Much has been made of Orson Scott Card's Mormon heritage and the influence it might have had on his beloved series, Ender's Game. But what about the new film? Does it have Mormon -- or even broadly Christian -- overtones?
Despite the aggressive missionary program and public relations campaign on the part of the Mormon church, most Americans don't know any Mormons, perceive very little in common with them, and feel, at best, ambivalently toward them.
Most Christians once opposed the fight for equality for gays and lesbians. Today many Christians and other people of faith are at the forefront of the fight to end discrimination against the gay and lesbian community -- even working to support marriage equality.
Only in Washington would the very people who caused the government shutdown, and possibly a catastrophic government default, demonstrate against the shutdown. Confused? Well there is no better practitioner of perception deception than Senator Ted Cruz.
Mormons are in a state of flux when it comes to the way that members think about marriage equality. Since Prop 8, literally tens of thousands of Mormons have mobilized across the country to deliver a powerful new message to the gay and lesbian community.
The Falls saga follows the doomed romance of two Mormon youth who discover much more than God whilst doing their mission work. Testament of Love picks up the story five years after we last saw the pair of conflicted lovers. I caught up with Garcia this week to chat about the film.
The Utes appear balanced overall, ranking #50 offensively and #54 defensively, but that's a little misleading. Utah remains among the better teams in the country at stopping the run. That's very important to note as BYU runs the ball 64.1 percent of the time.
The Mormon Church has a large presence in Hawaii. The Church-owned Brigham Young University -- Hawaii (BYUH) and the Polynesian Culture Center are there, along with enormous real estate holdings and thousands of Church members.
Carved into the solid granite of a mountain in the Wasatch Mountain Range, located in the Little Cottonwood Canyon, 20 miles southeast of Salt Lake Ci...
Sex isn't everything, but it is important, and the impact of its absence depends on who controls access to it. Being protective of one's body and solitude is far different from having chastity thrust upon you.
The revelations about the government engaging in unprecedented levels of surveillance have inspired many people to worry about their freedom and privacy. It might seem odd to talk about a religious book in this context, but the Book of Mormon has a lot to say about this issue.
Mormonism is an intriguing case history because it has a very shady past but has come to be accepted as a mainstream religion.
The debate surrounding religion that pushed Joseph Smith to seek for his own truth has proven to be equally prevalent and contentious at the Palmyra of today as it was close to two centuries ago.
As fewer young people fill the pews of houses of worship, some congregations are trying innovative ways to halt the exodus of young adults from organized religion. But it is a massive challenge.
The biggest drama in my life in the autumn of 1977 was adjusting to a small town in Wales where I had settled in for a year of study abroad. Between ...
The third largest city in America has more than 26 miles of free, public beaches (more, in fact, than Bermuda), all with gorgeous views of Chicago's stellar skyline.