Posts You Might Have Missed, 2009: Current Events Posts

By January 19, 2010

Yea, we had current events posts too. See, we don’t just live in the past!

David G. wrote on: Larry EchoHawk’s Mormonism, Casinos, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs

Christopher posted some interesting material about Glenn Beck, and that long before a Salon.com article took those themes to a national audience. A Boston Phoenix article on Beck cited Chris’s blogs here at the JI (and in the process, finally got credit for being on the cutting edge of this analysis):

Glenn Beck and the Revivalism of Mormon Millenarianism

“The government is the devil”: Glenn Beck and Mormonism Redux

“Latter-day Taint”: More on Glenn Beck and Mormonism

And, regarding Big Love and Church publicity: The Publicity Dilemma and Narratives of Persecution

Turning to race, Chris posted: Latino/as and Mormonism: Two Steps Forward; On Ugly Step Back

Always on the lookout for some crackpottery, I highlighted this unusual Ebay auction: Daguerreotype of Joseph Smith Wearing The Urim and Thummim: Caution, This Will Disturb You

After a pilgrimage to my home town to research the history of the Church in S. Texas, I stumbled upon a troubling dynamic keeping some Latter-day Saints from attending the temple: Worthy, But Not Legal: Boundaries and Temples in the South Texas Borderlands

A new development involving a lawsuit and settlement between the Community of Christ and the producers of the book Millions Shall Know Brother Joseph Again: Millions Shall Sue Brother Joseph Again or, That Book Again!

When the new Church History Library opened this past summer, the JI was there: The JI reviews the Church History Library and Archives

Stan told us about the day Freedom was closed: Freedom from Religion, Boulder, Utah

In July, Matt B., Christopher, and myself attended the FLDS rally at the Salt Lake Courthouse with May the MHA Presidential Seer Stone. Matt’s photo essay is a must see: The FLDS rally at the Salt Lake Courthouse, July 29, 2009

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See also:

Posts You Might Have Missed, 2009: Historical Posts, Part 1

Posts You Might Have Missed, 2009: Mormon Conference and Event Reports

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Comments

  1. Christopher’s post on Beck were awesome. Chris is clearly a scholar on the cutting edge of public discourse.

    Comment by Chris Henrichsen — January 19, 2010 @ 7:55 pm

  2. It’s posts like this that keep me from getting my dishes washed. I’ve been laughing at and reliving some of the zaniest threads ever!

    Comment by Ardis Parshall — January 19, 2010 @ 8:27 pm

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  4. You’re too kind, Chris, and I am neither a scholar (just a student) nor cutting edge (just happened to pick up on Beck’s Mormon rhetoric before others, I guess).

    And it is worth noting that in spite of the follow-up stories on the subject at Salon.com, Religion Dispatches, The Phoenix, and around the bloggernacle, Beck’s Mormonism still is largely a non-issue.

    Thanks again, Jared, for compiling these lists.

    Comment by Christopher — January 20, 2010 @ 8:50 am

  5. Being a doctoral student make you a scholar. Okay, the cutting-edge part was over the top.

    Comment by Chris Henrichsen — January 20, 2010 @ 9:52 am

  6. Thanks, Chris. Though I don’t know, I’d say cutting edge on this issue is accurate 🙂

    Just as mysterious is that Harry Reid’s Mormonism is also largely a non-issue.

    Comment by Jared T — January 20, 2010 @ 11:26 am

  7. And more mysterious than either of them is how Mormonism pushed both Stephanie Meyer and Eliza Dushku towards the vampire genre.

    Comment by Bret — January 20, 2010 @ 3:34 pm

  8. Hehe, I don’t know, it almost seems like there’s a lot more that has been written about the Mormon influence on Twilight than how it influences Beck or Reid 🙂

    Comment by Jared T — January 20, 2010 @ 6:53 pm

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