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  • 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...
  • Breaking: Mormon Church to Keep Affiliation With Boy Scouts Despite Decision to Allow Gay Leaders

    08/26/2015 8:59:06 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 41 replies
    ABC News/AP ^ | 08/26/2015 | AP
    Mormon church to keep affiliation with Boy Scouts despite decision to allow gay leaders.
  • World Meeting of Families president supported pro-abortion, gay ‘marriage’ candidates: report

    08/26/2015 4:08:24 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 9 replies
    LifeSiteNews | 8/25/15 | Lisa Bourne
    The president of the upcoming papal event in Philadelphia backed political candidates who support homosexual “marriage” and abortion, including a former Planned Parenthood director, a new report says. World Meeting of Families President Robert Ciaruffoli gave thousands of dollars to several pro-abortion and pro-homosexual candidates over the last 16 years, according to the Lepanto Institute, one that founded a Philadelphia Planned Parenthood facility and opposed restriction of interstate transportation of minors for abortion. While Ciaruffoli did contribute to a number of candidates who uphold life and marriage, the report says, his record of support for those promoting abortion and homosexuality...
  • Mormon church to support Boy Scouts despite gay troop leaders

    08/26/2015 7:31:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 8/26/15 | Jessica Mendoza
    The Mormon church will continue to support the Boy Scouts of America despite the group’s decision to allow gay troop leaders, say church leaders. After a month of deliberation, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – which is the nation’s largest sponsor of Boy Scout units and continues to restrict gay and lesbian members from participating fully in church activities and leadership – said in a statement Wednesday that it would maintain its 102-year-old association with Scouting following the BSA’s controversial July decision to let gay men lead Scout units. The announcement, which comes after the BSA assured...
  • LDS Church will continue Boy Scout program

    08/26/2015 1:17:04 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 25 replies
    deseretnews.com ^ | august 26, 2015 | Tad Walch
    After a month of deliberation following a vote by the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America to allow openly gay Scout leaders, leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced that they will go forward with the faith's 102-year association with Scouting, according to a statement released Wednesday morning. The statement came from the church's Council of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, who said the BSA assured the church it would be able to appoint Scout leaders based on the faith's values. "In the resolution adopted on July 27, 2015, and in...
  • Boy Scout Backlash? Organization May See Rapid Decline in Church Support Following Gay Leaders Vote

    08/02/2015 6:10:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/02/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    The Boy Scouts of America may experience a severe backlash from church sponsors following its recent vote to approve openly gay scout leaders. A national organization boasting over 2.6 million members, many of the BSA's more than 37,000 troops come from churches that officially state that homosexuality is a sin. These include the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the United Methodist Church, and the Southern Baptist Convention. Roger S. Oldham, spokesman for the SBC, told The Christian Post that Southern Baptist churches have been cutting ties with the BSA since 2013, when the youth organization voted to allow...
  • LDS Church Re-evaluating Scouting Program (official statement)

    07/27/2015 6:04:53 PM PDT · by Ripliancum · 66 replies
    lds.org ^ | LDS CHURCH
    SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement today after a vote on a policy change by the Boy Scouts of America National Executive Board to admit openly gay leaders: “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is deeply troubled by today’s vote by the Boy Scouts of America National Executive Board. In spite of a request to delay the vote, it was scheduled at a time in July when members of the Church’s governing councils are out of their offices and do not meet. When the leadership of the Church...
  • LDS church comments on boy scouts of america resolution on gay adult leader standards.

    07/13/2015 4:46:11 PM PDT · by Ripliancum · 98 replies
    Lds.org ^ | Lds.org
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statement Monday regarding the Boy Scouts of America resolution for adult leader standards: “As a chartering organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has always had the right to select Scout leaders who adhere to moral and religious principles that are consistent with our doctrines and beliefs. Any resolution adopted by the Boy Scouts of America regarding leadership in Scouting must continue to affirm that right.”
  • Mormon Church Makes First Ever Donation to LGBT Community

    07/08/2015 9:22:05 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 47 replies
    Good Magazine ^ | July 6, 2015 | Heather Dockray
    Mormons and LGBT people historically haven’t gotten along. The church has been active in efforts to end gay marriage, and even the Supreme Court’s most recent opinion hasn’t deterred them from fighting. So that’s why it came as a surprise to almost everyone that the historically anti-gay church just made its first donation to an LGBT cause. While the church still doesn’t approve of homosexuality, that didn’t stop them from making a recent donation to the Utah Pride Center, an organization that helps to serve homeless LGBTQ youth... ...The Mormon Church donated approximately $2,500 to help fund the Pride Center’s...
  • Supreme Court Decision Will Not Alter Doctrine on Marriage[LDS - Mormon]

