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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

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.

Class To Examine Book Of Mormon As Literature

AP | MICHELLE RINDELS | Posted 08.15.2013 | College

-- If a University of Utah student wanted to discuss the Book of Mormon, it's safe to say they'd find no shortage of opportunities in the college's h...

My Hero, Stephen

Bill Marriott | Posted 08.25.2013 | DC
Bill Marriott

No parent should have to see their child die, and those who do are members of a club that no one wants to belong to. Donna and I lost our dear son, Stephen, this week at the age of 54.

Hunter Stuart

Woman Converts After Seeing 'Book Of Mormon'

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 05.11.2013 | Religion

Liza Morong was a freshman in college when she went to see the Broadway musical "Book of Mormon" with her family while on a trip to New York City in S...

Immigration, Equality And The Public Opinions Of Mormons

Joseph Peterson | Posted 06.30.2013 | Religion
Joseph Peterson

When it comes to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint's involvement in the public sphere of social policy, I have to ask: Why is it OK to disagree with the Church's stance and policies on immigration but not on the issue of marriage equality?

Can Religious Leaders Sway Parishioners on Immigration? Research Says Yes

Benjamin Knoll | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
Benjamin Knoll

Recent studies indicate that to one degree or another, American congregants of all political stripes tend to follow the lead of their religious leaders when it comes to immigration. President Obama was smart to enlist their support as he works to pass a comprehensive immigration overhaul this year.

Former Mormon Church Patriarch Dies At 106

AP | Posted 04.08.2013 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY -- Elder Eldred G. Smith, the oldest Mormon church general authority and oldest known Utahn, has died at the age of 106. Smith, who wa...

Mormon College Students Go On Missions, Leave Behind Revenue Gap

AP | Posted 02.26.2013 | College

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah lawmakers are considering a measure that would allow state universities to give high-performing out-of-state students in-state ...

What Drives NOM Now? Greed!

Fred Karger | Posted 03.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Fred Karger

Every public opinion poll now shows marriage equality enjoying well over 50 percent and gaining every day. Seems like the limb that Maggie Gallagher has been standing on is about to break.

Jaweed Kaleem

Atheists Launch Anti-Mormon Campaign Against Romney At Florida Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.22.2012 | Religion

From interfaith efforts in support of Islam to "I am Mormon" billboards, it's become common for religious organizations to buy public ads to promote t...

Janell Ross

Mitt Romney: Dad Was Born In Mexico, Now Here's My Hard-Line Immigration Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 10.19.2012 | Latino Voices

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney offered a disclaimer in the second presidential debate Tuesday before he addressed his stance on immigrati...

Mitt Romney, Neoconservatism, and the Book of Mormon

Benjamin Knoll | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Benjamin Knoll

Mormons (including Mitt Romney) may be more readily inclined to internalize and support neoconservative foreign policy positions because of themes and ideas that they have internalized from a lifetime of reading their sacred religious text.

Jaweed Kaleem

Mormon Church Announces Major Changes

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.07.2012 | Religion

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will rapidly increase the number of missionaries it sends throughout the world, church leaders have an...

Jaweed Kaleem

Mormon Romney Critic Threatened With Excommunication Has Hearing Postponed (UPDATE)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.27.2012 | Religion

David Twede, the Mormon blogger who made international headlines after he said he was threatened with excommunication because he criticized church pra...