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Why Mormon Women Are Wearing Pants to Church This Sunday

(603) Comments | Posted December 14, 2012 | 9:53 AM

One week ago, a small group of Mormon feminists encouraged Mormon women who wrestle with gender inequality to renew their courage and find sisters in spirit -- simply by wearing dress pants to church this Sunday, Dec. 16.

Mind you, wearing pants to church is not against the Mormon religion....

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This Week's Presidential Debate: Nothing Divine

(63) Comments | Posted October 4, 2012 | 7:22 PM

There is rejoicing in the homes of Mormon Republicans across America this week.

Last Sunday, thousands upon thousands fasted -- skipping two meals -- and prayed that Mitt Romney would prevail in Wednesday night's debate.

Which he certainly did with his commanding performance.

Was Romney's victory the hand of God...

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Why Mitt Romney Should Open Up About His Mormon Story

(510) Comments | Posted August 24, 2012 | 10:14 AM

MSNBC is airing "Mitt Romney: The Making of a Candidate," a one-hour documentary featuring an exclusive one-on-one interview with the presidential candidate himself.

The program comes at a time when many media voices are calling on Gov. Romney to tell the story of his Mormonism with more candor. After remaining...

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A Summer of LGBT-LDS Love?

(132) Comments | Posted July 20, 2012 | 12:02 PM

Will this summer be remembered as a tipping point in the struggle for gay rights? In June, polls showed that for the first time a majority of voters in two American states -- Maryland and Washington -- are poised to hand same-sex marriage its first victories by popular referenda. Also...

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Still Uncertain About Mormonism After 180 Years: Why Voters Need Coverage Of The Faith That Moves Beyond Sensationalism

(414) Comments | Posted December 5, 2011 | 2:13 PM

The good news for Mitt Romney, according to polling data released by the Pew Research Center last week, is that Mormonism will not hurt his bid for the presidency. Only 8 percent of Republicans surveyed indicate that they will not support Romney because he is a Mormon. Even evangelical Christians...

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"Bringing The Hammer Down": Glenn Beck Doesn't Speak For The Mormons I Know

(445) Comments | Posted March 19, 2010 | 3:49 PM

This morning at 6 a.m., I received an urgent call from a Presbyterian friend in Atlanta, Georgia.

She wanted me to know that Glenn Beck threatened progressive evangelical Christian pastor Jim Wallis during his television and radio broadcasts, saying:

"The hammer is coming, because little do you know, for...
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