Newsletters / ULC Newsletter - March, 2023

Oops! Due to a technical issue, you may have received an outdated version of The Visionary this morning. Sorry about that! Let's try this again. This week at The Visionary, we’re taking a look at some folks who are trying to change history – literally. From book editors hoping to remove “offensive” words from Roald Dahl’s books, to Mormons attempting to baptize dead non-Mormon people into the Church of LDS decades after their passing, it seems like a lot of people are trying to “fix” the past… But should they?
Confession Oppression?

Confession Oppression?

What happens in the confessional stays in the confessional? The Catholic Church are open to making clergy mandatory reporters of child abuse, but say that confession should be exempt.

Is Confession Off Limits?
Baptized from Beyond

Baptized from Beyond

The Mormon Church is being criticized for their practice of posthumously baptizing everyone from celebrities to Holocaust victims, many of whom are not Mormon, into the LDS church.

Is This Okay?
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Roald and the Giant Freakout

Roald and the Giant Freakout

Roald Dahl’s publishers recently announced future printings of his work would be edited to remove potentially offensive words to appeal to modern sensibilities. Many are criticizing the edits, and arguing that censorship is not the proper way to reckon with a complicated legacy. And guess what the publishers did next…

Is this Sensitivity or Censorship?
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A Pastor in Calgary was thrown (literally) out of a drag queen story hour event by parents of kids in attendance after he attempted to disrupt the event and preach about the Bible – and the whole thing was caught on video. Was this handled correctly? Check out the clip on our Twitter page.

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