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  • Mormons and Psychologists Burn Their Brains

    12/05/2016 10:31:59 AM PST · by fishtank · 21 replies
    Creation - Evolution Headlines ^ | December 4, 2016 | Creation - Evolution Headlines
    Can an MRI scan tell anything about spiritual experience? Some neuroscientists at the University of Utah decided to put Mormons in an MRI scanner and watch their brains light up when they felt spiritual. Science Daily describes the experiment: During fMRI [functional MRI] scans, 19 young-adult church members — including seven females and 12 males — performed four tasks in response to content meant to evoke spiritual feelings. The hour-long exam included six minutes of rest; six minutes of audiovisual control (a video detailing their church’s membership statistics); eight minutes of quotations by Mormon and world religious leaders; eight minutes...
  • Utahns want Donald Trump to soften his tone, reach out [barf alert]

    11/13/2016 7:56:33 AM PST · by kevcol · 42 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | November 12, 2016 | MATT CANHAM
    As she watched the election returns late Tuesday, Jessica Anderson couldn't fight back the tears or the feeling her country had just been diminished. . . . "It was very demoralizing to me to think that so many Americans could look past his foul nature and still vote for him," she said. "I was very depressed." ... She voted for independent Evan McMullin, while her Republican husband voted for Clinton. She stands by her decision, criticizing the Democratic nominee as a politician who would have pushed the country toward socialism. At the same time, she said, she had already "come...
  • Two new polls of Utah show Evan McMullin sliding to third place

    11/03/2016 5:53:56 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 38 replies
    Nearly a third of McMullin supporters are prepared to ditch him if they become convinced the election’s a toss-up. You’re seeing the conditional support for his candidacy again there: Utah’s in play if and only if the public expects a Clinton landslide, freeing more right-wing Utahns to vote their consciences. McMullin doesn’t even lead among Mormons even though he’s Mormon himself, a Utah native, and a BYU grad.
  • WOW! Julie Beck, 15th General Relief Society President, Gives Opening Prayer at Trump Rally

    10/30/2016 7:53:58 PM PDT · by wrrock · 7 replies
    ButAsForMe ^ | 10/30/16 | ButAsForMe
    Julie Beck, the 15th General Relief Society President and a member of the Board of Trustees for the church’s universities, offered the opening prayer at a packed Trump/Pence rally in Utah. Julie Beck was not the only prominent member at the rally. Former Presidency of the Seventy member, Robert C. Oaks talked about leadership, the cost of freedom and the need for a strong military. Read more... http://www.butasforme.com/post/152536382336/wow-julie-beck-15th-general-relief-society
  • Evan McMullin: 'We're building a new conservative movement'

    10/27/2016 6:28:43 AM PDT · by kevcol · 86 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 26, 2016 | David M. Drucker
    "In the long term, we're building a new conservative movement we think is badly needed in this country," McMullin said. "The party needs to be more welcoming to people that don't look like me, people of different races and religions." "I do think that there is a problem with bigotry within the voting base of the Republican Party.
  • Mormons For Trump Try To Win Back McMullin Supporters

    10/14/2016 4:36:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    KUER-FM, National Public Radio ^ | October 14, 2016 | Whittney Evans
    Members of the group Mormons for Trump are concerned about a trend among LDS church faithful to support third-party candidates like Evan McMullin. They say the push to “vote your conscience” is unwittingly helping to put Democrat Hillary Clinton in the White House. McMullin has undoubtedly benefited from the recent controversies surrounding Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump. The 40 year old former CIA officer told KUER last week after the video of Trump speaking crudely about women surfaced, interest in his own presidential campaign intensified. “For all those people who wondered why we were so adamant that Donald Trump must...
  • This Election Might Actually Put Utah, Solidly Republican For 48 Years, In Play

