Cleanflix is on Netflix streaming now. I’ve got a draft post started with my thoughts on it. Eventually, I’ll get around to posting it. The documentary is a fascinating look at rationalization in lds culture. Go forth and watch it.
Surely I’m not the only one who has a “friend” list on Facebook called Outer Darkness, amiright or amiright? In my case, I use the list to exclude people from seeing some posts and from posting on my wall. I infrequently have people in this list. If you’re one of the elite, it’s because you’ve went off the deep end and I don’t want to see your comments, even innocuous ones. Anyhoo… Outer Darkness is a great expression.
John of Young Stranger was interviewed for the Gay Mormon Stories Podcast. Two parts of Four are posted as of this writing. (Links: Part 1, Part 2 ) I stayed up late listening to both on Friday night and learned John is a rather exceptional fella who has had some intense experiences and encounters. It also gave me greater insight into how devastating growing up gay in the LDS church can be.
I saw John last night at a brainstorming meeting of LDS lgbtq & allies (that’s a whole other post altogether) and gave him a big, big hug. The irony is not lost on me that an excommunicated, gay, married man is a more devout and active latter-day saint than I am.
Obligatory weather commentary:
The twin cities are in a wind chill warning for the next day. For the lucky ones who don’t know, wind chill is based on the actual temperature and the wind speed merged for a “feels like” temp. At the moment, it is 0 degrees and the wind chill is -15. Over the next day, we’ll have wind chill temps from -35 to -45. If I did not have a dog, I wouldn’t leave my apartment. It hasn’t been this cold since my first winter here in ’08. Dang.