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Jonathan Rauch: Gays should welcome this move by Mormons

At a press conference Tuesday in Salt Lake City, elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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 [...]

The Mormon Church Really Wants You to Know It's Still Not Cool with The Gays

[Content note: homophobia, transphobia, holocaust reference]Yesterday afternoon, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints held a press conference, which by its official account was about "Religious Freedom and Nondiscrimination."What...Show More Summary

Mormon Church: We Vow to Fight for LGBT Rights, but Don't Trample Our Religious Freedom; So. Baptist Leader Says LDS Is 'Naive'

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly known as the Mormon Church, announced Tuesday it would back legal efforts to protect LGBT people from discrimination along with religious freedom protections. This middle ground approach is consistent with the teachings of Jesus Christ, church leaders said.

HRC Spurns 'Deeply Flawed' Mormon 'Deal' as Utah Gay Dems Celebrate It

4 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The Human Rights Campaign today criticized a proposal from leaders at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in which the Mormon church pledged support for Utah LGBT non-discrimination initiatives in exchange for religious exemptions, couching its proposal in...

Mormon Church Announces It'll Back VERY Specific LGBT Protections

In a pretty major move, the the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints just announced it would back some very specific anti-discrimination legal protections for gays and lesbians. Read more...

Mormon Leaders Say They'll Support Gay Rights in Exchange for 'Religious Freedom': VIDEO

4 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered for a rare press conference on Tuesday at which they said they'll back statewide protections for LGBT Utahns in housing and employment in exchange for "religious freedom" exemptions, the...

Why One Church Works Entirely by Phone

Rural Alaskans who'd like to attend church without navigating miles of frozen road have found a workaround: the telephone. An Alaskan branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is devoted entirely to members who call in, the Alaska Dispatch News reports. "It's what you make of it,...

Faced With More and More Press, the Mormon Church Is Once Again Walling Itself Off

Last June, John P. Dehlin was given the option of resigning from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or facing a disciplinary council. Now, Dehlin—founder of the well-known website and podcast Mormon Stories, which frequently discusses controversial topics within Mormonism—said his regional church leader scheduled a hearing for Jan. Show More Summary

Mormon Church Christmas-Themed Ad Campaign 'He Is the Gift' Featured in NYC's Times Square

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has put up an ad for New York City's Times Square in honor of the Christmas season.

In a digital age, blind faith is not so blind

Recent reports have detailed how the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints posted an essay on its Web site in late October formally admitting for the first time that its founder, Joseph Smith, had multiple wives — including one who was a teenager and others who were married to other men. What's interesting is not just the formal […]

Mormon Church acknowledges founder Joseph Smith engaged in polygamy

Joseph Smith, Mormon church founder and prophet, took as many as 40 wives, at least one as young as 14, leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have acknowledged in a series of essays posted as guideposts for the faithful.

Mormon Founder Had Up to 40 Wives, Including 14-Y-O, Married Women; Said Angel Promised Destruction If He Hadn't Done It

Joseph Smith, the controversial figure who founded the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was long accepted as a faithful and monogamous husband by many of the church's followers. But church leaders recently revealed that Smith was a husband to as many as 40 wives, including married women and a 14-year-old girl.

Mormon church opens up, acknowledges founder Joseph Smith's 40 wives

For the first time in its history, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is saying publicly that founder Joseph Smith practiced polygamy and had as many as 40 wives, with a handful already married and one a young teenager.Show More Summary

Mormon church opens up, acknowledges Joseph Smith's 40 wives

For the first time in its history, leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are saying publicly that founder Joseph Smith practiced polygamy and had as many as 40 wives, with a handful already married and one a young teenager. Show More Summary

Mormon officials confirm: Church founder Joseph Smith had at least 30 wives

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Officials with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints confirmed that the founder of the Mormon faith, Joseph Smith, had as many as 40 wives — including a teenager and women who were already married, the New York Times reported on Monday. “Most of those sealed to Joseph Smith...

Mormon Leaders Admit Joseph Smith Had Between 30 and 40 Wives

Last year, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints admitted on its official website that the reason it barred black people from becoming priests until 1973 was straight-up racism. They added that "Church leaders today unequivocally...Show More Summary

Mormon bishop apologizes after declaring Harry Reid 'unworthy' to enter temples

A Mormon bishop in Los Angeles who wrote a blog post condemning Mormon Senate Leader Harry Reid as an "embarrassment" to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has since apologized for his tone. Mark Paredes, The AssociatedShow More Summary

Home of creepy polygamist cult leader Warren Jeffs is now ‘America’s Most Wanted Bed & Breakfast’

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The Utah compound built by former Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FDLS) leader Warren Jeffs, currently serving a life plus twenty years sentence for sexually assaulting young girls, has been turned in a bed and breakfast in the small town of Hilldale, Utah. The compound,...

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