    10/12/2016 2:26:53 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    NPR ^ | October 12, 2016 | Terry Gildea
    Utah has been solidly Republican at the presidential level for the past 48 years. But the leaked tape of Donald Trump bragging about groping and kissing women without their consent may have been the last straw for socially conservative voters in this heavily Mormon state. [Snip] Now, Trump's support in Utah could be collapsing, according to a poll conducted after the Trump tape was released. It shows both Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton drawing just 26 percent support. "A lot of Mormon voters view Donald Trump unfavorably given all of the previous information that they had, and this just proved...
  • (The Deseret News - Mormon Church) In our opinion: Donald Trump should resign his candidacy

    10/11/2016 7:32:52 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 134 replies
    Deseret News ^ | October 8, 2016
    For 80 years, the Deseret News has not entered into the troubled waters of presidential endorsement. We are neutral on matters of partisan politics. We do, however, feel a duty to speak clearly on issues that affect the well-being and morals of the nation. Accordingly, today we call on Donald Trump to step down from his pursuit of the American presidency. In democratic elections, ideas have consequences, leadership matters and character counts. The idea that women secretly welcome the unbridled and aggressive sexual advances of powerful men has led to the mistreatment, sorrow and subjugation of countless women for far...
  • Independent Evan McMullin eligible for write-in on Texas ballot

    09/17/2016 5:48:21 AM PDT · by PAR35 · 33 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 16 September 2016 | Jamie Lovegrove
    WASHINGTON — Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin was certified Friday as a write-in candidate in Texas after fixing an eligibility hiccup that initially led the Texas secretary of state to deny his application. ... In McMullin’s initial application, one of the 38 electors he submitted — Brittany Gilbert of Austin — was not a registered voter, said Alicia Pierce, a spokeswoman for Secretary of State Carlos Cascos. As a result, Gilbert was not an eligible elector, and McMullin’s application was denied. But Keith Ingram, the secretary of state’s director of elections, wrote in a letter to McMullin on Friday that...
  • (Vanity) Curious..Mark Levin yesterday back to TDS ranting?

    09/13/2016 7:12:28 AM PDT · by pburgh01 · 82 replies
    Listening to Levin yesterday 9/12/2015. thought would give him another chance now that he seemed to be regaining sanity. Was I wrong. Spent 2 to 1 time spewing purist philosophical drivel and TDS hatred. Curious that when Hillary's neck is on the block and Trump ready to strike the Coup De Grace,.. Levin would rally his TDS Cruzbot troops for one more Battle of Bulge. Thoughts?
  • Is the Jesus of Mormonism the Jesus of the Bible? (James White dialogs with Alma Allred.)

    09/13/2016 11:11:40 AM PDT · by fishtank · 197 replies
    Aaron Shafovaloff private account You Tube ^ | Published on July 16, 2016 | James White, founder Alpha and Omega Ministries via Aaron Shafovaloff
    Is the Jesus of Mormonism the Jesus of the Bible? Aaron Shafovaloff Published on Jul 16, 2016 James White dialogs with Alma Allred. James White is a Christian apologist and founded Alpha and Omega Ministries (http://www.aomin.org/). Alma Allred is a Mormon apologist and an LDS Institute teacher (http://byteline.blogspot.com/). This event took place on July 15, 2016. It was organized by Christ Presbyterian Church in Salt Lake City (http://www.gospelutah.org/). A special thanks to Jason Wallace.
  • Mark Levin: His “Conversion” Is Just Part Of A Plan

    09/09/2016 8:51:53 AM PDT · by CreviceTool · 130 replies
    Hotgas,net ^ | September 8, 2016 | Fossten
    Now he’s flipped, saying he’ll vote for Trump. This is not some sort of revelation he’s had, folks. This is part of a plan. He KNOWS, like I’ve been saying for months, that if Hillary is elected there will BE NO 2020 for Ted Cruz, because Hillary and the Democrats (AND the GOPe) will install between 30 and 50 million new Democrat voters into this country via the southern border. He KNOWS that Hillary will install AT LEAST three Supreme Court Justices, ensuring the final left wing nail into the coffin of what was once a free and prosperous United...
  • Donald Trump: "We're Having a Problem"

