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Church bans TV host 'Mr. Wonder' over sex abuse allegations

 A man accused of sexually abusing children during a camping trip nearly four decades ago when he known as the TV show host "Mr. Wonder" has been banned from contacting children by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A church spokesman said Thursday that Frank Szeles, as he was known...

New Mormon LGBT Policy: Putting Already Vulnerable Youth at Even Greater Suicide Risk?

I met up with a friend of mine the other day -- I'll call her Alice. She wanted to talk about Mormon LGBT youth suicide and the new policy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), that many have considered a frontalShow More Summary

WATCH: Mormon Leader Says Compassion, God’s Will Inspired Church’s Horrific Anti-Gay Policy

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A top official in the Mormon church said Sunday that God himself told the president of the church to label gays as “apostates” and bar their children from being baptized. The 15-million-member Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints u… Read The post WATCH: Mormon Leader Says Compassion, God’s Will Inspired Church’s Horrific Anti-Gay Policy appeared first on Towleroad.

Mormon Church 'Strongly Condemns' Militia Takeover of Oregon Facility

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has released an official statement denouncing the recent takeover of a federal facility in Oregon.

Mormon church rips Bundy militants: ‘This armed occupation cannot be justified on a scriptural basis’

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Officials with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) rejected any religious justification on Monday by the militant group behind the takeover of a federal building in Oregon. “Church leaders strongly condemn the armed seizure of the facility and are deeply troubled by the...

Nobody loves Star Wars more than Mormons — and here’s why

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, perhaps more than any other religion, has embraced “Star Wars” — and many Mormons are convinced that the Jedi Master Yoda is based on a former church leader. A rumor has circulated since the 1980 release of “The Empire Strikes...

Rejected Gay Mormon Dads Face Painful Decision About Baptism Policy

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

(RNS) Paul Sautter-Walker knows what it’s like to turn away from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has walked that path before. Two decades ago he left because he felt the church rejected him when he came out as gay. Show More Summary

'A Savior Is Born' Viral Christmas Video Created by Mormon Church

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has released a Christmas-themed video on YouTube that has quickly garnered massive attention.

"The opposite of ISIS" is the First Amendment, but "No principle of the First Amendment... requires us to pretend that a religiously motivated terrorist is not religious."

Writes lawprof Marci Hamilton.... Americans can grasp that the polygamist Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is decidedly not the same as the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. And there are...Show More Summary

Why Thousands of Mormons Quit the Church to Support Gay Rights

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Out Traveler G.P.S.

Thousands marched, cried, and mailed letters of resignation to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in downtown Salt Lake City on Saturday. read more

About 1,500 Mormons resign from church in protest of same-sex policy

More than 1,000 people gathered on Saturday near the Salt Lake City headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) to protest the policy they see as discriminatory and harmful to families, with many standing in long lines to submit their resignations, they said. Show More Summary

Hundreds of Mormons plan to resign in Utah same-sex policy protest

3 months agoNews : The Newsroom

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has long opposed same-sex marriage, but has angered some members with a new directive on how it should deal with Mormon families headed by wedded gay and lesbian couples. The policy, approved...Show More Summary

A brief peace, then renewed tension between Utah gays and Mormon Church

3 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

For a moment, there was a nearly unprecedented sense of peace and understanding between Salt Lake City’s gay community and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.In a surprising January news conference, the church — a longtime opponent of same-sex marriage — supported job, housing and...

Mormon Church Clarifies Position After LGBT Ban Sparks Outrage

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has clarified its position on LGBT couples and their children, a week after ruling same-sex couples were subject to excommunication and their children could be banned from being baptized. Show More Summary

Mormons Clarify New Policy on Children of Gay Couples: No to Baptism, Yes to Blessings

On Friday, the Office of the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints issued a clarification to its new policies on same-sex marriage, which leaked last week. The guidance is addressed to various groups within the Mormon church, indicating that the hierarchy is aware that, as my colleague J. Show More Summary

Mormons Are Planning to Leave the Church Over New Anti-Gay Policy

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Last week, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced new guidelines classifying people in same-sex marriages as apostates and barring their children from baptizing and naming ceremonies. This week, Mormons are pushing back. Read more...

Mormons to resign in Utah protest at church's gay marriage stance

3 months agoNews : The Newsroom

The policy, approved last week by leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, added same-sex marriage to the list of acts considered to be a renunciation of the Mormon faith and thus subject to church discipline, including excommunication. Show More Summary

WATCH: Thousands of Mormons Plan to Abandon the Faith This Weekend

A Utah attorney is planning to help thousands of Mormons formally leave the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, after LDS leaders announced a new policy barring children of LGBT people from baptism until they are 18.  Attorney...Show More Summary

Thousands of Mormons Are Leaving the Church Over New Gay “Apostate” Policy

As my colleague June Thomas reported last week, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints recently made a hard stop in its seeming progress toward LGBTQ tolerance by announcing that going forward, members in same-sex relationships would be considered “apostates” and their children would be barred from religious life. Show More Summary

Dear Mormon Church: These Are the Faces of Apostasy

My name is Brian Andersen and my husband and I are apostates. At least, that's what the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also known as the Mormon Church) has labeled us — thanks to our gay family.  I usually just refer...Show More Summary

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