The problem is that if/when the Church issues a statement condemning the violence and reminding members of President Oaks’s wise counsel about accepting the results of elections, it will do little than reinforce people’s existing ideas.
PHOENIX (AP) — The church was the largest sponsor of Boy Scouts of America troops and its greatest ally until January, when it pulled more than 400,000 young people from the program.
(RNS) — For creche collectors, the Nativity scenes are both universal — something shared by all Christians — and deeply personal — reflecting their own cultures and even interests.
At tithing settlement this year, I declared myself a full tithe-payer and explained why none of that money has gone to the LDS Church.
(RNS) — “Covid-19 is serious,” said a Mormon apostle. The backlash from anti-maskers isn’t pretty.
Step One, says Chad Ford, is to let go of the fear of conflict, and recognize that conflict itself is not sinful. But for Mormons steeped in both niceness and hierarchical leadership structures, that may be hard to achieve.
(RNS) — “Counting our blessings is far better than recounting our problems,” LDS President Nelson said.
Dallin Oaks recently said that “of course” Black Lives Matter. But Adam Harris and Carlene Fraser-Harris take issue with his underlying message.
Since approximately three out of five residents of Utah are Mormons, it makes sense that Utah would perform well in the measures about financial generosity and volunteering.
(RNS) — For many former Mormons, the 2015 LGBT exclusion policy was an important grievance. But we do them a disservice when we imagine it was the only reason they said goodbye.
(RNS) — Even heavily Mormon Provo, once reliably red, turned purple.
“I still believe that most Mormon of doctrines for women: that being a mother is my most important role,” writes Mette Harrison. So when LDS policies toward LGBTQ persons seemed to be harming her children, she chose them over the church.
(RNS) — Mike Lee’s fawning comment comparing Donald Trump to a Book of Mormon hero reveals a fault line among U.S. Latter-day Saints.