(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.
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SALT LAKE CITY — The conference will tackle topics such as “ways to strengthen marriages and families; the social costs of pornography; human trafficking; global health care initiatives; the bioethics of cloning and genetic modification.”
SALT LAKE CITY – Elders Ronald A. Rasband, Gary F. Stevenson and Dale G. Renlund were named to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
SALT LAKE CITY – By not providing an alternative, the LDS church unwittingly created a vacuum and conversion-aimed retreats have filled it.
SALT LAKE CITY – Installing three women to high-level leadership councils could have far-reaching consequences in a denomination led exclusively by men.
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.