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  • How a one-in-400million disability became common in a tiny polygamist Mormon town after...

    07/28/2017 10:26:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | July 28, 2017 | Ashley Collman For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: How a one-in-400million disability became common in a tiny polygamist Mormon town after generations of inbreeding A polygamist Mormon enclave on the Arizona-Utah border is seeing more and more children being born with an extremely rare disorder that causes severe mental and physical retardation. Dr. Theodore Tarby, who specialized in rare childhood diseases, first discovered the problem in 1990, when a woman in the community brought her 10-year-old son to him. The boy had unusual facial features, such as a prominent forehead, low-set ears, widely-spaced eyes and a small jaw. He was also severely physically and mentally disabled....
  • Benedict aide: It’s a ‘fantasy’ and ‘stupid’ to use him against Francis

    07/19/2017 7:04:50 PM PDT · by piusv · 1 replies
    Crux ^ | 7/19/2017 | Ines San Martin
    In his tribute, Benedict had nothing but praise for Meisner, but one sentence grabbed attention: According to the text, what moved Benedict the most from the final period of his friend’s life was that he had learned “to let go” and live with the “deep certainty that the Lord does not abandon His Church, even when sometimes the boat is filled almost to capsizing.”Many commentators took this to be a reference to the leadership of Francis, even though it’s an image the German pontiff used on several previous occasions, usually referring to perennial challenges to the Church rather than current...
  • INC buys another US town

    07/16/2017 5:15:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Philippine Star ^ | July 17, 2017 | Edu Punay
    MANILA, Philippines - The expansion of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) continues in the United States with the acquisition of a second town: the long-abandoned Johnsonville in Connecticut, reportedly for $1.85 million. Glicerio Santos Jr., general auditor of the INC, announced over the weekend that their church acquired Johnsonville as part of its aggressive expansion in the US. Reports said the seller of Johnsonville was the Meyer Jabara Hotels, which bought the property for $2.5 million in 2001. Reports also said the sale of the property was quick; emissaries first visited Johnsonville only in late June. The INC earlier acquired...
  • Paid parental leave, pantsuits for women, colored shirts for men — those changes are coming for...

    06/28/2017 7:23:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    salt lake city tribune ^ | June 28, 2017 | PEGGY FLETCHER STACK |
    FULL TITLE: Paid parental leave, pantsuits for women, colored shirts for men — those changes are coming for Mormon church employees Like their peers, many contemporary Mormon women work side by side with men in boardrooms and courtrooms, surgical theaters and sports franchises, college labs and city halls. Such women are smart and sophisticated in their manner and their dress, overseeing multimillion-dollar projects and donning Hillary-esque power suits. And they certainly don't see having a baby as the end of their careers. Now the LDS Church is acknowledging that new reality among its Mormon employees by changing what some see...
  • Vatican's Top Diplomat to Meet Putin, Russian Orthodox Church Chiefs

    06/22/2017 9:11:02 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    ome, June 22 (IANS/AKI) Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin on Wednesday said he will "in all probability" meet Russian President Vladimir Putin and the heads of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow in August. "Yes, we are verifying whether this visit will take place. It has been planned for a long time and now all the conditions are in place," said the Vatican second-in-command. "I believe I will meet President Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church's top officials because this needs to be a high-level visit," Parolin continued. Parolin made the remarks to journalists on the sidelines of...
  • Pope Francis/Rabbi Skorka

    "And neither of us attempted to convert the other" - Francis
  • 'God loves me this way... no part of me is a mistake': Moment a 12-year-old Mormon girl...

    06/17/2017 12:46:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 96 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 17, 2017 | Emily Crane For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: 'God loves me this way... no part of me is a mistake': Moment a 12-year-old Mormon girl has her microphone CUT OFF at church as she comes out as gay A 12-year-old Mormon girl courageously stood up in front of members of her Utah church to tell them she was gay - only to have officials cut off her microphone and tell her to sit down. Savannah revealed to churchgoers in Utah County, south of Salt Lake City, last month that she was a lesbian and told them she was proud God had made her that way. Standing...
  • Methodist Church and United Church of Christ Tell Senate to Oppose Defunding Planned Parenthood

