Posts Tagged ‘BYU’

Mormon News, August 15–19

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In the News LDS LOBBYIST JOINS AFFIRMATION Bill Evans, a former LDS Church lobbyist who pushed for the church’s interests in Utah’s capitol, has joined the board of Affirmation, an independent Mormon LGBTQ advocacy group. Evans met with members of Affirmation...

Mormon News, August 8–12

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In the News CLINTON PITCHES TO UTAHNS AS MORMON RUNS Hillary Clinton pitched the case for her campaign to Utahns in a rare  op-ed published in the Deseret News this week at the same time a BYU graduate and Mormon announced...

Mormon News, July 4–8

In the News TATTOO CONFUSION While the LDS Church is well known for championing conservative appearances, including opposition to tattoos, there is one institution in the faith that welcomes tattoos: the Polynesian Cultural Center at BYU-Hawaii. As recently documented...

Mormon News, May 16–20

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LDS Church Public Relations responded this week to ongoing reporting by the Salt Lake Tribune on sexual assault at BYU by accusing the Tribune of “gotcha journalism.” The church said it was not given an opportunity to respond to...

Mormon News, May 9–13

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The Salt Lake Tribune continued its reporting on rape and sexual assault in LDS Church-owned schools this week, but shifted to look at how past LDS teachings might lead to victim blaming. The old mantra “better dead clean than...

Mormon News, April 18–22

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A week after reports alleged that BYU students who report sexual assaults were at risk for punishment by the Honor Code Office, the university said it will review its policies. The Salt Lake Tribune interviewed several women who said...

Mormon News, April 11–15

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The Salt Lake Tribune published extensive reporting this week detailing alleged sexual assault at BYU. Some of the victims say that after they reported a sex crime, they were targeted by the Honor Code office for violations ranging from...

Mormon News, January 25–29

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Wendy Williams Montgomery, an advocate for LGBT Mormon youth, reported this week that as many as thirty-four Latter-day Saints, between ages fourteen and twenty, had committed suicide since November. The suicides come on the heels of a fiercely debated...

Mormon News, November 3–December 4

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LDS Church's new policy forbidding ordinances for minor children raised in same-sex households received more national attention this week when a married Mormon couple, Paul and Rick Sautter-Walker, faced the reality that their seven-year-old son, Morgan, would not...

Mormon News, October 5–9

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For the first time in more than a century, the LDS Church had to fill three vacancies in the Quorum of Twelve Apostles. After much speculation, the three men set apart as apostles were Ronald A. Rasband, Gary E....