The Pope resigns. Could we ever see a similar thing happen to the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? Why do the Brethren stay until death? Can they leave if they choose? How did we establish prophetic succession?
President Monson continues celebrating five years with five articles about various things accomplished during his tenure. Fun.
Speaking of fun., the band fun. won the Grammy for Best New Artist. Do we need further evidence that the Grammys are a crock?
The Church is working with Utah lawmakers on a gay rights bill.
Utah and the Mormon Church are also now the central focus of President Obama’s immigration reform plans. Because no one knows how to treat Hispanics like Utahans.
After the Boy Scouts vote is postponed, questions arise as to whether the Church had a hand in it. The Church has also praised the postponement.
Other stuff – Yeah Samake fights for freedom but doesn’t explain how to do it; the Church settles a protest dispute in Brigham City; the Tegucigalpa Temple opens its doors; the Tabernacle Choir streams video for Valentine’s Day and it’s a big deal…
…and a Mormon woman shakes it at Carnival. She wants to feel many-a-man’s hand on her.
Episode #130 – Tijuana’s Gay America
Is TWiM better now or two years ago? You tell us!
Warning: This week's episode contains spoilers from The Dark Knight Rises. Skip from 13:30-20:40.
Marriott (the man) is against gay marriage. His company is not.
A history of the Church's exercises in logos, fonts, and branding
Geoff Openshaw is an international development consultant as well as the Managing Editor and Executive Producer of the This Week in Mormons podcast. He is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and Brigham Young University and loves all sorts of nerdy geopolitical stuff. He also writes and performs music and really, really loves Del Taco.