SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) The church’s message remains largely the same: Cover up, lest you cause the males around you to sin.
(RNS) The LDS San Jose Mission has discontinued tracting, or handing out tracts door-to-door. Mission leaders got the word three years ago: Find something else for these eager, young full-time missionaries to do.
(RNS) Early in their history, Mormons who enjoyed the occasional tipple or chaw could get a temple recommend and enjoy all the privileges of a member in good standing.
(RNS) While there have been other collections of religious pin-up men, the Orthodox Calendar aims to make a political point against the Orthodox churches that the creators say are complicit in trying to keep gays and lesbians in the closet.
(RNS) A 1,900-page, two-volume survey of the worldwide Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has just been issued. The almanac is considered unprecedented in its scope and resources.
(RNS) For now, a state considered as one of the most conservative in the nation, has joined the likes of California and New York where same-sex couples can legally wed. Legal experts say that even if a judge halts the weddings, the licenses that have already been issued will likely still be valid.
(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.”