Guest Voices: David Mason

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 12/12/2012 Almost impossible to explain this site

Mormon says it’s progress, but it doesn’t fix discord between the church and gays it has alienated.

By David Mason  |  01:24 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:; Mormons; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Mormon; LDS church; LDS Church;; David Mason

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 11/21/2012

An ode to Twinkies

There used to be a time everyone knew three things were forever: God, America, and Twinkies.

By David Mason  |  11:12 AM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  twinkie; twinkies; hostess bankruptcy; hostess liquidation; hostess twinkie; twinkie obituary; wonder bread; hohos; junk food; twinkie hoarding; icon; iconic junk food; ho ho; sno ball; ding dong; David Mason; God; America

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 11/07/2012

‘Mormon Moment’ RIP

For the past several months, I’ve hardly been able to leave my house without encountering some new and disparaging theory about what I am.

By David Mason  |  03:42 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LDS Church; David Mason; Rhodes College; Mormons; Mormon Church; Mormonism; religion; faith and politics; election 2012; campaign 2012

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Extremism among the Amish

The crimes are not evidence of an extreme perversion of religion, but the expression of fervent faith.

By David Mason  |  03:11 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Amish extremism; Amish beard-cutting trial; David Mason;

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 08/23/2012

With Pakistan’s blasphemy case, Americans should consider own sanctification of objects

The so-called civilized world may not be so far removed from Pakistan as its collective outrage asserts.

By David Mason  |  01:31 PM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pakistan's blasphemy case, Koran, religious texts, David Mason

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 08/20/2012

As Ramadan comes to a close, Middle Tennessee Muslims worship in new mosque

Most Christians clearly wish the best for the center. For the rest, there seems to be an invitation.

By David Mason  |  12:26 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Islam, Middle Tennessee mosque, Midstate mosque, Muslims in Middle Tennessee Nashville, David Mason, Islamic Center of Murfreesboro

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 08/07/2012

The Sikh community stands apart, intentionally

We can consider Islamic hijabs, Hindu janeus, and Christian crucifixes alongside Sikh turbans as similar claims on identity.

By David Mason  |  05:10 PM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sikhs, Sikh temple shooting, Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, David Mason

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Mitt Romney and Mormon culture

What Romney has to say about Israel and Palestine—well-informed and well-considered, or not—demonstrates that we should be talking about the candidates’ religions.

By David Mason  |  06:41 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Israel, Mormons, David Mason

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 07/24/2012

Hoping Muslims in Murfreesboro will enjoy some of Ramadan in new mosque

The inclination to smash things that strike us as weird threatens to bury America’s unique freedom.

By David Mason  |  04:21 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, Tennessee Muslims, David Mason, Muslims in Murfreesboro