Episode #143 – Mormons, Romney, Elections, Yoda, and Cults
Holy show! There is a lot of Mormon news out there this week, from (what will hope will be the last for some time) Mitt Romney news, election talk, new stakes, more missionaries, lamenting our loss of “cult” status, and a funny allusion to President Kimball.
Who do Utahans feel best represent Mormondom? Mitt Romney? Gordon Jump? More importantly, will Romney become the first Mormon president since never?
Salon argues that Romney is a disgrace to Mormonism because he is a capitalist. Neat.
The business world is also hitting Mitt Romney for what are being painted as shady tax loophole practices when it comes to the way Romney has allocated funds for charitable contributions to the Church. Al, our resident financial guru, breaks it all down.
The Church is mum on same-sex marriage measures in Maryland, Maine, and Washington. A new approach?
Missionary application numbers soar, prospective female missionaries rejoice in being able to “have it all,” and missionary numbers in west Africa are about to soar.
Other news: A stake in Botswana, the Church’s relief efforts in the wake of Sandy, as well as the civil war in Syria, MoTab gets a YouTube channel, and the French are doing the unpredictable – protesting the Paris Temple.
- I’ll miss the Mormon cult
- Why isn’t Mitt Romney a socialist?
- Who best represents Mormons on the national stage?
- Romney avoids taxes via loophole to the Church
- MoTab goes YouTube
- Missionary numbers soar, people call us draft dodgers
- Female missionaries can finally “have it all”!
- Church is all over Sandy cleanup
- Church is all over Syrian mess
- Missionary numbers in west Africa to jump by 30%
- First stake in Botswana. Botswana rocks.
- Parisians suddenly not thrilled about temple
- Church mum about same-sex bills in three states
- President Kimball makes it in Reuters/Rooters/Routers