March 2009

Brooke Adams, the Salt Lake Tribune’s reporter who blogs on polygamy issues for the Trib, has a good one year later recap article in today’s Tribune on last year’s debacle in West Texas.    My posts on that disaster are here.   (more…)


Previous Church Video, Why Mormons Build Temples

salt-lake-temple.jpgAfter almost a week of Big Love aftermath, I very much enjoyed reading Peggy Fletcher Stack’s article in today’s Salt Lake Tribune, entitled:  Sacred ceremonies: Latter-day Saints say temple worship must be experienced to be understood.  I think the title says it all.  It’s a good lead, for one of the better media pieces on the whole Temple ceremony story. (more…)

I realize Big Love is “entertainment” and not real.  After watching tonight’s episode, I also realize  that HBO and the Big Love crew have no hesitation in casting others’ pearls before swine.  A few points of clarification are in order from tonight’s episode. (more…)

If you are interested in following the CA Supreme Court hearing this morning on the Proposition 8 arguments you can stream it live from the Internet here:

You’ll probably have better luck on CNN or MSNBC’s sites.

Update 9:37 a.m. I’m only able to listen off and on in the background because of work load today; but, the justices’ questions to counsel opposing Proposition 8.  I’m certain that the questions will be equally tough to the other side; but, I’m struck by the theme that seems to be emerging that Proposition 8 while limiting marriage to men and women, it does not deal with any of the other holdings of the court in the marriage cases that sexual orientation is still a protected suspect class.  Further, the idea that Californians reversed a prior death penalty case, a much more substantive right protected by the constitution–yet was still upheld.  Too early to tell how the justices are leaning.  We need to hear the questions for the other side; but, these justices have done their homework and are engaging these attorneys.  I have do doubt they will be as aggressive with the other side–as it should be.

Didn’t get to hear much more of the arguments.   Below are some links to some of the Proposition 8 coverage:

Los Angeles Times

San Francisco Chronicle