    08/16/2016 5:34:51 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 177 replies
    Yahoo Politics ^ | 8/16 | Josh Lederman
    In a rare show of humility by the boastful billionaire, Donald Trump is acknowledging his presidential campaign faces challenges and could ultimately fall short. The Republican presidential nominee is straying from his signature bravado as he campaigns in the battleground state of Florida, even telling a gathering of evangelical ministers Thursday he's "having a tremendous problem in Utah." The same day, the reality show star acknowledged his lack of political correctness could cost him the election if Americans reject his blunt approach. "We're having a problem," Trump told the ministers, adding the next president could get to nominate up to...
  • Is Evan McMullin Merely a Secret Agent Sent by Paul Ryan?

    08/08/2016 3:59:12 PM PDT · by detective · 58 replies
    Esquire ^ | Aug 8, 2016 | Charles P. Pierce
    Feel the McMullinmentum. The big noise on tout les 'Toobz Monday morning was that this guy, Evan McMullin, a career spook who lives in Utah, announced that he would be running for president specifically as an anti-He, Trump candidate. This came at the same time as He, Trump was preparing to reset his campaign for the 400th time, this time before the Detroit Economic Club, selling out every sucker who thought of him even for a moment as a "populist," as we will see later in the day. Anyway, McMullin got some nice run on the morning cable news shows....
  • Planned Parenthood Upsets Mormons by Using LDS Saying on Packages of Condoms

    07/29/2016 2:44:58 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | July 28, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    A Planned Parenthood affiliate in Utah is facing public backlash after it integrated a Mormon trademark phrase on its new condom packages. KLS News in Utah reports the condom packages showed the letters “CTR” against a pink shield, a reference to a popular Mormon hymn and symbol used in youth religious education programs. On Monday, the abortion group posted a photo of the condoms on its Facebook page, but deleted it later that day after the public began to complain, according to the report. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints issued a statement saying it has a registered...
  • Glenn Beck 'acted like he was auditioning to be Mark Zuckerberg's manservant' at Facebook meeting

    05/20/2016 5:11:22 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 82 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/20/16 | Hadas Gold
    Daily Caller editor-in-chief and Fox News contributor Tucker Carlson is not happy with how Glenn Beck acted at the Facebook meeting for conservatives this week. In an interview, Carlson blasted the radio and television host, saying he was sucking up to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. "I went to that meeting expecting Beck to cry, rend his garments while quoting James Madison, but that's not at all what happened. He began the most extended assiduous suck-up I think I've ever seen a grown man commit. He acted like he was auditioning to be Mark Zuckerberg's manservant — it was awe-inspiring,' Carlson...
  • The Ten 'Lost' Tribes Of Israel Were Never Actually Lost

    05/12/2016 2:26:54 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 25 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 5/9/16 | Gary
    Of all the dozens and dozens of signs pointing to the imminent return of Christ, two clearly stand above the rest: 1. In a technical sense the Gospel has now been preached to every nation on earth in fulfillment of Mark 13:10.  Some scholars argue that we must interpret the Greek word for "nation" strictly as an individual ethnic group, but even if that is the correct interpretation, this prophecy was likely fulfilled sometime toward the end of the 20th century or the beginning of this century.  There are certainly still several isolated tribes where the Gospel has not been preached,...
  • 40 Layoffs As Glenn Beck’s ‘Blaze’ Empire Continues Its Decline and Fall

    04/28/2016 1:12:44 PM PDT · by austinaero · 181 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 04/28/2016 | Lloyd Grove
    The axe fell once again on Glenn Beck’s crumbling media empire Thursday as employees in the New York and Washington offices of The Blaze, Beck’s multi-media online operation, along with business staffers in Los Angeles and the documentary unit in Columbus, Ohio, were told their jobs are on the chopping block, according to multiple sources who spoke The Daily Beast on condition of anonymity.
  • The top 10 lies your Mormon friend is telling you

