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Mormon Church's New LGBT Stance Draws Mixed Response From Gay Mormons

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.29.2015 | Religion

Peter Harrison was rushing to class Tuesday morning when he noticed a flurry of activity on his Facebook feed. Senior leaders of The Church of Jesu...

The Mormon Church Comes Out In Favor Of LGBT Rights -- Kind Of

The Associated Press | BRADY McCOMBS and RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 01.28.2015 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church announced a campaign Tuesday for new laws that protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from di...

Donny Osmond Opens Up About His Mormon Faith

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.18.2015 | Religion

Despite all the fame and fortune that has come with his decades-long career, Donny Osmond has managed to stay grounded, and he has his faith to thank ...

Prominent Mormon Podcaster May Be Excommunicated For Supporting Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.16.2015 | Religion

John Dehlin is a Mormon who has doubts about his faith. But his public search for answers may banish him from the church that is his spiritual home. ...

Ordain Women's Controversial New Campaign

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.15.2015 | Religion

Only men are allowed to become priests within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. That means men are the only ones allowed to confer form...

What Really Happens When Gay Mormon Men Marry Straight Women

Salt Lake Tribune | Peggy Fletcher Stack | Posted 01.15.2015 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) The Mormon couples profiled on TLC’s “My Husband Is Not Gay” may find these statistics sobering: Marriages like theirs — ...

TLC's My Husband's Not Gay: Damaging for Mormons, Especially Gay Mormon Youth

Mitch Mayne | Posted 01.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Mitch Mayne

While this program might seem like an accurate portrayal of the lives of gay Mormons, it's not. It's actually a symptom of a serious problem inside the LDS Church and our Mormon community when it comes to understanding LGBT individuals as a whole, and it proliferates a damaging -- and even deadly -- message, especially for LGBT Mormon youth.

Mormon Allies Promise LGBT Christians: You Can Sit With Me At Church

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.28.2014 | Religion

It’s painful to feel like an outsider -- especially during Christmas. However, it’s a feeling that LGBT members of The Church of Jesus Christ o...

Mormon Alien Statue Floats Above Salt Lake City

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.16.2014 | Religion

The two Mormon missionaries in artist Brook Robertson’s piece “Zion / Rocky Mountain Alliance” look determined. The figures are both wearing cri...

Carol Kuruvilla

Who Were Joseph Smith's Wives?

HuffingtonPost.com | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 11.26.2014 | Religion

After officially acknowledging earlier this month that founder Joseph Smith had multiple wives, some of them as young as 14, officials at the Church o...

Many Mormons Are Unaware of the Messy Details of LDS Church History

Benjamin Knoll | Posted 01.24.2015 | Religion
Benjamin Knoll

In my personal anecdotal experience, most of my Mormon friends and family members are, at best, only peripherally aware that these historical essays even exist and very few have actually taken the time to read them or reflect on their implications.

Excommunicated Mormon Activist Loses Appeal, Pledges To Bring Campaign To Top LDS Leaders

The Associated Press | Posted 11.05.2014 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The founder of a Mormon women's group who was excommunicated this summer says she has lost her appeal. Kate Kelly's organiz...

Mormon Church Admits Founder Joseph Smith Had A 14-Year-Old Bride

The Associated Press | BRADY McCOMBS | Posted 10.28.2014 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church acknowledges in a new essay that founder Joseph Smith had a teenage bride and was married to other men's wiv...

Seattle Mormon Leadership to LGBT Members: You Are Welcome Here

Mitch Mayne | Posted 12.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Mitch Mayne

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held a special service delivering a message of love, inclusiveness, and welcome to any Mormon who has felt harmed by or pushed out of the faith -- especially LGBT Mormons and their families.

These Mormons Hope To Make Church More Welcoming Of Gays And Lesbians

The Associated Press | BRADY McCOMBS | Posted 10.13.2014 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Court decisions this week paving the way for same-sex marriage to become legal in dozens of states, including Mormon stronghol...

David Archuleta Released His First Single In Years . . . And You'll Never Guess What He's Singing About

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.06.2014 | Religion

American Idol star David Archuleta has released his first new single in years -- and it’s received a glowing stamp of approval from The Church of Je...

Inside The Pomp And Pageantry Of A Mormon Temple Rededication

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.23.2014 | Religion

About 16,000 young members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints flocked to a cultural center to celebrate the rededication of the Ogden ...

Mormon Historical Treasures On Display In New Exhibit

AP | Brady McCombs | Posted 09.04.2014 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Wednesday unveiled a new collection that features some of the faith's most tr...

Just How Big Is the 'Mormon Left'?

Benjamin Knoll | Posted 11.03.2014 | Religion
Benjamin Knoll

Whether or not the Mormon Left is a substantial minority or an extreme super-minority may have important ramifications for the viability and success of future efforts by Mormon intellectuals and progressives to shape the future direction of their faith tradition.

Group Conducts Mass Resignation From LDS Church

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.25.2014 | Religion

Nearly 500 Mormons joined a Facebook event for a mass resignation from the LDS Church on Thursday to protest the recent excommunication of Kate Kelly ...

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...