“Latter-day Saints shockingly were closer to the so-called free lovers of the 19th century than to the evangelical Protestants who were opposing them (Mormons) and opposing divorce.” historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich told a crowd of Mormon scholars recently.
Articles tagged “polygamy”
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Can Mormonism add layers of what some see as controversial information without scaring away new converts or longtime members whose devotion is built on the account as they’ve known it all their lives?
(Reuters) Kody Brown and the four women he calls his spouses live in Nevada and have 17 children. Legally, Brown is married to only one woman, even though he says all four are his wives.
TORONTO (RNS) The “Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act” would ban arranged marriages of minors and deport polygamists.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Attorney General Sean Reyes has said he would appeal the federal court ruling that found the law against polygamy was unconstitutional.
(RNS) The law legalizes polygamy, allowing men to marry multiple wives in a country where they previously were permitted to have one.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) The bill’s passage would allow men to marry as many women as they want. It awaits the president’s signature.
(RNS) Yes, Pope Francis dominated the headlines for 2013. But he wasn’t the only big religion story to receive front-page treatment.
(RNS) A federal judge has ruled that Utah’s laws on polygamy are unconstitutional, in a case involving the Brown family featured on TLC’s reality series “Sister Wives.”
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) All those stories about Mitt Romney's White House bid and his Mormon faith educated millions of observant Americans about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Still, some “understandings” remain misunderstandings — and many views of the religion continue to be skewed, exaggerated or flat-out wrong. Here are 12 persistent myths about Mormonism. By Peggy Fletcher Stack.