SALT LAKE CITY – Installing three women to high-level leadership councils could have far-reaching consequences in a denomination led exclusively by men.
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They will serve on councils that had been traditionally served only by men. “We need their wisdom and participation!” said one Mormon leader.
The faithful believe God helped him use the “seer stone” to translate symbols found on gold plates into English text that became the Book of Mormon.
(RNS) A sampling of religious response to the Boys Scouts of America’s drop of its ban on gay adult leaders.
(RNS) Some faith leaders said continued support for the BSA would hinge on whether religiously affiliated troops would be allowed to choose their own leaders.
Packer, who served as president of the church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, had been next in line to be church president, according to his obituary in the Salt Lake Tribune.
(RNS) Catholics and Mormons seem to be taking a wait-and-see attitude, Methodists plan to mull the next steps with BSA officials, and some LGBT-affirming church groups are welcoming the possible change.
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.”