“Utah Mormon David Sneddon missing since 2004 ‘in N. Korea acting as Kim Jong-Un’s personal tutor’”

    http://www.news.com.au/world/asia/utah-mormon-david-sneddon-missing-since-2004-in-n-korea-acting-as-kim-jonguns-personal-tutor/news-story/7f722b7253557e54aaca9f565ebb09af   Here’s some background:   “Did North Korea Kidnap an American Hiker?”   North Korea has been in the kidnapping business for a very long time.  Here are a few articles on the subject:   “This is the craziest story you’ll ever hear out of North Korea”   “North Korean Abductions of [Read More…]

“Louisiana’s Governor Praises Mormons: ‘I Have No Doubt God Sent You Here'”

    http://www.ldsliving.com/Louisiana-s-Governor-Praises-Mormons-I-Have-No-Doubt-God-Sent-You-Here/s/83083?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=lovebeingmormon     [Read more…]

Equality and Government Power

    A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers. Friedrich August von Hayek   One of the great privileges of my life was to spend a week in Scotland during 1976 in the meetings of a small group that included F. A. Hayek, who had won [Read More…]

“LDS Young Men Leader Drowns on Scouting Trip, Says Priesthood Blessing Helped Revive Him”

    A story that some of you will find of interest:   http://www.ldsliving.com/LDS-Scouting-and-Young-Men-Leader-Survives-Rafting-Accident/s/82921?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=social_button     [Read more…]

“‘I found my voice as a Mormon’: Chedda Burger chef shares testimony of joining LDS Church”

    Wow.  I wish I were in Salt Lake.  I’m feeling the need of a burger:   http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865661332/I-found-my-voice-as-a-Mormon-Chedda-Burger-chef-shares-testimony-of-joining-LDS-Church.html?pg=all   And the idea of combining it with a Krispy Kreme doughnut!   My voracious appetite for Krispy Kremes — I think I may have had one within the past five years — is the stuff of [Read More…]

“Utah tops the nation in attending arts events”

    Further evidence that, as many bitter critics of Mormonism seem to believe, Utah — or “Utard,” as some like to call it — is a kind of uncultured, semiliterate, retrograde Hell on Earth:   http://www.sltrib.com/entertainment/4295155-155/utah-tops-the-nation-in-attending     [Read more…]

“A Celebration of Death”

    If you think that abortion is an occasion for rejoicing, your day is coming up soon:   http://www.nationalreview.com/article/439392/abortion-concerts-culture-death   Unfortunately, the name is already taken:  But Dia de los Muertos would be a perfect description for the day.   [Read more…]

Five articles related to religious liberty

    “College official tells praying man to leave because it’s not a ‘free speech area’”   At a meeting held on the campus of Harvard University:   “Scholars Ask Why Religious Repression Is Rising Despite International Pressure”   In the photo accompanying the piece, by the way, you’ll see two taller men in the [Read More…]

“Islam in Western Cinema, Part 4 — The Journey Through American Islam”

    http://www.rogerebert.com/far-flung-correspondents/islam-in-western-cinema-part-4–the-journey-through-american-islam     [Read more…]

“Are the New Testament documents reliable?”

    My Thursday Deseret News column for this week:   http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865661455/Are-the-New-Testament-documents-reliable.html     [Read more…]