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Revealing Joseph Smith’s (Well-Known) Polygamy Doesn’t Address the LDS Church’s Bigger Problem

News that the LDS Church has now publicly acknowledged founder Joseph Smith’s polygamous marriage to more than thirty women—one as young as fourteen years old—puts me in mind of a conversation I had o... read more

Mormon church admits founder Joseph Smith was a polygamist who married a 14-year-old - but says many of his marriages 'may not have involved sex'

Joseph Smith, who wrote the Book of Mormon and established ... comes about 10 months after the church acknowledged polygamy was widely practiced among its members in the late 19th century. 'As a colle... read more

Mormon blogger says he faces church slap-down, possible excommunication

(CNN) - A Mormon blogger in ... hopes it doesn’t come to that. He said he decided to become involved with the church after a five-year hiatus to get a better perspective. “I cannot effectively address ... read more

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Mormons, Mammon & American Christianity

Bloomberg BusinessWeek looks at the business end of the LDS Church. Excerpt: Watching a religious leader ... is directly descended from an early follower of the founding prophet Joseph Smith, whose hi... read more

Mormons and New World History

If a member of my family announced an intention to join the LDS church, I would disagree with their decision, but I would wish them all success. But here’s the problem ... as claimed by Joseph Smith, ... read more

The Return of Mormon Polygamy?

Douthat calls attention to Will Saletan’s Slate piece saying that the Mormon Church has a clear theological method to change doctrine, has done so (on polygamy and other issues ... developing another ... read more

5 Questions Before You Leave the Catholic Church

it's a problem with human nature. A priest is no more likely to abuse a child than a male schoolteacher, and a bishop is no more likely to cover it up than a school administrator. The problems may hav... read more

“It’s the Mormon Moment”

Others recoil from Mormonism entirely and feel or are made to feel they must leave the community when they discover controversial or contested elements of Mormon history and teachings. For its part, t... read more

Is Hopoate's Mormon faith fair game for ridicule?

He chose to highlight the fact that the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (known as the Mormons) had racist views, which they changed in the 1970s, to indicate why he thought Mormonism c... read more

Church leadership post for an openly gay Mormon

At 8, after his parents converted, he was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a faith he embraced ... Mayne shared these words during a farewell address to the Oakland ward ... read more

The 14 Fundamentals in Following the Prophet of Mormonism

I’m not the Mormon expert here. But here’s an aspect of Mormonism I’ve never heard before: The 14 Fundamentals in Following the Prophet, the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint... read more

Why the Scandals Increased My Faith in the Church

Didn’t that scare you away from the Church?” They’re usually surprised when I report that the answer is no; in fact, the scandals and the negative media coverage actually increased my faith in the Chu... read more

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