A busy week

Whew. Brutal racial violence. Confederate flags. The Affordable Care Act. Marriage Equality.

It's been a huge week.

Here are some posts you might've missed from MormonPress:

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The Field is Ripe

 The power of a letter.

 

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After All That We Can Do

I realized the predicament the Republican Party was in when I got into a heated conversation with a close relative.  I had just read James McPherson’s Pulitzer-winning book Battle Cry of Freedom and was curious to find out what side a close relative sided with.  

"How can you not side with Lincoln?" pointing out Lincoln's accomplishments.  “Would you rather have our great nation divided into fifty countries?”

To my astonishment my question was met with a resounding, “Yes!”

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A Thought on Reactions to the SCOTUS Ruling

Over the weekend, I — like many of you, undoubtedly — witnessed a lot of reactions to the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality. I’m sure many of your Facebook feeds looked similar to mine: lots of rainbow-tinted profile pictures, neutral posts by people who are happy for those who achieved marriage equality, and scorn.

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Three Great Reasons to Eat Less Meat

The foods we choose to eat are a product of our culture. The best parts of holidays and family gatherings are often meal times. And when we think of a holiday, we often think of the foods that accompany them: Thanksgiving and turkeys, Christmas and roasts, Memorial Day and barbecues. With the 4th of July this week, grocery stores across the nation are rapidly stocking hamburgers and hot dogs to meet the demand. Nonetheless, there are three important reasons why you should consider significantly cutting back your meat consumption, now.

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Why I'm Celebrating the Supreme Court's Decision

Today’s Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage will undoubtedly cause all kinds of emotions from people of all walks of life. Some will celebrate, and some will not.

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LDS Dems Stand for Marriage, Applaud SCOTUS

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Kersten Swinyard
kersten@gmail.com
801.231.9425

Crystal Young-Otterstrom
crystal@foursightpartners.com or hello@ldsdems.org 
801.652.0737

 

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Friday, June 26, 2015

 

LDS Dems Stand for Marriage, Applaud SCOTUS

 

SALT LAKE CITY — The LDS Democrats caucus of the Utah Democratic Party joins broader celebrations Friday in support of the Supreme Court decision Friday allowing same-sex marriage nationwide. In doing so, the caucus reiterates the importance of the separation of church and state and adds a call that the rights of a religion to define marriage for its own members remain inviolable. 

 

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Give Place for a Portion of My Words

The most important scripture in my personal testimony is Alma 32:27,

But behold, if ye will awake and arouse your faculties, even to an experiment upon my words, and exercise a particle of faith, yea, even if ye can no more than desire to believe, let this desire work in you, even until ye believe in a manner that ye can give place for a portion of my words.

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Notes On the Affordable Care Act Rulings

The supreme court has issued a fourth major ruling on the Affordable Care Act, A.K.A. Obamacare. Today I want to explain what each of those major ruling was about, where those ruling leave us today, and what action we can take in relation to those rulings.

 

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The Next Battle

Today’s 6-3 Supreme Court ruling in King v. Burwell means that health insurance subsidies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act can and will continue, and it’s an understatement to say that that’s wonderful news. 

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