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Prop 8: The aftermath

posted by Dave Banack

The high profile role that members of the LDS Church played in the Yes on 8 campaign in California continues to generate news.  One of the milder online pieces is “Pro-Liberty, Not Anti-Mormon” at On Faith, by a writer and “civil liberties advocate” who participated in a recent march directed at the LDS temple in Manhattan.

First Beliefnet post

posted by Dave Banack

After almost five years of blogging at the old Typepad site, I am pleased to move Mormon Inquiry here to Beliefnet and publish new posts to a wider audience. I will still be addressing the steady parade of LDS stories in the media and posts from other blogs, as well as general religion and policy issues that relate to Mormon life and culture in one way or another. For whatever reason, there seems to be more interest in Mormonism than ever before — I hope this site responds to some of that new curiosity in and focus on LDS history, doctrine, and practice. I am always interested in responding to questions from readers, either in a future post or by email, so feel free to post questions as they arise.

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A statistical portrait of Mormons
The Pew Forum recently issued a detailed summary of survey information about Mormons gathered as part of a much larger survey of religious life in the United States. It is a very readable summary, noting that Mormons comprise 1.7% of adults in the US; 35% of Mormon adults live in Utah and 13% live i

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July 24th: Pioneer Day in Utah
July 24th is a state holiday in Utah, designated Pioneer Day. It commemorates the entry of the first wagon train of Mormons into the Salt Lake Valley in the summer of 1847. They came down Emigration Canyon, somewhat north of the present I-80 corridor which comes down Parley's Canyon. Brigham Young w

posted 5:38:50pm Jul. 23, 2009 | read full post »

Finding heretics in strange places
A very interesting post at Mormon Matters, reviewing a 1989 book titled "Will the Real Heretics Please Stand Up?" The book was written by an attorney who grew up a Jehovah's Witness, then became an Evangelical Christian. That lasted until he conducted a thorough reading the original writings of the

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