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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

What would a Mormon White House look like?

In accordance with a revelation received in 1833 by LDS Church founder Joseph Smith ... Not a problem, speculated Balmer of Dartmouth. He said finding qualified agents, if Romney hasn’t found them alr... 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 wha... read more

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What's the Future of the American Dream?

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The poverty of multiculturalist discourse

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“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

Republican mayor of San Diego supports gay marriage

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Obama Disavows Pastor's Remarks

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The Thermodynamics of Andy McIntosh

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Mitt Romney is a Mormon. How much will it matter?

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty: Now that Mitt Romney is the likely Republican nominee - he may need to starting talking about his Mormon faith ... and has held several church leadership positions. Nonethele... read more

My Take: The pope is irrelevant

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