Utah Bloghive

A collection of political commentary from throughout the Beehive State.

Right Leaning

An Invitation to Actively Engage In the Sacrament

Reach Upward
Note: A few weeks ago the bishopric asked if I would turn a priesthood lesson I...

The LDS Church Will Stick With the BSA

Reach Upward
Late last month, the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America...

Upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10: Some glitches and frustration, but it works now

Reach Upward
Like everybody else that has a Windows 7 system, I got a new Windows 10 icon in...

My Experience Attending National Order of the Arrow Conference

Reach Upward
Last week I attended the National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) at...

How Going to Church Helps Us to Keep the Sabbath Day Holy

Connor Boyack
I gave the following talk in my ward today. Occasionally I try and ponder the...

The LDS Church And The Gay Scout Leader Decision

Utah Rattler
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The LDS Church Should Abandon the Boy Scouts—But for the Right Reasons

Connor Boyack
At the Boy Scouts of America’s annual meeting in 2014, the...

UTGOP Statement on Legislative District 58 Special Election

Mike Ridgway
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Will the LDS Church Drop the BSA? (Part 2)

Reach Upward
On Monday, July 27 I wrote this post about the response of The Church of Jesus...

Pre-Register Now for the 2015 State Convention

Mike Ridgway
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BSA Allows Gay Leaders: Will the LDS Church Drop the BSA?

Reach Upward
A couple of weeks ago I wrote this post asking whether the Boy Scouts of...

Dear Kate Kelly: “Sparking Joy” is Not a Litmus Test for the Gospel of Christ

Connor Boyack
Kate Kelly was excommunicated from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...

My Mormon Pioneer Ancestors That I Didn't Know About

Reach Upward
July 24 in Utah is Pioneer Day, an official state holiday that celebrates the...

UTGOP Statement on Doug Owens’ Candidacy

Mike Ridgway
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Will the BSA Drop Its Ban On Gay Adult Scout Leaders?

Reach Upward
Just two years ago the Boy Scouts of America agreed to admit openly gay (but...

My Son the Dreamer

Reach Upward
My son Ben became interested in lucid dreaming when he was in high school. In...

Patriotism, Nationalism, and the 4th of July

Reach Upward
Throughout my life I have considered myself to be a patriotic American. But...

Early Warning: City Tax Increases For UTA And Kickbacks (Update)

Utah Rattler
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Various Thoughts Post

Utah Rattler
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Thank you President Niederhauser and Speaker Hughes!

Mike Ridgway
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Lazy Conservatives and a Losing Cause: Marriage, Morality, and a Missed Opportunity

Connor Boyack
This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a legal opinion on a 5-4 vote,...

UTGOP Father’s Day Message

Mike Ridgway
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Religion and the State: Can Latter-day Man Serve Two Masters?

Connor Boyack
The Jews decided to kill Jesus Christ. It was thought by many Sadducees—the...

Utah GOP 2015 Convention Volunteers

Mike Ridgway
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Utah Does Not Have a Water Crisis

Reach Upward
All through the recent dry winter Utahns were regularly assailed with weeping,...

Derailleur Wars

Reach Upward
"Dad, my bike shifter won't work right," my daughter reported to me recently....

Life: Expect Curve Balls

Reach Upward
Last week as we attended the baccalaureate service for our graduating high...

(Somewhat) Proper Decorum Is Not Dead

Reach Upward
As a follow up to last week's post about our end of school year activity...

Bountiful City’s Fallacious City Power “Dividend” (Update)

Utah Rattler
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Longing for the End of the School Year

Reach Upward
The approach of the end of the school year always brings a cavalcade of...

Mormons and Medical Marijuana

Connor Boyack
As Libertas Institute has become a leading force in the effort to legalize...

I Lived Under a Totalitarian Dictatorship

Reach Upward
It's true. I lived under a totalitarian dictatorship when I was in junior high...

Friends of MS Does Little to Help People With MS

Reach Upward
After I was first diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, I naturally sought for...

Sustain: To Strengthen or Support

Reach Upward
From its earliest days The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has had...

