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):
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