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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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Mormon church backs deal to allow medical marijuana in Utah

Mormon church backs deal to allow medical marijuana in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church joined lawmakers, the governor and advocates to back a deal Thursday that would legalize medical marijuana in conservative Utah after months of fierce debate. The compromise comes as people prepare to vote in November on an insurgent medical marijuana ballot initiative that […]

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Mormon no more: Tabernacle Choir renamed in big church shift

Mormon no more: Tabernacle Choir renamed in big church shift

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The well-known Mormon Tabernacle Choir was renamed Friday to strip out the word Mormon in a move showing the faith’s new president is serious about ending shorthand names for the religion that have been used for generations by church members and previously promoted by the […]

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Mormon church to increase food donations to charities

Mormon church to increase food donations to charities

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church is planning to increase food donations to community charities by more than 20 million pounds (9 million kilograms) annually over the next several years. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the changes to its welfare operations in a Thursday […]

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Mormons to stay outdoors after split with Boy Scouts

Mormons to stay outdoors after split with Boy Scouts

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church’s new youth program it will roll out in 2020 when it cuts all ties with Boy Scouts of America will still include outdoor and adventure activities even as the initiative becomes more gospel-focused, the faith confirmed Friday. The Church of Jesus Christ […]

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Mormon leaders call for new medical-marijuana plan in months

Mormon leaders call for new medical-marijuana plan in months

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon church leaders are calling for Utah lawmakers to pass medical-marijuana legislation by the end of the year even as they urge people to vote against an insurgent ballot measure that would legalize it. The Deseret News reported Sunday that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day […]

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