Don’t drink the Kool-Aid. The slang term is now a common knowledge phrase intended to mean “don’t conform to a group because of their radical ideals” or “take what a group may say with a grain of salt.” The history of this phrase is much darker, finding its roots in American cults, where a group…
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LSD) started on April 6, 1830, with the first prophet, Joseph Smith (Andrews & Boyle, 2016). According to Mormonfaq’s website, in the beginning, it only included six members, but today the church has over fifteen million worldwide. The main purpose and goal of the religion are to…
The prophet Enos in the Book of Mormon tells an amazing story about his conversion to the Lord. Enos’s book is comprised of just one chapter and was written about 420 B.C. His words are very brief, but they contain what he believed were the most valuable lessons from his life. In his writing, he…
In recent years, the Fundamental Church of Latter Day Saints have been exposed by the media for their gross abuse of male power, sexual abuse on minors, and destruction of female equality in their communities. In a society that already embodies an ample amount of given patriarchal power, this religious cult furthers drives these concepts…
In 2015, the Boy Scouts of America lifted the ban on allowing openly gay members to be troop leaders. Thus, meaning that the national organization will no longer discriminate against its paid workers and will allow gay members to be leaders once again. This was a big step for America, because around this same time…
Mormonism is the religious tradition and theology of the Latter Day Saint movement of Restorationist Christianity started by Joseph Smith in Western New York in the 1820s and 1830s.