Speaker: Cheryl Pace

‘Posterity’s Companions,’ ‘The Chains Of Events,’ And ‘Wild Horses’: Three Short Stories Created From Mormon Pioneer Diaries

For Mormons whose history troubles them, I have attempted to undermine any sense of discomfort about who they may once have been, and therefore are, in the creation of stories and characters from early LDS diary entries. Even in the darkest events, the Mountain Meadows Massacre, for example, Mormon ancestors can and do emerge for …

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A Church Observed: Chapter II

Are Mormons a self-hating people, just as, arguably, blacks and women once were? We believe they are. Can self-hating people take either compliments or criticisms to heart, and be affected by them? We believe they can’t. David G. Pace, Cheryl Pace

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We are non-Mormons who have observed that the LDS Church seems to be divided into essentially two camps, loyalists and dissidents, the blindly devoted and the brutally critical. Each seems to champion the Church’s well-being. But if the Church’s effectiveness in serving its members and the community declines, we think, ironically, it will because of …

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