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Church Is 'Deeply Troubled' by Boy Scouts' Acceptance of Gay Leaders

4 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) is "deeply troubled" by the Boy Scouts of America lifting its longstanding ban on gay adult leaders, and is reviewing its century-long relationship with the organization. Just weeks after the U.S. Show More Summary

Mormons Threaten To Leave Boy Scouts

4 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Last night the Mormon Church issued a press release in which they threaten to end their relationship with the Boy Scouts over the end of the ban on openly gay leaders. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is deeply troubled by today’s vote by the Boy Scouts of America National Executive Board. Show More Summary

Mormon Church, Largest Boy Scouts Sponsor, Says It Will 'Re-Evaluate' Participation Following Admittance of Gay Leaders

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has said it will be re-evaluating its long-standing participation in the Boy Scouts of America, following the latter's decision to end its blanket ban on openly gay adult leaders.

'Are There Black Mormons?'

In the months leading up to the 2012 presidential election between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, a few media outlets reinforced the public perception that Mormons (members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) were mostly white. Show More Summary

Mormon Church Tells Followers It Will Not Marry Gay Couples Despite Supreme Court Decision; Says Homosexual Behavior 'Violates the Commandments of God'

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sent an official letter to its followers on Sunday announcing that it will continue supporting marriage as a union between one man and one woman, despite the Supreme Court's decision to legalize gay marriage in June. Show More Summary

Polygamous FLDS cult erects wall around meetinghouse

The insular Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) is building a "fortress-type" wall around its meeting house in Colorado City, Arizona. Observers believe the wall is being erected on the orders of cult leader Warren Jeffs, who is serving a sentence of life plus 20 years in prison. Full story: Polygamous FLDS cult erects wall around meetinghouse

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

3 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

3 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

3 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

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