    04/25/2016 5:29:27 PM PDT · by reaganaut · 180 replies
    Exploring Mormonism ^ | April 24, 2016 | by Mithryn
    Social media has enabled communication between friends like never before. It’s also enabled lies to be spread (and debunked more quickly) than ever before. The lies Mormons tell are typically hold-overs from before Snopes was invented, and most Mormons may not realize they are lying, or simply justify the lie because the church is too good and you, their neighbor, would “make such a good member!” Next time a member sends you one of these lies, feel free to send them a link to this list. Also, to you members, before your blood begins to boil on my definition of...
  • Former members of polygamist sect led by Warren Jeffs reveal secrets in FBI documents

    04/06/2016 9:24:55 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 5, 2016
    A decade after the arrest of polygamous prophet Warren Jeffs, insiders say his church has literally become a place of feast or famine, of haves and have-nots. Prison has done little to loosen Jeffs' hold on many of his followers, even if he is now a convicted child-sex offender serving a life sentence. They still await his revelations and follow his directives, both difficult and bizarre. But some members are leaving the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - and disobeying their prophet's longstanding orders to avoid law enforcement and "answer them nothing." These FLDS outcasts are talking...
  • Mormon entrepreneur plans to build multi-million dollar 'city of the future' in Vermont...

    04/02/2016 4:44:54 PM PDT · by kevcol · 89 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 2, 2016 | Chris Pleasance
    A Mormon businessman is planning to build a futuristic multi-million dollar city in the middle of rural Vermont based on 180-year-old plans drawn up by his religion's founder. David Hall, 69, plans to construct a 20,000-home city around a monument to Joseph Smith, founder of the Church Of Jesus Christ Of The Latter Day Saints, near the town of Lebanon, central Vermont. The layout of his proposed 5,000-acre metropolis would be based on plans Smith drew up in 1833 for the city of Zion, which he originally planned to construct in Missouri. . . . Other revolutionary ideas include foam-flushing...
  • Mitt Romney's popularity among Republicans has plummeted

    03/29/2016 12:15:53 PM PDT · by kevcol · 48 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | March 29, 2016 | Eric Levenson
    Mitt Romney's reemergence this election cycle as a harsh critic of Donald Trump has been crippling for his favorability among Republican voters, a new poll shows. Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, is seen as favorable by just 28 percent of Republican primary voters, according to a Public Policy Polling survey released Tuesday. A startling 62 percent of Republican primary voters view him unfavorably, the poll found, and 10 percent said they were not sure. That net favorability of minus-34 percentage points is a dramatic drop from polling conducted prior to 2016. In January 2015, for example, Romney was seen...
  • Mormons against the Donald

    03/24/2016 5:43:32 AM PDT · by kevcol · 16 replies
    The Economist ^ | March 23, 2016 | J.A.
    For those hoping to block Mr Trump, Mr Cruz's triumph in Utah is a rare fillip. He had been expected to win the state; it was unclear that he would pass the 50% threshold required to take all its delegates—in particular because of uncertainty over the effect of Mr Kasich in splitting the anti-Trump vote. The trouble for Mr Cruz, who has now won eight states to Mr Trump's 21, is that he only seems able to win in places, such as Utah, with rare concentrations of evangelicals, Mormons or the otherwise ultraconservative. And there are not many such places...
  • 3 LDS missionaries from Utah injured in Belgium explosion, Church officials say

    03/22/2016 9:12:06 AM PDT · by MNDude · 33 replies
    (KUTV) Three missionaries with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have been "seriously injured" in the Brussels airports, LDS Church officials reported Tuesday morning. Bombs struck the Brussels airport and one of the city's metro stations, killing at least 31 people and wounding dozens of others.
  • Three LDS missionaries among those hurt in Brussels terror attacks

