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Stormin' Mormon

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About Stormin' Mormon

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  • Birthday 05/23/1977

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  1. The challenge I've encountered is coming up with a word to describe the culture that surrounds the membership of the church, but which does not give the false impression that such cultural features are institutionally sanctioned. For example, books like "The Work and the Glory" used to be referred to as "Mormon fiction." But if that word is no longer acceptable, and calling it "fiction of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" gives the wrong impression, then what do we call those books? And this is an issue that goes beyond fiction: Mormon film, Mormon taboos, Mormon rites-of-passage. My daughter just had a movie party with her friends last night and watched "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" for the first time. That's a "Mormon rite-of-passage, but definitely not a rite-of-passage of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  2. I'm a seminary teacher in my stake, and I definitely covered both of these.
  3. According to the disclaimer, this is NOT what is happening. The Church gives the associated charity the money for 5000 goats, and it is up to the associated charity whether they buy 5,000 goats, or 1,000 goats + 10,000 chickens. Your beef isn't with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; it's with the charities that they have partnered with. Edited to add the text of the disclaimer. Emphasis mine:
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