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About lrwhitney

American Saint but not Utah product.

Blacks and the Priesthood: Burn McConkie Now!

If you have any copies of McConkie’s Mormon Doctrine, please burn it. Now. Don’t let your kids near it. If you have Joseph Fielding Smith’s Answers to Gospel Questions series, burn that as well. In fact there’s a lot of … Continue reading

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AMC’s Hell on Wheels: Breaking Stupid

If the producers and writers of Hell on Wheels had depicted Jews in the same way it has depicted Mormons, the Anti-Defamation League would have had the show closed overnight and everyone’s guild cards pulled. Continue reading

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You Won’t Have Mitt Romney to Kick Around Any More

The difference between Obamacare and Romneycare, is that Romneycare works. It’s funded, it’s cheaper, it successfully collaborates business and public resources because Romney knew all about how to manage both. Mitt Romney is an adult. Mitt Romney is a total “Square,” yes, but America needed a grownup in the White House. Continue reading

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The Trinity Exposed

The LDS belief in the “Godhead” and our understanding of it’s nature isn’t based on any of the historical Church creeds. How could it be? They don’t make any sense. They aren’t found in the canon. All they amount to is an agreement that the nature of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost is a mystery beyond the understanding of the human mind. God is incomprehensible and so unlike us, that as mere mortals that it doesn’t even bear pondering. Continue reading

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Gladys Knight (McDowell…)

Gladys Knight’s troupe is everything the LDS missionary program isn’t, everything the LDS leadership doesn’t quite understand about the religion any more, and everything you’d expect when the best of African-American and Mormon worship traditions are merged. Continue reading

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Troubling Doctrines Part 3: Blood Oaths And Soul Theft

People universally hate anyone with a secret club they can’t join. That’s why Born-Again-types really hate Mormon temple worship. Continue reading

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Troubling Doctrines Part 2: A Word of Wisdom

The Word of Wisdom So far, I’ve outlined a couple of LDS doctrines that are quite correct and Biblically justifiable, even on a general orthodox Christian level. So let’s move on to the ubiquitous hindrance to LDS recruitment: The Word … Continue reading

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