    06/15/2017 2:12:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    Life News ^ | June 15, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    Nearly a dozen religious organizations joined abortion advocacy groups Wednesday to urge U.S. Senators to keep funding the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood. United Church of Christ, Methodist, Presbyterian and Jewish groups were among the 150-plus groups that signed a letter outlining their support of the abortion chain, Obamacare and Medicaid expansions. A group called NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice also signed the letter. “We urge you to oppose any repeal of the Affordable Care Act, attempts to change Medicaid’s open-ended funding guarantee into a block grant or per capita caps, and any attempts to defund Planned Parenthood,”...
  • Lyle Jeffs, fugitive polygamist, captured in South Dakota after almost a year on the run

    06/15/2017 8:39:43 AM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    salt lake city tribune ^ | June 15, 2017 | NATE CARLISLE
    Lyle Jeffs, who was among 11 members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints indicted in what prosecutors have called a conspiracy to defraud a federal food stamp program, was captured late Wednesday in South Dakota. Few details of the capture were immediately provided. An online log at the Minnehaha County, S.D., jail lists Jeffs as an inmate. He is being held without bond. The FBI Field Office in Salt Lake City sent a tweet Thursday morning saying Jeffs was arrested in South Dakota about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. The FLDS has a compound in South Dakota, though...
  • A statue of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young stolen in SLC, worth $125k

    05/24/2017 9:18:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    KUTV ^ | May 23, 2017 | Cimaron Neugebauer
    SALT LAKE CITY — (KUTV) A bronze statue of LDS prophets Joseph Smith and Brigham Young were stolen from Salt Lake City Tuesday morning. The 800 lb. statue is valued at more than $125,000. It was made by Young Fine Art Studio Inc. and was stolen from 825 N. 300 W. around 4 a.m. **video**
  • Understanding the Times with Jan Markell -It Could Happen Today (radio)

    05/13/2017 1:47:57 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 38 replies
    http://www.olivetreeviews.org/ ^ | 13 MAy 17 | Jan Markell and Billy Crone Olive Tree Views - Understanding the Times
    Link to today's broadscast Jan’s first guest is Pastor Billy Crone. Jan and Crone consider the date of September 23, one of the most searched topics on Google. Is this more date-setting? This refers to the “great sign” in Revelation 12. Some suggest that the Rapture or Tribulation will begin on this date. We believe as it concerns the Rapture, “it could happen today” which is imminency.
  • Mormons drop Scout programs for older teens

    05/11/2017 6:58:59 AM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    desert news ^ | May 11, 2017 | Tad Walch
    SALT LAKE CITY — The LDS Church, the oldest and largest charter organization of the Boy Scouts of America, will drop Scouting from its Young Men's program for boys ages 14 through 17. Effective Jan. 1, the move will carve about 180,000 Mormon boys from the Varsity and Venturing Scout programs in the United States and Canada, replacing them with activities created for boys in those age groups by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The church will continue to sponsor Cub Scouts for boys 8 to 10 and Boy Scout programs for those 11 through 13 in...
  • IRS Agents Raid The Offices Of Posh-Living Televangelist Benny Hinn

    04/28/2017 6:39:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 68 replies
    daily caller ^ | April 27, 2017 | Eric Owens
    Criminal investigators from the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Postal Service raided the Grapevine, Texas offices of televangelist Benny Hinn on Wednesday afternoon. Hinn is famous for his stadium-filling “Miracle Crusades.” At these revival-style events, held worldwide, Hinn claims to use special, supernatural power to heal people suffering from terminal diseases and various handicaps. Several IRS and Postal Service agents participated in the Wednesday raid. The investigators entered Hinn’s offices, then left with boxes — and boxes, and boxes — of documents. The investigators then placed the boxes on trucks at the scene.
  • Abortionist Identifies as a Christian, Believes He’s Promoting ‘Justice’ and ‘Human Dignity’

    04/18/2017 7:42:36 AM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    life news ^ | April 17, 2017 | Alex Nitzburg
    An April 10 Rolling Stone article featured an interview with Dr. Willie Parker, an abortionist who identifies as a Christian. Parker’s recently released book is titled “Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice” and was ghostwritten by Lisa Miller according to NYMag.com. During the interview, Parker stated: “I don’t think it’s bombast at all that the closest thing I could think of that would be analogous to women not being in control of their reproductive rights would be the horrible legacy of slavery we have in this country.” An April 8 Newsweek.com article noted, “…Parker compares restrictions on abortion to...
  • “Christian” Abortionist Claims Abortion is “Never Mentioned” in the Bible. But He’s Wrong

