Reading Time: 4 minutes At least two instructors at BYU-Idaho, an affiliate of Brigham Young University in Utah, have been fired for not receiving “ecclesiastical clearance”… but even the instructors have no clue what they did wrong. In 2020, the Mormon Church created an “Ecclesiastical Clearance Office” that was meant to help LDS leaders verify that potential employees at […]
Reading Time: 10 minutes The post we’re examining today contains big words like oppressed and persecution. Its writer has misdefined them all.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Hi and welcome back! Long ago, we established that Christian hypocrites in elected positions behaving badly no longer qualified as weird enough to remark upon, right? But this one all but cries out for our attention here. His case exposes some deep and old flaws in his end of Christianity. This one’s got it all: […]
Reading Time: 7 minutes Years and years ago, some Mormon missionaries tried to sell my then-husband Biff on a Heavenly upgrade. And his reaction flummoxed them completely. Today, let me show you how those missionaries’ efforts backfired on them.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Bob Seidensticker, of Cross Examined here at Patheos, contributed a chapter to the recent book Not Seeing God: Atheism in the 21st Century. In his piece, he joins a few of us in the first section who look to philosophically dismantle the notion of God. The book is set into three sections. There is a great variety of […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes The sexual revolution of the 1960s has finally arrived in Utah. The legislature on March 6 made sex outside of marriage legal.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Later this year, Utah will vote on Proposition 2 which would legalise cannabis for patients suffering from certain qualifying medical conditions as well as allow for the plant’s cultivation and sale – but Salt Lake City-area lawyer Walter J Plumb III, above, wants the ballot blocked on religious and constitutional grounds. According to this report, […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes The Trump administration claims that it hasn’t a clue how two Christian supremacist preachers, Robert Jeffress, left, and John Hagee, became involved in the US’s new embassy in Jerusalem. In the wake of the bloodshed sparked by the opening – at more than 60 Palestinian protesters died when Israeli security forces opened fire on them […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes A new report just released shows that opposition to same-sex marriage has decreased across a broad swath of religious groups in the United States – and that, for the first time, Muslims are part of the significant shift towards equality. According to this report, findings from the Public Religion Research Institute’s 2017 American Values Atlas, published […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes A mayoral election brings winds of change to a one-time cult stronghold.