Race and the Mormon Struggle to Revise Whiteness

RELIGION OF A DIFFERENT COLOR Race and the Mormon Struggle for Whiteness By W. Paul Reeve 352 pp. Oxford University Press. 2015. Mormonism’s nineteenth-century white Protestant critics often cast the Latter-day Saints as racially degenerate—representing a tragic decline into non-white … Continue reading

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