Jodi Arias is on trial for the murder of Travis Alexander.

Jodi Arias’s Last-Ditch Defense Is . . . Blood Atonement? Are You Kidding Me?

Three stories in this week’s Mormon news: Friend says that accused killer Jodi Arias is being blamed for a murder that was actually a blood-atonement conspiracy by the LDS Church. Uh huh. In happier news, the LDS Church has unveiled exciting changes to its Scripture apparatus, and thousands of new missionaries are expected to begin serving around the world.

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The seven most provocative religious videos of 2012

2012 might be dubbed the Year of YouTube – and that’s especially true on the religion beat. Religious videos sparked international riots, stirred up the U.S. presidential campaign and called young believers to the front lines in battles over homosexuality and church culture. Here are seven religious videos that made news in 2012.