Tag Archives: civility

True (and Are We Really Still Asking this Question?)

October 24, 2012


Post by Joseph M- Dan Spindle from some Fox News affiliate in Phoenix, Arizona has an article/news piece, entitled, “Can a true Mormon vote for Obama?”  (The video is attached to the article, but don’t bother to click on it; it doesn’t seem to be working at the present.) But seriously?  My first issue is that this […]

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A Civil War

October 21, 2012


Guest post by Marianne Monson Right now I cannot honestly say I am proud to be an American. This is an extreme statement, particularly from someone who always votes, pays taxes, and inevitably chokes up a bit during the national anthem. But after reading the online comments posted in response to a CNN article about […]

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October 1, 2012


Originally posted on Ask Mormon Girl:
 I recognize that many people in our faith do not align with me politically. I do, however, have a great support system of “Mormon Liberals,” so that I have become more comfortable talking about my political values everyday. I have taken this new courage and began posting some of…

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In Which I Share Some Thoughts

September 1, 2012


Post by Hannah Wheelwright – Today is September 1st. There are 66 days left until the United States of America elects its 45th president. This past week, I have had more conversations than ever about the prevalence of religion in this historic election. We see pitted against each other, more dramatically than ever before, the […]

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A Little Less Fear, A Little More Faith

July 23, 2012


Post by Hannah Wheelwright – Brothers and sisters, there is nothing more dangerous than fear. We learn about that in Sunday school all the time. I want to talk with you a little bit about the fear of being open about political opinions. I am not suggesting that anyone is wrong or ignorant for being […]

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Navigating This Political Season

July 17, 2012


As the election gets closer, the media attention on the LDS Church intensifies.  This month (and this past weekend in particular) we’ve already seen an article about missionaries on Facebook, the temple garments, and the Businessweek magazine cover (an article about an article.)  None of these articles address Mitt Romney directly, but of course without his campaign, […]

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An Opposition in All Things

May 20, 2012

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Post by Joseph M – Romney has fought hard to keep the campaign about the issues (or issue in his case: the economy,) and he’s fighting again; he quickly slammed attempts by a Super PAC to produce an anti-Obama ad that focused on racially charged comments made by Rev. Jeremiah Wright – see Yahoo News story. […]

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Ere You Left Your Room This Morning…

May 14, 2012


Post by Joseph M – The Priesthood/Relief Society lesson manual (Teachings of the Presidents of the Church: George Albert Smith) contains a rather instructive quotation. “Let us pray for the great men and women of the world who need the Lord but do not understand his interest in them. Pray for … our governors, our mayors of […]

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