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Warren Jeffs's Daughter Rachel is Free of the FLDS Cult in New Memoir

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

Warren Jeffs' daughter Rachel recounts her life in the cult known as the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

One Blasphemer’s New Admiration for Mormons

The quickest and most full-throated condemnations of Roy Moore and his defenders came from members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Agricultural productivity drove Euro-American settlement of Utah

On July 22, 1847, a scouting party from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints stood above the Great Salt Lake Valley in modern-day Utah; by 1870, more than 18,000 followers had colonized the valley and surrounding region, displacing Native American populations to establish dispersed farming communities. Show More Summary

A Palestinian Play’s Gutting Portrayal of Fighters Besieged in the Church of the Nativity

3 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

The story of a 39-day siege at the church traditionally said to mark the birthplace of Jesus Christ casts human emotions into stark relief amid almost unimaginable circumstances. The post A Palestinian Play’s Gutting Portrayal of Fighters Besieged in the Church of the Nativity appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Mormons slam racism as ‘morally wrong’ at conference

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) condemned “any prejudice,” including nationalism and racism, at an eventful general conference in Salt Lake City over the weekend, which was marred by the death of a top Mormon official. The LDS church held its biannual general...

90 Thoughts from LDS Church General Conference (October 2017)

Each spring and fall, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the largest Mormon denomination) holds a worldwide conference. For ten hours over two days, top leaders of the Church speak in-person to over 20,000 members gathered...Show More Summary

Correction: Mormon Conference story

2 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

In a story Sept. 30 about a conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Quentin L. Cook, a member of the Mormon church’s Quorum of the Twelve, said “we are all unlike unto God.”

There’s No Dishonor in Kneeling: A Response on Colin Kaepernick

Charlie Dates responds to Ed Stetzer's article on Kaepernick’s protest Let me rush to acknowledge that the growing racial tensions in America need not create further racial division in the Church of Jesus Christ. I submit these words...Show More Summary

Most Expensive Manuscript Ever Sold Goes For $35 Million

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The document is the original printer's manuscript of the Book of Mormon, sold to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (the church most people know as "Mormon") by the Community of Christ, the Independence, Missouri-based denomination formerly known as the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Last General Conference Sermons of LDS Church Presidents

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), the largest Mormon denomination, has had 16 presidents since and including Joseph Smith, the founding prophet of Mormonism. My favorite sermon delivered by Joseph Smith happens to have been the last sermon he delivered to Mormons gathered for a general conference of the Church. Show More Summary

When Mormons Aspired to Be a ‘White and Delightsome’ People

A historian looks at legacy of racism in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Laguna Niguel to hold town hall on human trafficking

A town hall on human trafficking will be held on Thursday, Sept. 21 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Laguna Niguel.

John Adam’s Words 240 Years Later: A Faith Filter for the Church Today

The role of the “great Politician” can only be found in the person of Jesus Christ. “It is the Part of a great Politician to make the Character of his People; to extinguish among them, the Follies and Vices that he sees, and to create in them the Virtues and Abilities which he sees wanting. Show More Summary

Polygamist Pedophile Warren Jeffs Ordered To Pay $16 Million To Former Child Bride

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Bossip

Warren Jeffs Ordered To Pay $16 Million To Elissa Wall Perverted polygamist Warren Jeffs will have to dish out millions to one of the many people he corrupted while running the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Jeffs

Warren Jeffs Ordered to Pay $16M to a Former Child Bride

Warren Jeffs must pay $16 million to a woman he pressured to marry her cousin when she was just 14. Elissa Wall, a child bride within the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, was awarded $4 million in damages and $12 million in punitive damages Tuesday, some 12...

Music Festival Benefitting LGBTQ Advocacy Groups Gets Surprising Endorsement from LDS Church

LGBTQ people and music lovers in Utah have a lot to look forward to at the LoveLoud Festival on August 26. Last week, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) issued an unusual statement supporting the music festival that...Show More Summary

Mormon Church condemns ‘sinful’ white supremacists

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) found itself in a difficult situation following the weekend’s events in Charlottesville. The LDS church was quick to express its “great sadness and deep concern” at the violence and “increase of intolerance” typified by the clashes between white...

Russell Moore: White supremacy angers Jesus, but does it anger his church?

3 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

We are part of a church—united not by blood-and-soil nationalism but by the shed blood and broken body of Jesus Christ.

Mormon church decries intolerance after Virginia clash

The Mormon church is joining other organizations in condemning the racism displayed during a white supremacist rally Saturday in Virginia that spiraled into deadly violence. The Church of Jesus Christ … Click to Continue »

Mormon Church excommunicates top church leader

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

For the first time in decades, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints excommunicated a top leader Tuesday for reasons that were not immediately revealed. Reports said James J. Hamula was released by the church from his high-ranking position in the First Quorum of the Seventy after a...

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