In an interesting blog post over on Religion News Service a few days ago, Jana Riess addressed—once more—one of her really big hot-button issues: What women wear and the way that what they wear is discussed in Mormon circles.
However, in this installment of her approach to modesty, Riess implicitly crossed, for me, a huge line. And, I believe, it should be a line for her, as well.
For years, Paul Harvey had a regular radio show called “The Rest of the Story.” It was great, as Paul would tell stories and then, in the last segment of the program, say “and now, for the rest of the story…” He would then reveal the one twist that made the story poignant, ironic, or funny. It was always entertaining.
Is same-sex attraction a sin? Most religious people that I know would say it is not. The attraction may fall into the classification of a temptation to sin, but the attraction itself is not a sin. Temptation, after all, is one of the crosses to be borne by the faithful in this life, and sometimes that cross can be very heavy.
In a study that many of the anti-religionists in the world are sure to ignore or dispute, researcher at the London School of Economics and Political Science have uncovered something that faithful church-goers have long know: Religion increases your chances of long-term happiness.
This week the BSA executive committee approved by a better than 3-to-1 margin the allowance of openly gay adult leaders in Scouting. Actually, though, that was not the actual wording of the resolution that passed. Here is the actual wording:
Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have felt, in recent months, to remind members about what it means to keep the Sabbath day holy. In special training meetings, local leaders have been schooled in how to observe the Sabbath themselves and how to teach others within the Church to do the same.