Speaker: KAIMIPONO (KAIMI) D. WENGER

California’s Continuing Battle over Same-Sex Marriage

California’s Continuing Battle over Same-Sex Marriage In May 2008, the California Supreme Court held unconstitutional a state ban on same-sex marriages, making California the second state to officially permit same-sex marriage. The court’s decision has drawn criticism from various quarters, including a 20 June letter from the LDS First Presidency urging California Church members to …

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La Vida Online

La Vida Online In this session, online writers will explore how much of their personal stories regarding such things as faith, doubt, disaffection, parenting, feminism, sexual identity, and politics they share on their blogs with friends and far-flung strangers alike. How much information is too much to reveal? Where and how do online writers draw …

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HOW EFFECTIVELY DOES THE ‘BLOGGERNACLE’ REPRESENT MORMONISM?

HOW EFFECTIVELY DOES THE ‘BLOGGERNACLE’ REPRESENT MORMONISM? Recent years have seen massive growth in the community of LDS blogs, often called the “bloggernacle.” These blogs draw thousands of readers and offer many potential benefits, from real-time, interactive analyses of current events to interviews with scholars and celebrities. Media outlets from the Salt Lake Tribune to …

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