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  • Jews and Atheists Say Abortion is Morally Acceptable, Protestants, Catholics and Mormons Say No

    06/05/2016 11:45:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 123 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | May 31, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Gallup released a new poll this week that examines peoples positions on abortion based on their religious affiliation. The poll asked people about a series of moral issues, including abortion and doctor-assisted suicide, and then examined their answers based on their religious affiliation. Researchers found major differences among religious groups, with Protestants, Catholics and Mormons taking a pro-life stance and Jews and the non-religious taking a more liberal stance. Gallup reports: Jews and those with no religious preferences have virtually identical views on the morality of abortion, doctor-assisted suicide, gay-lesbian relations and cloning animals. Jews are somewhat less likely than...
  • 40 Layoffs As Glenn Becks 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 Becks crumbling media empire Thursday as employees in the New York and Washington offices of The Blaze, Becks 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. Its 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...
  • Warren Jeffs: "The End Will Come in 2016"

    04/06/2016 4:58:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    good4utah ^ | April 5, 2016 | Hailey Higgins
    HILDALE, Utah (ABC4 Utah) A catastrophic earthquake is predicted to hit Utah and much of the US this month, if you believe recent warnings from Fundamentalist LDS Prophet Warren Jeffs. "Whenever there is trouble coming to the FLDS people, especially to the leadership, the first thing that Warren begins to predict is gloom and doom," Dowayne Barlow said, former assistant to the FLDS bishop. Insiders say Jeffs made his most recent apocalyptic prediction before the FBI raided Hildale, UT and Colorado City, AZ. Eleven FLDS leaders and members are accused of a $12 million federal welfare fraud and money laundering...
  • FLDS Bishop Lyle Jeffs asks judge to free him until trial

    04/06/2016 4:50:53 PM PDT · by Morgana
    sltrib.com ^ | April 6, 2016 | NATE CARLISLE
    In a hearing that dealt with polygamy and child sex abuse as much as alleged food stamp fraud, a federal judge Wednesday considered whether Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Bishop Lyle Jeffs should remain in jail until his trial. U.S. District Judge Ted Stewart is expected to issue a ruling later Wednesday or perhaps later this week. Prosecutors want Jeffs, 56, to remain in jail, where he has been held since indictments against 11 FLDS members were unsealed Feb. 23. Jeffs' lawyer, Kathryn Nester, asked Stewart to release her client to a home his family or supporters...
  • Former members of polygamist sect led by Warren Jeffs reveal secrets in FBI documents

    04/06/2016 4:45:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    foxnews ^ | April 6, 2016 | CNN wire
    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah 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 prophets longstanding orders to avoid law enforcement and answer them nothing....
  • 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...
  • Help! Muslim Friend on the Verge of Converting to Christianity Intercepted by Mormons (Vanity)

    04/06/2016 7:11:21 AM PDT · by PeteePie · 143 replies
    None | 04/06/2016 | Me
    A real good man who was on my staff in Iraq, an Iraqi national, left the country recently. He received repeated threats from local Al Qaeda and later ISIS for helping the US Army during OIF. There was always something special about this guy and we shared a bond of friendship that still endures. I believe the Lord put him on my heart for prayer and salvation. He made it to Sweden about eight months ago and is awaiting a ruling for asylum as a refugee. My prayers continued. Today I received what I thought was the answer to that...
  • Glenn Becks Lie Could Blow Up Ted Cruz

    03/30/2016 5:58:02 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 23 replies
    thedailybeast.com ^ | March 30, 2016 | Betsy Woodruff
    Glenn Beck has been one of Ted Cruzs most high profile surrogatesbut Becks support could become a little less desirable when he heads to court this summer for allegedly defaming a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing One of Ted Cruzs most prominent supporters could be headed to court soon to defend his Islamophobic falsehoods about a victim of terrorism. But come this summer, its Beck who could face judgement. The radio talker currently faces a defamation lawsuitbecause he doubled and tripled down on charges that a victim of a terrorist attack was actually the real terrorist. previously unnoticed...
  • Glenn Beck: Ted Cruz Anointed for this Time, Walks Back Blast of Christians Supporting Trump

    03/27/2016 12:34:48 PM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Chastened by negative public reaction to his recent comments that real Christians dont support Donald Trump and all throughout the South the Evangelicals are not listening to their God, radio talk show host Glenn Beck is walking back his criticism of Christians who support the New York City billionaire and GOP frontrunner. But now hes claiming that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), whom he has endorsed for President, was anointed for this time.
  • Beck Goes Full Bible: I Believe That Ted Cruz Actually Was Anointed by God

