Ask a Mormon Apostate

I just got through listening to an NPR broadcast regarding Mormonism, its new-found visibility and political impact. The two guests were church spokesman Michael Purdy and blogger/professor Joanna Brooks. It wasn’t bad, but it was pretty much what I expected. Purdy pretty much kept to the script about Mormonism and the misconceptions people have about it. Professor Brooks did what I thought she would do by glossing over or taking a more-or-less apologetic approach to the church, as if trying to find a more accepting and accommodating church that has a place for people like her.

My biggest issue is that such people really don’t give a real perspective on Mormonism, but then that’s not really their intent.

So, in the spirit of more honest and open discussion of Mormonism, I’m starting a feature called “Ask a Mormon,” wherein anyone who likes may submit a question, and I’ll answer it honestly and bluntly. So, if you have questions, send them to, with the subject line “Ask a Mormon.” If I can’t answer the question, I’ll consult people who can.

On second thought, “Ask a Mormon” is already being used in multiple places by different people. So, let’s change this to “Ask a Mormon Apostate,” which some people would find more accurate anyway.

One Response to Ask a Mormon Apostate

  1. […] Atheists put up a cool new billboard in Salt Lake City (not this one)! Congrats, and don’t forget to do some humanitarian work as well, not to mention your community responsibilities. In other news, there’s some disagreement over LDS church history and doctrine. Leaving the fold often leads to changing your look and fun new questions! So why not share your experience with others? […]

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