iOS app Android app

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Forgotten Black Mormons Reclaim Their Place In History Of The LDS Church

Salt Lake Tribune | Peggy Fletcher Stack | Posted 07.23.2014 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Green Flake was in the vanguard company of Mormon pioneers in 1847, driving a wagon into the Salt Lake Valley with LDS prophet Br...

Google Suggest Reveals The Internet's Offensive Religious Stereotypes

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.22.2014 | Religion

Some questions are better left unasked. A look at the Google Autocomplete suggestions for different religious groups shows that people frequently t...

Mormon Church Sues Canadian Polygamist For Using Trademarked Name

Reuters | Posted 06.26.2014 | Religion

The Mormon church has sued a Canadian polygamist for using its trademarked name, saying its reputation was damaged and that donations intended for the...

Kelly's Excommunication Is A Warning To All Mormons

AP | BRADY McCOMBS and MICHELLE L. PRICE | Posted 06.24.2014 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The decision by the Mormon church to excommunicate the founder of a prominent women's group marks a stern statement at a time ...

Excommunication 101: Mormon Church Edition

Salt Lake Tribune Byline | Lee Davidson | Posted 06.23.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Two high-profile Mormons, John Dehlin, the founder of Mormon Stories, and Kate Kelly, the founder of Ordain Women, are facing disciplinary heari...

Woman Excommunicated By LDS Church For Ordination Activism

AP | MICHELLE L. PRICE and BRADY McCOMBS | Posted 06.24.2014 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Mormon church excommunicated the prominent founder of a Mormon women's group, Ordain Women announced Monday afternoon. K...

Mormon Bloggers: There Is "Room For All In This Church"

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion

The proposed excommunication of two vocal activists from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has brought dozens of Mormon bloggers, writer...

Mormon Women's Group Founder Faces Excommunication For Her Views

AP | BRADY McCOMBS | Posted 06.17.2014 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two months after Mormon Kate Kelly led hundreds in a demonstration to shed light on gender inequality in the religion — defy...

A National Guard Member Recreated The Salt Lake Temple With Over 35,000 Legos

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.11.2014 | Religion

Dave Jungheim is a man of many talents. In addition to being a faculty member at the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University, with a...

Mormons March In Utah Gay Pride Parade 2014

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.09.2014 | Religion

Utah Pride 2014 kicked off on Saturday to celebrate LGBT people with a 5K run, rallies, marches, and a festival at Washington Square. An Interfait...

Can You Trademark 'Mormon?'

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.04.2014 | Religion

When Jonathen Eller attempted to get his dating website, "Mormon Match," off the ground, he encountered an unexpected problem- The Church of Jesus Chr...

QUIZ: Which States Are Searching For Buddha, Or Allah, Or Satan?

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 05.25.2014 | Religion

Real estate website Estately provided an unexpected look into the distinctive quirks of each U.S. state by analyzing "which words, terms, and question...

Deciding to Decide

Bill Marriott | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business
Bill Marriott

Once you decide to decide, life becomes very simple. You don't have to think about certain issues or questions again. You simply get on with things and don't waste time and energy rehashing -- debating and arguing -- the problems and possibilities.

LDS Church President Escapes Fraud Trial In Britain

Salt Lake Tribune | Peggy Fletcher Stack | Posted 03.20.2014 | Religion

(RNS) A British judge has thrown out a fraud case against the head of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, saying “the court is being ma...

Polygamist Sect Leader Warren Jeffs Hospitalized

Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion

Warren Jeffs, the leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, has been moved to Hospital Galveston according to his Texa...

The Most Mormon States In America Are...

Posted 02.14.2014 | Religion

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was founded in New York in the 1830s, but since that time, the American Mormon population has largely ...

Romney Opens Up About 'Obstacles'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney opened up about "obstacles" he's faced in politics, business and academics while speaking at a co...

Utah's Gay Marriage Ban. Worth it?

Reed Abplanalp-Cowan | Posted 02.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Reed Abplanalp-Cowan

Today, learning that a federal judge has declared Utah's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, I wonder where my one-time friend Beverly Evans is and if she regrets the vote that denied me equal rights.

A Mormon, a Lesbian and Baby Jesus

Charity Sunshine Tillemann Dick | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion
Charity Sunshine Tillemann Dick

Many women facing abortion don't see a choice. They see abortion as their only real option. They don't see the possibility of a real life for their children; so why would they bring them into the world?

Social Conservatives Say Gay Marriage Will Lead To Polygamy

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Fueling debates over marriage and religious freedom, a federal judge declared on Dec. 13 Utah laws criminalizing polygamy are unconstitutional, ...

Mormon Feminists Wear Pants For Equality

Reuters | Jennifer Dobner | Posted 12.16.2013 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Mormon feminists wore pants to church services on Sunday, rather than their usual dresses or skirts, as a symbol of gender ...

No One Knew Who This Homeless Man Really Was

AP | Posted 11.29.2013 | Religion

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (AP) — Members of a Mormon congregation in a Salt Lake City suburb were greeted by someone they thought was a homeless man at chu...

Can the Mormon Church Save ENDA?

Fred Karger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Fred Karger

There are 10 Mormon members of the House of Representatives. If the Mormon Church would use its influence to get all 10 Mormon House members to support ENDA and have them to put some friendly pressure on Speaker Boehner, ENDA would likely become law.

Did Anti-Mormonism Cost Mitt Romney the 2012 Election?

Benjamin Knoll | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics
Benjamin Knoll

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.

Will the Mormon Church Sit Out Hawaii's Gay Marriage Vote?

Fred Karger | Posted 11.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Fred Karger

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.