Episode #298 – Baptizing Smash Mouth

Dallin Oaks Kim Davis
How do we represent ourselves as Mormons while still fulfilling professional obligations? Should you sell cigarettes and booze to people?

How do you balance your religious convictions with the requirements of running a business or having a job? Should you sell wine at your restaurant, cigarettes at the Wal-Mart you manage, or require workers to put in a shift on Sunday to keep the factory moving? This is our internal debate this week, and we’d love your thoughts on it.

In other news, Emma Smith’s original copy of the Book of Mormon has been discovered in Massachusetts, and the oldest version of the King James Version of the Bible has been discovered in Cambridge, England. It’s a big week for scriptural history!

Is Mormon cinema making a comeback? Jana Riess says yes. We say The Home Teachers should have won an Oscar.

Thirty years later, we reminisce on how Mark Hofmann changed the Church’s approach to history. After the Salamander affair duped many Mormon scholars, Hofmann wouldn’t have been able to pull things off today.

Elder Dallin H. Oaks straight-up condemns Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Elder Oaks is preaching finding a middle ground between religious freedom and obligation to the state.

Apparently Kate Kelly now holds the Catholic priesthood and believes in transubstantiation, because she spent the weekend ordaining women as Catholic priests, a move which the Salt Lake diocese does not recognize.

In other news, Marriott Hotels is actively courting gay couples through its #LoveTravels campaign, Lego temples are worthy of a Church gallery, the Tucson Arizon and Concepcion Chile Temples break ground, the Church’s plans for its Florida property hit opposition, and make sure to use the correct and full name of the Church in all you do!

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