(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.
Articles tagged “Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints”
(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.
(RNS) All but an estimated 10 or so Angel Moroni sculptures on temples worldwide are the work of Karl Quilter who died last week.