Mormons… Challenge Accepted

[Read more...]

Quote of the Moment: Freudian Slip?

From an ABC News story about the Perry vs. Romney controversy. Pastor Robert Jefferies siding with the Evangelical Perry over the Mormon Romney ... sorta ...“Do we want a candidate who is skilled in rhetoric or one who is skilled in leadership? Do we want a candidate who is a conservative out of convenience or one who is a conservative out of deep conviction?” Jeffress said. “Do we want a candidate who is a good, moral person — or one who is a born-again follower of the lord Jesus Christ? … [Read more...]

Even Joseph Smith Talked Like a Pirate

Some folks on the Ex-mormon forum mentioned a connection between Captain William Kidd and Joseph Smith. In hindsight, it makes perfect sense: Smith was a treasure seeker, using his peep-stones as divining tools, and Kidd is the most famous pirate to have ever buried treasure.Searching a bit, I found this bit on Wikipedia's entry on the Angel Moroni:Some scholars have theorized that Smith became familiar with the name "Moroni" through his study of the treasure-hunting stories of Captain … [Read more...]

Warren Jeffs Convicted

Warren Jeffs, the leader of the splinter sect of Mormonism called the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints, has been convicted of sexually assaulting the young girls who had been "spiritually married" to him. Jeffs was sentenced to life in prison.During the trial, Jeffs behaved about the way you'd expect him to. He fired his high-profile defense team and represented himself, reminding us all about the lawyers who have a fool for a client. He also tried several times to get the judge … [Read more...]

Sister Wives

From CNN's Belief Blog, I see that there's a new constitutional test on the horizon. I guess it shouldn't surprise us that this one involves the stars of a reality TV show:Kody Brown and his four wives - the stars of the reality TV show "Sister Wives" - will soon be the subjects of another real-life drama, this one at the federal court in Salt Lake City, Utah.The Browns plan to challenge the state's anti-bigamy statute Wednesday, when attorney Jonathan Turley files a complaint on behalf of … [Read more...]