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  • LDS Church Wants Mormons' Opinion About Temple Garments [Give Mormon church underwear feedback]

    02/04/2015 9:00:32 PM PST · by Colofornian · 68 replies ^ | Feb. 3. 2015 | Doug Staples
    The LDS Church is asking for Mormons to weigh in about Temple garments. LDS officials are requesting public comments about the fit, fabric, size and style in an effort to propose changes and improvements. The move comes after last year when the Utah-based faith posted photos and videos of the misunderstood clothing to explain them to so-called gawkers.
  • Mormon Reformation [Posting of 95 Theses on Mormon Church Doors]

    02/17/2013 8:03:17 AM PST · by Colofornian · 71 replies
    Mormon Reformation ^ | 2013 | Martin Luther-day Saint
    In 1517, Martin Luther posted a list of 95 Theses on his church's doors. His actions exposed the corruption of the Catholic Church and started what came to be known as the Protestant Reformation. Between the hours of 9 PM Saturday, February 16 and 9 AM Sunday, February 17, 2013, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and others will post this list of 95 LDS Theses onto the doors of LDS churches around the world. Join the event here - If you don't use Facebook, you can still participate! The purpose of this event is two-fold:...
  • Sarah Palin is right on in "her" State of the Union speech

    02/16/2013 1:20:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Beaufort Observer ^ | February 15, 2013 | The Editors
    We think Sarah Palin hit the nail on the head in "her" State of the Union address: Here is how Tony Lee reported it at Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin wrote Wednesday that America is a nation being bankrupt by a federal government led by "venal politicians" in her response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address. "What is the true state of our union? Though this may sound harsh, I'll speak the truth here," Palin wrote. "We are a country going bankrupt to fund a bloated, distant, and often corrupt federal government led by venal politicians...
  • Tarred & Feathered [Real Mormon Founder Expose']

    07/18/2011 1:18:03 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 21 replies
    Mormon Coffee (Mormon Research Ministry) ^ | March 27, 2006 | Sharon Lindbloom
    Last Friday I went to the LDS Church sanctioned Joseph Smith web site. The site has a section titled “On This Day…,” reporting daily events from the life of Joseph Smith. On Friday it said, March 24, 1832Hiram, Ohio. A mob violently tarred and feathered Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon.This is interesting to me because on my web site, Questioning Mormonism, I have a similar feature that lists daily events in the history of the LDS Church. And for March 24th both the Joseph Smith site and the Questioning Mormonism site list the same bit of history. But the QM...
  • CNN blog reports from anti-Mormon Bizarro-Land

    07/18/2011 11:11:31 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 56 replies
    Times and ^ | July 8, 2011 | Kaimi Wenger
    The CNN blog just ran a lengthy interview with Tricia Erickson, who makes a variety of arguments that no believing Mormon should ever be elected President. (Link here; note that in her interview she cites language from the endowment ceremony). Erickson’s arguments...repeats the old evangelical anti-Mormon reasoning that Mormons are all basically automatons, and suggests that any Mormon politician would have a secret church-promoting agenda. It’s an argument straight out of The Manchurian Candidate (and reminiscent of the anti-Catholic arguments raised against JFK)...But what are the implications of the article’s prominent publication today — what does it say about the...
  • Teenager 'helped fiancé beat his ex-girlfriend to death with shovel'

    07/17/2011 5:57:55 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 59 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 16, 2011 | Fiona Roberts
    A Mormon teenager will stand trial for allegedly helping her lover to kill his 16-year-old ex-girlfriend, a judge has ruled. Toni Fratto, 19, and Kody Patten, 18, are accused of hitting Micaela Costanzo over the head with a shovel, cutting her throat and then burying her body in a shallow grave just outside West Wendover, Nevada. Prosecutors claim the couple, who were planning to get married, murdered Micaela because she had been texting Patten asking to get back together with him. After the killing the pair drove to a nearby swimming pool to 'clean up' - and then went to...
  • Suspected Mormon Con Artist Pleading Guilty to $78M Scam

    07/17/2011 6:51:11 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 13 replies
    Daren Palmer, the head of an Idaho firm known as the Trigon Group, has agreed to plead guilty to operating a $78 million Ponzi scheme that allegedly scammed fellow Mormons – including friends, neighbors and relatives – in a classic case of affinity fraud, The New York Times reported. According to government prosecutors, the Times said, Palmer raised more than $20 million by promising investors generous double-digit returns and then misappropriated their funds instead. He stands accused of swindling parents of children he coached in football, the newspaper said, and even his own father and brother-in-law along the way. He...
  • Feds arrest St. George business man, philanthropist for mail fraud

