(RNS) — Now that it is official church policy, will I start taking the sacrament with my right hand?
(RNS) — 'Two Great Commandments' was supposed to be about love, yet it felt like a refortification of boundaries against LGBTQ people. Again.
As expected, Russell M. Nelson is the new president of the LDS Church. His two counselors are Dallin H. Oaks and Henry B. Eyring, choices that demonstrate stability and continuity for the world's 16 million Mormons.
Elder Dallin Oaks yesterday spoke of the problem of Mormons leaving the fold, especially young people. But instead of the usual tactic of immediate seek-and-rescue, he advocated listening. Which should not be as revolutionary as it is.
Some Mormons are thrilled with a new video that shows an LDS family embracing their gay son, who is out of the Church and in a same-sex relationship. Others fear this means the Church is diluting its core message about traditional families.
Elder Oaks suggested the Lord intervened to save Mormon missionaries and a Mormon temple. Isn't God bigger than this?
How many Mormons confess to hating polygamy, yet imagine themselves practicing it for all of eternity? How many believe on the one hand in a loving God who desires their eternal happiness and, on the other, that this same God would make them grit their teeth and be obedient to a practice they consider immoral?
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) “Though we may disagree, we should not be disagreeable," Mormon Apostle Dallin H. Oaks said before Utah started issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. "Our stands and communications on controversial topics should not be contentious.”
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) If they lived today, nearly half of Mormon church presidents would be forbidden from serving in the faith’s 141 temples worldwide. That’s because being clean-shaven is generally a requirement for men to be Mormon temple workers.