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July 03, 2017
A Letter for My Someday-Teenage Children
I write all of this to you, my kids-who-are-probably-too-young-to-make-it-through-this-entire-letter, to explain my commitment to Mormonism,...
March 20, 2017
A Hillbilly, a Professor, and a Mormon Mayor Walk into a (Dry) Bar . . .
The experience Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams gained on his Mormon mission helped him...
October 23, 2016
Not a Democracy, Not a Dictatorship: My Big Fat Mormon Family
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg famously suggested moving to New Zealand to avoid...
June 17, 2016
Stop Praying for us, and Acknowledge That You Helped Create Omar Mateen
Let me give you a run down: 2015 was the deadliest year on record for...
May 15, 2016
From Angst to Enlightenment: Reflections on Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped Pool
Editor's Note: This review comes to us from guest contributor Brandon Habermeyer. You can read more of...
May 13, 2016
Trans Win: Federal Government to Sue North Carolina
The Department of Justice recently announced it will be suing North Carolina for House Bill...
March 28, 2016
Where Is Mormonism On Civil Rights?
This week I went to an anti-racism rally here in Lexington, Virginia in response to...
March 22, 2016
Ted Cruz’s Weak Islamaphobia
In the aftermath of this morning's tragic terrorist attack in Brussels, each presidential candidate is...
March 11, 2016
Should We Be Worried About Donald Drumpf’s Mind Control Powers?
I'm starting to come up with new, helpful ways of framing the 2016 Executive Champion...
February 28, 2016
Who Will Get the Mormon Vote, Part 2
Editor's note: This post is an updated version of an earlier post, which can be...
February 17, 2016
How has Obamacare Helped Queer People?
The Affordable Care Act (ACA or colloquially termed ‘Obamacare’) has now defied the odds within...
February 17, 2016
What Is Morality in Mormonism?
Here in Utah, State Senator Mark Madsen is proposing a bill that would legalize medicinal...
February 15, 2016
Emergent Theology: Steven Peck’s “Evolving Faith”
Drawing dragons got me seriously thinking about evolution for the first time. My earlier attempts...
February 09, 2016
Drones and Realism in the Middle East
Drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) by the military, have become a contentious...
January 11, 2016
In His Final Performance, David Bowie Embraced Death
I woke up earlier than usual this morning, only to find that David Bowie died last...
January 05, 2016
Mormon Church Responds to Bundy-led Oregon Occupation
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has now officially condemned the actions of...
November 20, 2015
Finding Hope From The Westboro Baptist Church
For years, the Westboro Baptist Church have been synonymous with bigotry. I learned this when...
November 19, 2015
See, Mormons and Muslims Really do Have Stuff in Common
While advocating for Donald Trump's insistence that Muslim's deserve less rights than other religious Americans, Katrina...
November 18, 2015
Star Wars Needs A Faith Crisis
I don’t know if you’re aware of this, but there’s a new Star Wars coming...
November 16, 2015
Polygamy and the New LDS Policy: Two Thoughts
Michael Many, including Elder Christofferson, have noted that the LDS Church’s new policy toward...
November 10, 2015
These Three Things Are True
Sharp divisions make it hard to pinpoint "how Mormons feel" about the policy barring children...
November 07, 2015
Why Didn’t We Do This By Common Consent?
Reactions to the recent church policy changes concerning the children of married homosexual couples (which...
November 07, 2015
These Arguments are Weak.
That “Insight into new LDS Church policies on same-sex couples and their children” post, written...
November 07, 2015
I Won’t Go to Church Unless Everyone is Welcome
There is a lot yet to be said about the Church's recent policy changes to...
November 06, 2015
How I choose to see the revisions
I write this as a heterosexual person, one who is not directly affected by the...
October 29, 2015
Is Brigham Young’s Hearse Residing in Disneyland?
I recently went to Disneyland for the first time since middle school, and in the...
October 26, 2015
From the Archives: Ghost Stories
Editors Note: Welcome to Halloween Week at Peculiar People! The following is a post from...
October 22, 2015
Did Back to the Future Really Predict 9/11?
I know we're a day late, because the future was yesterday, but I did just...
October 20, 2015
A Mormon Perspective on the New
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Because the trailer for the new Star Wars movie has officially dropped, I thought I'd...
October 19, 2015
Madison Brown’s Mormon Baptism Rejection, Explained
Confession: I actually really love the show Sister Wives. It is a pretty remarkable snapshot...
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