SALT LAKE CITY — Protesters rallied against the LDS church’s recent policy decisions involving same-sex couples and their children, and in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Mormons.
(RNS) The new policies make the LDS church, with about 15 million members globally, the largest Christian denomination to enact such a formal — and some say draconian — policy. Children of same-sex couples are effectively denied baptism and other ordinances of the church.
(RNS) It is impossible for me to be a part of a religion that would attack its own members and punish them by denying their children involvement in the church.
SALT LAKE CITY — The LDS letter, to be read from the pulpit Sunday, takes a wider view of refugees, though it comes amid Syria’s deepening civil war.
SALT LAKE CITY — The senior apostle, second in line for the LDS church’s presidency, suggested some general principles for all sides to follow along a “center path” that balances the rights and interests of church and state.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) The selection of this city for one of the largest interfaith meetings in the world is no coincidence, but a clear sign that both the Parliament of the World’s Religions and the LDS church have evolved.
(RNS) Under the policy, students who enter the university as Mormons but then undergo a faith transition can be expelled, evicted from student housing and fired from on-campus jobs.
(RNS) In filling the spots for three apostles, Mormonism had the chance “to demonstrate that this is a global church that happened to begin in America, and not an American church.” It didn’t.
SALT LAKE CITY – Elders Ronald A. Rasband, Gary F. Stevenson and Dale G. Renlund were named to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.