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Remarks at LDS General Conference worry LGBTQ supporters

Remarks at LDS General Conference worry LGBTQ supporters

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Some LGBTQ support groups are raising concerns about a Mormon church leader’s talk reaffirming opposition to same-sex marriage as well as the belief that gender is eternal. Dallin H. Oaks, a member of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, […]

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Candidates worry social media break could hurt campaigns

Candidates worry social media break could hurt campaigns

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Some woman candidates for public office, who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, are worried that a recommended social media break could hurt their campaigns. Russell M. Nelson, the president of the church, challenged women of the faith to take […]

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Mormon church plans 2nd temple in Utah’s Washington County

Mormon church plans 2nd temple in Utah’s Washington County

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church plans to establish a second temple in Washington County in southwestern Utah, the 20th temple either currently open or planned in the faith’s home state. Establishment of a second temple in Washington County was among 12 new temples worldwide announced Sunday by […]

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Mormon leader: Nicknames for faith are ‘victory for Satan’

Mormon leader: Nicknames for faith are ‘victory for Satan’

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The president of the Mormon church reiterated Sunday that he wants members, the media and others to use the faith’s full name, saying nicknames are “a major victory for Satan.” Addressing The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ twice-yearly conference in Salt Lake City, […]

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Mormons to spend less time at church on Sundays, leaders say

Mormons to spend less time at church on Sundays, leaders say

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormons will spend less time at church each Sunday after a change announced Saturday aimed at making worship more manageable for members around the globe. Starting in January, members will spend two hours at church each Sunday rather than three hours, leaders of The Church […]

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Gerrit W. Gong, Apostle of the LDS Church/ Photo courtesy of mormonnewsroom.org

New Asian-American, Brazilian apostles make Mormon history

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church made history and injected diversity into a top leadership panel on Saturday by selecting the first-ever Latin-American apostle and the first-ever apostle of Asian ancestry. The selections of Ulisses Soares of Brazil and Gerrit W. Gong, a Chinese-American, were announced at the […]

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Mormon conference ushers in leaders as church faces scrutiny

Mormon conference ushers in leaders as church faces scrutiny

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Mormon conference this weekend in Utah will usher in a new era of church leadership that comes as the faith grapples with heightened scrutiny about its handling of sexual abuse reports and one-on-one interviews between local lay leaders and youth. Church President Russell M. […]

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