Archive for September, 2010

Mormons Taking Stock Following Prop 8 Ruling

September 13, 2010

Religion scholar Joanna Brooks ponders Mormon reactions to Judge Vaughn Walker’s August 2010 overturning of California’s Proposition 8—and she finds signs that “the wheels of self-examination are turning inside Mormon communities.”

Excerpt:

Two years after that fateful campaign season, I’m hearing more orthodox rank-and-file Mormons say that the heavy-handed Yes on 8 campaign sowed long-lasting divisions in their families, congregations, or neighborhoods. And the Mormon grapevine is hot with reports that Church officials have been heard to say “we’ll not be doing that again.”

Read the entire article here.

Maggie Gallagher Meets St. Peter

September 13, 2010