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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What Happened to the Public Option?

Dear Fellow Democrats, Let me start out by claiming my naivety.

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Conservatives Don’t Own the Pro-Life Agenda

prolife2.jpgHow many times have I heard the ridiculous rhetoric about Democrats being pro-abortion or having my morality be compared to Vlad the Impaller’s?  As a proud progressive, I feel the discussion should center on facts, data, and historical trends, and not arrogantly challenging people’s morality as a partisan tool. Conservative’s play the pro-life card to drive polls, but once in power campaign promises are consistently tossed by the wayside. In defense of Democrat’s pro-choice position, here are some points to consider proving they actually have a greater impact supporting the pro-life agenda.

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What is wrong with a free handout?

President Eyring gave a talk on Saturday during this past conference about fast offerings.

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The Age and Place of the Gifted Pickle Sucker

In an address to BYU students, then-Elder Gordon B. Hinckley relayed the following story:

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General Conference: A Reminder About the MormonPress Mission

This Easter weekend is the first General Conference since our launch as MormonPress. As this is a major social media weekend for most LDS-centered online outlets, this is a good time for a reminder about our mission and what this means for our coverage:

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Education: Putting Our Money Where Our Mouth Is

“The glory of God is intelligence, or, in other words, light and truth.” (D&C 93:36)

I approach this topic with a framework that the doctrine of the LDS Church, and the words spoken over the General Conference pulpit, emphatically supports the need for education. And as we are all aware that God is no respecter of persons, the need for education would apply to all of His children.

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Mormons and Compulsory Vaccination

Voluntary vaccination is becoming a major topic of public debate. LDS Living recently published an article highlighting the Mormon church's pro-vaccination views.

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Are Mormon Democrats Disappearing?

In Saturday's Washington Post, Hunter Schwarz commented that Mormons, the most Republican religious group in the U.S., are "moving to the right," and that unlike in most groups, older Latter-day Saints are most likely to be Democrat, suggesting that this trend may continue for a while. While this may be the case in Utah, it isn't nationwide.

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