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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?’

2 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 

2 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 

3 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

4 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

4 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

5 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

Three US Mormon Missionaries Injured in Belgium Attacks

Three of the missionaries, US citizens, were in the proximity of the explosion at Brussels airport when it occurred and have been hospitalized, according to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Mormon missionaries among injured in Brussels attacks

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints confirmed a trio of members were seriously injured; U.S. Embassy tells American there to stay indoors

Donald Trump on Mitt Romney: ‘Are You Sure He’s a Mormon?’

Mr. Trump made the remark at a rally in Salt Lake City, home to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' headquarters.

Jury Says Two Towns, Overrun by Radical Mormons, Discriminated Against People Outside the Faith

The cities of Hildale, Utah and Colorado City, Arizona are mostly populated by members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but there are also citizens who don't belong to the radical Mormon sect. And since we don't live in a theocracy, you'd expect city officials to treat everyone the same way.That's not what happened, though.

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling, Part II

There’s more good news in the saga of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, an especially nasty totalitarian religious cult that splintered off from Mormonism. The sect’s former ruler, Warren Jeffs, is serving a life sentence for facilitating rape, and his absence seems to be destabilizing them. As I wrote last year, [Read More...]

Mormon leader: ‘We are not bigots’ because ‘there are no homosexual members of the church’

6 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) Elder David A. Bednar revealed to followers recently that there were “no homosexual members of the church.” During a Feb. 23 meeting, the member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles took a question from a church member in Chile who...

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