My Transition from Red, to Purple, to Blue Part II

Shortly after moving to Utah, 10 years ago, it became time to register to vote. I did my usual thing and registered as a Republican.

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The Proclamation on the Family in the Age of Marriage Equality

In The Family: A Proclamation to the World, the First Presidency and the Council of the Twelve Apostles “solemnly proclaim that marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children.” 

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Be Lazy. No One Cares.

In my limited experience, home teaching is a lot like voting. 

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Do Brother Marriott a Favor and Support a Paid Vacation Mandate

Did you know that the United States is one of the few industrialized nations that do not have mandatory paid vacation time?  

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Reinhold Niebuhr, the LDS Nature of Man and Political Philosophy

The official word from the LDS Church on politics is neutrality, particularly on political parties and candidates. The Church officially has little to say about political philosophy directly, though some of its leaders have spoken about the importance of freedom (particularly religious) and other principles.

Nonetheless, the Church’s teaching on the nature and proclivities of “man” in his natural state since the fall of Adam offer a major critique of the most famous political arguments made by the philosophies of the utilitarians, German Romantics, John Locke, Karl Marx and the like.

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About Mormon Press

The MormonPress blogging team is made up of people who believe strongly in careful research and standing up for their beliefs, religious as well as political. The authors previously hosted "Mormons For Obama," "LDSDems of America," “MormonDems," and "MormonLiberals.” 

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LDS and Progressive: Not a Contradiction

The Church is founded in the progressive idea that the leadership of the Church receives continual guidance rather than locked into an unchanging doctrine. From its start the Church and its people are engineered to be progressive. 

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My Transition from Red, to Purple, to Blue - Part I

Well, I decided a while back that I wanted to share my conversion story in this blog. Now wait, before you quit reading because you’re not in the mood for a gospel lesson at the moment, that isn’t where this is going. 

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STATEMENT: LDS Dems Stands Behind Healthy Utah

Contact:

Kersten Swinyard
kersten@gmail.com
801.231.9425

or 

Crystal Young-Otterstrom
utah@ldsdems.org
801.652.0737

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 19, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY — The LDS Democrats caucus of the Utah Democratic Party announced Thursday that it supports Gov. Gary Herbert’s Healthy Utah Plan, the Medicaid expansion alternative for the state.

LDS Dems joins the chorus of moderate voices in both major political parties calling for passage of Herbert’s plan, including Presiding Bishop Gary Stevenson, who joined other community and religious leaders at Herbert’s news conference in December.

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Voter Fraud vs. Voter Suppression- Which is the Real Problem?

After the November 2012 election, Republicans across the country were understandably frustrated. Conservative media outlets had been predicting an easy win for former Governor Mitt Romney. The right-wing media and blogosphere kept telling Republican voters that the polls were biased towards President Obama. Well-renowned conservative pundit George Will famously predicted that Romney would win the Electoral College in a 321-217 landslide. Conservative televangelist Pat Robertson told his followers that God had informed him that Mitt Romney would win and become a two-term president. Instead, Barack Obama was handily reelected and Democrats gained seats in both the Senate and the House. Demographers’ predictions of the expanding importance of minority voters, especially Latinos, in presidential elections were spot-on.

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