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
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
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
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
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...
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
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
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...
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
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
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
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
In a new video interview with Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints posted to the site Mormon Newsroom on Friday, the LDS Church further clarified its recent...Show More Summary
When word leaked Thursday that new policies from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints would declare people in same-sex marriages “apostates” and bar their children from taking part in the rites of the church, many observers expressed surprise. Show More Summary
On Thursday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints added new guidelines to its church policy outlining the treatment of same-sex couples and their children. According to the Washington Post, the Mormon Church will no longer baptize children living in same-sex households and will now consider those in same-sex marriages “apostates.” Read more...
KUTV: In a major policy announcement, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says children living in a same-sex household may not be blessed as babies or baptized. The decision, which was released Thursday, takes effect immediately, LDS church spokesman Eric Hawkins told 2News. Show More Summary
This is terrible! The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (AKA the Mormons) just released a major policy announcement ordering that no child living in a same-sex household can be blessed or baptized within the church! Related: Leah Remini Reveals Scientology Banned Yoga! According to Eric Hawkins, a spokesman for the church, the decision — which was [...]
The Mormon Church has declared that gay couples are apostates. The Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) recently updates its policy handbook and announced the church’s view on same-sex marriages and stated that children from same-sex marriages will not be allowed to receive blessings or be baptized until they are 18. Show More Summary
Mormons will not baptize the children of same-sex couples — who are considered apostates by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The church released a major policy announcement Thursday that addresses the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that effectively legalized same-sex marriage in...
In “Sick and Far From Home,” Slate writer Mark Joseph Stern reported on the stories of Mormon missionaries who were denied access to adequate health care by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In this podcast, Stern reads his piece exclusively for Slate Plus members. For more information on how to subscribe to the Slate Plus podcast feed, go here.