Today I'm launching a Kickstarter campaign to support The Next Mormons survey -- a major national survey of four generations of Latter-Day Saints. I hope you'll choose to participate by making a donation and spreading the word.
A survey released last month indicated that Mormon views on women and priesthood haven't changed much in the last few years, but researcher Nancy Ross says the reality is actually more complex -- and more hopeful than I first thought.
The results are in from a major new research study on changing views on Mormon women and priesthood, and it's not exactly great news for feminists.
Mormons need to think carefully when there is such a growing discrepancy between the beautiful racial and international diversity that characterizes our religion around the planet and the much narrower range that is evidenced among our most visible leaders.
*No one* is going to force the LDS Church to perform religious marriages in the temple for anyone it would not already approve to hold a temple recommend. That's true whether Utah allows gay marriage, polygamous marriage, or marriage between a fish and a monkey.
We often hear the 2011 Pew statistic that only 13% of Mormon men and 8% of women support women's ordination. But what if that figure is already out of date?