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Recommended Site of the Week: Main Street Plaza

This week's recommended site is Main Street Plaza.  MSP is a group blog that straddles precariously the gap between the Disaffected Mormon Underground (DAMU) and the Bloggernacle.  MSP links to both disaffected blogs and mainstream faithful Mormon blogs, and accepts contributions from a wide array of Mormons and ex-Mormons who engage in civil but frank discussion of Mormon culture.

Today's post by Hellmut Lotz focuses on the fallout from Sister Julie Beck's talk from the most recent General Conference on the Mormon ideal concerning motherhood.  Sister Beck's polarizing talk was far and away the most discussed General Conference talk both in the DAMU and the Bloggernacle.  Now, a few weeks after conference, President Hinckley and President Packer have apparently come to Sister Beck's defense, warning faithful Mormons gathered for a 107-stake regional conference not to express their views on Sister Beck's talk if those views are critical.  To do so makes one a "servant of sin" and a "child of disobedience."

The LDS Church may have purchased the real Main Street Plaza and shut down free expression there, but the virtual Main Street Plaza is alive and kicking.  Check it out and join the discussion--whatever your views.

Comments

C. L. Hanson

Wow, thanks for the plug!!!

It's true we're inhabiting a bit of a strange space, that is people who have a connection with Mormonism (cultural/familial/emotional) yet don't necessarily believe or practice. The thing is that it's possible not to believe the doctrine yet at the same time not hate every aspect of Mormonism and/or think it's the root of all evil. So we're shooting for a discussion that's a bit more nuanced than the standard black and white.

dpc

I think that it’s fair to label the site a place for moderates to discuss church issues without sounding overly critical of the Mormon church and its teachings and without sounding overly apologetic either

SML

How nice to plug MSP for us, E! The discussion over there can be fun, much like here, where Mormons and former Mormons can talk freely.

Jordan F.

I like the site as well.

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