LDS temple in Nauvoo, Illinois

Baptizing Mom

Two weeks ago, I was baptized for my mother in an LDS temple, and it was one of the most beautiful spiritual experiences I’ve ever had.

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12 myths about Mormonism

SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) All those stories about Mitt Romney's White House bid and his Mormon faith educated millions of observant Americans about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Still, some “understandings” remain misunderstandings — and many views of the religion continue to be skewed, exaggerated or flat-out wrong. Here are 12 persistent myths about Mormonism. By Peggy Fletcher Stack.

Mormon church blocks whistle-blower’s access to baptism data

SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) A technological crackdown has effectively blocked the pre-eminent whistle-blower of controversial proxy baptisms from accessing a Mormon database that chronicles so-called baptisms for the dead. By Derek Jensen.