There have been a couple of issues in the news recently that involve the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints or more commonly known as the Mormon Church. I belong to this church and have perked up my ears whenever anyone mentions, writes about, or mass emails about these topics. One issue is Proposition 8 in California dealing with the state constitution's definition of marriage. The other has to do with the HBO series Big Love which is carefully including Mormon themes and characters into its main polygamist story, even going so far as to depict sacred temple ceremonies in certain episodes.
Maybe you can imagine my interest and concern with these two issues. Maybe you can't. Nonetheless, these two issues are causing some Mormons to take on a somewhat militant stance towards the misrepresentation of Mormon people and beliefs in the media. I often think about how best to express my feelings about what I feel are unjust and/or incorrect statements made by usually uneducated people or individuals who have a personal agenda. Today I found someone who did just that. So check this article out. Orson Scott Card is a prolific, well-respected author who seems to have a good handle on how best to confront incorrect press. Thanks, Brother Card, for using your expertise to say what I wish I would have said.