    03/26/2016 6:10:56 PM PDT · by tatown · 183 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/25/16 | Lindsey Ellefson
    Breitbart published an article called Robert Jeffress Rebukes Glenn Beck for Criticism of Southern Evangelicals, which quoted Baylor professor Dr. Thomas S. Kidd as saying, There are many reasons why devout Christians should hesitate to vote for Donald Trump, but God has not revealed Ted Cruz as the divinely anointed alternative, either. Beck took this to heart and spent quite a while clapping back at them on his show today. Becks devotion to Cruz certainly is religious. He has fasted for the man. He has foretold violence if Cruz is not elected. He even theorized that God killed Justice Antonin...
  • THIRD brush with terror: American Mormon, 19, left with burns and shrapnel injuries

    03/23/2016 8:26:10 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 49 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 09:05 EST, 23 March 2016 | By Kalhan Rosenblatt
    Full Title: THIRD brush with terror: American Mormon, 19, left with burns and shrapnel injuries in Brussels attack also survived Boston and Paris bombings Mason Wells, 19, an American Mormon missionary, has survived his third terrorist attack Mason was in Paris last year during the attacks and a block away from the finish line of the Boston Marathon during the bombings The teen suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon, injuries from shrapnel and second- and third-degree burns on his face and hands Despite his injuries, his parents said he is in good spirits and expected to make a full recovery An...
  • Good Grief:Glenn Beck: Ted Cruz is Sent To Save The World from the "last of days"

    03/21/2016 9:59:15 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 119 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 3-20-2016 | sundance
    Good Grief-Glenn Beck Today: Ted Cruz is "The Mormon Prophecy" Sent To Save The World from the "last of days" Posted on March 20, 2016 by sundance This isn’t the first time Glenn Beck has said his blessed candidate was the representative image and embodiment of his lord and savior who has arrived to save the world. Beck also isn’t the only one who believes it. Ted’s father has said something similar when he proclaimed “Ted was anointed to take control of society“.Previously Glenn Beck proclaimed that God killed Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to insure Ted Cruz wins the...
  • Is Ted Cruz the Fulfillment of This Prophecy?

    03/21/2016 9:06:05 AM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 38 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 3/21/2016 | BOB ESCHLIMAN
    Although U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is not a Mormon, a couple of his biggest backers are, and they have made a big push in Utah to put the GOP presidential candidate over the top. U.S. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), a popular figure who is running for re-election in the Beehive State, appeared with Cruz and talk radio host Glenn Beck at campaign stops over the weekend. Calling Cruz his "best friend," he urged Utahans to vote for the Texas senator in Tuesday's primary. Beck, on the other hand, gave a fiery speech that included some Mormon prophecy. "We are...
  • Salt Lake Tribune Cruz in Utah: Glenn Beck Says Hes Fulfillment of Mormon Prophecy

    03/20/2016 2:39:54 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/19/16
    Cruz also basked in the praise of two big-name Mormons: former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and conservative talk show host Glenn Beck. […] Beck, a Mormon and conservative radio talk show host, said he always vows to be the worst enemy of politicians who do not keep promises. “I don’t have any friends in Washington except these two,” he said about Cruz and Lee. He added they are the first politicians he has even endorsed. Beck said that he, like many Mormons, believe in a prophecy that the Constitution will hang by a thread in the last days....
  • 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 its not something that I have said when I have been out for Ted [Cruz] and now Mike [Lee]. But its 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...
  • Cruz in Utah: Best friend Mike Lee would look good on the Supreme Court

    03/19/2016 3:18:12 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 152 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 3/19/16 | LEE DAVIDSON
    Cruz in Utah: Glenn Beck says hes fulfillment of Mormon prophecy, Gayle Ruzicka predicts hell be better than Reagan. Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz told Utahns on Saturday that the biggest danger America faces is career politicians who no longer listen and he relishes battling them for the people. -snip- Beck, a Mormon and conservative radio talk show host, said he always vows to be the worst enemy of politicians who do not keep promises. "I don't have any friends in Washington except these two," he said about Cruz and Lee. He added they are the first politicians he...
  • An honor to be endorsed by General Robert Charles Oak! THANK YOU, GENERAL!