    03/22/2016 7:47:18 AM PDT · by Dana1960 · 36 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 3/22/16 | Bob Mimms
    Three Mormon missionaries from Utah were among those seriously injured in Tuesday's terror attacks on Brussels. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints confirmed that the three — 66-year-old Richard Norby, of Lehi; Joseph Empey, 20, of Santa Clara; and Mason Wells, 19, of Sandy — were hurt when a suicide bomber struck the Belgian capital's airport.
  • BECK Bashes Christians for Voting Trump: “Evangelicals Have Not Been Listening to Their God”

    03/22/2016 6:54:58 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 189 replies
    GP ^ | 03/22/16 | Jim Hoft
    Radio and TV host Glenn Beck trashed Christians again for not voting for Ted Cruz.If only they’d see the light of Ted Cruz? During his speech today in Utah Glenn called for Mormons to rise up.Radio and TV host Glenn Beck trashed Christians again for not voting for Ted Cruz.If only they’d see the light of Ted Cruz? During his speech today in Utah Glenn called for Mormons to rise up.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDcoihvsChU  
  • Shariah, or Islamic law, explained; bill prohibiting it in Idaho courts to be amended

    03/21/2016 8:43:56 AM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    Local News 8 ^ | March 20, 2016 | Chelsea Brentzel
    A Brigham Young University Islamic studies professor and an ISU professor who practices Islam said there are a lot of misconceptions about the law. . . . BYU Islamic studies professor Daniel Peterson tells Local News 8/KIDK that while the Mormon and Muslim religions are very different there are similarities. The idea behind Shariah is somewhat like the Word of Wisdom put out by the Mormon Church. It's a moral code. Unlike Shariah, the Word of Wisdom does not have a capital punishment extension as Shariah does. Peterson said when people say that all Muslims are associated with ISIS it's...
  • Cruz Flies to Romney's Defense in Spat With Trump Over Mormonism

    03/20/2016 4:44:12 AM PDT · by kevcol · 395 replies
    Newsmax ^ | March 19, 2016
    Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz, campaigning in Utah, called Donald Trump's attacks on Mitt Romney Mormon affiliation "sad" and "disgraceful.'' "It was sad yesterday to see Donald Trump stand up in Utah and call into question Mitt Romney's faith," the Texas senator told reporters on Saturday after a rally in Draper ahead of the state's Republican nominating contest on March 22.
  • BYU students ‘bubbling’ over Sodalicous and Ted Cruz

    02/10/2016 7:48:07 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 52 replies
    The Digital Universe ^ | Feb 10, 2016 | Angela Lee
    Some BYU students are defying national odds by showing their support over Ted Cruz and they’re encouraging others to do the same. The Ted Cruz College Republicans coordinated an ‘bubbly’ event to spark conversation for the upcoming election and show support for Cruz on Saturday, Feb. 6. The event was held at Sodalicious at the Village at South Campus in Provo. Many students gathered together to watch the Republican Debate and enjoy refreshments. Fliers and posters were hung up to show support, and many attendees wore stickers with Ted Cruz’s name on them. According to Pew Research the rate of...
  • Supporters of Oregon occupier honor LaVoy Finicum at funeral

    02/06/2016 10:08:07 AM PST · by azkathy · 65 replies
    KSL.com ^ | 2-5-2016 | Daphne Chin
    Excerpted KANAB — Most of the people who came to the funeral of LaVoy Finicum didn't know the Arizona rancher personally. They came anyway, in trucks and campers and caravans, drawn either by kinship with the Finicum family or by sympathy for the cause that took him to rural Oregon. The Arizona rancher was one of the most recognizable faces of the armed standoff in Oregon, where a group of protesters seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in early January to protest what they said was federal overreach into Western rangelands. Finicum was shot dead by police on Jan. 26...
  • God's PERFECT Punishment for followers of false prophets

