Camelia: Save Yourself by Telling the Truth-A Memoir of Iran by Camelia Entekhabifard, George Murer

By Camelia Entekhabifard, George Murer

Author note: George Murer [Translator]
Publish yr note: initially released in 2007

Camelia Entekhabifard was once six years outdated in 1979 while the shah of Iran used to be overthrown through progressive supporters of the Ayatollah Khomeini. by means of the age of 16, Camelia was once a nationally celebrated poet, and at eighteen she was once one of many youngest reformist newshounds in Tehran. simply 8 years later she was once imprisoned, held in solitary confinement, and charged with breaching nationwide defense and demanding the authority of the Islamic regime. Camelia is either a narrative of growing to be up in post-revolutionary Tehran and a haunting reminder of the implications of conversing the reality in a repressive society.

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The Word of Wisdom calls on Mormons to avoid alcohol and tobacco and provides other dietary guidelines. Mormons who have received their temple endowments wear undergarments that provide standards for hem lengths. Mormons participate in secular education, but often leave campus for one course period during high school to attend religious classes, and young Mormons (until recently, especially men) are encouraged to prepare to serve a mission, and to attend one of the campuses of Brigham Young University, a church-affiliated school.

Law was an idealist who believed in Smith’s message and thought that Smith could be corrected and the church set back on its correct path. Unable to elicit any acknowledgment of wrongdoing from Smith, Law printed an editorial in the first (and only) issue, dated 7 June 1844, of the Nauvoo Expositor, a publication he created with other disaffected Mormons, describing a hypothetical case of a young convert coming to Nauvoo only to be approached by a church elder with a proposal of plural marriage.

82 While especially the last of these is significant—encouraging a woman to serve a mission at age nineteen suggests that she should perhaps prioritize going on a mission prior to marriage—there is no indication that more substantive reforms (to ordain LDS women, for example) will be implemented in the near term. ”83 In June 2014 Kate Kelly was excommunicated, and the highest leaders in the church issued a statement reaffirming that only men may be ordained to the LDS priesthood. John Dehlin, Mormon Stories podcast host and a researcher who advocates for LGBT Mormons, faced disciplinary action at the same time.

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