SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) In her argument, Kelly contends her lay leaders never asked her about women holding the priesthood — a point the leaders disputed in the letter excommunicating her.
Articles tagged “Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints”
(RNS) The assassination of Mormon church founder Joseph Smith provides rich insights into mob violence in 19th-century America and the country’s failure to protect religious freedom for unpopular churches, says the author of a new book.
(RNS) Women’s ordination advocate Kate Kelly said it’s unlikely she will seek rebaptism anytime soon into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which excommunicated her Monday (June 23).
(RNS) The prom was free to attend, but under one stipulation: Teens were required to sign a pact agreeing to dress and behave modestly, to dance “appropriately” and to abstain from using alcohol or drugs.
PROVO, Utah (RNS) Given that so many locals share common Mormon-inspired values, it’s fair to question whether the heightened sense of well-being comes from living among like-minded souls. Yes and no, locals say.
(RNS) After years of denials and lyrics that obscure the issue, Neon Trees’ frontman Tyler Glenn declared proudly that he is gay — and still a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
(RNS) Judge Howard Riddle said the case sought to use the legal system as “a high-profile forum to attack the religious beliefs of others.”
(RNS) Just as heaven is often depicted as people sitting on clouds strumming harps, “Latter-day Saints’ doctrine of exaltation is often similarly reduced in media to a cartoonish image of people receiving their own planets,” the statement says.
(RNS) Legal scholars expressed bewilderment at the development, saying British law precludes challenges to theological beliefs in secular courts.