SALT LAKE CITY – After the Scouts voted to accept openly gay leaders last month, the LDS Church said it “considering creating its own international program for boys, separate from the Boy Scouts of America.”
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SALT LAKE CITY A Mormon exodus could devastate the Scouts, given that, as recently as 2013, more than a third (37 percent) of the troops were LDS-sponsored, accounting for 18 percent of the BSA’s 2.4 million total membership.
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.
SALT LAKE CITY – While the BSA insists that religiously affiliated troops, including those sponsored by the LDS Church, can continue to ban gay leaders, many observers doubt such an exemption can be legally defended.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) With a signed letter in hand, Stephanie Engle joined roughly 100 current and former Mormons — including Ordain Women co-founder Kate Kelly — at a mass-resignation event a block from the church’s downtown headquarters.
More than 700 people have been cast in scenes from the Book of Mormon this week on the hill in Manchester, where Joseph Smith is said to have received the faith’s sacred texts from an angel.
An unprecedented letter from top Mormon leaders on how the LDS church should respond to the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling has started a dialog in many local churches.
Many Mormon feminists experienced Kate Kelly’s excommunication as a harsh slap felt around the world.
The LDS Church will spearhead a project to make searchable records of the Freedmen’s Bureau, an agency Congress created at the end of the Civil War.