New “Mormon Voices” Website is Positive LDS Voice

This was my Deseret News column on Thursday:

I’ve noticed that a number of critics on the internet, responding to my column, are claiming that the Mormon Voices project is designed to “suppress” or “banish” free and open public discussion of Mormonism.

I’ve re-read my article, and I can’t see any basis in it or in the self-description and procedures of Mormon Voices for so hysterical and paranoid a claim.

That’s not surprising, of course.  Many critics are . . . well, not exactly distinguished by their ability to read adequately or reason clearly.

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Atheists just happen to disbelieve in one more god than I do?
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Has a court just ruled it "patently offensive" to express an anti-abortion viewpoint?