Mormon Heretic

Things That Make You Go Hmmm…

Things That Make You Go Hmmm…

Fair warning:  this post is a downer.  But first let me say how blessed I am.  I was in a wreck last month and walked away with no injuries.  Seat belts are awesome.  I am grateful I wasn’t seriously injured.  (My truck and laptop weren’t so lucky.) On the other hand, I’m sad.  I just […]

Elder Oaks: Be One, Unless You’re Gay

I attended the “Be One” celebration last night at the Conference Center.  It was truly an amazing service.  I encourage you all to watch it.  Gladys Knight, the Bonner Family, the Be One Choir, and all the performers were amazing.  I got a little emotional as I listened to these wonderful black performers discuss the […]

A Couple of Interesting Sacrament Meetings

I’ve attended a couple of interesting Sacrament Meetings the past 2 weeks.  In one, the bishop got up an asked a few rhetorical questions.  “How would you react if the church suddenly asked for 20% tithing, rather than 10% tithing?  What would be your reaction if the church suddenly said once/month home teaching isn’t good […]

Losing a Lost Tribe

The 2nd post ever on this blog was Why are the 12 Tribes of Israel important?  I’ve seen some interesting documentaries, one from a Jewish-atheist journalist, Simcha Jacobovich asking Have the Lost 10 Tribes been found?  (He thinks the answer is yes.) On the other hand, I just finished Simon Southerton’s book, Losing a Lost Tribe, and he […]

When Modesty is a Matter of Life & Death

I hate modesty posts.  This is my first modesty post.  I appreciate how it is a big issue with some people, and I think the church often goes overboard, but it’s just not that interesting of a topic to me.  However, I want to share with you a situation that happened with my sister just […]

Baptist Church Problems with Race

Baptist Church Problems with Race

Mormons have long had a problem with race regarding the ban that resulted in blacks being denied priesthood and temple blessings until 1978.  Mormons aren’t the only ones with racial problems though.  According to Wikipedia, In May 1845, the Baptist congregations in the United States split over slavery and missions. The Home Mission Society prevented slaveholders from […]

Coke on Campus

According to the Salt Lake Tribune Sometime this spring, LDS Business College in Salt Lake City began selling Coke products — with caffeine — in its cafe. The church-owned Joseph Smith Memorial Building, across from downtown’s iconic Mormon temple, had long since shrugged off the supposed taboo. It makes no difference: The faith’s flagship school […]