A nice little piece expressing concern about same-sex “marriage”

American marriage is already pretty fragile.

  I missed this, from way back in May of last year: http://www.nationalreview.com/349169/answering-question-again-patiently I think I was out of the country.  Posted from St. George, Utah    … [Read more...]

Introducing the Little Sisters of the Poor

Enemies of the State

  http://blog.heritage.org/2014/01/03/meet-humble-nuns-just-shook-obama-administration/?utm_source=heritagefoundation&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=&utm_content=&utm_source=heritagefoundation&utm_medium=email&utm_content=readthis&utm_campaign=saturday140110 May they prosper!  Posted from St. George, Utah    … [Read more...]

A true Muslim martyr

Mourning (and honoring) Aitzaz Hasan

  This is a sad story, but an inspiring one: http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Security-Watch/terrorism-security/2014/0110/Pakistani-boy-who-stopped-suicide-bomber-another-Malala-Yousafzai-video "Do not say that those who are killed in God's cause are dead; they are alive, though you do not realize it."  (Qur’an 2:154)  Posted from St. George, Utah    … [Read more...]

The Church’s statement on same-sex marriage

The Church Administration Building in Salt Lake City, with the high-rise Church Office Building visible behind it

  Some out there may be unaware of the official statement on recent judicial developments regarding same-sex marriage that was issued on Friday by the leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Here it is: http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/church-instructs-leaders-on-same-sex-marriage  Posted from St. George, Utah    … [Read more...]

“Hagar in LDS Scripture and Thought”

Hagar and her son, Ishmael

  It's Friday.  The day that new articles go up  in Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture. This week's article is from Andrew Smith: http://www.mormoninterpreter.com/hagar-in-lds-scripture-and-thought/  Posted from St. George, Utah    … [Read more...]

“For this Mormon, the book is a mission, not a musical”

Cincinnati, looking  northward across the Ohio River (Click to enlarge)

  A nice little article and short video clip out of Cincinnati, where I'll be speaking a week from today: http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20140109/COL01/301100027/For-this-Mormon-the-book-is-a-mission-not-a-musical?nclick_check=1   Posted from St. George, Utah    … [Read more...]

“Mormon leader wins rights award for gay-friendly message”

A fairly typical local Latter-day Saint meetinghouse (Click to enlarge.)

   It may shock several of you out there -- especially those who would prefer to demonize me as a hate-filled bigot -- but I heartily approve of this: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/57373783-180/members-oyler-gay-lds.html.csp   … [Read more...]

Believers, unbelievers, and charity (yet again)

The Little Sisters of the Poor (Click to enlarge.)

  Further evidence that religious believers are more charitable, as a general rule, than non-believers? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865593639/Religion-involves-in-giving-on-multiple-layers.html?pg=1   … [Read more...]