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Woman says Mormon church knew of her abuser’s history

Woman says Mormon church knew of her abuser’s history

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman who says a former Mormon missionary leader raped her in the 1980s is accusing church officials of knowing about the man’s prior sexual misconduct before he was appointed to the powerful position. McKenna Denson’s attorneys allege in a court document filed Tuesday that […]

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Mormons pulls missionaries from Nicaragua amid violence

Mormons pulls missionaries from Nicaragua amid violence

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church is pulling the remaining 158 missionaries from Nicaragua because of ongoing violence and deteriorating conditions in the Central American country. The move announced Tuesday by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints means the religion will no longer have proselytizing church […]

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Navajo judge won’t toss claims of abuse in Mormon program

Navajo judge won’t toss claims of abuse in Mormon program

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Navajo Nation judge is refusing to dismiss lawsuits claiming Native American children were sexually abused while enrolled in a Mormon church foster program. Judge Carol Perry said in the ruling released Thursday the cases should be heard in Navajo court. The allegations were said […]

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Temple rededicated after 2 years of renovations

Temple rededicated after 2 years of renovations

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has rededicated a temple south of Salt Lake City after completing extensive renovations. The Daily Herald reports the temple in South Jordan was rededicated Sunday after being closed for two years to update its furniture, carpet, decorative paint motifs, […]

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NAACP and Mormons call for racial harmony, civility

NAACP and Mormons call for racial harmony, civility

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Top leaders from the NAACP and Mormon church are calling for greater racial harmony and mutual respect following the first official meeting between national leaders of the civil rights organization and Utah-based religion. NAACP President Derrick Johnson said the alliance should be an example for […]

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Mormon church wants 1984 rape case against leader tossed out

Mormon church wants 1984 rape case against leader tossed out

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit accusing leaders of brushing aside rape allegations against a former missionary training center director dating from 1984. Many people who could have testified about what happened in the 1980s have died or have only […]

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Mormon church redoubles opposition to Utah medical marijuana

Mormon church redoubles opposition to Utah medical marijuana

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church is doubling down its opposition to Utah’s medical marijuana ballot initiative. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a statement and a seven-page legal memorandum Friday outlining the “serious adverse consequences” that could follow if the measure were approved. The […]

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St. George LDS Temple Vandalized Early Saturday Morning

St. George LDS Temple Vandalized Early Saturday Morning

ST. GEORGE, Utah (LDS Church)-Per an official statement released by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, early Saturday morning, the St. George LDS Temple was vandalized. This incident occurred around 5:00 am MDT Saturday morning, resulting in the temple being temporarily closed before resuming its operations later in […]

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Fort A.P. Hill, Va. (April 31, 2005) - The spirit of brotherhood through scouting closely resembles that found in the Navy, which add to the spirit of adventure during the National Boy Scouts Jamboree. More than 40,000 Boy Scouts from every state in America and dozens of other countries attended the Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill. U.S. Navy photo by All Hands Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Todd Frontom (RELEASED)

Mormons severing all ties with Boy Scouts, ending long bond

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church said Tuesday it will sever all ties with the Boy Scouts of America at the end of next year and place its remaining 425,000 boys into a gospel-focused youth program it is developing. The move ends a nearly century-old relationship that was […]

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Mormons pulls missionaries from Turkey over political unrest

Mormons pulls missionaries from Turkey over political unrest

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Political unrest in Turkey has led the Mormon church to pull 29 church members serving missions there and reassign them to other countries. Mormon church spokesman Daniel Woodruff said Sunday in a statement that the men and women will be reassigned to other parts of […]

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