    01/25/2016 9:41:44 PM PST · by SENTINEL · 13 replies
    25 Jan 16 | SENTINEL
    When a "church" constantly tills the ground with phony claims of having "living prophets, seers and revelators", who haven't EVER "prophecied, seen or revealed ANYTHING", and fertilizes that ground with the manure of claims that these same men are powerless because unfaithful members are keeping the "church" under condemnation...they OWN the nonsense that sprouts up in the ground they have prepared.I can think of no better punishment for the breakaway sect of Mormonism, headquartered in Salt Lake city and known as the LDS, than the self-proclaimed "Reincarnation of Hyrum Smith" who has used the "urim and thummim" to translate the...
  • Feds Grabbing Power Prosecuting 'The Creek' - Colorado City & Hildale

    01/25/2016 7:03:43 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 19 replies
    Freep | 1/25/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    You don't have to be a supporter of Warren Jeffs to object to the Federal Government prosecuting "The Creek" - Colorado City and Hildale, for denying basic municipal services to non-believers of the Fundamentalist LDS. Their personal crimes will be punished eventually. Why don't the feds go after the criminal governments of Flint and Chicago?
  • [Reddit's Exmormon Blog 2010]I was going to do at least 3 days of Smithmas-here's why I didn't

    12/23/2015 6:36:03 PM PST · by Colofornian · 1 replies
    Reddit Exmormon ^ | 2010 | Measure76
    First of all, I should have started earlier. Christmas got in the way of my redditing. Second, the second day of Smithmas was supposed to be a video of Gordon B Hinkley slipping up in an interview and saying "Jesus Smith" instead of "Joseph Smith". Unfortunately, the video has been banned from the internets, and it took me all day searching just to confirm that I couldn't find it. My third day of Smithmas would have been a photo of the Joseph Smith SphinxI may have followed up with more Joseph-worship, but got sidetracked by the video being killed, and...
  • Mormons Invite Muslims to Pray at Their Church

    12/22/2015 12:01:10 PM PST · by delacoert · 28 replies
    World Religion News ^ | 15 Dec 2015 | Alison Lesley
    A MORMON CHURCH IN AUSTRALIA IS RECEIVING PRAISE AFTER A PHOTO OF A MUSLIM MAN PRAYING IN THEIR CHURCH GOES VIRAL. A Mormon church in Brisbane, Australia has received plenty of praise from individuals and groups around the world when they invited a group of Muslim worshippers from a local mosque to visit their Church and pray with them. Facebook pictures of Ali Kadri, who is a representative of the Islamic Council of Queensland, show that he and his fellow worshippers prayed at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints on December 12. One of the members of the...
  • December 12, 2005 photo of the Joseph Smith nativity scene in the main lobby of the BYU administrati

    12/21/2015 1:30:16 PM PST · by Colofornian · 23 replies
    Pinterest.com ^ | Spencer Thomas
    Merry Smithmas! I'd almost forgotten, but December 23rd is the birthday of the founder of the LDS church, Joseph Smith. The photo is of a Christmas nativity display at BYU in 2005, the 200th anniversary of his birth (complete with baby Joseph in the crib): www.mrm.org/...
  • Nevada Is Rubio's Firewall, but Cruz Could Tear It Down

    12/21/2015 7:44:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The National Review ^ | December 21, 2015 | Elaina Plott
    Las Vegas - Marco Rubio is going all in to win Nevada. Though the Florida senator has eschewed the idea that he needs to hunker down in any particular state, his campaign has quietly and steadily poured resources into the Silver State, where chaos and dismal turnout rule the caucuses. Rumors of the Rubio campaign's weak ground game in Iowa and New Hampshire have led many to conclude that his strategists don't believe he needs an early-state victory to remain competitive as the primary season moves into March. But that narrative overlooks the reality on the ground here in Nevada,...
  • Atheist: Okay to Disparage Christians, But Islam Off-Limits Because of ‘Fear’