    06/29/2015 7:03:19 AM PDT · by StormPrepper · 80 replies
    SALT LAKE CITY — The Church issued the following statement Friday: "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints acknowledges that following today's ruling by the Supreme Court, same-sex marriages are now legal in the United States. The Court's decision does not alter the Lord's doctrine that marriage is a union between a man and a woman ordained by God. While showing respect for those who think differently, the Church will continue to teach and promote marriage between a man and a woman as a central part of our doctrine and practice."
  • New ABC series features Mormon character wearing nothing but temple garments (Quantico)

    06/24/2015 2:36:21 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | June 24, 2015 | Scott D. Pierce
    There's a Mormon character in one of ABC's new fall series. And viewers will learn this when they see him wearing nothing but his temple garments. That's just one of the reasons that members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints may not be particularly pleased with that character in the pilot of "Quantico," which is scheduled to premiere on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 9 p.m. on ABC/Ch. 4. The series is about a bunch of new recruits who arrive at the FBI training base in Quantico, Va., for training.
  • Mitt Romney to Host GOP White House Hopefuls at Utah Conclave (Guess who?)

    06/10/2015 4:36:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 5, 2015 | Heather Haddon
    Former two-time Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is set to host six declared and potential GOP contenders at a Utah retreat next week. Mr. Romney, who considered a third run for president earlier this year but declined to run, will gather big GOP donors and other party bigwigs in Park City, Utah for his annual “E2 Summit.” The private event at a mountain resort kicks off with a dinner June 11 and wraps up with a luncheon on June 13, according to a copy of the invitation. Declared and potential Republican presidential contenders scheduled to speak include Sens. Marco Rubio...
  • Mormon 'apostles' ahead-of-curve of culture embracing eventual polygamy (25% vs. 16%) [Vanity]

    06/02/2015 1:04:29 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 29 replies
    Colofornian | June 2, 2015 | Colofornian
    In 2001, 1 in 7 Americans accepted polygamy as a "family" form (7%); by 2015, it's jumped to 1 in 6 Americans (16%). Source: Shocker: Morality Goes Out the Window, Americans Embrace Social LiberalismAs of last week, three of the dozen "apostles" of the Mormon Church – 1 in 4 -- were well ahead of that cultural curve and indeed, per Mormon doctrine, were headed for eternal polygamy.Allow me to explain: Seven years ago this Spring, the Salt Lake Tribune published an article that mentioned how "Three of the church's current apostles, for example, were widowed and remarried. Each will...
  • "A Mother There": A Survey of Historical Teachings about Mother in Heaven [Mormon mom-goddess]

    05/09/2015 6:54:17 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 26 replies
    BYUStudies ^ | 2011 | David L. Paulsen and Martin Pulido
    ...Latter-day Saint literature to a Mother in Heaven...Since the 1840s, this cherished doctrine has been an important, although relatively obscure, part of the Latter-day Saint understanding of the premortal origins and divine nature of mankind... As Elder Erastus Snow (Quorum of the Twelve, February 12, 1849–May 27, 1888) avowed: “What,” says one, “do you mean we should understand that Deity consists of man and woman?” Most certainly I do. If I believe anything that God has ever said about himself...I must believe that deity consists of man and woman...There can be no God except he is composed of the man...
  • Mormons' Posthumous Weddings & "Highest Sacraments" [the dead get married in Lds temples]

    05/09/2015 12:02:16 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 89 replies
    www.Scoop.co.NZ ^ | April 30, 2015 | Richard S. Ehrlich
    BANGKOK, Thailand -- Nearly 50 years after Mormons opened small churches here converting Buddhists, animists and other Thais, they have now announced plans to construct their first big temple in Thailand, enabling their families to be "sealed" together for eternity, posthumous weddings for dead ancestors and other "highest sacraments."
  • Chapter 38: Eternal Marriage ['Eternal Marriage Essential for Exaltation' (living with) Lds god]

    04/25/2015 6:00:50 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 7 replies
    Chapter 38: Eternal Marriage [SNIP] Eternal Marriage Is Essential for Exaltation• What is the Lord’s doctrine of marriage, and how does it differ from the views of the world? Many people in the world consider marriage to be only a social custom, a legal agreement between a man and a woman to live together. But to Latter-day Saints, marriage is much more. Our exaltation depends on marriage...[SNIP] Heavenly Father has given us the law of eternal marriage so we can become like Him. The Lord has said: “In the celestial glory there are three heavens or degrees; “And in order...