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Mormon president: Don’t use ‘Mormon’ or ‘LDS’ as church name

Mormon president: Don’t use ‘Mormon’ or ‘LDS’ as church name

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The faith has the famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir, recently made a documentary about its members called “Meet the Mormons” and uses “Mormon” in its official website addresses. But on Thursday church President Russell M. Nelson said he wants people to stop using “Mormon,” or “LDS” […]

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Judge won’t toss claim against Mormon church in rape case

Judge won’t toss claim against Mormon church in rape case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman’s lawsuit claiming she was raped by a Mormon church leader who was allowed to oversee young missionaries despite a history of sexual misconduct will go forward, a judge decided Monday. The decision will allow McKenna Denson’s lawyers to investigate whether there are others […]

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Hunger strike puts more scrutiny on Mormon youth interviews

Hunger strike puts more scrutiny on Mormon youth interviews

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Mormon man has launched a hunger strike to bring attention to a campaign calling on church leaders to bring an end to closed door, one-on-one interviews between youth and lay leaders where sexual questions sometimes arise. Sam Young of Houston says he started his […]

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St. George Tabernacle reopens after 2-year restoration project

St. George Tabernacle reopens after 2-year restoration project

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A historic Mormon church building in southern Utah has re-opened its doors after a two-year project to restore the tabernacle built by early settlers even as the new town struggled to survive through floods and heat. The Spectrum newspaper reports the Tabernacle in St. George, a LDS […]

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Nevada man indicted for murder in Mormon church hilling

Nevada man indicted for murder in Mormon church hilling

FALLON, Nev. (AP) — A 48-year-old northern Nevada man accused of fatally shooting a fellow member of his congregation during Sunday services at a Mormon church has been indicted on murder, battery and assault charges. John O’Connor made his initial appearance Wednesday in justice court in rural Fallon. He was […]

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Utah missionary falls, dies at Australia whale-watching spot

Utah missionary falls, dies at Australia whale-watching spot

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church says a 19-year-old Utah man serving a religious mission in Sydney, Australia, fell from a cliff and died at a park popular for whale watching. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Gavin Paul Zimmerman of West Haven, Utah, was […]

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Police search for motive in shooting at Nevada Mormon church

Police search for motive in shooting at Nevada Mormon church

FALLON, Nev. (AP) — Police in the northern Nevada city of Fallon were trying to determine Monday why a 48-year-old man walked into his Mormon church on Sunday and opened fire, killing one man and injuring another. It does not appear that 48-year-old gunman John Kelley O’Connor was targeting the […]

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Mormon church urges judge to toss 1984 sex-assault claim

Mormon church urges judge to toss 1984 sex-assault claim

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon church lawyers asked a judge Wednesday to toss out a lawsuit from a woman who says she was raped in the 1980s by a former Mormon missionary leader who held the powerful position even though church officials knew he had a history of sexual […]

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Cottonwood City police investigating Mormon church vandalism

Cottonwood City police investigating Mormon church vandalism

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police in Cottonwood City say they’re investigating the vandalism of Mormon churches on four consecutive nights. They say four churches have had rocks propelled through the front glass doors since Monday, possibly with the use of a wrist-rocket. Cottonwood Heights police say there’s no evidence […]

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Woman says Mormon church failed to report dad’s sexual abuse

Woman says Mormon church failed to report dad’s sexual abuse

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A California woman suing her father for sexual abuse that occurred during her childhood says Mormon church leaders allowed the sexual assault to continue by failing to report it to police. Kristy Johnson said Thursday in Salt Lake City that her now-deceased mother told local […]

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