Posts Tagged ‘mormonism’

Mormon News, November 16–20

As the news media covered the LDS Church’s new policy on gay couples and gay parents, Mormon attitudes and divisions over gay rights bubbled to the surface. In some cases, the spotlight on LDS beliefs and practices put pressure...

Mormon News, August 31–September 4

LDS Apostle M. Russell Ballard will be the keynote speaker at the World Congress of Families gathering in Salt Lake City next month. While Ballard’s participation in an organization that promotes “the natural family” might seem typical, the WCF...

Mormon News, August 24–28

When the Boy Scouts of America voted to allow gay men to be scout leaders, the LDS Church strongly hinted it would leave the organization. But in a statement released this week, the church said it would remain a...

Mormon News, July 13–17

After the LDS Church donated to the Utah Pride Center, an LGBT outreach group, some accused the center of selling out for working with the church, while others accused the church of the same sin. An op-ed by the...

Mormon News, July 6–10

Elder Boyd K. Packer, President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, passed away last weekend at age 90. His funeral was Friday in the Salt Lake Tabernacle, which was filled to capacity. In news media reports of his...

Mormon News, March 16–20

Carl Wimmer, a former Utah state legislator, explained this week just how far the LDS Church can go to get legislation it supports passed, even by instructing local leaders to pressure handshakelawmakers. Wimmer revealed that the LDS Church has...

Mormon News, December 1–5

Signature Books had the strange sensation of being a small part of Mormon news this week when Paul Rolly reported that the Deseret News refused to run an ad for two well-received books on polygamy.

Prominent Mormons Summoned to Church Court

Kate Kelly, John Dehlin
The New York Times has learned that John Dehlin, host of the Mormon Stories podcast, and Kate Kelly, founder of the Ordain Women organization, have been summoned to church courts in their respective stakes. Dehlin, in addition to his...