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Thomas Burr

Thomas Burr is an author at Religion News Service.

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Mormon Kate Kelly ‘happier’ and ‘invigorated’ after excommunication

By Thomas Burr — April 27, 2015
NEW YORK — “The men who (excommunicated me) literally think they kicked me out of heaven,” Ordain Women founder Kate Kelly said. “Luckily, I do not think that. … Out of this experience, I’ve realized that men don’t get to control my happiness."

Obama meets with top Mormon leaders

By Thomas Burr — April 3, 2015
SALT LAKE CITY — Mormon President Thomas S. Monson, 87, skipped the meeting with Obama to preserve his strength for the church's massive General Conference.

Email prompts Mormon church to reaffirm that it’s neutral on Mitt Romney

By Thomas Burr — September 12, 2012

WASHINGTON (RNS) Mormon leaders say the church is not attempting to sway members to support Mitt Romney after an email surfaced suggesting to Mormon leaders in Nevada to register the faithful to vote and named a contact person who appears to support Romney. By Thomas Burr.

Romney says tax returns would publicize private Mormon tithing

By Thomas Burr — August 23, 2012

(RNS) Mitt Romney says in a new interview that one of the reasons he’s distressed about disclosing his tax returns is that everyone sees how much money he and his wife, Ann, have donated to the LDS church, and that’s a number he wants to keep private. By Thomas Burr.

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