One day while driving from Provo to Salt Lake City, I noticed a billboard for City Creek, the new church-owned mall. The billboard featured an attractive model dressed very nicely in a button-up shirt and jacket with the City Creek mall in the background. Once I passed the point of the mountain and had Utah County in the rear view mirror, I noticed another billboard sign; however, this one was much different. It showed a couple drinking wine. And the woman was dressed in a sleeveless top with a deep V-neck. I thought to myself, well, it looks like the church-owned mall knows it’s market! This would never fly in Utah County! Well played City Creek, well played indeed.
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LGBTQ Mormon Crisis
Two Printable handout for bishops and stake presidents that talks empirically about LGBTQ suicides:
The LGBTQ Mormon Crisis: Responding to the Empirical Research on Suicide
Youth Suicide Rates and Mormon Religious Context: An Additional Empirical Analysis
The Barker Brothers’ Projects
These videos were created for Latter-day Saint parents and allies to voice their love for their LGBT brothers and sisters, sons and daughters. They want to give a message of comfort and support to other parents who are navigating the difficult conflicts that can arise in families around this issue.
“Cogito!” (“I think!”) follows the intellectual adventures of a recovering academic outside the walls of academia.
Quote of the Month
"It is not as a child that I believe and confess Jesus Christ. My hosanna is born of a furnace of doubt." (Fyodor Dostoevsky)