Posts Tagged ‘LDS’

Mormon News, September 5–9

In the News CHURCH CHANGES SEMINARY LESSON After the LDS Church released a Gospel Topics essay in 2013 on race and priesthood that seemed to disavow previous racist teachings, some Mormons were recently surprised when a new manual stated...

Mormon News, August 22–26

In the News CHURCH RESPONDS TO FORMER CONGRESSMAN Former US Congressman Tom Tancredo, a conservative Republican from Colorado, wrote a column for Breitbart on Saturday that accused LDS Church leadership of “moral incoherence” on the subject of immigration. Tancredo,...

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, August 1–5

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In the News MORMONS AND THE US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION Although Mitt Romney is not a candidate for the US Presidency this year, Mormons continue to figure prominently in some analyses of how the election will play out as Donald...

Mormon News, July 25–29

In the News SUNSTONE SYMPOSIUM The annual Sunstone Symposium is taking place this week at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. The symposium began on Wednesday with a plenary session by historian John Turner and continues until Saturday...

Mormon News, July 18–22

In the News CNN PROFILES MORMON LGBTQ SUICIDE CNN profiled Harry Fisher this week, a twenty-eight-year-old BYU student who took his life earlier this year after coming out as gay to his friends and family. Fisher shot himself on...

Mormon News, July 11–15

In the News BUSHMAN ENCOURAGES CHANGE Video of noted Mormon historian Richard Bushman was posted on YouTube this week showing the scholar candidly discussing the LDS Church’s challenges for the future. Bushman spoke at a small gathering on Sunday...

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, June 27–July 1

In the News LGBTQ SUICIDES DURING PRIDE MONTH There were online reports of at least three and as many as six LGBTQ Mormon youth suicides in the past several days. The news spread on social media as obituaries and...