Gina Colvin is about to be excommunicated, which she says is a "barbaric" practice that reveals the immaturity of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
When she was 15, Alex Cooper's Mormon parents checked her in to a "conversion therapy" program that shamed her for being gay. Now she is telling her story.
If virginity is the cornerstone of female power, as Sister Elaine Dalton suggests, then its surrender, whether willingly or by force, is the very definition of disempowerment and devaluation. As Elizabeth Smart put it, who wants a chewed-up piece of gum?
ST. GEORGE, Utah (RNS) Most U.S. Mormons share Mitt Romney's GOP party affiliation, but there are liberal-leaning members of the church who are finding their voice and supporting President Obama. By Brian Passey / USA Today.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) In a surprising move that promises to transform Mormon social and spiritual dynamics, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is lowering the age of full-time missionary service to age 18 for Mormon men (down from 19) and 19 for women (down from 21). By Peggy Fletcher Stack and Lisa Schencker/The Salt Lake Tribune.
(RNS) The Mormon church is lashing back at a business magazine that parodied their prophet’s mission and portrayed the church as lucratively rich but miserly with charitable donations. By Daniel Burke.
(RNS) One study says that Mormonism will hurt Mitt Romney's quest for the White House. Another says such fears are "exaggerated." How do we make sense of such contradictory claims? By Daniel Burke.
(RNS) Lauren Markoe talks with Mormon writer Joanna Brooks about why she can't vote for Mitt Romney, why Americans are weirded out by Mormonism and how her interfaith marriage will affect the afterlife.