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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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Warner Bros Acquiring Jon Krakauer's 'Under The Banner Of Heaven' For Ron Howard And Dustin Lance Black
EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros is putting together quite a package to adapt the 2003 Jon Krakauer book Under The Banner Of Heaven.In the deal coming together, Milk and J Edgar scribe Dustin Lance Black will w... read more
What's the Future of the American Dream?
We're asking our guests and our viewers what is their vision for the future of the American Dream — and how we can achieve those visions. View a sample below and then tell us your vision for the futur... read more
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
Turns back on campaign promises to oppose gay marriage in an emotional press conference: Surprisingly poignant. "I have close family members and friends who are a member of the gay and lesbian communi... read more
Obama Disavows Pastor's Remarks
The Democratic presidential hopeful has compared his longtime pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, to an "old uncle" with whom he doesn't always agree ... Wright just retired from Trinity United Church o... read more
The Thermodynamics of Andy McIntosh
The creationist campaigner Andy McIntosh spoke to me on today's Sunday Sequence, following Richard Dawkins's public challenge to his professional status as a scientist and professor at Leeds Universit... read more
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
When I point out this yawning gap to my non-Catholic students, many conclude either that those who do not follow their church’s teachings are bad ... of individual Catholic consciences. In the most re... read more