(AP) — Easing the severity of Utah's historically strong polygamy ban, the state hopes to encourage more frequent reporting of abuses.
(RNS) — Creating bespoke religious traditions as they are, it makes sense that millennials would also create bespoke relationship models.
(AP) — Mayor Jessop said all of (those resigning) are members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, or FLDS, an offshoot of mainstream Mormonism that practices polygamy.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — 'We're not out to punish people of faith, people with sincerely held religious beliefs. We're out to punish fraudsters. Lyle Jeffs is now a convicted fraudster,' U.S. Attorney for Utah John Huber said.
Nearly one in five Americans see polygamy as morally acceptable, says Gallup. How do Mormons feel about it, and why?
(Reuters) He had been on the run for a year, since he fled house arrest in Salt Lake City, awaiting trial with other leaders of the religious sect on charges they diverted money from a federal government food assistance program for the poor.
(REUTERS) Left standing is a lower court's ruling that threw out their claim that Utah's law violated their religious liberty rights.
While plural marriage has officially been banned by the LDS Church for more than a hundred years, the truth and lived reality for many modern Mormon women is actually far more complicated. Tracy McKay-Lamb is one of those women.
"Good Christian Sex" is a Chicago pastor's attempt to free Christians from shame about having sex outside of marriage.
(Reuters) A leader of a Utah-based polygamous faith who has been charged in connection with a food stamp fraud and money laundering scheme has escaped from his pretrial home confinement.
(RNS) The arguments against polygamy are very closely parallel to the arguments against redefining marriage to include same-sex couples.
Some of the Bible's passages are deeply troubling, and despite the wishful thinking of some Christians, are difficult to reason away.
Membership in Relief Society used to be something you had to apply for, and several other surprises from the first 50 years of Mormon women's history.
(RNS) The new policies make the LDS church, with about 15 million members globally, the largest Christian denomination to enact such a formal — and some say draconian — policy. Children of same-sex couples are effectively denied baptism and other ordinances of the church.
(Reuters) The filing referred to the Supreme Court's June ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, saying that Utah's position against plural families relies on outdated law.
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