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Mormon Church Leaders: There's An Easy Fix To Prevent Mormon LGBT Teen Suicides

On November 5, 2015 the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church) issued a new and extreme anti-gay edict banning same-sex married couples and their children from the Church. During the past 10 months, there have been...Show More Summary

Mormon Church Leaders: There's An Easy Fix To Prevent Mormon LGBT Teen Suicides

On November 5, 2015 the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church) issued a new and extreme anti-gay edict banning same-sex married couples and their children from the Church. During the past 10 months, there have been...Show More Summary

Profiles by VICE: What Life Is Like After Leaving a Notorious Mormon Polygamist Sect

3 weeks agoNews : Vice News

VICE meets three young women who explain why they left Warren Jeffs's Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and talk about the struggle to build a new life.

Stephen Colbert Mocks Olive Oil-Fueled Escape of Polygamist Lyle Jeffs

We recently learned that Lyle Jeffs, brother of Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints leader Warren Jeffs, escaped from authorities before the start of his fraud trial. His defense attorney suggested in a court filing,...Show More Summary

Resurrecting Our Gods in Our Creations

Four weeks ago, Spencer (my oldest son) left home to serve as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for two years in Montreal, Canada. The rest of my family and I miss him, and we also support him. Dorothee (my wife) and I served as missionaries of the LDS Church a couple decades ago, in France. Show More Summary

Fugitive Fundamentalist Mormon Leader Has Perhaps Been Raptured Into Heaven, According to His Lawyer

All jobs have their difficulties, but representing Lyle Jeffs must pose a particular set of challenges. Jeffs, the acting head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, is awaiting trial on federal fraud charges and slipped his ankle bracelet with the apparent help of some olive oil. Show More Summary

Polygamist Fugitive May Have Been 'Raptured': Attorney

Lyle Jeffs' lawyer really wishes she could consult with him regarding a food stamp fraud trial involving 11 members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Fox 13 reports. But the polygamist leader of the FLDS, who the New York Daily News notes had been under house...

Paramotorist Died After Crashing Through Roof Of LDS Church

DRAPER, UT — Authorities say 57-year-old Jim Peterson died after the paramotorist crashed through the roof of an LDS church in Draper. The accident happened Sunday morning during services for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 272 E. Show More Summary

Why Is the Mormon Church Building a Huge Compound in Philadelphia?

The LDS church is undoubtedly aware that the city of Philadelphia has one ofthe fastest growing millennial populations. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is in the midst of a massive building campaign to serve the estimated 14 million Mormons throughout the world. Show More Summary

Will College Football Make LDS Church Finally Tolerate LGBTs?

A sports controversy at the Mormons' flagship university may make the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints choose between homophobia and millions of dollars.

LGBT Groups Demand Big 12 Reject BYU Over School's Biblical Opposition to Gay Marriage

Twenty-six LGBT organizations are demanding that the Big 12 block the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints-operated Brigham Young University from joining the athletic conference because of the institution's biblical stance on same-sex marriage.

Tyler Glenn’s Viral Video on Mormon LGBTQ Youth Suicide Asks: ‘How Many More?’

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Tyler Glenn, lead vocalist of Neon Trees, posted a powerful video on his Facebook page where he addressed “members and leaders of the LDS [The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints] Church” and pleaded with church president Russel N… Read The post Tyler Glenn’s Viral Video on Mormon LGBTQ Youth Suicide Asks: ‘How Many More?’ appeared first on Towleroad.

Polygamous Mormon Sect Leader Lyle Jeffs is Released From Prison, Promptly Goes on the Run 

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Lyle Jeffs, the acting head of the polygamous, child-bride-marrying Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, has disappeared, the FBI says. Jeffs was awaiting trial on federal food stamp fraud and money laundering charges. His brother, Warren, is serving life in prison plus 20 years for raping teenage girls. Read more...

Trump Has a Mormon Problem — and It Could Matter in a Close Race

In a survey in February of this year on the political preferences of U.S. religious communities, the Pew Research Center identified the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the most pro-Republican group of all, with 70 percent preferring the GOP to 19 percent for Democrats and 11 percent ... More »

Mormon Church Condemns Sexual Assault at BYU as University Seeks Community Feedback 

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Yesterday, leaders of the Mormon Church (Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints) finally responded to the sexual assault and rape allegations that have haunted its flagship university, Brigham Young, for the past month. In a statement, LDS leaders wrote that the Church has, “no tolerance for sexual assault at BYU or in the Church.” The statement continued: Read more...

EDW Recap: 4 Lessons Learned from Using NoSQL

by Angela Guess Srini Penchikala recently wrote in InfoQ, “Mike Bowers, Enterprise Data Architect at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), spoke at the recent Enterprise Data World Conference (EDW) about lessons learned from eight years of using NoSQL databases. Show More Summary

Inside the bizarre world of Mormon porn — which is freaking out the church and Utah lawmakers

5 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Utah has declared pornography to be a “public health crisis,” but it isn’t because of Mormon porn addiction it’s because of porn usage. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints doesn’t screw around when it comes to members of the church engaging in sexual...

'They're Emboldening My Rapist': Sexual Assault Victims at BYU Are Investigated by the Honor Code

5 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

At Brigham Young University, the flagship school of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints, the Honor Code rules campus life. The Honor Code, a broad and far-ranging document governed by LDS’s Church Education System, covers everything...Show More Summary

Mormon leader announces plans for 4 new temples

6 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced plans for four new temples as he kicked off the final day of a church conference in Salt Lake City.

Mackintosh Meets the Mormons

With reference to my Mormonism Makes America Great Museum post yesterday, Heritage Action sent me a link to an article which makes the connection far clearer. Over 600 local members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,...Show More Summary

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