The government charges that a polygamous sect controls housing and police services in two western towns and discriminates against non-believers.
Articles tagged “Mormon”
(RNS) Two decades ago Paul Sautter-Walker left because he felt the church rejected him when he came out as gay. Now, at 37, with a husband and four children, he wonders whether his return to the church of his youth was ill-fated to begin with.
(RNS) In filling the spots for three apostles, Mormonism had the chance “to demonstrate that this is a global church that happened to begin in America, and not an American church.” It didn’t.
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.
“Give yourself permission to make the best choice for you and your own wellbeing., writes Kelly. “Put your faith in yourself and in women.”
The resolution, which includes a provision allowing religious groups that sponsor troops to continue the ban, was approved by the BSA executive committee and moves to a national board vote July 27.
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.