It is an absolute pleasure to read Midnight Sun just to cringe at it. But I am here to make it even cringier! I'm sure they have been WAY too many Twilight metaphors, but I'm adding one more to the pile: behold, Twilight through the lens of my gay Mormon religious trauma.
"Tabernacles of Clay" hits so hard, because for me it is personal. For LGBT Latter-Day Saints on the ground, living our faith is a practical matter, not a theoretical one. Yet ecclesiastical guidance and even doctrines change with political winds.
This is an important book. Even where I think Greg Prince is wrong, I still think it is that important to read.
Rating: 4/5 Stars Genre: YA Fiction Spoilers: No Reading time: Read entire book on a Saturday Goodreads summary Three years ago, Tanner Scott’s family relocated from California to Utah, a move that nudged the bisexual teen temporarily back into the closet. Now, with one semester of high school to go, and no obstacles between him... Continue Reading →
I have been waiting in anticipation to read Tom Christofferon's book That We May Be One ever since it was announced. Tom Christofferson is the brother of the LDS apostle D. Todd Christofferson. He is gay, and spent 19 years married to a same-sex partner outside the Church. Now as a member in full fellowship,... Continue Reading →
Rating: 5/5 stars I originally found Stages of Faith on a Tumblr post a few months ago, and the systematic approach to faith development immediately sparked my interest. When I additionally found that a speaker at the annual Northstar conference (a venue for Latter-Day Saint LGBT individuals to interact and reflect on the intersection of... Continue Reading →
I found this book when a friend of mine joined Goodreads, and he began uploading all the titles he has already read. There are plenty of people out there who think gay Christians should leave what they consider a hateful sect or find a denomination that is more welcoming. On the conservative side, there are... Continue Reading →
Much has already been said concerning the Weeds’ post about their divorce. My wife and I were debating whether to post at all. It has been covered in so many places already, including Slate, The Salt Lake Tribune, the Deseret News, and on blogs like here and here. But we felt our response unique to... Continue Reading →
I ran into this book on a blog post at BCC. BCC always has great content that gets you thinking. You may not agree with every post, but they all have something of value to add, and the tone is always respectful. The book is a selection of poems from an LDS mother, student, and... Continue Reading →
Have you seen the movie "Hotel Transylvania"? The vast majority of the film is slapstick comedy with Adam Sandler playing a ridiculous Count Dracula with his best friends Frankenstein, Wayne the werewolf, and Murray the mummy making fart joke all along the way. But underneath that crusty layer of the McDonald's level of humor is... Continue Reading →