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  • Glenn Beck Channels Mormon Prophecy in Utah for Cruz: ‘Body of the Priesthood’-'Constitution Hangs’

    03/19/2016 7:26:34 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 282 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Mar 2016 | Rebecca Mansour
    “I want to speak to you about something that may be controversial. And it’s not something that I have said when I have been out for Ted [Cruz] and now Mike [Lee]. But it’s something that this crowd needs to hear – that Utah needs to hear. The body of the priesthood is known to stand up when the Constitution hangs by a thread,” Beck said. ... “I joined many times. What held me through was the prophesy that the Constitution will hang by a thread, and this People would remember what our Founders did. It is our responsibility to...
  • Houston Redux? Salt Lake City's Gay Mayor-Elect Wants Sit-Down with Mormons Over Church's 'Policy'

    11/12/2015 5:13:52 PM PST · by marshmallow · 32 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 11/12/15 | Mark A. Kellner
    Jackie Biskupski, the openly gay mayor-elect of Salt Lake City, isn't happy that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a group better known as the Mormons, clarified its stance on its membership requirements. Under policies disclosed last week, the LDS Church won't accept as members or missionaries children of same-sex couples. She now wants a meeting with church leaders to discuss "policies." The move evoked echoes of Houston's Mayor Annise Parker who, in a two-year battle over a human rights bill, at one point subpoenaed sermons from local pastors opposed to the measure and sought a public vote....
  • Deadly flash floods hit polygamous community in Utah

    09/15/2015 6:04:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/15/15
    Search-and-rescue teams trudged through muddy streambeds on Tuesday in a small polygamous town on the Utah-Arizona border, looking for people who were missing after a devastating flash flood that killed at least 15 people. With more rain in the forecast, men in helmets were perched at high points along the route, watching carefully for any more floodwaters that could suspend the search in Hildale, the secluded community that is the home base of Warren Jeffs' polygamist sect. Only one person was still missing Tuesday afternoon out of 16 people - three women and 13 children - who were in two...
  • Mormon Church Head Summoned to an English Court to Answer Charges of Fraud

    02/06/2014 6:22:58 AM PST · by Marcus · 32 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | February 6, 2014 | Mark R. Whittington
    Eugene Volokh relates an action by the Westminster Magistrate's Court in England that would be chilling if it were funny. It seems that the court is summoning a leader of a major religion to prove whether the doctrine of his church is true. The court is summoning Thomas Monson, the current President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to answer charges under the Fraud Act levied by two disaffected ex-Mormons.
  • Mormon Church Renounces Belief That Dark Skin Is Sign Of God's Disfavor

    01/02/2014 9:42:29 AM PST · by Anton.Rutter · 137 replies
    OpposingViews.com ^ | Dec. 14, 2013 | Kathryn Schroeder
    The Mormon Church has officially renounced the belief that dark skin is a sign of disfavor, or curse. On the official website for The Mormon Church, www.lds.org, a statement has been posted titled "Race and the Priesthood," where blame for the belief that dark skinned people were inferior to whites is placed on the establishment of the church coming in 1830, a time of great racism in the United States. The Church points out how previous leaders, most notably President Brigham Young, restricted Blacks from priesthood in the Church, receiving the temple endowment, or allowing them to be married in...
  • How I Escaped the Mormon Temple [Ex-BYU prof tells how her family was rescued from legalistic cult]

    12/27/2013 8:33:08 PM PST · by Colofornian · 569 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | Nov. 22, 2013 | Lynn Wilder
    ...For eight years, I had been a professor at Brigham Young University... I looked down on Christians...They had part of the gospel, but I had the fullness of it. I kept the laws and ordinances of Mormonism. Three weeks before the end of his two-year mission, Micah called to tell us he was being sent home early—a horrific disgrace in Mormon culture. He had been reading the New Testament. There he encountered a different Jesus than the one I was taught about in Mormonism—a God of grace, not of works, so that no one can boast... To a roomful of...
  • Must Americans accept polygamy alongside same-sex marriage?