    11/01/2015 7:25:47 PM PST · by lowbridge · 59 replies
    cns ^ | october 30, 2015 | penny starr
    An atheist professor said Tuesday that it's acceptable to criticize Christians but not Muslims, because he does not "fear" retaliation from Christians. "I know what keeps me from critiquing Islam on my blog is just fear," Phil Zuckerman said at a discussion on religious liberty at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. "I've got three kids. "So I know I can say anything about Christianity or Mormonism, and I'm not living in fear, which is a testament to Christianity and Mormonism, and that's wonderful. Thank you," said Zuckerman, who is a self-described atheist and professor of secular studies at Pitzer College...
  • Sinister Sites - Temple Square, Utah (The OTHER World Series)

    10/31/2015 6:36:53 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 51 replies
    VigilantCitizen.com ^ | June 8, 2009 | VC
    Situated at the heart of Salt Lake City, Utah, Temple Square is the spiritual, cultural and administrative center of the Mormon faith. This ten acres plot of land includes a Temple, a domed tabernacle and numerous buildings, monuments and memorials. While this place may seem holy and wholesome, a closer look at the structures reveal the presence of occult, pagan and masonic symbols. A deeper study of those grounds only adds to the controversy regarding Mormonism and reveals the disturbing truth about its real god.This article's intent is not to condemn Mormonism as a faith, but rather to analyze the...
  • MORMONISM AND THE OCCULT IN DEPTH (The OTHER World Series)

    10/30/2015 5:48:51 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 23 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | May 6 2012
    MORMONISM IS IN LOCKSTEP WITH FREEMANSONRY,OCCULT MYSTERY SCHOOLS AND ISLAM BUT AT THE HIGHEST CONTROLLING LEVELS...
  • Enid's Ten Weird Mormon Halloween Costumes (The OTHER World Series)

    10/30/2015 4:00:31 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 13 replies
    ModernMormonMen.com ^ | Oct. 31, 2014 | The Garden of Enid
    Happy Halloween from The Garden of Enid!!!
  • Occultic and Masonic Influence in Early Mormonism (The OTHER World Series)

    10/28/2015 6:17:42 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 15 replies
    Institute For Religious Research ^ | 1996 | Joel B. Groat
    The evidence of Joseph Smith's close connection to occultism and Freemasonry, and how this influenced the origin and development of the LDS Church is not well known outside of scholarly circles. This article summarizes the evidence for Joseph's personal involvement in both Freemasonry and occultism, and their influence on the Mormon religion. "There is absolutely no question in my mind that the Mormon ceremony which came to be known as the Endowment, introduced by Joseph Smith to Mormon Masons, had an immediate inspiration from Masonry." — Dr. Reed Durham, LDS Historian Mormonism's Link to OccultismBoth Joseph Smith and his father...
  • Life Everlasting: A Definitive Study of Life After Death (The OTHER World Series: Lds author)

    10/27/2015 4:11:16 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 14 replies
    Google Docs ^ | 1967 (original) | Duane S. Crowther
    Evil Spirits from the spirit prison and from Hell. Elder Parley P. Pratt described the difference in appearance between these spirits and the righteous spirits which dwell in paradise. Persons who have departed this life, and have not yet been raised from the dead are spirits. These are two kinds, viz.--good and evil. These two kinds also include many grades of good and evil.The good spirits, in the superlative sens of the word, are they who, in this life, partook of the Holy Priesthood, and of the fulness of the gospel.This class of spirits minister to the heirs of salvation,...
  • Mormonism and Visitations from the Dead (The OTHER World Series)

    10/27/2015 3:50:23 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 35 replies
    Mormon Coffee (Mormonism Research Ministry) ^ | Aug. 16, 2012 | Sharon Lindbloom
    People who have died are very important to members of the Mormon Church. The dead are a very important aspect of the Mormon gospel. The sixth President of the Church, Joseph F. Smith, taught, “We will not finish our work until we have saved ourselves, and then not until we shall have saved all depending upon us; for we are to become saviors upon Mount Zion, as well as Christ. We are called to this mission. The dead are not perfect without us, neither are we without them [see D&C 128:18].” (Teachings of the Presidents of the Church, Joseph F....
  • What do 2 #LDS #Missionaries do on Halloween when it's curfew? [The OTHER World Series]

