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.
During the protests over George Floyd's death, more than 500 Black Lives Matter protesters were arrested in Cincinnati and excessively charged with misconduct, some pastors and other residents say.
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?
(RNS) — Historian Kristin Du Mez says white evangelicals see in Trump the authoritarian leader who can conquer the threats to their dominance.
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.
(RNS) — Instead of rejoicing that masks give us a safe, cheap and effective way to stop the spread of COVID-19, some Americans are resisting in the name of ‘freedom.’ Freedom for whom?
Fear and shame seem to be the most common tactics orthodox Mormons use to keep people in the church. There is a better way.
The 50th anniversary of "The Late Great Planet Earth" reminds me that the world is, once again, in dire straits as it awaits the Second Coming.
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.
Joanna Brooks's new book on the legacy of white supremacy in Mormonism could not have been published at a more significant moment.
In Sunday School lessons at church, if we talk about idolatry, the expected answers to the question of “what are our idols today?” are things like celebrities, money, power and sex. But the most powerful and consistent idol is the church itself.
In a world that now embraces "business casual," Mormon missionaries stand out for their 1960s Mad Men look of iconic white shirts and ties. As of today, that's changing.