Posts Tagged ‘mormon news’

Mormon News, April 13–17

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A Mormon couple in a mixed orientation marriage were upset to learn that their names were included on a "friends of the court" brief asking the US Supreme Court to rule against gay marriage. LDS apostle D. Todd Christofferson...

Mormon News, March 2–6

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Kate Kelley, founder of Ordain Women, was told last Saturday that the LDS First Presidency had denied her appeal to be reinstated as a member of the LDS Church. Her stake president, Scott Wheatley, denied her request to let...

Mormon News, February 23–27

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The LDS Church, in an article in the Ensign, drew a distinction between “questions” and “doubts.” The article is part of an ongoing response to challenging issues that were previously waved away, but are increasingly visible in the Internet...

Mormon News, February 16–20

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The historical community in Walla Walla, Washington, commemorated a Mormon schismatic group known as the Kingdom of Heaven that was active from 1867 to 1881. The Kingdom was founded by William W. Davies, a disillusioned follower of Brigham Young...

Mormon News, February 9–13

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John Dehlin, host of the popular Mormon Stories podcast, was excommunicated this week by the LDS Church. In a letter from his stake president that Dehlin made public, he was told that the excommunication was because of three principle...

Mormon News, February 2–6

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Stuart Reid, a former Utah State Senator, wrote an op-ed in the LDS Church-owned Deseret News to defend the faith’s latest outreach to LGBT Americans. But it was less Reid’s argument in defense of the church than a brief...

Mormon News, January 26–30

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The LDS Church staged a rare and unexpected press conference this week on LGBT issues and a desired religious-liberty exemption from anti-discrimination laws. The church began asking for input from church members on garments and got an ear full....

Mormon News, January 12—16

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John Dehlin, host of the popular “Mormon Stories” podcast, has been summoned to a church court on January 25th for encouraging people to air grievances with some church doctrines and policies. In speaking with his stake president, he says,...

The Year in Review, January 3, 2015

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For those who follow Mormon studies and Mormon culture, it may not be an exaggeration to say that 2014 will stand out as a deeply significant year for these reasons ...

Mormon News, December 22–26

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For roughly twenty-four hours, it appeared a massive shift had taken place in the LDS Church and a major step forward had been made regarding LGBT equal rights. Sharp-eyed visitors to www.mormonsandgays.org discovered a page saying the church supported...