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What is an LDS Feminist?

In relation to my recent entry LDS Male Feminists? Where your heart lies… I have been asked to define what a feminist is. fem·i·nist A person whose beliefs and behavior are based on feminism. fem·i·nism Belief in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes. The movement organized around this belief. The relevant question […]

LDS Male Feminists; Where your heart lies…

I recently attended the Sunstone conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. This conference is focused on Mormon philosophy and culture. Sunstone has become the sole alternative voice in LDS Mormonism. Amazingly, in a Church that boasts 12 million members, the largest alternate-voice-publication has a subscription base of less than 5000. The Church, obviously, has done […]

Gay Rights and Right-wing Wrongs

Right-wing histrionics blog Sound Politics continues its never-ending screed against all things not-republican…but in particular, I want to point out the potential hypocrisy of their rants against the new gay rights legislation passed in Washington State. The new law adds “sexual orientation” to the list of protected classes that can’t be discriminated against in areas […]

Brokeback Families…

I’ve heard several comments by conservatives, seemingly unable to directly criticize the love story that exists in the movie Brokeback Mountain, railing about the injustice of how these two men treat their undeserving wives. The pain caused to Michelle William’s character (Alma) is unmistakable, and many conservatives point the finger at Heath Ledger’s character (Ennis), […]

A President In Denial

In his weekly radio address, President Bush, today, stated the following: “Like our own nation’s founders over two centuries ago, the Iraqis are grappling with difficult issues, such as the role of the federal government,” he said. “What is important is that Iraqis are now addressing these issues through debate and discussion — not at […]

5 People I’d like to Meet…

Leonardo da Vinci da Vinci transcended the normal constraints of the human experience. The ability to talk art, politics, science, religion, sexuality…and all the while, doing it with style. If I could give him a gift, it would be an Apple iPod. Quote: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Herodotus He was asking all the right […]

My Articles of Faith

NOTE: This is an old version of my values. There are two newer versions published here: Foundational Values: Personal Foundational Values: A More Perfect Union Life’s Purpose: The primary purpose of my life is the pursuit of Joy. Secondary to that is the pursuit of truth, by which I have faith that I’ll be better able […]

Too Busy Gathering Material…

Just a quick note to explain the lack of posting lately… As a political consultant, this is my busy season, and I’m focusing all of my energy on the race I’m managing. After losing a very close and politically interesting primary election by 1.35% (I managed Mark Sidran’s bid for State Attorney General–results here), and […]

What are you industrious about?

Following a poor August, the Republican Convention in NYC, and some less-than-promising polling numbers this week, I’ve heard emerging despair from many of my democratic friends. It appears, however unthinkable, that George Bush has a real shot at retaining his presidency. It’s now clear that John Kerry is actually going to have to run a […]