SALT LAKE CITY – Three transgender Mormons say the church's emphasis on the physical link between body and spirit and its insistence that gender is eternal made it tougher to acknowledge what was happening with them.
Backing marriage equality on social media sites, including on Facebook or Twitter, "is not an organized effort to attack our effort, or our functioning as a church.," Elder D. Todd Christofferson said in the interview.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Can Mormonism add layers of what some see as controversial information without scaring away new converts or longtime members whose devotion is built on the account as they’ve known it all their lives?
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Kate Kelly appealed the decision to the church's highest authority, the First Presidency. With the rejection, her husband, Neil Ransom, plans to resign his Mormon membership. The couple now lives in Kenya.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) The action was not taken because Dehlin had doubts about the church or its history, but "because of your categorical statements opposing the doctrines of the church, and their wide dissemination via your Internet presence, which has led others away from the church."
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) “This change makes it possible for families to decide what best meets their needs as it relates to mothers working while raising children,” the Utah-based faith announced in a memo regarding hiring policies.