Mormon Inquiry

For your weekly Prop 8 fix, here are some unusually thoughtful recent posts from the LDS group blog Zelophedad’s Daughters.

  • The Prop 8 Debate and the Fiction of the Autonomous Self,” starting with this provocative sentence: “The questionable premise I see here is the notion that the choices of individuals in their private lives have no impact outside of that private sphere.”
  • Singled Out,” wondering, “Do gay unions pose a particular threat qualitatively different from–and more virulent to our social fabric–than no-fault divorce laws or absent, deadbeat parents, for example?”
  • Religion in the Public Sphere,” claiming to be “profoundly uneasy with the assertion that separation of church and state means that religion should be silenced, that it cannot be involved in political debates.”