Read more
December 19, 2013 By Andrew H.
The Challenge of Honesty is a compilation of five essays and twelve and devotionals that were written and delivered by Frances Lee Menlove over the course of forty seven years. The titular essay is the book’s oldest, having been written by Menlove as a part of the inaugural issue of “Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought” in 1966. The most recent essays are two which were written specifically for this volume titled “Untangling Faith and Belief: A Modest ‘Trammel Reduction’… Read more
Brady Williams, a progressive philosophy student and practicing polygamist whose family was featured on TLC’s My Five Wives, views the recent ruling in the case of Brown v. Buhman, also known as the Sister Wives case, as opportunity for the polygamist community to change their ways. "We are no longer considered criminals by the courts," wrote Williams in a statement he made on Facebook and shared with Approaching Justice. "Let’s prove that we are deserving of that assessment by abandoning… Read more
“I already thought three was too many,” Todd whispered to me in reference to the normal minimum of three hymns that we have in LDS Sacrament meetings (our main Sunday service). Todd is my 13-year-old son and I love hearing his commentary on the world and our shared experiences. Yesterday, we had a musical testimony meeting at church. It is an annual tradition in our ward to have a testimony meeting where anyone from the congregation can walk up to… Read more