Category: Policy

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Unintended Consequences

We are pleased to feature this guest post by Judy Dushku, one of Exponent II‘s founding mothers. In the months since the LDS church announced “The Policy” on gay couples and their families, significant...

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A Mother on the Sidelines

My oldest son turned eight at the end of 2014 and was baptized by my husband. My husband is a wonderful man and I had no issue with him performing the baptism. I did...

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Guest Post: Turns Out I Was Wrong

By Lilith: Mormon studies scholar, ethnographer, and feisty heretic. Deeply and queerly Mormon. I know the missionaries were disappointed to hear that I have strong feelings about certain Church policies and cultural practices. I...

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Eight is Great

Last Sunday, our Primary had a little “8 is Great!” class for the Primary kids turning 8 this year to help them get excited for baptism. My oldest daughter is one of those kids....

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On Rites and Rituals

Mormonism places a large amount of emphasis on rituals and rites of passages. When you’re a baby, you’re blessed. At age 8, baptism is expected. If you’re male, you’re ordained to the priesthood; but...

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To sustain or not to sustain?

  We had ward conference yesterday, and as part of that, the leaders of the church were put to a sustaining vote.  I admit that I had a personal quandary about whether to participate...