The LDS Church is on a journey, just as we are. Let’s give it the space it needs to be true and living, not just true and dead.
They imagine they help the LDS Church by abusing its teachings and covering their unethical verbal assaults by feigning prayerful affection. They're wrong.
(RNS) After a Salt Lake City TV station aired a segment about a gay Mormon youth's trauma from conversion therapy, the LDS church finally spoke up.
Start with his misogyny, profanity and his antipathy toward immigrants. And there are still more reasons why he trails in Utah polls.
Seminary teacher Doug Christensen admits he's not a gamer and he doesn't Snap Chat -- but that doesn't mean he's oblivious to the needs of the Mormon teenagers he encounters every day.
(RNS) A new study looks at teen suicide rates in Mormon-heavy states. Does it prove there's a problem? Not so fast.
Elder Nash’s devotional this week opens the door to a new Mormon folk doctrine that gay people will have to become heterosexual to reach heaven. Guest blogger EmJen explores the implications.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) A dissident group has complained about the school’s practice of expelling students who leave the LDS faith or live in same-sex relationships.
A new book argues Mormon faith transitions are healthy and necessary crucibles in our journey toward spiritual maturity. "We can grow unbounded," says Thomas Wirthlin McConkie. "Isn’t that the message of Mormonism in the end?"
SALT LAKE CITY -- Protesters rallied against the LDS church's recent policy decisions involving same-sex couples and their children, and in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Mormons.
(RNS) It is impossible for me to be a part of a religion that would attack its own members and punish them by denying their children involvement in the church.
SALT LAKE CITY -- The LDS letter, to be read from the pulpit Sunday, takes a wider view of refugees, though it comes amid Syria’s deepening civil war.
To say that Catholics “don’t know who God is" is simply untrue—and unworthy.
(RNS) In filling the spots for three apostles, Mormonism had the chance “to demonstrate that this is a global church that happened to begin in America, and not an American church.” It didn't.
Mormons need to think carefully when there is such a growing discrepancy between the beautiful racial and international diversity that characterizes our religion around the planet and the much narrower range that is evidenced among our most visible leaders.