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Remarks at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints General Conference worry LGBTQ supporters

Remarks at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints General Conference worry LGBTQ supporters

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Some LGBTQ support groups are raising concerns about a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ leader’s talk reaffirming opposition to same-sex marriage as well as the belief that gender is eternal. Dallin H. Oaks, a member of the First Presidency of The Church of […]

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Candidates worry social media break could hurt campaigns

Candidates worry social media break could hurt campaigns

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Some woman candidates for public office, who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, are worried that a recommended social media break could hurt their campaigns. Russell M. Nelson, the president of the church, challenged women of the faith to take […]

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints plans 2nd temple in Utah’s Washington County

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints plans 2nd temple in Utah’s Washington County

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints plans to establish a second temple in Washington County in southwestern Utah, the 20th temple either currently open or planned in the faith’s home state. Establishment of a second temple in Washington County was among 12 new […]

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints leader: Nicknames for faith are ‘victory for Satan’

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints leader: Nicknames for faith are ‘victory for Satan’

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints wants members, the media and others to use the faith’s full name, saying nicknames are “a major victory for Satan.” Addressing The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ twice-yearly conference Sunday in Salt […]

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints general conference begins a day after choir name change

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints general conference begins a day after choir name change

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) —The Latest on Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints conference in Salt Lake City (all times local): 4:10 p.m. A Mormon leader is calling on church members to embrace the call by the faith’s president to use the religion’s full name. Church president Russell M. […]

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir renamed to drop “Mormon” as church moves to phase out shorthand names for the faith

Mormon Tabernacle Choir renamed to drop “Mormon” as church moves to phase out shorthand names for the faith

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The well-known Mormon Tabernacle Choir was renamed Friday to strip out the word Mormon in a move showing the faith’s new president is serious about ending shorthand names for the religion that have been used for generations by church members and previously promoted by the […]

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints backs deal to allow medical marijuana in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints joined lawmakers, the governor and advocates to back a deal Thursday that would legalize medical marijuana in conservative Utah after months of fierce debate. The compromise comes as people prepare to vote in November on a medical […]

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to increase food donations to charities

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to increase food donations to charities

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church is planning to increase food donations to community charities by more than 20 million pounds (9 million kilograms) annually over the next several years. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the changes to its welfare operations in a Thursday […]

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Tribal members settle abuse cases against Mormon church

Tribal members settle abuse cases against Mormon church

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Four Native Americans who claimed they were sexually abused while enrolled in a now-defunct Mormon church foster program decades ago filed paperwork to dismiss their cases after reaching financial settlements, a lawyer said. Allegations have been made against the church by more than a dozen tribal […]

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Mormons to stay outdoors after split with Boy Scouts

Mormons to stay outdoors after split with Boy Scouts

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church’s new youth program, which will roll out in 2020 when it cuts all ties with Boy Scouts of America, will still include outdoor and adventure activities even as the initiative becomes more gospel-focused, the faith confirmed Friday. The Church of Jesus Christ […]

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