Speaker: Lorie Winder

Not Such an Odd Couple: Mormon Feminism and LGBT Advocacy

Mormon feminists and Mormon LGBT members are often viewed as two separate groups with distinct agendas. While each group may have goals that differ from those of the other, are there significant ways they are similar? What are the goals and initiatives of each group—and are the goals well defined and uncontested? What are the …

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THE PRINCIPLE, THE PROPHET, AND PRISON

Part I: Of Joseph Smith’s 34 plural wives, 13 had legal husbands at the time they were sealed to him. Since Fawn Brodie’s 1945 No Man Knows My History, virtually every author who has written about Nauvoo plural marriages has concluded that the prophet practiced sexual polyandry (or at least may have) with some or …

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SL09362 Panel: This I Believe

Sunstone friends and supporters share short belief statements modeled on the NPR show. Rhonda L. Callister, Rory T. Swensen, Thomas D. Parkes, Margaret Blair Young, Clay Whipkey, Lorie Winder, Kaimipono (Kaimi) Wenger, Tom Kimball, Mark England

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Mormon Motherhood: Choice or Destiny?

Mormon Motherhood: Choice or Destiny? General Relief Society president Julie Beck caused a storm of protest among some LDS women who understood her General Conference talk as a call for them to return to, remain in, or prepare for the traditional role of motherhood. In a press conference, new Young Women president Elaine Dalton was …

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What Women Know

What Women Know LDS General Relief Society President Julie Beck’s October 2007 general conference address focused on the topic of women’s roles and sphere of influence, highlighting the phrase ‘Mothers Who Know.’ Even as President Beck was speaking, the Bloggernacle began to light up with discussion on her emphasis on mothers as nurturers and the …

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