    12/28/2013 7:07:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Myrtle Beach Sun News ^ | December 26, 2013 | Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk
    A federal judge last week struck down part of Utah’s ban on polygamy – the state can no longer prosecute adult men and women who “cohabitate” in numbers larger than the traditional pair. Critics suggested the ruling was a natural next step after the success of same-sex marriage campaigns and lawsuits in recent years. But Kody Brown, the fundamentalist Mormon “Sister Wives” star whose case sparked the ruling, proclaimed it a victory for religious freedom. Is polygamy inevitable? Are we headed down the slippery slope? Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the RedBlueAmerica columnists, debate the issue. Joel Mathis What’s sacred...
  • Race and the Priesthood [Lds Church attempts to explain its past racist prophets and policies]

    12/10/2013 5:21:52 AM PST · by Colofornian · 61 replies
    Lds Church ^ | Dec. 9, 2013
    ...Latter-day Saint scripture and teachings affirm that God loves all of His children and makes salvation available to all. God created the many diverse races and ethnicities and esteems them all equally... ...for much of its history—from the mid-1800s until 1978—the Church did not ordain men of black African descent to its priesthood or allow black men or women to participate in temple endowment or sealing ordinances. SNIP In 1852, President Brigham Young publicly announced that men of black African descent could no longer be ordained to the priesthood, though thereafter blacks continued to join the Church through baptism and...
  • Mormon bishop dresses as homeless man to teach church lesson

    12/01/2013 1:32:00 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 1, 2013
    From the video, "Lesson in Compassion".
  • Author of 'Mormon Christianity' Claims Christians Can Learn From the LDS Church

    11/14/2013 9:24:09 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 358 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | November 11, 2013 | Tyler O'Neil
    A Roman Catholic scholar and former philosophy and religion professor has released a new book that defends Mormonism as "one of the youngest branches on the Christian tree," and claims that Christians can learn from the Mormon religion. Stephen H. Webb, former 25 year professor of religion and philosophy at Wabash College and author of the book, Mormon Christianity: What Other Christians Can Learn From the Latter-day Saints, told The Christian Post that, among other things, "Mormon theology teaches us to think of matter in new and creative ways." "Traditional theology teaches that matter is lifeless, without the soul it's...
  • (Governor) Otter condemns vandalism of Mormon churches in E. Idaho

    11/12/2013 5:29:55 AM PST · by Ripliancum · 58 replies
    The Idaho Statesman ^ | Nov. 9th | AP
    Police in eastern Idaho say they're investigating after vandals defaced three Mormon churches in the small town of Chubbuck. Gov. Butch Otter condemned the vandalism in a written statement released Sunday. Here is the governor's full statement: "Defiling or defacing houses of worship — of any faith or denomination — is an attack not just on religious beliefs or even our law, but also on our culture and our values. It disturbs the sanctuaries of our spiritual well-being. These are not merely the acts of misguided individuals. They speak to a more fundamental disregard for sacred places, social order and...
  • Mormon church-owned company buys huge swath of Florida land

    11/08/2013 11:51:18 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 498 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 7, 2013 | Kevin Spear
    <p>The Mormon church stands to own nearly 2 percent of Florida by completing a deal to buy most of the real estate of the St. Joe Co. for more than a half-billion dollars.</p> <p>The megapurchase was announced jointly Thursday by a corporate representative of church, which owns the nearly 295,000-acre Deseret Ranches in Central Florida, and by the real-estate and timber business, which has built several communities along the Panhandle coast.</p>
  • Mormon-evangelical detente? Mouw, Zacharias to speak to LDS again

    11/04/2013 9:54:21 PM PST · by restornu · 81 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Thursday, Oct. 31 2013 | Tad Walch
    The chill seemed to begin to thaw for some in 2004 when Mouw introduced Ravi Zacharias at the LDS Church's Salt Lake Tabernacle. Mouw spoke for seven minutes and apologized for evangelicals who had "misrepresented the faith and belief of Latter-day Saints." "Let me state it clearly," Mouw said. "We evangelicals have sinned against you." Mouw didn't flinch despite criticism of the apology by other evangelicals and published a book last year titled "Talking with Mormons: An Invitation to Evangelicals." He practices “convicted civility,” which he says is different from what he calls the “ ‘anything-goes’ compromised relativism so popular...
  • Baptist’s BYU visit marks thaw in Mormon-evangelical cold war

    10/30/2013 8:29:22 PM PDT · by Ripliancum · 49 replies
    roonte.com ^ | 10/30/2013 | Adelle M. Banks
    Last month, after being sure to get his caffeine fix at Starbucks, Southern Baptist leader Richard Land went where few evangelicals had dared to go before: the Provo campus of Brigham Young University, the intellectual heart of Mormonism. After lecturing on "family, faith, freedom and America," Land attended a BYU football game with LDS leaders and joined them to hear James Taylor sing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Days later, George O. Wood, the general superintendent of the Assemblies of God, also visited BYU, followed by the Rev. R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptists’ flagship seminary. Is there...
  • Blacks Ridiculed again by the Mormon Church.

