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  • LIVE: Police serving search warrant at Chad Daybell’s home

    06/09/2020 9:50:42 AM PDT · by bgill · 50 replies
    EastIdahoNews ^ | June 9, 2020 | Nate Eaton
    Fremont County Sheriff deputies, Rexburg Police officers and the FBI arrived at the house on the 200 block of 1900 East around 7 a.m. The warrant from the Rexburg Police Department is sealed so it is unknown what information officers are trying to obtain. Numerous roads around the home are closed and drivers are being re-routed. The media is being asked to remain in a staging area. Nobody has been taken into custody and police tell EastIdahoNews.com they will be on the scene for hours. FBI spokeswoman Sandra Barker confirms the agency’s Evidence Response Team is assisting Madison County with...
  • Never Trump counter-convention to target congressional Republicans

    05/23/2020 4:45:45 AM PDT · by kevcol · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 23, 2020 | David M. Drucker
    Never Trump Republicans planning to gather in Charlotte, North Carolina, in August, at the same moment as President Trump’s renomination celebration there are taking aim at congressional Republicans. The “Convention on Founding Principles” is scheduled to coincide with the Republican presidential nominating convention, which is set for Aug. 24–27 at the Spectrum Center arena. . . . “Even if Trump weren’t in the picture, the party would still need some reforming,” said Evan McMullin, a Never Trump Republican and one of the organizers of the event. McMullin mounted a failed, eleventh-hour third-party bid against Trump in 2016 and later co-founded...
  • Utah Decriminalizes Bigamy

    05/13/2020 8:50:21 AM PDT · by kevcol · 79 replies
    Newsmax ^ | May 12, 2020 | Tauren Dyson
    Utah has decriminalized bigamy, which allows two people to marry while one or both of them is already married, to a crime carrying the same penalty as a traffic ticket. . . . Utah GOP Gov. Gary Herbert signed the bill into law in March and it has gone into effect today. Republican state Sen. Deidre Henderson, who sponsored the bill, said Utah's previous law never kept people from maintaining polygamous relationships, it only pushed them into the shadows.
  • Utah earthquake damages Mormon temple and knocks trumpet from iconic angel statue

    03/18/2020 4:48:53 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 485 replies
    CNN ^ | 1:08 PM ET, Wed March 18, 2020 | Daniel Burke
    A statue of the Angel Moroni sits atop the Salt Lake Temple in a 2015 photo. The temple was damaged Wednesday in an earthquake that also dislodged Moroni's trumpet. (CNN)The 5.7-magnitude earthquake that shook Utah Wednesday morning also dislodged a symbolic part of Salt Lake City's iconic Mormon temple: the trumpet of an angel statue atop its highest spire. The temple is the spiritual focal point for the 16 million members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "The trumpet on the Angel Moroni statue fell off, and there is minor displacement of some of the temple's smaller...
  • Romney's Religion not the problem. Vanity

    02/05/2020 7:24:31 PM PST · by Dr. Zzyzx · 132 replies
    Self | 2.05.2020 | Dr. Zzyzx
    Several posters today have been criticizing Mitt Romney by simply saying “Mormon”* or something similar, as if that explains it all. I’m sure that every religion has someone who has done something foolish, but somehow, their religion is never mentioned. To help everyone understand that it is not Romney’s religion that is making him act like a buffoon, I’ve compiled a brief list of people that have helped make America great who were either raised Mormon or became Mormon. (In alphabetical order by last name.) Gutzon Borglum: Carved Mt. Rushmore John Moses Browning: Created the Colt M1911 pistol among many...
  • Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith motivated him to vote for Trump’s removal from office

    02/05/2020 8:06:29 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 64 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 5, 2020 | Julie Zauzmer
    As Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) delivered a history-making speech on the Senate floor on Wednesday afternoon, becoming the first U.S. senator to ever vote to remove from office a president of his own party, Romney did not express his greatest emotion when he called the actions of President Trump “grievously wrong.” He was most emotional when he talked about God. “As a senator-juror, I swore an oath before God to exercise impartial justice. I am profoundly religious. My faith is at the heart of who I am,” Romney said at the start of his speech. Clearly moved, he paused for...
  • Was Mitt Romney’s vote the fulfillment of a Mormon prophecy?

