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Maxfield: Challenging How We Talk About Sexual Addiction in Utah

Maxfield: Challenging How We Talk About Sexual Addiction in Utah

By Lynda Maxfield

February 5, 2020

  Why is it socially acceptable to say “I am an alcoholic” but repugnant to say “I am a sex addict”? It is because sexual addiction is confusing and often misunderstood whereas in alcoholism there is clarity: both alcoholic and sober have explicit meanings. In Utah, admitting to being...

Mismash: Utah’s Shifting Religious Demographics Are An Opportunity, Not A Problem

Mismash: Utah’s Shifting Religious Demographics Are An Opportunity, Not A Problem

By Sarah Mismash

February 1, 2020

  Salt Lake County is experiencing some shifts within its religious demographics. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ growth within Salt Lake has slowed for several years, even as Utah’s overall population continues to grow. In 2018, the percentage of members in Salt Lake County d...

Maxfield: The Porn Crisis No One Is Talking About

Maxfield: The Porn Crisis No One Is Talking About

By Lynda Maxfield

January 25, 2020

  Many states are following Utah’s lead and declaring pornography to be a public health crisis. Certainly, porn consumption is linked to a host of societal breakdowns, including the illegal, wrongful exploitation of adults and many children. Although Utah’s 2016 resolution blames porn for...

Christopherson: The Church’s $100B Should Go to Preventing Climate Change

Christopherson: The Church’s $100B Should Go to Preventing Climate Change

By Nain Christopherson, Opinion Writer

January 16, 2020

  The Washington Post reported a whistleblower complaint a few weeks ago that most Utahns have heard all about. The complaint alleged that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints "has amassed $100 billion in accounts intended for charitable purposes." Within hours of the article’s release, my Twitte...

Starr: If Utah Was Truly Pro-Family, It Would Ratify the ERA

Starr: If Utah Was Truly Pro-Family, It Would Ratify the ERA

By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer

January 12, 2020

As a state where far too many women endure serious challenges, including a large wage gap and little professional respect, it is critical that Utah ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in 2020. While the state’s culture is deeply attached to restrictive gender roles — the set of expectations of h...

Dalley: No Apology Will Come To LGBTQ Latter-day Saints

Dalley: No Apology Will Come To LGBTQ Latter-day Saints

By Nathan Dalley, Opinion Writer

September 29, 2019

In a recent address to a crowd at Brigham Young University, the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints stated that, “The truth is, however, that in the beginning — in the beginning — marriage was ordained by God! And to this day it is defined by Him as being between a man and a wom...

Barron: The LDS Church Needs to be Held Accountable

Barron: The LDS Church Needs to be Held Accountable

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

May 25, 2019

  This article was originally published in print on May 13. Content Warning: This article discusses suicide, and has a brief mention of sexual assault. “Continuing revelation from God.” That is what the leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints cited when reversing ...

Religion on Campus More Diverse Than Rest of State, With Proportion of Latter-day Saints Over 15% Lower

Religion on Campus More Diverse Than Rest of State, With Proportion of Latter-day Saints Over 15% Lower

By Emily Anderson

May 10, 2019

  Statewide, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints comprise 61.55% — nearly two-thirds — of the state population, according to a December 2018 article published by The Salt Lake Tribune. Although the University of Utah is the state’s flagship institution, its demographics lo...

Navigating Religion in the U’s Theatre Department

Navigating Religion in the U’s Theatre Department

By Josh Petersen, Digital Managing Editor

April 23, 2019

  The University of Utah Theatre Department does not shy away from controversy. In November, the play “Big Love” featured onstage nudity, explicit sexual content and graphic violence. Many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints disavow media with profanity or strong sexual...

Former University of Utah Employee Linked to Hate Group Propaganda on Campus

Former University of Utah Employee Linked to Hate Group Propaganda on Campus

By Christina Giardinelli

April 19, 2019

  In recent years, the University of Utah has been the target of racist messages and propaganda from numerous hate groups. Over 240,000 of these groups' chat room messages were leaked in March by Unicorn Riot, a non-profit left-wing media collective, revealing that some of the flyers hung on cam...

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