SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) If they lived today, nearly half of Mormon church presidents would be forbidden from serving in the faith’s 141 temples worldwide. That’s because being clean-shaven is generally a requirement for men to be Mormon temple workers.
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2012 might be dubbed the Year of YouTube – and that’s especially true on the religion beat. Religious videos sparked international riots, stirred up the U.S. presidential campaign and called young believers to the front lines in battles over homosexuality and church culture. Here are seven religious videos that made news in 2012.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) All those stories about Mitt Romney's White House bid and his Mormon faith 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 continue to be skewed, exaggerated or flat-out wrong. Here are 12 persistent myths about Mormonism. By Peggy Fletcher Stack.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) A number of Mormons are circulating a request via email that sympathetic Latter-day Saints join them in forgoing food and water on Sunday to help Mitt Romney at the Oct. 3 presidential debate. By Peggy Fletcher Stack.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Caffeine-craving students at Brigham Young University are pushing the Mormon-run school to change its stance on cola drinks after the church signaled that carbonated sodas don't violate rules against “hot drinks'' like tea or coffee. By Peggy Fletcher Stack.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Maybe now, reporters, bloggers, outsiders and even many Mormons will accept that the Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints does not forbid drinking cola. By Peggy Fletcher Stack.
(RNS) Three out of four Mormons said Mitt Romney's rise to become the presumptive GOP presidential nominee is a good thing for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But less than a quarter expect the media to cover the church fairly, according to a new poll. By Daniel Burke.
WASHINGTON (RNS) If used against him in the fall presidential election, negative stigmas or stereotypes about Mormonism could be hard to overcome for Mitt Romney's campaign, according to an academic study released Monday. By Steve Koff.