    10/26/2015 5:32:23 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 4 replies
    Vine.co ^ | June 15, 2015 | Ashley Tycz
    What do 2 #LDS #Missionaries do on Halloween when it's curfew? Hmmm... #lol
  • Jason Chaffetz reportedly planning to challenge Kevin McCarthy for Speaker

    10/02/2015 2:04:40 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4:01 PM ON OCTOBER 2, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    The CW this week is that McCarthy’s Benghazi gaffe was a gift to Hillary Clinton but it’s also a gift to House conservatives who are looking for a foothold in electing Boehner’s successor. You won’t convince the centrists in the caucus that McCarthy’s too squishy to rule but you might convince them that he’s a political liability whom the GOP can’t risk having as a major spokesman during next year’s death match with the Clintons. All tea partiers need to mount a challenge is a candidate. Hensarling won’t do it, Jordan won’t do it, Ryan won’t do it. Jason Chaffetz?...
  • Secret Service Targeting of Chaffetz Alarms Lawmakers

    10/03/2015 4:14:24 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 20 replies
    CQ Roll Cal ^ | 10/2/2015 | Hannah Hess and Matthew Fleming
    A Secret Service official’s allegedly deliberate decision to embarrass Rep. Jason Chaffetz could “give pause” to other lawmakers who have applied for federal jobs, cautioned former House Judiciary Chairman Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis.
  • Saying McCarthy Lacks 218 Votes, Chaffetz Announces Bid for Speaker (Updated)

    10/04/2015 6:56:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 10/4/15 | Emma Dumain
    Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz will run for speaker. The Utah Republican announced his decision on Fox News Sunday, citing support from colleagues who “recruited” him to challenge the establishment favorite, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. “We don’t want to fight internally,” Chaffetz told Fox News anchor Chris Wallace, “but realistically we can’t vote to promote the existing leadership. “Kevin McCarthy’s a good man,” Chaffetz said, “and he’s a reason we have such a solid majority. But things have changed, and there’s really a math problem.” Chaffetz granted that McCarthy may have the majority of votes to...
  • CHAFFETZ IS THE RIGHT PICK FOR SPEAKER

    10/05/2015 5:58:56 AM PDT · by shortstop · 30 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 10/05/15 | Bob Lonsberry
    Boehner was the lesser of two evils. But not by much. You had Obama on the one side and Mr. Spray Tan on the other, and the hatred of one did not mean the love of the other. And for five years he failed. Handed the speakership by a pissed-off public, he did nothing with it. He didn't figure out how to handle Obama, he didn't figure out how to handle Reid, he was clueless with Pilosi and rudderless with the Republicans. He could neither command nor cooperate. Nor could he speak. As half the population was left without a...
  • Archaeologist thinks he has found the graves of Americans massacred in 1857 [Utah]

    09/25/2015 6:05:42 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept.22, 2015 | Brownie Marie
    <p>An archaeologist believes he has found the true resting place of the victims of the Mountain Meadows Massacre—more than 150 years after the killings. Everett Bassett revealed his findings to families of the victims on Sept. 12 in Arkansas, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.</p>
  • Can Gay Marriage Lead To Polygamy & Can Opposition To Gay Marriage Lead to Religious Sectarianism?

    09/08/2015 1:21:55 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 34 replies
    9/8/2015 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    For quite some time now I have stated that the same arguments that have been used in support of consensual gay marriage can also be used in support of consensual polygamy. With that in mind, I am also one of the few who has argued for some time now (long before Kim Davis appeared on the scene) against the dangers of religious sectarianism (i.e. pre-Cromwell RC times in Europe and also Cromwell using God's authority to close down the theaters, etcetera) and that the citing of scriptures in opposition to gay marriage can lead to or at least open the...