Monthly Archives: May 2014

BYU Liberality and the Pain of Being Gay and Mormon

I’ve never been a BYU student. At one time I went to the school now known as BYU Idaho, but that doesn’t mean I was a BYU student. On many fronts, at the time, we viewed BYU as our competitor, not as another manifestation of our alma mater.

Even so, I was interested this week by two widely divergent articles about BYU. Or, I should say, about the climate or attitudes that exist at BYU.

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Understanding the Mix

Most everyone knows that I publish free online newsletters for a living. That may sound like a bit of a contradiction—earning a living from publishing something free. In light of an e-mail that I received from someone the other day, I figured I better lay out a bit of information about how it is possible for me to earn a living from something that is free.

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Movie Day: Moms’ Night Out

I didn’t have high expectations when I went to see Moms’ Night Out today with my wife. I’m not sure that the movie-going public has high expectations, either, as we went to a late matinee and comprised, between us, about 33% of the people in the theater.

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