Category: Politics

Cultural, Demographic, and Judicial Trends Leading Toward the Popular Acceptance and Eventual Legalization of Polygamy: A Libertarian Polemic

By George R. Compton George R. Compton Ph.D. (economics, UCLA, 1976) writes on various controversial subjects ranging from U.S. Middle Eastern policy to immigration and education reforms. A frequent presenter at the Salt Lake Sunstone Symposium, he has served in a variety of Church callings and carries a current temple recommend.   Legalized polygamy is …

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The Mahan Report: Introduction

By Ron Madson and Joshua Madson WE ALL HEAR voices. The question is: which voices do we listen to and which do we ignore? And more importantly, which voices are so embedded in our “deep heart’s core” that they unconsciously shape our thoughts, words, and actions?   “For more are the children of the desolate …

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A Voice of Warning: Believing is Seeing

By Brian H. Stuy A recent talk by Matthew DeVisser, a Sandy, Utah stake president, has resulted in a substantial amount of discussion about the proper role of partisan politics in LDS public discourse. But what struck me most about his remarks was what they revealed about President DeVisser’s worldview. The common thread in his …

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Jon McNaughton: Mormon Artist, Right-Wing Propagandist

By Robert A. Rees   [The artist] will endeavor to awake subtler emotions, as yet unnamed. Living himself a complicated and comparatively subtle life, his work will give to those observers capable of feeling them lofty emotions beyond the reach of words.                                            —Wassily Kandinsky   Whenever we find in poetry that which gives us …

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Painting Up Controversy: The Work of Jon McNaughton

  By Hugo Olaiz and John-Charles Duffy He might be called the Thomas Kinkade of Mormonism . . . or perhaps Glenn Beck with a paintbrush. To his already extensive catalogue of LDS-themed paintings—including temples, scenes from the life of Jesus, and  episodes from Mormon history—Utah artist Jon McNaughton (mcnaughtonart.com) has now added detailed allegorical …

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