    04/17/2017 10:10:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    life news ^ | April 17, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    Willie Parker is not the first abortionist to use the Bible to try to justify killing babies in the womb, but he probably has received the most positive attention for it. Parker is an abortionist who works in Alabama and Georgia. He also loves the media spotlight, and frequently claims he performs abortions because he is a Christian. He once described his abortion practice as a “ministry.” In an interview with Quartz this week, Parker claimed the Bible does not mention abortion, therefore it must be ok. He also said God gives women the free will to choose whether to...
  • Baby and three teenagers are shot at an Alabama church's Easter carnival after fight breaks out...

    04/16/2017 9:54:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | April 16, 2017 | Forrest Hanson For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Baby and three teenagers are shot at an Alabama church's Easter carnival after fight breaks out in crowd of 900 Four young people - including a baby under the age of one - were shot at a church's Easter carnival in Alabama on Saturday night. The toddler and three teenagers were not critically injured after gunfire erupted at the Cathedral of the Cross A.O.H. Church of God on the border of Birmingham and Center Point,AL.com reported. They were all taken to hospital, as was a pregnant woman knocked to the ground in the chaos that followed the gunfire.
  • Complaints mount against Utah judge who at rape sentencing called ex-Mormon bishop a ‘good man’

    04/16/2017 12:09:03 PM PDT · by Utah Binger · 29 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | April 15, 2017 | Jessica Miller
    Complaints are mounting against a Utah County judge who earlier this week praised a former Mormon bishop before sending him to prison for sexually abusing two women. Fourth District Judge Thomas Low on Wednesday became emotional as he handed down a prison sentence to Keith Robert Vallejo. Julia Kirby — who was 19 when Vallejo, her brother-in-law, abused her — told The Tribune after the sentencing that she was shocked by the judge's words to her abuser. Now, she plans to file a judicial complaint against him. And she's not the only one. "He completely disregarded her," Lawrence said. "He...
  • Lent in Jerusalem: The Holy Fire ceremony

    04/15/2017 1:08:49 AM PDT · by blueplum · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 05 April 2011 | NICOLE JANSEZIAN, TRAVELUJAH
    Easter in Israel is essentially centered on one specific tradition which is the hallmark of the season for local Christians. Easter in Israel is essentially centered on one specific tradition, the Holy Fire ceremony, which takes place on the Saturday before Easter, and is the hallmark of this holiday's season in Jerusalem for local Christians plus the thousands of faithful who make the pilgrimage to the Holy Land for this special occasion. All of Lenten and Easter events culminate in that moment, when the spirit of Jesus fills the tomb site in the Holy Sepulchre. According to their belief, a...
  • Good Friday processions move through ruins of Syria's civil war

    04/14/2017 11:41:06 PM PDT · by blueplum · 6 replies
    LA Times ^ | 14 April 2017 | Patrick J. McDonnell Contact Reporter
    They marched past bullet-riddled storefronts, bombed-out apartment blocks and makeshift shrines to pro-government “martyrs” lost in the war. Clergymen hoisted on their shoulders a miniature coffin filled with flowers, a symbol of the death of Christ on this most solemn day of Holy Week. Soldiers and black-clad militiamen toting AK-47s provided a measure of security in a pulverized city where rebel car bombs and suicide attackers remain a constant threat. The Good Friday evening procession through the narrow streets of this war-traumatized city highlighted how a reeling but resilient Christian community is gradually coming back to their roots in Homs’...
  • The Potter's Hand[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/31/2017 7:49:24 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    You are more than just just a tongue of men and angels , Yeah more than this, for your purpose and life is mine for I hold you in My Hand as a songbird singing out My Love for My Children. So do not cage My Love but set it completely free for only through this freedom shall they receive My unconditional Love " Through Grace " carved out in My Word for truly the words I desire for you to form from their mouths upon their tongues are Eternal Life all from the fruit from The Tree of Life....