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Does Mormon Modesty Mantra Reduce Women to Sex Objects?
Originally Posted: 03/04/2014 - 5:13pm | Type: Blog

When Mormon leaders sense a decline of moral standards in the world, they roll out sermons on modesty. When Mormon leaders sense a decline of moral standards in the world, they ro ...

Mormon Missionaries Find Work, Meaning in Community Service
Originally Posted: 02/04/2014 - 2:54pm | Type: Blog

In Northern California, the image of Mormon missionaries in dark suits and white shirts, knocking on doors at inconvenient times, is being replaced by the sight of these name-tag-wearing twosomes in blue jeans ...

Ex-Mormons Aren’t ‘Lazy or Sinful,’ Church Leader Dieter Uchtdorf Says
Originally Posted: 10/07/2013 - 3:18pm | Type: Blog

It is wrong to assume that Mormons who leave the faith “have been offended or lazy or sinful,” a top leader told members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Saturday during the church’s 183rd ...

Writer Sees Growing Gay Acceptance Among Mormons
Originally Posted: 08/06/2013 - 11:06am | Type: Blog

Jerry Argetsinger never felt a twinge of tension between being gay and being Mormon. Nobody talked about homosexuality in his Oregon congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when he was ...

Inside the Mormons’ Elite Missionary Training Center
Originally Posted: 07/24/2013 - 12:22pm | Type: Blog

The 35-acre campus is an island of young people, where teens and 20-somethings outnumber grownups by 10-to-1. The place is awash in fresh-faced students, and even the workers — from the cafeteria to the copy c ...

New Mormon Website Features Softer Tone on Gays
Originally Posted: 12/10/2012 - 10:03am | Type: Blog

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints isn't changing its tune about homosexuality, but it has launched a new website to alter the tone. SALT LAKE CITY—The Church of ...

12 Myths About Mormonism That Persist Despite the ‘Mormon Moment’
Originally Posted: 11/05/2012 - 2:53pm | Type: Blog

All those stories educated millions of observant Americans about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Still, some “understandings” remain misunderstandings — and many views of the religion are stil ...

Mormon Women Seeking Middle Ground to Greater Equality
Originally Posted: 08/20/2012 - 3:59pm | Type: Blog

Some Mormon women are not pushing for ordination, but they crave a more engaged and visible role for women in the Mormon church. SALT LAKE CITY — For some Mormon feminists, there ...

Mormons Quit Church in Mass Resignation
Originally Posted: 07/05/2012 - 10:37am | Type: Blog

A group of about 150 Mormons quit their church in a mass resignation ceremony in Salt Lake City on Saturday in a rare display of defiance ending decades of disagreement for some over issues ranging from polyga ...

Poll: Mormons Excited About Romney’s Rise, But Wary of Media
Originally Posted: 06/25/2012 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

Most Mormons in Utah believe that Mitt Romney’s rise to become the likely GOP presidential nominee is a good thing for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But many do not trust the media to cover ...

Religious Groups Vie for Internet Space in Domain Name Grab
Originally Posted: 06/19/2012 - 4:24pm | Type: Blog

Religious groups have long vied for prime parcels of land, planting churches on town squares and monasteries amid isolated mountains. But now they’re targeting real estate in a less tangible sphere: cyberspace ...

How Did Mormons Grow So Fast? They Changed How They Counted
Originally Posted: 05/04/2012 - 6:05pm | Type: Blog

If you suspected the newly released U.S. Religion Census overstated the Mormons' growth rate, you were right. That’s because, this time around, the Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints c ...

The Problem with Daniel Pearl's Mormon Baptism
Originally Posted: 03/04/2012 - 12:25pm | Type: Blog

A simmering interreligious controversy resurfaced recently with the news that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had posthumously ``baptized'' a number of deceased Jews, including Daniel ...

Mormons Confront 'Epidemic' of Online Misinformation
Originally Posted: 02/02/2012 - 11:18am | Type: Blog

Surprised by what they find so easily online, more and more Mormons are encountering crises of faith. Some even leave the fold and, feeling betrayed, join the ranks of Mormon opponents. ...