    03/19/2016 10:55:10 AM PDT · by GilGil · 26 replies
    Facebook ^ | 3/19/2016 | Donald Trump
    4 Star General Robert Charles Oaks is a retired U.S. Air Force general who served as commander of Air Training Command and United States Air Forces in Europe. Oaks was also a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 2000 to 2009. He is a first cousin to LDS Church apostle Dallin H. Oaks. General Robert Oaks, and his wonderful wife Gloria are amazing leaders- and they want a leader in the White House!
  • Glenn Beck Goes Nuclear on ‘Narcissistic Psychopath’ Donald Trump: ‘Four Years of This Bully W

    02/13/2016 10:34:41 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 107 replies
    Blaze ^ | Feb 13 2016 | Oliver Darcy
    Glenn Beck unloaded on Republican presidential contender Donald trump after Saturday night’s debate, characterizing him as a “narcissistic psychopath” who is in desperate need of a “diagnosis.” “Tonight’s debate is the most uncomfortable, angry, hate-filled 2 hours I have ever experienced,” Beck wrote on Facebook. “Is anyone else shaken by this? I found it seriously and deeply disturbing.”
  • 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...
  • LaVoy & Jeanette Finicum Photos: Pictures of Cowboy Couple (Mormon rancher LaVoy Finicum was killed

    01/26/2016 10:08:00 PM PST · by Ripliancum · 26 replies
    Heavy.com ^ | 11:39 pm EST, January 26, 2016 | Paul Farrell
    Mormon rancher LaVoy Finicum was killed during the Oregon militia standoff on January 26. He's survived by his Jeanette. Finicum was 54 years old when he died. Together he and his wife maintained a ranch in northern Arizona. The ranch was staffed and managed by the couple's 11 foster children. They were kids the couple took in, troubled kids with criminal histories. During the standoff, Finicum complained that the state had taken away the children because of his high profile role with the militia. Meanwhile on his wife, Jeanette's LinkedIn page, she lists foster care provider as her full time...
  • 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?
  • Poll: 4-way tie among GOP presidential candidates in Utah

    01/17/2016 9:32:45 AM PST · by BigEdLB · 36 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 1/17/16 | Lee Davidson
    A new poll shows that four GOP presidential candidates are in a statistical tie in Utah — which has Utah Republican Party Chairman James Evans working on a backdoor way to nominate the man he says local voters really want: Mitt Romney. On the Democratic side of the race, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are in a surprisingly close race among Utahns — with Clinton leading Sanders by a 50-40 margin. That's according to a statewide poll by The Salt Lake Tribune and Hinckley Institute of Politics, conducted by SurveyUSA, that interviewed 989 registered voters between Jan. 6-13.
  • 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,...
  • Development plans for Mormon cattle ranch stir controversy

    10/21/2015 5:05:42 PM PDT · by Aliska · 49 replies
    AP ^ | October 18, 2015 | Mike Schneider
    DESERET RANCH, Fla. (AP) Under one of the biggest land development plans ever proposed in Florida, a tract more than six times the size of Manhattan could be transformed from a home for cows and alligators into new housing developments for half a million people. Over the next six decades, the plan being developed by the Mormon church-owned Deseret Ranch promises to convert the largest undeveloped section of metro Orlando into more than a dozen bustling neighborhoods.
  • Mormon Leader: Kentucky Clerk Taking Wrong Approach on Gays

    10/21/2015 2:57:09 AM PDT · by wbarmy · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 20 Oct 2015 | AP
    The Mormon Church staked a deeper claim to middle ground in American society on Tuesday, advocating for compromises between protecting religious liberties and prohibiting discrimination, and criticizing Kentucky clerk Kim Davis for refusing to license gay marriages. The Mormons chose Oaks, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles that guides The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, to give the speech. Oaks declared himself devoted to both church doctrine and the laws of a democratic society. But when conflicts between them arise and are decided, citizens of a democracy must follow court rulings, he said.
  • Marco Rubio's Days in Nevada as a Young Mormon

    10/08/2015 6:11:44 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 21 replies
    latimes.com ^ | October 08, 2015
    Welcome to Trail Guide, your daily host through the wilds of the 2016 presidential campaign. It's Thursday, Oct. 8, and this is what we're watching: Marco Rubio grew up in Nevada picketing for better wages and persuading his family to become Mormon, the Times' Lisa Mascaro reports Rubio returns to the state today Hillary Rodham Clinton's opposition to the Pacific trade agreement puts her at odds yet again with President Obama Clinton and Obama will appear alongside each other at a gala in Washington Donald Trump is in Las Vegas for a rally at Treasure Island
  • 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 McCarthys Benghazi gaffe was a gift to Hillary Clinton but its also a gift to House conservatives who are looking for a foothold in electing Boehners successor. You wont convince the centrists in the caucus that McCarthys too squishy to rule but you might convince them that hes a political liability whom the GOP cant risk having as a major spokesman during next years death match with the Clintons. All tea partiers need to mount a challenge is a candidate. Hensarling wont do it, Jordan wont do it, Ryan wont 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 officials 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 dont want to fight internally, Chaffetz told Fox News anchor Chris Wallace, but realistically we cant vote to promote the existing leadership. Kevin McCarthys a good man, Chaffetz said, and hes a reason we have such a solid majority. But things have changed, and theres 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...
  • Salt Lake City a model for S.F. on homeless solutions

