Tag Archives: Mormons

LDS Gays’ & Lesbians’ Plight

A Word on the Plight of Gays and Lesbians (and on Singles) in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints By Ken K. Gourdin As I have pointed out in another public forum, one need not be a bigot, … Continue reading

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Controversial Monson Obituary

New York Times Makes Monson “Obituary” a Platform for Grievances of LDS Church Dissidents; Surprising—or Par for the Course? I Say It’s The Latter By Ken K. Gourdin Following the recent passing of Thomas S. Monson, president of the Church … Continue reading

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Fiction: Deanna, Chapter 4

Deanna: A Story of Love and Change © 1997, 2017, All Rights Reserved By Ken K. Gourdin Four December 29-January 15 Rodrigo Lopez (Rod, to his friends) though he wasn’t tall, was lean and muscular.  Though a somewhat weathered face … Continue reading

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UNCW’s Mike Adams: “My Classes are Not ‘Safe Spaces'”

UNC-W’s Mike Adams Rightly Warns the Snowflakes on Campus That His Classes Are Not “Safe Spaces,” But the Professor Has a Huge Blind Spot  By Ken K. Gourdin University of North Carolina at Wilmington’s (UNC-W’s) Professor of Criminology Mike Adams … Continue reading

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Youth, Religion, and Disaffection

A Conversation About Youth Disaffection from Religion By Ken K. Gourdin In a thread about youth disaffection, both from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and from religion in general, I wrote: For what little my input (as … Continue reading

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Thoughts on a Faithless Paradigm

The Faithless Paradigm, or, Ken, The Paradigm Pirate By Ken K. Gourdin As difficult as it is for me to imagine a workable worldview and/or a set of ethics without faith being a big part of the picture, if someone … Continue reading

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The “Imperfect” Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon: On Its “Imperfect Elegance,” and on Rejecting It Because of any Imperfections it Might Contain  By Ken K. Gourdin Another poster at Mormon Dialogue and Discussion faults Alma, chapter 32, which, in the Church of Jesus … Continue reading

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Bullying: Emerging Victorious

Can One Come Off Triumphant After Having Once Been a Target of Teasing, Taunting, and Bullying?  May I, Humbly, Submit Myself as “Exhibit A” That, Indeed, One Can?  By Ken K. Gourdin BYU’s Dan Peterson, who blogs on Sic et … Continue reading

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In Honor of Richard I. Norby

En l’honneur de mon frère Richard Norby, Coeur d’lion By Ken K. Gourdin Notwithstanding the fact that some of my roots extend back to France, nonetheless, while I speak passable Spanish, alas, I have never learned French. Thus, I am … Continue reading

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Parker and Stone Navel-Gazing

Parker and Stone Gaze Earnestly at Their Navels While a Writer from The Hollywood Reporter Looks On By Ken K. Gourdin http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/why-south-parks-trey-parker-171189 At Mormon Dialogue and Discussion, I ran across a discussion of the above-linked article (that and all other … Continue reading

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