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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

5 facts about Mormon polygamy from controversial new LDS statement

Yesterday, two new essays about polygamy became available on the LDS Church’s official website ... Five highlights of the revelations: 1) “Joseph Smith was sealed to a number of women who were already ... 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

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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

Latter-Day Acceptance

It was in this atmosphere that Joseph Smith reported a series of religious visions in the 1820s and founded the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1830 ... The conspiracy, we soon learn, ... 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

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

A Message to the Haters: Gay Boycotts & Protests Are Not ‘Intolerant’

First off, gay marriage doesn’t infringe on your “freedom of religion” at all ... Oh, and by the way, when the gay rights protesters move from the Mormon churches down to black or Latino churches or ... 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

The Mormons

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is one of ... The Mormons begins with the turbulent early history of the Mormon faith, from Joseph Smith's astonishing visions and the creation of The ... 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

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

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