SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) For the first time in the history of the 185-year-old Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the average age of the 15 men who comprise the faith’s top leaders is 80.
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SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Kate Kelly appealed the decision to the church’s highest authority, the First Presidency. With the rejection, her husband, Neil Ransom, plans to resign his Mormon membership. The couple now lives in Kenya.
(RNS) Mormons put Utah on top, with 51 percent of Utah residents attending church weekly, the highest in U.S., according to a new Gallup poll.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) The action was not taken because Dehlin had doubts about the church or its history, but “because of your categorical statements opposing the doctrines of the church, and their wide dissemination via your Internet presence, which has led others away from the church.”
NORTH LOGAN, Utah (RNS) John Dehlin said he knew church discipline might be a “possible, even likely outcome” of his efforts. “I am not a victim. I don’t fault the church.”
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) The move, one LGBT advocates have been pushing for years, provides a major boost for the prospects of of a state nondiscrimination statute.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) John Dehlin, known to support same-sex marriage and the Ordain Women movement, said he expects “either disfellowshipment (i.e., official censure) or excommunication.”
When straight Mormon women married Mormon men who were attracted to other men, as many as 69 percent of those marriages ended in divorce.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) If Mormon-owned BYU allows Muslims on campus, why kick out Mormon students who lose their faith?