SALT LAKE CITY — “We don’t drink alcohol, we don’t smoke, we avoid coffee — but we certainly do sugar,” BYU marketing professor Glenn Christensen said. “It’s the only allowed indulgence.”
NEW YORK — “The men who (excommunicated me) literally think they kicked me out of heaven,” Ordain Women founder Kate Kelly said. “Luckily, I do not think that. … Out of this experience, I’ve realized that men don’t get to control my happiness.”
SALT LAKE CITY — “What does that have to do with us at all?” asked Josh Weed, an openly gay man who has been married to a woman for 12 years.
(RNS) Rubio is a cradle Catholic who dipped his toes into Mormonism and attended a Southern Baptist megachurch.
SALT LAKE CITY — No other religious group identifies so strongly with one party, although some come close.
SALT LAKE CITY — Opponents cited the perception that LDS history is rife with disturbing episodes; that the faith does not treat LGBT persons fairly; and does not offer wide enough roles for women.
SALT LAKE CITY — Mormon President Thomas S. Monson, 87, skipped the meeting with Obama to preserve his strength for the church’s massive General Conference.
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.
WASHINGTON (RNS) When it comes to how Americans rank the factors that shape their self identity, religion ranks near the bottom — if at all.