Monthly Archives: August 2016

CP v. BYU-P, BYU-I, & the LDS

Campus Pride vs. BYU-P & BYU-I: News Flash – In Case You Were Unaware, These Schools and Their Sponsoring Institution Favor Traditional Marriage and Enjoin Sex Outside of Such Marriage (In Other Words, in the Eyes of Some, They’re Bigoted) … Continue reading

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On the Alleged Feminization of Christianity

Is God, or is Our Conception of Him (and Her), Too Masculine? Too Feminine? Just Right? By Ken K. Gourdin In a thread concerning the alleged feminization of Christianity at Mormon Dialogue and Discussion, I answered the question posed in … Continue reading

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Colorado Cake-Baker Forced to Violate Religious Conscience

Of Gays, and Marriage, and Cakes, and Religious Cake-Bakers: A Compromise That Protects the Rights of All Involved and Enables Us All to Get Along By Ken K. Gourdin At National Review, David French reported on the perverse results of … Continue reading

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To Ryan Lochte

An Open Letter to U.S. Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte: Lesson(s) Learned? By Ken K. Gourdin Dear Mr. Lochte: As a threshold matter, let’s discuss what you were trying to cover up before being detained for lying to the police while … Continue reading

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Protection From Being Arrested for DUI

West Jordan, Utah City Councilman Claims “Protection” from Officers Who Arrest Him for DUI By Ken K. Gourdin A West Jordan, Utah, city councilman recently was charged with DUI after he returned to the bar where he had become inebriated … Continue reading

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Trapped on Government Benefits

Trapped: Unemployed Long-Term, On Government Benefits, With No End in Sight  By Ken K. Gourdin Author’s Note: My fiscal and employment situation has improved somewhat when I wrote this circa 2014. In 2015, I secured (alas, short-lived!) employment as a … Continue reading

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Obama Gender Student Facilities Rule

Texas Federal Judge Enjoins Enforcement of Obama Gender Student Facilities Rule By Ken K. Gourdin A federal judge in Texas has enjoined enforcement of President Barack Obama’s order mandating that schoolchildren be allowed to use bathrooms and other facilities that … Continue reading

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LDS and Human Suffering

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Do Enough to Alleviate Human Suffering? By Ken K. Gourdin In response to the 2,400,200,100,000th thread at Mormon Dialogue and Discussion wondering whether the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints … Continue reading

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Does Eroding Religious Freedom Erode Culture?

The U.S. Supreme Court’s Decisions in Recent Decades With Respect to Religious Exercise and Establishment May Lead to the “Culture Baby” Being Thrown Out With the “Religious Bathwater” By Ken K. Gourdin I don’t think the U.S. Supreme Court, in … Continue reading

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On Trials and on How We Respond

A Brief Comment on the Plight of Gays in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, But Mostly on Trials and on How We Respond to Them More Generally By Ken K. Gourdin I recently contributed the following to … Continue reading

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