SALT LAKE CITY – While the BSA insists that religiously affiliated troops, including those sponsored by the LDS Church, can continue to ban gay leaders, many observers doubt such an exemption can be legally defended.
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An unprecedented letter from top Mormon leaders on how the LDS church should respond to the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling has started a dialog in many local churches.
SALT LAKE CITY – Male Mormon proselytizers, known as “elders,” who toil to find converts in scorching, humid regions like Kenya, Indonesia, and Thailand will no longer be required to bring a coat with them on their two-year volunteer service.
Many Mormon feminists experienced Kate Kelly’s excommunication as a harsh slap felt around the world.
“Latter-day Saints shockingly were closer to the so-called free lovers of the 19th century than to the evangelical Protestants who were opposing them (Mormons) and opposing divorce.” historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich told a crowd of Mormon scholars recently.
SALT LAKE CITY – All Mormon apostles are seen by members as “prophets, seers and revelators.” They also become full-time executives, running a billion-dollar enterprise.
SALT LAKE CITY – Three transgender Mormons say the church’s emphasis on the physical link between body and spirit and its insistence that gender is eternal made it tougher to acknowledge what was happening with them.
Backing marriage equality on social media sites, including on Facebook or Twitter, “is not an organized effort to attack our effort, or our functioning as a church.,” Elder D. Todd Christofferson said in the interview.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) In a letter to LDS President Thomas S. Monson, John Dehlin wrote that he “never taught my questions or doubts as Church doctrine.”