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  • Don Leo Jonathan dead at 87 (all-time great professional wrestler)

    10/14/2018 10:18:24 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    CANOE -- Slam! Sports - Wrestling ^ | October 14, 2018 | Greg Oliver
    Don Leo Delaun Heaton, better known to the pro wrestling world as "The Mormon Giant" Don Leo Jonathan, has died. He was 87 years old. At the end of August, Heaton was admitted to a hospital in British Columbia, and never left. Throughout his lengthy career, Don Leo Jonathan was one of the top wrestlers in the world, period. At 6-foot-6, at usually 280-320 pounds, he was both hulking, but also fast and agile, able to do a nip-up. Contrasting his size was his voice, which was squeaky and high-pitched, yet measured and thoughtful, menacing when it needed to be,...
  • Mormon no more: Tabernacle Choir renamed in big church shift

    10/05/2018 10:30:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    AP ^ | October 5, 2018 | Brady McCombs
    The well-known Mormon Tabernacle Choir was renamed Friday to strip out the word Mormon in a move showing the faith’s new president is serious about ending shorthand names for the religion that have been used for generations by church members and previously promoted by the church. The gospel singing group will now be called the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said in a statement. It’s a nod to the home of the choir for the last 150 years, the Tabernacle, located on church grounds known as Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake...
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issues new name guidelines, dropping term Mormon ...

    08/16/2018 1:38:27 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    Deseret News ^ | August 16, 2018 | Tad Walch
    Complete Headline: President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statement Thursday afternoon regarding the name of the church "The Lord has impressed upon my mind the importance of the name He has revealed for His Church, even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We have work before us to bring ourselves in harmony with his will. In recent weeks, various Church leaders and departments have initiated the necessary steps to do so." [Snip] The term "Mormonism" is inaccurate and should not be used. When describing the combination of doctrine,...
  • Mormon missionary, 26, tells of the horrific conditions he endured during two-year Venezuelan [tr]

    06/04/2018 10:53:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 4, 2018 | Ryan Perry
    The Mormon missionary jailed in Venezuela over bogus claims of government espionage has spoken of his prison hell and how his new wife was electrocuted and tortured to elicit a false confession about her American husband. In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, Josh Holt said he's 'grateful to God' he and Venezuelan wife Thamy Caleno, who was also jailed, survived their two-year ordeal. Speaking from his home in Riverton, Utah, Josh tells how callous Venezuelan intelligence operatives roughed him up and terrified him with staged fake executions.
  • Mitt Romney Calls Southern Baptist Pastor Robert Jeffress a "Religious Bigot"

    05/14/2018 7:25:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 97 replies
    Todd Starnes ^ | May 13, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    Failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney issued a vicious statement condemning Dr. Robert Jeffress, one of the nation’s most prominent evangelical ministers and a spiritual adviser to President Trump. [Snip] "Robert Jeffress says 'you can't be saved by being a Jew,' and 'Mormonism is a heresy from the pit of hell,'" Romney wrote on Twitter. "He's said the same about Islam. Such a religious bigot should not be giving the prayer that opens the United States Embassy in Jerusalem." [Snip] Jeffress, who is a regular guest on my nationally-syndicated radio show, was stunned by Romney's ugly remarks. "Historical Christianity has taught...
  • Mormons to drop Scouting as part of new global initiative

    05/08/2018 6:36:43 PM PDT · by LiberalismDestroys · 46 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 5/8/2018 | Tad Walch
    The LDS Church is ending its relationship with the Boy Scouts of America. The expiration date for the remarkably robust, 105-year alliance is Dec. 31, 2019, according to a joint statement released Tuesday night by BSA and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The decision by LDS leaders is part of a broader restructuring of the church’s programs for all Mormon children ages 8 to 18.
  • President Thomas S. Monson Dies at Age 90 (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

    01/03/2018 4:12:23 AM PST · by Normandy · 20 replies
    With tender feelings we announce that Thomas S. Monson, president and prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died this evening at 10:01 pm in his home in Salt Lake City. He was with family at the time of his passing. He died at age 90 from causes incident to age. President Monson, who has served as president of the Church since February 2008, leaves behind a legacy of service and good works. A successor is not expected to be formally chosen by the Church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles until after President Monson’s funeral. To the...
  • A Theistic Explanation for Why We Can’t Find Any Extraterrestrials

