Denial and Deniability: The Church’s PR Strategy on Female Priesthood Denial

The Mormon feminist “Ordain Women” (OW) movement made headlines last year with its effort to secure female access to the males-only Priesthood session of the LDS Church’s General Conference. Ahead of the event, the group made a formal written request for … Continue reading

Adjusting the Narrative: Part 2b – On Disavowed Theories

A (much delayed) continuation of the the series “Adjusting the Narrative”, initially begun as a proposed response to the new header to Official Declaration 2 in the 2013 edition of the Doctrine and Covenants. See Introduction, Part 1a – The … Continue reading

Elder Packer and the Danger of Homosexuality, 20 Years Later

Elder Packer declared homosexuality to be one of the three dangers facing the church

Twenty years ago this week, Elder Boyd K. Packer gave a talk[1] to the All-Church Coordinating Counsel[2] opening with some advice he received about which direction church administrators should face.  “Either you represent the teachers and students and champion their causes or … Continue reading