(RNS) — As the polygamist sect’s members and ex-members recover from the trauma inflicted by Warren Jeffs, an excellent new podcast goes behind the scenes to document the FLDS community’s transformation.
(RNS) — In 2016, 81% of white evangelicals supported Donald Trump, as did 61% of Mormons. The Biden campaign is making a direct appeal to some of these voters.
(RN) — Last month, the BYU Religious Studies Center halted publication of ‘Saving Faith’ because of author John Gee’s statements about homosexuality and child sexual abuse. But the book’s problems run even deeper.
What Mormons do in this election matters – not only politically, in swing states such as Arizona, but in terms of the church’s own reputation and even its missionary efforts.
If Mormons are a people who believe that the "true order of prayer" is what exists in the temple, it makes sense for that blessing to be offered to every member of the church, no matter where they live.
(RNS) — ‘This is a different theology than we have seen before in Mormon circles,’ a historian says about Chad Daybell’s violent ideas about the end of the world.
Mormons used to routinely predict not only the end of the world but particularly the downfall of America. What changed? Scholar Christopher Blythe explains.
Guest columnist Dr. Tyler Lefevor applauds the recent apology from LDS therapist Allen Bergin, who was a prominent figure in the church's decades-long fight against homosexuality.
In the 19th century, rival Mormon prophet James Strang manufactured public opinion, manipulated narratives, and offered his downtrodden followers a sense of purpose. Historian Benjamin Park says this sounds like someone we know today.
(RNS) — Instead of congratulating ourselves about how we're no longer actively racist, how about spending this Pioneer Day thinking of changes we can make to be anti-racist in the future?
The LDS Church announced changes to its temple endowment ceremony, but has not yet specified what those changes are. One possibility is that they will remove or lessen physical touch in the ritual.
Fear and shame seem to be the most common tactics orthodox Mormons use to keep people in the church. There is a better way.
When Mette Harrison was an active Mormon, she found that many members of the LDS Church engaged in rigid, dogmatic thinking. Now she notices the same thing about the ex-Mormon community, just in reverse.
(RNS) — In this month's Ensign, an apostle says it's ‘simply not true’ that more members are leaving. Why, then, devote an entire issue of the magazine to discussing how to talk to members who leave?
(RNS) Trump is still likely to win Utah, but given the usual fantastical margins of GOP candidates in this reddest of states, a single-digit lead is a disaster.