    09/10/2017 5:05:47 AM PDT · by Raymond Pamintuan · 65 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 9, 2017 | Edward Watson
    The very serious problems of abiogenesis and technological intelligence and the mathematical odds against finding intelligent extraterrestrials explain why we’ve never been able to detect extraterrestrial intelligences—and probably never will. We can all sleep soundly at night without worrying that aliens are going to come down from the sky to destroy or invade us. This then brings us to what is usually ignored in science: God. Since I am a Christian, this article is limited to the Christian worldview, which is centered on Jesus Christ. (Note: This section does not imply the biblical text is necessarily “true,” only that this...
  • [Vanity]Defending Pontius Pilate

    05/11/2017 6:24:05 PM PDT · by StormPrepper · 116 replies
    5/11/2017 | Stormprepper
    In my humble opinion Pontius Pilate was not only NOT evil but he will probably be saved at the judgment. He certainly had the potential to be a very good man. The Jews at the time of Christ were the only people in the history of mankind that were so wicked they would crucify their own God. This fact plays into God's plan for our salvation. Jesus would come to earth, gain a physical body, learn through mortal experiences pain, anquish, temptation, and joy. He would overcome all things, suffer to pay the price for sin, then His body would...
  • Mormon church to pull thousands of teens from Boy Scouts of America

    05/11/2017 3:16:10 PM PDT · by super7man · 82 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 11, 2017 | Fox News
    Older teenagers will be pulled from the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), the Mormon church announced Thursday. The announcement from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints means an estimated 130,000-180,000 teenagers ages 14-18 will no longer participate in Boy Scouts starting next year. The Mormon church is the largest sponsor of Boy Scouts troops in the United States. The Boy Scouts' "Varsity" and "Venturing" programs for older teens had become difficult to implement within the religion, Mormon officials said in a news release. "Instead, Young Men activities will focus on spiritual, social, physical and intellectual outlined by the...
  • Judge praises former LDS bishop, while sentencing him for rape, as victim listens

    04/15/2017 4:46:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    KUTV ^ | April 15, 2017 | Chris Jones, KUTV
    UPDATE: Civil rights group to file judicial complaint against judge who praised rapist during sentencing (KUTV) — Fourth District Court Judge Thomas Low had glowing praise for a man who was convicted of molesting two female relatives while they stayed at his home three years ago. "The court had no doubt that Mr. Vallejo is an extraordinarily good man," Low said just moments before sentencing Keith Vallejo to prison for sexually abusing the two females. "But great men, sometimes do bad things," Low continued.
  • [Who?] Evan McMullin takes shot at Trump's appearance

    02/11/2017 9:46:28 AM PST · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/11/17 | Al Weaver
    Former independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin took a swipe at President Trump's looks on Saturday, saying that refugees who come to America are better looking than the president. In a tweet Saturday, McMullin spoke out in support of the "well-vetted" refugees who come to the U.S. from various parts of the world, saying that they present less risk to the country than the Trump administration. "Trump's presidency presents more risk to the Republic than do the well-vetted refugees we resettle to America," McMullin said, adding "And, they're better looking!"
  • Evan McMullin to launch conservative group opposing Trump

    01/25/2017 11:54:30 AM PST · by bkopto · 66 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/25/2017 | David Drucker
    Former presidential candidate Evan McMullin and his running mate Mindy Finn will launch a new conservative group on Wednesday that's opposed to President Trump, and will kick off the effort with a television advertisement questioning his connections to Russia. "Stand Up Republic" is a new 501(c)4 political nonprofit organization. They envision their new group as a home for conservative grassroots opposition to Trump, but plan to partner with activists on the left who share their concerns about the threat they believe Trump poses to the Constitution, equality and liberty.
  • Mark Levin: Former Publix vegetable-manager and alt-right flunky

    01/17/2017 11:01:56 AM PST · by conservative98 · 91 replies
    Mark Levin Facebook ^ | January 17, 2017 | Mark Levin
    https://www.facebook.com/marklevinshow/ Mark Levin 1 hr · Former Publix vegetable-manager and alt-right flunky turned light-weight blogger at Conservative Nuthouse (he uses a fake name, Sundance to conceal his past - Mark Bradman) continues with another fraudulent attack against numerous conservative commentators. https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/01/16/ms-twitchy-michelle-malkin-discusses-president-elect-trump/comment-page-2/
  • MARK LEVIN: Rubio educates Tillerson