    06/13/2011 8:22:53 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 4 replies ^ | June 11, 2011 | Dennis Romboy
    SALT LAKE CITY — His shaggy red hair sticking out in all directions after a night's sleep, Jeremy Johnson tossed a wad of cash on the end of his inflatable mattress in a large tent on the Dominican Republic-Haiti border. The cash — he probably had no idea how much — would cover gas for three helicopters and other expenses for the day's relief mission in earthquake- ravaged Port-au-Prince in January 2010. But before the team, many of whom worked for one of Johnson's lucrative Internet enterprises, headed out to do some good, the boss was in the mood for...
  • Romney & Huntsman: You were spirit-born in Kolob? Show us the spirit-birth certificates! [Vanity]

    05/17/2011 12:42:29 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 29 replies
    Vanity | May 17, 2011 | Colofornian
    The real question the media needs to ask Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman -- and even Harry Reid coincides with my new tagline: 'SHOW US YOUR SPIRITUAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE FROM KOLOB' Mormons make bold claims to a pre-existence on Kolob: Having a dad-become-god father and a divine "spirit birth" as aliens to this planet. Then being sent here to Planet Earth to inhabit bodies. Well. We wanna see the proof! Actually, I'd even settle for significantly less than "proof!" I'd just like to hear each of them utter: "Yes, I was spirit-born on Kolob to a divine goddess." That's...
  • Antonio Hernandez Carranza, man arrested as tortilla powder mistaken for cocaine

    05/09/2011 11:18:38 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 49 replies
    The Desk of Brian ^ | 05/09/2011 | The Desk of Brian
    ASHEVILLE — Antonio Hernandez Carranza took a wrong turn, and it turned out to be one of the biggest mistakes he’s ever made. The Carson, Calif., man had driven more than 2,000 miles — three days straight — to see his sister in Johnson City, Tenn. But instead of reaching the home of his sister, whom he hadn’t seen in nearly a decade, the 45-year-old carpet cleaner found himself in the Buncombe County jail under a $300,000 bond on charges of driving while intoxicated, failing to heed police lights and sirens and possession of 91 pounds of cocaine. He was...
  • Ex-Chesapeake officer who sought teen sex gets probation

    05/09/2011 1:37:25 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 21 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 05/06/2011 | Matthew Bowers
    CHESAPEAKE A former city police officer will be on indeterminate probation for the one-time lapse in judgment of using his cell phone to solicit for sexual purposes someone he believed to be a 16-year-old girl, a Circuit Court judge decided Thursday. Michael S. Boyd, 32 and a father of three, was an eight-year veteran policeman when he resigned in June, about a month after his May 2010 arrest. He apologized today to the police department and the people of Chesapeake.
  • Portsmouth police officer accused of embezzlement

    05/09/2011 1:39:04 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 3 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 05/07/2011 | Janie Bryant
    PORTSMOUTH A Portsmouth police officer has been indicted on a charge of embezzlement following a state police investigation. Robert Anthony Murray, 38, has been with the Portsmouth Police Department for 12 years, according to city records. Detective Jan Westerbeck, a police spokeswoman, referred all questions, including Murray’s employment status, to state police.
  • St. George investor ordered to jail [Ex-Lds bishop]

    04/20/2011 7:33:32 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 4 replies ^ | April 15, 2011 | Bruce Mehew
    (ST. GEORGE) – A St. George man was ordered to spend a year in the Washington County Jail on seven counts of securities fraud. According to court documents, 67-year old William Hammons, was convicted by a jury in February on counts related to his involvement in VesCor, an investment company. Hammons worked with Val Southwick, an Ogden businessman, who is currently serving a prison term for a real estate investment scheme that bilked hundreds of investors out of more than $180 million. VesCor companies took in an estimated $250 million from investors, according to accountants, who examined their books during...
  • Daughters of Mormon doctor who they believe murdered their mother reveal truth...

