The divine destruction of Sodom in Genesis has long been blamed on homosexuality. But that’s not what the Bible says. Continue reading What does the Bible about why Sodom was destroyed? Probably not what you’ve heard
As someone who has been a participant or close observer in the political system for decades, I have ended up on the losing side of political fight after political fight. I have voted for the losing candidate about half of … Continue reading Utah redistricting defeat goes beyond a normal political loss
I used to think I was pretty good at accepting people who are different than I am. Continue reading I thought I was good at not judging others, until …
Dear Gov. Cox: You said in a TV interview this weekend that you don’t know whether the Legislature’s decision to end the statewide mask mandate on April 10 is too early or too late. That’s too early, and I urge … Continue reading An open letter to Utah Gov. Spencer Cox: April 10 is too soon to end the mask mandate
The Jeep ad wasn’t for me. And I mean that in two ways: I’m not part of the target audience that the ad was made for, and neither am I likely to find any appeal in Jeep models similar to … Continue reading Go after the middle, says the Jeep ad; but is that the middle?
Not since the first time I voted in a presidential election — I was young and politically naive when I voted against the Vietnam War by voting for George McGovern — have I felt my vote potentially makes as much … Continue reading My top 5 reasons for voting for Joe Biden
Members of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints may find Joanne Brooks’ Mormonism and White Supremacy: American Religion and The Problem of Racial Innocence (Oxford University Press, 2020) a painful read. Brooks, a lifelong Latter-day Saint and … Continue reading Book painfully details acceptance of racism in church’s past and present
I never thought I’d be writing this, but yes, the First Amendment does allow the government to prevent churches from holding worship services — at least as it is being done now to limit the spread of the covid-19 virus. … Continue reading Yes, shuttering churches is allowed by the U.S. Constitution to protect public health