In the first book of the Book of Mormon, a prophet named Lehi narrates an allegorical vision that has become a hallmark of Mormon religious discourse. In this dream he saw "the tree of life," whose fruit brought joy and peace to anyone who partook of it.
I know that I was animate and that I walked around and fooled people into thinking that I was still alive, that I was me. But I wasn't, not really.
I'd like to respond to the remarks by Michael Otterson, managing director of Public Affairs for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, who s...
A non-Mormon friend recently thanked me for speaking so openly and honestly about my change in religious beliefs. She told me that there are people in every religion who have similar experiences with those who are closed-minded and rigid in their approach to worship and who struggle to continue to believe in God after life's tragedies. This made me think more carefully about my own journey to God and to remember more clearly who I once was and how I have changed.
Between March 26 and April 2, Latter-day Saints (also known as "Mormons") gathered in Salt Lake City and in churches around the world to watch General...
A friendly group of LGBT Mormons and teens greeted General Conference goers on Saturday morning April 2, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Wrapped in a ra...
In the following years, I found myself feeling distinctly uncomfortable to the point of fearfulness around the homeless in Salt Lake City, whom the Smart family had tried to help by offering money and work around their home.
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often called "Mormons," are peculiar Christians, to be sure. For example, they don't have any crosses on their buildings yet they emphatically believe in Jesus Christ.
No matter what you have seen on television or what you've heard about "Mormons," it's not true that the mainstream LDS church promotes the practice of polygamy as part of its religion.
At least Trump is honest about his misogyny. You? You're a woman trying to convert women to your man by tearing down another woman. I can't decide whether that's masochism, sadism or a hearty serving of both.
Today, a conversation between Mette Ivie Harrison and Kendall Wilcox, cofounder with Erika Munson of Mormons Building Bridges.
What dismays many is that Mormon leadership have had the opportunity to become informed and educated about the risk factors for LGBT youth -- and they have chosen not to act.
It was a disheartening shock to my soul when an institutional policy revision was made to the handbook in regards to gay members of the Church and their families.
As humans, we always want more than what we have, and so we will suffer. We will always want to change our circumstances for the better. And as we reach beyond our grasp, we will fall. We will have pain. God doesn't have to make that happen. It simply does.
I think that just as I want other Christians to work toward understanding and accept that Mormon worship is valid, I need to do more work to understand how other religious observance is different and equally valid.
Despite what it sounds like on the campaign trail, Americans of all religious backgrounds are opposed to curtailing freedoms for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.