Posts Tagged ‘polygamy’

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 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, 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 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, December 7–11

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The LDS Church released a statement this week reaffirming its commitment to religious liberty for all. The statement, largely comprised of quotes by Joseph Smith, was issued after Republican front-runner Donald Trump said all Muslims should be blocked from...

Mormon News, September 21–25

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Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles passed away on Tuesday. Scott was well-loved among faithful Mormons who saw him as gentle and kind. He usually avoided controversial social issues and instead stuck to sermons about...

Mormon News, July 27–31

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Normally a touring Broadway production arriving in a mid-sized U.S. city wouldn’t be cause for international attention, but when the production is the Book of Mormon Musical and the city is Salt Lake, it’s bound to get noticed. News...

Mormon News, June 29–July 2

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In the wake of last Friday’s Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality, a number of stories about the LDS Church have emerged. Here are some key ones that may be of interest: 1) Mormon leaders sent a letter...

Mormon News, April 20–24

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L. Tom Perry, 92, of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles was diagnosed with thyroid cancer the same day Elder Richard Scott, 86, was hospitalized with internal bleeding. Perry will undergo radiation treatment for his cancer immediately, but his and...

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....