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BYU Graduates Campaign Against School's Treatment Of Ex-Mormons

The Salt Lake Tribune | Annie Knox | Posted 03.19.2015 | Religion

(RNS) A group of Brigham Young University graduates is strengthening its push for students who lose their Mormon faith to retain their spots at the pr...

LDS Elder: Mormons Are Free To Back Gay Marriage On Social Media

Salt Lake Tribune | Peggy Fletcher Stack | Posted 03.17.2015 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) An LDS apostle reaffirmed recently that Mormons who support gay marriage are not in danger of losing their temple privileges or c...

Utah's Anti-Discrimination Bill Passes

AP | MICHELLE L. PRICE | Posted 03.12.2015 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Mormon-church-backed anti-discrimination bill that protects LGBT Utah residents and religious rights is set to be signed by ...

Mormon Blogger Appeals Excommunication From The Church

Salt Lake Tribune | Peggy Fletcher Stack | Posted 03.11.2015 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Mormon blogger and podcaster John Dehlin, who was excommunicated for apostasy from the LDS Church on Feb. 9, has filed an appeal ...

The Top Leaders Of The Mormon Church Have Never Been Older

Religion News Service | Peggy Fletcher Stack | Posted 03.05.2015 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) The LDS Church has never had an older First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. For the first time in the history of...

Mormon Church Backs Utah LGBT Anti-Discrimination Measure

AP | Posted 03.05.2015 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah lawmakers introduced a landmark bill Wednesday that bars discrimination against gay and transgender individuals while protecting...

Leader Of Mormon Women's Group Loses Excommunication Appeal

AP | Posted 03.01.2015 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The co-founder of a Mormon women's group who was excommunicated last year has lost her final appeal to regain membership in th...

Mormons and 'Religious Liberty' -- Wolves in Sheep's Clothing?

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 02.17.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Sincerely held beliefs can be wrong -- even in light of core tenets of a person's faith, let alone constitutional laws. Equality before the law does not infringe on any core religious belief in any religion. All religions teach that others should be treated with kindness and respect.

A Peek Into The Mormon Bedroom: Dealing With Sex And Religion

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.17.2015 | Religion

Devoted Mormons adhere to strict teachings that inform choices about everything from one's diet to humanitarian service. And as with most religions, t...

Exit, Voice, Loyalty and Mormonism

Benjamin Knoll | Posted 02.12.2015 | Religion
Benjamin Knoll

The Mormon Church is more aggressively signaling to its members what is and is not acceptable behavior for members who wish to remain in good standing. The actions of Kelly and now Dehlin, apparently, are being defined by church leaders as beyond the boundaries of what is expected of loyal members in good standing.

John Dehlin, 'Mormon Stories' Podcaster, Is Excommunicated For Apostasy

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.10.2015 | Religion

John Dehlin, a popular Mormon podcaster who has publicly expressed doubts about his faith, has been excommunicated from the Church of Jesus Christ of ...

The Uncomfortable Truth About Mormon Temple Garments

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.17.2015 | Religion

LDS adults are asked to wear a specific set of underwear, called temple garments, to remind them about having a deeply personal relationship with God....

Dear Mormons: Thanks But No Thanks

Bishop Gene Robinson | Posted 01.30.2015 | Religion
Bishop Gene Robinson

LGBT people do not need protection from those who would not discriminate anyway, but rather from those who would.

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 03.09.2015 | 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? | 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...