    10/10/2013 5:11:31 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 87 replies
    thyblackman.com ^ | Sept. 12, 2013 | Staff writer; Lee Baker
    (ThyBlackMan.com) For several years now, every Tuesday evening I have had the great privilege of addressing the Christian and Mormon listeners of Worship FM 101.7 in Monrovia, the capital City of Liberia, West Africa. I have come to know several of the station managers and a number of the more frequent callers to the weekly program. Through their comments, questions and photographs, I have been genuinely moved to see the application of their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Over the past few months the question of racist teachings in the Book of Mormon and from the past Leadership of...
  • Ordain Women Group Turned Away At Conference [Mormon church turns women away from meeting]

    10/08/2013 6:04:00 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 30 replies
    MidUtahRadio.com ^ | Oct. 7, 2013 | Kathy Farnsworth
    (Salt Lake City, UT) — A group of activist women seeking access to the Priesthood Session at the 183rd Semiannual General Conference were turned away. The 200 women are part of a group called Ordain Women, which is lobbying the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to allow for the ordination of women. A BYU graduated founded the group last year after returning from a mission to Barcelona.
  • Top 10 Embarrassments of the Mormon Religion

    10/03/2013 5:57:19 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 130 replies
    ListVerse.com ^ | Oct. 5, 2012 | Zabrina
    Mormon is allegedly a prophet-historian who was the native American believed by Mormons to have written the Book of Mormon – the main religious text of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormonism). Mormonism is a religion less than two centuries old, but in this short time it has managed to accrue a long list of embarrassments which the church leaders would prefer were kept silent. These embarrassments range from textual inaccuracies to scandals in the life of the founder, Joseph Smith. Of all religions, it’s difficult to believe this one has caught on given the long...
  • Ex-Mormon Shares Secrets From the Church of Latter-day Saints

    08/24/2013 11:24:16 PM PDT · by reaganaut · 219 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 8/19/2013 | Tyler O'Neil
    A Christian professor and evangelist said that after 30 years in the Mormon Church, she came to a unique realization – the Bible is more accurate than the Book of Mormon, and God is bigger than the transcendent man worshipped by the "Latter day Saints" (LDS). "I began to feel like somebody was pulling back the curtain in Oz," Lynn K. Wilder, associate professor of special education at Florida Gulf Coast University, former tenured professor at Brigham Young University, and author of Unveiling Grace: The Story of How We Found Our Way Out of The Mormon Church, told The Christian...
  • Why Do We Boycott 'Ender's Game' But Give Roman Polanski An Oscar?

    08/03/2013 12:43:41 PM PDT · by Ripliancum · 76 replies
    policy mic ^ | 7/1/2013 | Angie Hartley
    Orson Scott Card, whose science-fiction book Ender's Game is being released as a film, is a conservative Mormon with a long history of attacking gay people and their rights. He's also one of the most respected sci-fi writers of all time. This has really got sci-fi fans and gay rights activists in a moral dilemma as the momentum for the film builds up to its November 1 release. Orson Scott Card has gone far beyond opposing gay marriage. In 1990, he wrote in Mormon publication Sunstone Magazine, “Laws against homosexual behavior should remain on the books, not to be indiscriminately...
  • 4 Men Sue Boy Scouts, LDS Church in Idaho (alleged sex abuse)

    06/24/2013 4:31:29 PM PDT · by knak · 25 replies
    Magic Valley Times News ^ | 6/24/2013 | AP
    <p>BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Four men are suing the Mormon church and Boy Scouts of America in federal court, saying they were sexually abused while attending scouting functions in Idaho.</p> <p>Attorneys Gilion Dumas, Andrew Chasan and Timothy Walton filed the lawsuit in Boise's U.S. District Court on Monday on behalf of the men, who are named only as John Does I-IV.</p>