He Lives

Reach Upward
#BecauseHeLives

I Want a Nice Yard, But I Hate Doing Yard Work

Reach Upward
I am not great when it comes to yard care. We don't have the worst yard in the...

Robo Cars are Coming

Reach Upward
Over the past couple of years I have become increasingly intrigued about the...

Are Online LDS Tithing Payments Coming?

Reach Upward
As a child I remember watching Bro. B in the ward clerk office typing up the...

Utah GOP, Dems plan online Presidential Primary in 2016

Mike Ridgway
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Mormons Making Friends with the Nazi Mammon of Unrighteousness

Connor Boyack
In June 1933, just a few months after Adolf Hitler rose to power in Germany, a...

Tipping at Restaurants Needs to Stop

Reach Upward
I don't like tipping restaurant servers. Don't get me wrong. I always leave a...

Proper English Isn't Dying; It Doesn't Exist

Reach Upward
We have all been exposed throughout our lives to various versions of the hand...

Not All Pain Is Gain

Reach Upward
We've all heard the slogan that pain brings gain or something along those...

A Widespread Misunderstanding About Satan’s War on Agency

Connor Boyack
Having been raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I was...

LDS Church And LGBT Non-Discrimination Law Credibility

Utah Rattler
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Good For The Gander: LDS Church And LGBT Non-Discrimination Laws

Utah Rattler
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Why Latter-day Saints are Condemned

Connor Boyack
King Mosiah had many duties, one of them being the charge over the protection...

Torture is okay, because hey, we’re awesome!

Connor Boyack
After four years and forty million dollars, a Senate committee released a...

Can Prophets Come from Outside Church Leadership?

Connor Boyack
I find it troubling that, speaking generally, people seem unable or unwilling...

An Open Apology to Glenn Beck

Connor Boyack
The invite was received. The plane tickets were purchased. The questions were...

Utah’s Voter Roll Disclosure Open To James O’Keefe, Project Veritas Operation On Voter Fraud

Utah Rattler
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Davis County Veterans, Active Duty, Others: Make Your Voter Records Private

Utah Rattler
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Bountiful Preparing Another Attempt For A New City Hall

Utah Rattler
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Rapid Principles of Immigration Reform And Amnesty (2014)

Utah Rattler
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Mormon Pharisees and Phylacteries

Connor Boyack
It’s not uncommon for my Facebook posts to receive hundreds of comments;...

Changing Deckhands or Direction?

Connor Boyack
The following op-ed was published this past weekend by the Daily Herald. The...

Transparency, simplicity, publicity: Words for GOP to live by in 2015

Connor Boyack
The following op-ed was published this week by Fox News. It was written, in...

Forced Taxation to Fund Schools — For the Good of Society?

Connor Boyack
I received my annual property tax notice in the mail last week, informing me of...

In the Shadows of the Unknown

Connor Boyack
The following article was published in this month’s edition of The...

After Ferguson, Then What?

Connor Boyack
Cheye Calvo was the mayor of Berwyn Heights, Maryland, in 2008 when law...

Why I Now Remain Silent During the Pledge of Allegiance

Connor Boyack
Four years ago I wrote an article explaining the sordid history of the pledge...

The Public Relations Meltdown Regarding a Renouncing of War

Connor Boyack
The events of 9/11 served as a catalyst for the neocolonial interventionist...

Clueless

Ladies Logic
If you are a conservative, you have to laugh at the complete cluelessness shown...

What Did She Say?

Ladies Logic
Last night I ended up going to the Magna Town Council meeting (a business I am...

ACA Round Up

Ladies Logic
It's been a couple of weeks, so it's time for another Affordable Care Act round...

Outraged Outrage

Ladies Logic
The perpetual outrage machine is in high gear as election season gears up. ...

A Good Start

Ladies Logic
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) had a great column in the Wall Street Journal last...

Pants On Fire

Ladies Logic
Former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is out with his biography this week. ...

Hiking Devil’s Garden Trail in Arches National Park

Incongruities
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Attack of The Feminists

Ladies Logic
Suppose a male GOP Senator or Congressman had an affair with a staffer.  What...