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Mormons Counter 'Cartoonish' Idea of Planets in the Afterlife
Originally Posted: 03/04/2014 - 5:42pm | Type: Blog

Countering the notion that Mormons believe they will someday inherit their own planets, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued a new statement on “Becoming Like God” that tries to put dista ...

35 Years Later, Some Black Mormons See Lingering Prejudice
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 12:59pm | Type: Blog

June 8, 1978, was a sacred, momentous event — a revelation — that catapulted Mormonism into a new era of global growth. June 8, 1978, was a sacred, momentous event — a revelation ...

Religious Leaders Welcome FBI Hate Crimes Reporting
Originally Posted: 06/07/2013 - 10:27am | Type: Blog

For Raed Jarrar, the FBI’s decision Wednesday to begin tracking hate crimes against Arabs is a battle won in a larger war. For Raed Jarrar, the FBI’s decision Wednesday to begin t ...

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 Missionary Applications Soar: Up By 471 Percent
Originally Posted: 10/29/2012 - 3:04pm | Type: Blog

SALT LAKE CITY -- Mormon apostle Jeffrey R. Holland predicted that lowering the age limits for young Mormon missionaries would trigger a “dramatic” uptick in their numbers. Turns out, "dramatic" was ...

Mormons Lower Age for Missionaries: 19 for Women, 18 for Men
Originally Posted: 10/08/2012 - 2:45pm | Type: Blog

In a surprising move that promises to transform Mormon social and spiritual dynamics, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Oct. 6 announced that it is lowering the age of full-time missionary ser ...

Missouri Remains Land of Religious Promise for Mormons
Originally Posted: 09/21/2012 - 2:51pm | Type: Blog

On the one hand, Missouri symbolizes how far Mormons have come. At least 66,000 Mormons now live in the state, more than triple the number of just three decades ago. Most recently, the LDS church has built a t ...

BYU Students Pushing for Caffeinated Sodas
Originally Posted: 09/18/2012 - 3:21pm | Type: Blog

Caffeine-craving students at Brigham Young University are pushing the Mormon-owned school to change its stance on cola drinks. Caffeine-craving students at Brigham Young Universit ...

It’s Official: Coke and Pepsi Are OK for Mormons
Originally Posted: 08/31/2012 - 2:57pm | Type: Blog

On Aug. 29, the LDS church posted a statement on its website saying that “the church does not prohibit the use of caffeine” and that the faith’s health-code reference to “hot drinks” “does not go beyond (tea a ...

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 ...

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 ...

Mormons, GOP Didn’t Always Get Along So Well
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 4:17pm | Type: Blog

As Mitt Romney presses his bid for the Republican nomination for president, many Americans don't realize how his Mormon faith played an important role as foil in the early days of the GOP -- and how its f ...

The Daily Show on Evangelicals & Mormons: Battle of the Sects
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 6:38pm | Type: Blog

Last night on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart explains why, apparently, many "evangelicals" are supporting Rick Perry. +Warning: Videos may contain coarse language+ Last ...