    02/05/2020 8:10:33 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 114 replies
    LA Times ^ | Feb 5, 2020 | RONE TEMPEST
    Utahans reacted to Sen. Mitt Romney’s decision to break Republican ranks with a mixture of pride and dismay Wednesday, with some in this majority-Mormon state even suggesting that his vote to remove President Trump from office recalled a prophecy attributed to the church founder Joseph Smith. Although generally debunked as apocryphal by modern historians, the so-called White Horse Prophecy dates to 1844 when Smith himself was a candidate for president of the United States. The Mormons — members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — have long regarded the U.S. Constitution as a divinely inspired document. According...
  • Why Does Mitt Romney Hate Trump? - Ask The Mormons

    02/05/2020 2:55:41 PM PST · by Richard William I · 124 replies
    richardwilliamz.blogspot.com/ ^ | 02/05/20 | Richard Williamz
    The Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City. Utah’s sizable Mormon population is deeply unsettled by a sense of Donald J. Trump’s moral shortcomings.Credit...Rick Bowmer/Associated Press/NY Times Oct. 9, 2016 Speaking of Moral Shortcomings, ex Democratic Senator Harry Reid received a Distinguished Public Service Award from Mormon Attorneys in 2017. newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org
  • Romney announces he will vote to convict President Trump in impeachment trial [Pierre Delecto strikes again]

    02/05/2020 11:31:23 AM PST · by seanmerc · 131 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 5 Feb 2020 | Fox News
    Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, says he will vote to convict President Trump in the Senate's impeachment trial.
  • FBI, local law enforcement officers searching Daybell home for evidence

    01/03/2020 11:41:44 AM PST · by bgill · 4 replies
    east idaho news ^ | Jan. 3, 2020 | Nate Sunderland
    A large group of local and federal law enforcement officers are executing a search warrant of the Salem home owned by Chad Daybell and his deceased spouse, Tammy. The group of law enforcement, including the Rexburg Police Department, Fremont County Sheriff’s Office and the Forensic Unit from the FBI’s Salt Lake City Office, arrived at the home early Friday. Marked and unmarked vehicles surround the rural property at 202 North 1900 East. Fremont County Sheriff Len Humphries tells EastIdahoNews.com that law enforcement recently obtained sufficient probable cause to get a search warrant for the home. Officers are searching for forensic...
  • "I knew my brother was suffering." ~ Ancient Roots of the Doctrine of Purgatory, Part I

    11/02/2019 8:30:32 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 410 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | Florentius
    The idea of Purgatory as an intermediary state between Heaven and Hell is one of the most misunderstood and occasionally ridiculed aspects of Catholic doctrine. Though it is common for Protestants and even some Catholics to assume that Purgatory has no foundation in Sacred Scripture, that claim is actually false. The need for Purgatory developed from a close reading of Scripture by the Fathers of the Church, and the concept has a provenance stretching back to the earliest days of the Church. Furthermore, it has come to my attention recently that the Orthodox have a similar understanding of the need...
  • 9 Mormon women and children were shot, 'burned alive' in ambush near US-Mexico border

    11/05/2019 6:47:03 AM PST · by rintintin · 101 replies
    CNN ^ | Nov 5 2019 | Madeline Holcombe, Holly Yan and Gianluca Mezzofiore,
    Nine members of a Mormon family were killed on the Mexican side of the US-Mexico border, and authorities are investigating whether the attack was the result of mistaken identity. The slain victims include three women, four small children and two infants, family member Alex LeBaron said from Mexico. He said all nine were dual US-Mexican citizens. The victims were "all shot while in vehicles while driving," LeBaron told CNN. Investigators believe three vehicles traveling between the Mexican states of Sonora and Chihuahua were ambushed by criminal groups Monday evening, Mexican authorities said.
  • Trump Offers Help to Mexico after Family Massacred (tweets)

    11/05/2019 5:43:06 AM PST · by be-baw · 63 replies
    Twitter ^ | November 5, 2019 | President Donald J. Trump
    A wonderful family and friends from Utah got caught between two vicious drug cartels, who were shooting at each other, with the result being many great American people killed, including young children, and some missing. If Mexico needs or requests help in cleaning out these..... ....monsters, the United States stands ready, willing & able to get involved and do the job quickly and effectively. The great new President of Mexico has made this a big issue, but the cartels have become so large and powerful that you sometimes need an army to defeat an army! This is the time for...
  • At least 9 women and children with Utah ties dead in Mexico, others missing

