Author Archives: Matthew Crowley

I’ve moved.

For the handful who find their way here, I don’t really blog anymore.  I podcast.  www.mormonexpositor.com     Advertisements

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Why The Church Hasn’t Condemned Its Racist Past

As a result of its interpretation of the Bible as forbidding interracial dating, Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina did not admit any black students prior to 1971.  Between 1971 and 1975 it admitted married, but not single, black … Continue reading

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How much can Mormonism bend on homosexuality?

The awesome Circling the Wagons conference over the weekend has me thinking of this question again: How much more can the church reform as respects homosexuality? One can clearly point to reform in how it is talked about over the … Continue reading

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Can you go to the Ward Trunk-or-Treat in drag?

Thank you, thank you, thank you to the Crescent 16th Ward which has quite inadvertently, and I am sure very innocently, given us all something Mormon related to write about in time for Halloween! If you haven’t heard, the flier … Continue reading

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Chapter 2: A crack appears in the wall.

So there I was at the MTC, very dedicated and very serious about the business I was about.  I was not a stupid person.  I was not a thoughtless person.  In fact I had thought a lot about why I … Continue reading

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Anti-Mormonism: the prejudice of our age.

Recent comments by prominent Baptist Pastor Robert Jeffress that Mitt Romney is a member of a cult (and not a true Christian like Rick Perry) at the Value Voters Summit generated a lot of controversy.  It also prompted this piece … Continue reading

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Late Summer ’11 Update

Just a quick post to let people know that I am still here and still blogging.  I have been distracted of late and just like the seven or eight unfinished books on my night stand I have about a half … Continue reading

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