    01/11/2017 3:07:53 PM PST · by conservative98 · 88 replies
    Mark Levin Twitter ^ | January 11, 2017 | Mark Levin
    Mark R. Levin Verified account ā€¸@marklevinshow Rubio educates Tillerson Gloves OFF: Rubio takes Putin-squish Tillerson to the WOODSHED "It should not be hard to say V'Ladimir Putin's army has comitted war crimes in Alleppo."conservativereview.com
  • Beck & Carlson Brawl: No, I Did Not Believe Ted Cruz Was “Anointed By God” To Be President

    01/09/2017 8:51:56 PM PST · by nodwam · 79 replies
    Hidden Americans ^ | 01/09/2017 | Richard Saunders
    Tucker Carlson and Glenn Beck brawled over his inflammatory rhetoric on Trump, his support of Ted Cruz, what he’s learned from the election, why Clinton lost and why he thinks Trump should be given a chance. The interview starts off with Beck denying he said Cruz was “anointed” by God to be president. Beck said, “I never said he was anointed by God to be president of the United States. I do believe that people are called, all of us are, you’re called for your job, I’m called for my job, all of us are called for a specific time....
  • Vanity:Mark Levin calls Putin a "fascist" -- after shouting down a caller for advocating negotiation

    12/30/2016 4:01:00 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 67 replies
    WililiamIII | Dec 30 2016 | WilliamIII
    A caller described himself as a Reagan supporter, asked why not give it a chance with Russia and Putin. Levin like a dictator wouldn't let him speak, shouted him off the air. And then, without any sense of irony, shouted that Putin is a "fascist." Hey Mark, why could Reagan negotiate with Gorbachev, but you don't want Trump to try to work an accommodation with Putin? Even though Putin is fighting on the side of Christians in Syria against the jihadists who are slaughtering them? You really want war with Russia, "great one"?
  • Mormons launch petition trying to stop the Tabernacle Choir singing at Donald Trump's inauguration

    12/30/2016 3:13:35 AM PST · by Zakeet · 116 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | December 30, 2016 | Jennifer Newton
    Complete Headline: Mormons launch petition trying to stop the Tabernacle Choir singing at Donald Trump's inauguration as one member resigns rather than perform at the ceremony Mormons are urging a choir who are set to sing at Donald Trump's presidential inauguration to refuse to perform at the event with one of the singers even resigning in protest. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir are one of a few acts to confirm they will sing at Trump's swearing-in ceremony later next month. The group has already performed at the inaugurations of George Bush, George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan and added they were...
  • Mark Levin SHREDS pro-Putin, global warming alarmist Rex Tillerson (Pros, Cons??)

    12/14/2016 7:26:01 AM PST · by Freemeorkillme · 275 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 12-13-2016 | Chris Pandolfo
    Tuesday evening on the radio, Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin addressed the announcement that Exxon-Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson is President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state. Levin said that the choice of Rex Tillerson ranks among the “worst” of Trump’s Cabinet picks. Rex Tillerson: Trump’s most disastrous pick – The Conservative Conscience Ep77 Listen: Tillerson has close ties to members of the ruling class establishment. His nomination was praised by the likes of Condoleezza Rice, Robert Gates, and James Baker — luminaries of the Bush administration and, in the case of Rice and Gates, lobbyists for Exxon-Mobil. Additionally, his...
  • Mormons and Psychologists Burn Their Brains

    12/05/2016 10:31:59 AM PST · by fishtank · 21 replies
    Creation - Evolution Headlines ^ | December 4, 2016 | Creation - Evolution Headlines
    Can an MRI scan tell anything about spiritual experience? Some neuroscientists at the University of Utah decided to put Mormons in an MRI scanner and watch their brains light up when they felt spiritual. Science Daily describes the experiment: During fMRI [functional MRI] scans, 19 young-adult church members — including seven females and 12 males — performed four tasks in response to content meant to evoke spiritual feelings. The hour-long exam included six minutes of rest; six minutes of audiovisual control (a video detailing their church’s membership statistics); eight minutes of quotations by Mormon and world religious leaders; eight minutes...