    09/16/2015 9:18:58 AM PDT · by StormPrepper · 11 replies
    SFGate ^ | June 29, 2014 | Kevin Fagan
    Salt Lake City has cut its chronic homelessness rate dramatically during the last 10 years by giving homeless people nice, permanent places to live with lots of counseling on-site. Its experience offers valuable lessons. When Salt Lake and San Francisco began their 10-year plans to end chronic homelessness in 2005 and 2004, respectively, each had about 3,000 people who lived full time on their streets. Today, San Francisco has about 2,000 - and Salt Lake has about 400.
  • The Thing Glenn Beck doesn't get about Christian Churches vs. Mormonism

    09/14/2015 8:05:25 AM PDT · by SoCalTransplant · 31 replies
    Glenn Beck said a very revealing thing on the radio today, which illustrates the difference between Mormonism and Christianity. He was talking about speaking at a Baptist Church this weekend on his Never Again is Now campaign. And as usual, he was making the case that Christian churches should align with him on his refugee campaign to bring thousands of middle eastern refugees (he says Christians only, although he openly says he'd like to bring in muslims if he could only tell the good ones from the bad ones). And in the course of his speech he expressed frustration with...
  • 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 groups 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 nations 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 BSAs 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 astatementreleased 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...
  • Utah guv orders state agencies to stop disbursing federal funds to Planned Parenthood

    08/14/2015 10:09:19 PM PDT · by Ripliancum · 22 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | By MICHAEL MCFALL | and Annie Knox The Salt Lake Tribune
    Gov. Gary Herbert has ordered all state agencies to stop funneling federal funds to the Planned Parenthood Association of Utah. The federal government provides grants to Planned Parenthood, which are distributed through the Utah Department of Health. Utah law bars any organization from using state funds for abortions, and that prohibition extends to Planned Parenthood's federal grants, Herbert said in a statement Friday afternoon. The move came in response to the release of secretly recorded videos by an anti-abortion group showing Planned Parenthood officials in Houston describing how they provide fetal tissue from abortions for medical research.
  • Mormon Church Releases Photos of Seer Stone Used by Founder

    08/04/2015 3:31:18 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 34 replies
    time.com ^ | 8/4/2015 | Brady McCombs
    The Mormon churchs push toward transparency about its roots and beliefs took another step forward Tuesday with the first published pictures of a small sacred stone it believes founder Joseph Smith used to help translate a story that became the basis of the religion. The pictures of the smooth, brown, egg-sized rock are part of a new book that also contains photos of the first printers manuscript of the Book of Mormon. Officials with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints unveiled the photos at a news conference in Salt Lake City.
  • 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 todays 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 Churchs 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.
  • 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.
  • Bill Protecting Defenders of Traditional Marriage Reintroduced in Congress

    06/21/2015 2:22:57 PM PDT · by Ripliancum · 4 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | June 17, 2015 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    (CNSNews.com) Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) reintroduced legislation in their respective chambers on Wednesday that would prohibit the federal government from denying tax exemptions or other government benefits to individuals and institutions that promote traditional marriage. "Protecting religious freedom from Government intrusion is a Government interest of the highest order," the bill states. If the U.S. Supreme Court rules in Obergefell v. Hodges that gay marriage is a constitutionally protected right, the First Amendment Defense Act (S. 1598, H.R. 2802) would prevent the Internal Revenue Service from denying tax-exempt status to churches that refuse to...
  • Former middleweight world champion boxer Gene Fullmer dead at 83

    04/28/2015 9:37:24 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | April 27, 2015 | Jay Drew
    West Jordan Many professional boxers have colorful and jarring nicknames designed to instill fear in opponents, capture the imagination of the general public and perhaps bring some extra publicity and headlines. But when it came to having a trademark moniker, Utah's Gene Fullmer wasn't like many of his counterparts. In a 2009 interview with The Salt Lake Tribune, Fullmer said he just preferred to be called by the name his parents, Tuff and Mary Fullmer, gave him when he was born in 1931. The former world middleweight boxing champion died late Monday night at a care center near his...
  • Obama Huddles Privately With Mormon Leaders in Utah

    04/03/2015 10:34:07 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 40 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | April 3, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    President Obama met privately with Mormon leaders last night in Utah. One topic on the agenda for the meeting? Immigration. "President Obama is meeting with leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, including President Henry Eyring, President Dieter Uchtdorf, Elder Tom Perry and Elder Todd Christofferson," White House deputy press secretary Eric Schultz told the press. "The President is pleased to meet with top LDS leaders as so many presidents before him have done. Among other issues, they will discuss the church's long record of service, including its work on disaster relief and...