    11/05/2019 5:58:37 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 12 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune 501(c)(3) ^ | November 4 | Nate Carlisle
    Three mothers and at least six children with Utah ties were killed Monday in Mexico, according to the victims’ families. Three other children suffered bullet wounds, said Lafe Langford Jr., a relative of some of the victims. He said doctors from across the Mexican state of Sonora were coming to help, though they would prefer to fly the wounded and others to the United States.
  • Review: The Next Mormons: How Millennials are Changing the LDS Church

    10/15/2019 12:31:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Mormonism Research Ministries ^ | 10/15/2019 | Eric Johnson
    Jana Riess, 49, is a popular LDS blogger who has degrees from revered school such as Princeton Theological Seminary and Columbia University, where she earned her Ph.D. in religion. She is a senior columnist for Religion News Service. MRM’s Viewpoint on Mormonism has produced shows on more than a half dozen of her articles, as she has an interesting perspective, even when we disagree.Her newest book is titled The Next Mormons: How Millennials are Changing the LDS Church. It is a scholarly research book published by Oxford University Press in March 2019. While this book is not as “layperson” oriented...
  • Affixing blame for the Mountain Meadows Massacre

    09/22/2019 4:04:02 PM PDT · by robowombat · 354 replies
    Patheos ^ | SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 | DAN PETERSON
    Affixing blame for the Mountain Meadows Massacre SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 BY DAN PETERSON This is not a photo of the Mountain Meadows Massacre. We have none. So I went for a cheerier note. This is a photo (by James Jordan) of director Mark Goodman working just a few days ago with extras in Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts, for the “Witnesses” film project. I note that I’m being accused by a small handful of people of blaming the Mountain Meadows Massacre on “anti-Mormons.” First, two preliminary observations: 1) When I write anything for the public, at least some people will misread...
  • Mormon Church warns that coffee, vaping are no-nos despite fancy names, alluring flavors

    08/17/2019 7:17:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 318 replies
    AP Via Fox News ^ | 08/17/2019
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued a warning to members that coffee is prohibited no matter how fancy the name, that vaping is banned despite the alluring flavors and that marijuana is outlawed unless prescribed by "competent" doctors. The new guidance in the August issue of a church youth magazine does not include fundamental changes to the religion's strict health code, but clarifications are significant and seem to reflect growing concern about young Latter-day Saints' adherence to the rules. The article says it aims to clear up issues that could be confusing for young people within...
  • Inside secretive Mormon temple in California with a 'celestial room' and mysterious [tr]

    05/23/2019 6:38:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 22, 2019 | Ariel Zilber
    For the first time since it opened in 1964, a mysterious Mormon landmark in the San Francisco Bay Area will be open to the public for a limited time before its rededication. The newly renovated Mormon Temple in the Oakland Hills section of Oakland, California, is having an open house for a few weeks. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints kept the temple closed for the past 14 months in order to complete renovations. The landmark, which was first built in the 1960s, also serves as an FAA beacon which helps incoming planes navigate their landings, according...
  • Mormons reverse policy, allow blessings and baptism for kids of gay parents

    04/05/2019 8:52:38 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 302 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 04/05/2019 | Washington Post
    Children of LGBT parents can now be blessed or baptized in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, church officials declared in a new policy on Thursday, dramatically reversing a 2015 decision that excluded those children from the rituals until they were 18. The church will also update its handbook for leaders, removing the label of “apostasy” for same-sex marriage.
  • Utahn Melvin Dummar, who claimed to be a Howard Hughes heir, dies

    A Utah man who repeatedly made headlines around the world in the 1970s has died. Melvin Dummar was a gas station operator in Box Elder County in 1976 when he suddenly seemed to be on the verge of becoming a multi-millionaire. He was named an heir to the fortune of eccentric and secretive billionaire Howard Hughes. Dummar's name was contained in a handwritten will discovered in the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City. The document became known as the "Mormon Will" because someone had mysteriously dropped it on a desk at the...