Charity Never Faileth But Sometimes Legislators Do

March 4, 2015 is a night I’ll always remember as one of the worst of my life. It started well: a large crowd of Utahns gathered together to support bringing healthcare access to tens of thousands of their fellow human beings.

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Supporting Marriage Equality and Staying Faithful, Say What??

I was in my English class when I heard the announcement. The Supreme Court had overturned the stay that was issued to stop gay marriages in Idaho after they had deemed that banning them was unconstitutional.

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Why Dumbing-Down AP History is Anti-Mormon

In their seemingly-endless quest to destroy the American educational system, state-level conservative lawmakers have found a new drum to beat: banning Advanced Placement education in high schools.

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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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