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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

One of these things is not like the other

Blog Post: "One of these things is not like the other"

Source: Feminist Mormon Housewives

Quote: "the Church has got some explaining to do"

Potential Problem: Presents a warped image of Church culture and priorities; criticizes and proposes drastically rejecting Church leaders and policies: "And then toss out the Proclamation on the Family."

A New Church?

Blog Post: A New Church?--The New PR/Marketing Campaign

Source: Mormon Matters

Quote: "I guess I took the whole 'prophet, seer and revelator' thing a bit too seriously/literally….and I guess I’m feeling a little bit like a 'bait and switch' is happening under my nose."

Potential Problem: Mocks citations from Church publications about gender and race and "the Lord requiring 'exact obedience'".  Promotes the idea that the Church needs changing. 

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Carol Lynn Pearson and Heavenly Mother

Blog Post: "Carol Lynn Pearson and Heavenly Mother"

Source: Feminist Mormon Housewives

Quote: links to video interview; text unavailable

Potential Problem: subject publicly opposes Church's official stance on Proposition 8 and speculates on pseudo-doctrinal issues.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

I Cannot Read a Sealed Book

Blog Post: "I Cannot Read a Sealed Book--Part I: The Basic Case for Making Public the Handbook"

Source: Times and Seasons

Quote: "For these reasons, I would suggest that the handbook should be made available to church members, ideally by placing it on"

Potential Problem: Publicly opposes an established Church policy and, therefore, advocates criticism of Church leaders. 

Sophia of the Proverbs and the Feminine Divine

Blog Post: "Sophia of the Proverbs and the Feminine Divine"

Source: Mormon Matters

Quote: "These passages affirm that Sophia was there when God made the earth and acted as a partner with God in the creation. This idea fits in well with my conceptualization of the male/female duality of the Divine."

Potential Problem: Doctrinal speculation ("if one believes, as I do, that 'Elohim' consists of both a Mother and a Father God, the verses that follow add welcome insight into possible roles and characteristics of a Divine Mother Goddess.")

Power Corrupts

Blog post: "Power Corrupts"

Source: Feminist Mormon Housewives

Quote: "the giddy possession of a power to which his sisters and I have no access."

Potential Problem: promotes myth of gender problems in Church; explicitly mentions the Church as being "so full of inequity."