(RNS) — Does the new temple recommend interview open the door for Mormons to not wear their temple garments 24/7?
(RNS) — Does the new Mormon temple recommend interview make things better or worse for members who struggle with chastity or who support teachings the church opposes?
The LDS Church is asking some members whether children ages 8 to 11 should be called to regular interviews with the bishop. The short answer is no.
"Three decades later, I can’t recall a single word of [the bishop's] panty sermon, but I remember every second of throbbing shame as I sat there, forced to listen to it," says today's guest columnist.
"About the only time it’s appropriate for you to ask someone whether they have a temple recommend is if you’re working the desk and they’re walking in the front door," says guest blogger Mitch Mayne.
Sometimes I feel like I belong to a religion that would be less likely to rebuke a member who made millions designing torture techniques than it would to censure that same man if he uttered the F word in public.