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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 ... read more

Mormon church finally admits founder Joseph Smith had 40 wives - as young as 14

Mormon leaders have finally admitted that the church's founder and prophet, Joseph Smith ... church acknowledged polygamy was widely practiced among its members in the late 19th century. 'As a ... read more

Author of ‘Letter to a CES Director’ out of LDS Church after disciplinary council

Some of the topics include Joseph Smith's polygamist practices and the writings in the Book of Mormon ... "This is how the Church is treating people who have questions, people who rise up and say, ... read more

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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


Mormons’ reactions to LGBT video reveal the LDS Church’s mixed messages about gays

(The video is embedded at the bottom of this post.) While this family’s story beautifully exemplifies how Mormon families often react in love to gay loved ones who come out, leave the church, and have ... read more

Normal Mormons: A "model minority" blends in

The public affairs department of the Church ... Joseph Smith's "First Vision" and underscored the unique revelatory role of the LDS prophet. It's not that these elements were absent from Mormon ... 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

Why We’re Afraid of Mormons

And even though the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints renounced polygamy in the 1890s (with the exception ... or indifferent to, Romney’s faith. BU Today spoke with Hutchison-Jones about ... read more

Soon There Will Be a Kiss-In in Front of Every Mormon Church Across America

Or, maybe they’re the new happy hour? Whatever. After the arrest of two men kissing in front of a Mormon church in Salt Lake City, locals there staged a slew of kiss-ins. Now, the theme is spreading … ... read more

Revealed: The chance encounter in Lancashire that led the Romney family into Mormonism (and how Mitt's great-great-grandfather married 11 dead women)

Mitt Romney's Mexican roots are well-known - his father George was born in a Mormon ... Church, developing a reputation as a persuasive preacher. It may be surprising that Mormonism reached as far as ... read more

Pastor of Kentucky Church Severed From Baptists Over LGBT Inclusion: Not Activism, Just Honesty

On November 11 Kentucky’s Southern Baptists voted overwhelmingly at their annual state meeting to sever ties with the historically important Crescent Hill Baptist Church in Louisville ... we always ... read more

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 ... read more



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