The Church and Government are Like a Pair of Scissors

This year I didn’t complain when I had to pay income tax.  For the first time in my life I understood the importance of paying taxes and I wish that more people had the opportunity to do so.  There are a lot of reasons why our tax system is as warped as it is.  I would like to think that the money I contributed to our tax system went to SNAP.  I would like to explain why. 

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Teaching About Sex and Intimacy

As a parent, I seek to be the first and primary source of information my children turn to regarding sexual matters. I believe sexual education is foremost the responsibility of a child's parents, but far too many parents struggle with teaching their children about it. 

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Mormonism, Islam, and Free Speech

Over the last weekend, a pair of articles regarding the Church and free speech popped up on my Facebook feed.

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On "On Being Genuine"

Last month, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf delivered a talk during priesthood session titled "On Being Genuine." Explaining the almost comical concept of the Potemkin Village and how many people personally erect false facades to hide their much more realistically mediocre circumstances. 

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Abundance


THE WORLD IS NOT "THE WORLD"

As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, we often refer to “The world”, and rarely as a positive thing.

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Is America Ready for a Socialist President?

It's been a couple weeks since Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for president. And while many democrats are firmly in her camp, others have raised concerns and speculations have been in the air about who might challenge her.

 

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The Wisdom of the US Chamber of Commerce

I was reading a report published by the US Chamber of Commerce's research foundation the other day and came across this statement. I was surprised:

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It's Not a Sin to be a Democrat

Not too long ago, my wife sat in a temple recommend interview.  The member of the Stake Presidency got to this question: “Do you support, affiliate with, or agree with any group or individual whose teachings or practices are contrary to or oppose those accepted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?"

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Healthy Utah Respects "God-Given Principles"

We are at a crucial time in the debate over healthcare access for the poor in the state of Utah.

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