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Polygamist Says 'It's About Marriage Equality;' Threatens Lawsuit Against Montana If Officials Deny Marriage to 2 Women Amid Supreme Court Ruling on Gay Unions

A Montana polygamist who was excommunicated from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said earlier this week that he plans to file a lawsuit against the state if it denies his application for a marriage license with his second wife.

-LDS Church (Mormon) Response to Supreme Court Marriage Decision

          (LDS Temple -Salt Lake: Wikipedia) The leadership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) has issued an official response to the recent Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage. A letter supporting traditional marriage and prohibiting same-sex marriages and celebrations in their churches and on their properties has been sent out to […]

This is How Brigham Young University’s Honor Code Hurts Mormons Who May Question Their Faith

Brigham Young University is a private institution owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (a.k.a "Mormons"). Unlike some other religiously-operated schools, BYU is a fully accredited and well-respected academic institution. Show More Summary

Freedmen’s Bureau Records of 4 Million former slaves released today

The National Archives, in cooperation with the  Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Smithsonian Institution, is releasing 1.5 million digitized images that contain the names of up to 4 million former slaves collected by agents of the Freedman’s Bureau at the end of the Civil War.Read full article >>

Baptist Scholar Says Mormonism Is Evolving Toward Becoming Christian Denomination With 'Biblical,' 'Evangelical' View of 'Christ and Salvation'

A Baptist theologian, who's spent years studying the works of leading Mormon scholars, said he has noticed a shift in "Mormonism" that can potentially lead to the the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints one day being viewed as a Christian denomination, much like what occurred in the evolution of the Worldwide Church of God.

Letting iconic Mormon temple lawn die was a 'difficult decision'

By not watering the landmark hillside lawn outside its Westwood temple, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is allowing 98,000 square feet of grass to go brown because of the drought, church officials said Monday.

Mormon temple's brown lawn an example for California

2 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

To the editor: Bravo to the workers at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Westside temple for being good citizens and setting an important example for our city by letting their expansive lawn go brown. It's a great first step. ("Mormon Temple in West L.A. lets its landmark lawn turn...

Mormon Temple in West L.A. lets its landmark lawn turn brown

Bob and Carolyn Millard were married at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' palatial Westwood temple more than 50 years ago. Like many other Mormon brides, Carolyn posed for photos alongside the temple's lush, green lawn and gardens.

ABC 20/20 Talks To Ex-Communicated Polygamist FLDS Members: Sabrina Broadbent, Ron Rohbock, and Charlene Jeffs Tonight

ABC’s 20/20 will give updates on what life has been like for some former members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) since distancing themselves from the polygamist family. 20/20 will tell the stories of three individuals, Sabrina Broadbent, Charlene Jeffs, and Ron Rohbock. Show More Summary

Mormon Sunday school teacher fired for citing official Mormon website on race

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has a dodgy past when it comes to race. According to the Book of Mormon, people with dark skin are the descendants of the Lamanites, a lost tribe of Israel cursed by God after they sinned against him (2 Nephi 5:21). God would later lift the curse as […]

Sunday school teacher fired for using official Mormon website for lessons on church’s racist past

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Former Sunday school teacher Brian Dawson said that the Mormon church dismissed him because he used the church’s own writings to explain the evolution of racial biases within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Dawson recalled to The Salt Lake Tribune that he had returned from a...

Mormon Activist Kate Kelly Says She Feels ‘Happier' And ‘Invigorated' After Excommunication

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

NEW YORK — Nearly a year removed from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ordain Women founder Kate Kelly says she has found happiness living a more authentic life while continuing to push for equality in the Mormon faith. Kelly, who was excommunicated in June 2014, now lives in Nairobi, Kenya, where she works on human-rights efforts. Show More Summary

How Mormons Use The Internet To Spread The Good Word

Whether or not you believe in the religion itself, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (aka "Mormons") are masters of digital marketing, and businesses can learn important lessons from the religion's success.

A Mormon Leader Signals New Openness on Transgender Issues. This Could Be Huge.

In a rare interactive interview held at the end of January, high-ranking leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints fielded questions on LGBT issues. Church members flooded the moderator with queries about how to navigate...Show More Summary

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling

Eight years ago, a particularly nasty cult leader named Warren Jeffs was sentenced to life in prison. Jeffs was – and still is – the spiritual leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, an extremist Mormon splinter group with enclaves scattered across the American West. The FLDS, like most cults, was [Read More...]

'Oprah: Where Are They Now?' to Feature Oprah's Interview With Former FLDS Spokesperson Willie Jessop Sunday, March 22 on OWN

n an all-new episode of the popular series, “Oprah: Where Are They Now?,” Oprah sits down with Willie Jessop, the former spokesperson of the breakaway Mormon sect, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,

Say No to the 'Utah Compromise'

Walter Olson Gov. Gary Herbert (R) has signed into law an expansion of Utah’s anti-discrimination law following what’s being billed as a historic compromise between gay rights advocates and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Show More Summary

Warren Jeffs' Followers Are Fleeing The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints In Droves

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

HILDALE, Utah — “I finally heard about this thing called Facebook, like, a year ago. I had no idea what it was,” says 22-year-old Brigham Johnson, rubbing his neat beard nervously. He’s embarrassed it took him so long to stumble upon the social-media site. Show More Summary

Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork, Utah

Utah is no stranger to temples. After all, it's the world headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which has built temples dedicated to God throughout Utah and all around the world. But this temple is different. Show More Summary

The Mormon Church Comes Out In Support Of LGBT Legislation… Well, Sort Of!

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), also known as the Mormon Church, has always had a strained relationship with the LGBT community. For some dumb reason, LGBT and religion don't always mix well. That's why it's so great that the Mormon Church is supporting LGBT nondiscrimination legislation! The Mormon leaders had a rare news conference [...]

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