    04/15/2011 11:45:22 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 4, 2011
    SNIP Rachel and Alexis MacNeill recall their 'loving and affectionate' Mormon childhood with their father Martin, a doctor and lawyer, and their beautiful mother Michele. SNIP Rachel, 31, said: 'We were very much a devout Mormon family. I thought of my parents as having the ultimate love story. SNIP Her death...was initially ascribed to natural causes, but information supplied by the women helped the medical examiner to change the results to suspicious in October last year. An investigator with the Utah County Attorney's Office told People Magazine: 'There is probable cause to believe that Martin MacNeill had the opportunity, the...
  • How Well Do You Know Mormon Church Leaders of the Past?

    04/13/2011 7:43:32 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 82 replies
    Mormon Coffee ^ | April 7, 2011 | Sharon Lindbloom
    Last month (March 2011) Ensign magazine included a challenge titled “How Well Do You Know Our Church Leaders?” It consisted of 15 details from the lives of the 15 current Prophets, Seers and Revelators of the LDS Church. Readers were invited to match the names with the facts. The Ensign challenge included things like figuring out which leader once raised rabbits or worked on an oyster boat. The lives of LDS leaders throughout the history of the Mormon Church reflect much more interesting details than those included in the Ensign article. So I here add my own version of “How...
  • Common myths about Mormon women: Cathy Chamberlain speaks to the LDS Business Conference

    04/10/2011 3:50:38 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 38 replies
    Deseret News ^ | April 9, 2011 | Jamshid Ghazi Askar
    PARK CITY — Cathy Chamberlain spoke about recognizing and remedying common misperceptions of women in the LDS Church, at the 4th Annual LDS Business Conference. "There are a lot of myths out in the world about who Mormon women really are," Chamberlain said Friday in Park City. "The most common myth outside of the church is that LDS women are second-class citizens in the church. Among our own women, they're not sure their roles are as important as men's roles. "We've got some cultural myths we've got to remove, and it's become a mission of mine to figure out how...
  • Report: Human error, inadequate fire alarm contributed to Provo Tabernacle fire (Mormonism)

    04/10/2011 3:21:19 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 236 replies
    ABC4 (Salt Lake City) ^ | March 31, 2011
    PROVO, Utah (ABC 4 News) - The Provo City Fire Department has released the full report on the December Provo Tabernacle fire. The 135-page report outlines events leading up to the fire from December 17th that destroyed the historic landmark in Provo. Trax Lighting and AV arrived at the Tabernacle a few days before the fire to setup lighting for a concert that was to be taped by BYU Broadcasting. During the setup of a lighting truss, a technician said he set aside two lamps that were part of the in-house lighting system. Fire officials believe these lights were placed...
  • Man sentenced for bigamy in Pocatello

    07/28/2010 9:53:22 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 47 replies · 17+ views
    POCATELLO (AP) - An Idaho state judge has sentenced a convicted bigamist to up to three years in prison and set a restitution hearing for late August. Christopher Cameron was sentenced Monday by 6th District Judge Robert Naftz, who gave him credit for the nine months he has spent in jail. Cameron pleaded guilty to felony bigamy in April. Tonya Gifford Kunz, a former Pocatello woman who was married to Cameron for five weeks before filing for an annulment in February 2009, told authorities that he lied to her about his income, assets, health and last name and left her...
  • Ex-BYU student pleads guilty in attack on woman he was assigned to home teach

    07/28/2010 7:29:14 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 414 replies · 63+ views
    Deseret News ^ | July 27, 2010
    <p>PROVO — The former BYU student accused of attacking a woman with a stun gun pleaded guilty Tuesday to a lessened degree of aggravated assault.</p> <p>Stetson Geo Hallam, 20, had been charged with aggravated kidnapping, a first-degree felony, following an April 6 incident that he claimed was an April Fool's joke, according to a police affidavit filed in 4th District Court.</p>
  • Cambridge identical twins jailed for 1980s sex

    06/28/2010 1:56:20 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 18 replies
    BBC News ^ | June 25, 2010
    Identical twins from Cambridge who sexually abused a boy more than 20 years ago have been jailed. John and Martyn Conway, 50, both Mormons, abused the child in the 1980s, Cambridge Crown Court was told. John received six years and Martyn three. John was convicted of indecent assault at a trial earlier this year while Martyn admitted abuse charges. Earlier convictionJohn Conway had entered not guilty pleas, arguing he was a victim of mistaken identity. Jurors heard that the victim, now in his 30s, had complained of being abused over a seven-year period. In 2008 Martyn was given a seven-year...
  • Officials warned NAFTA trucks threatened bridge

    08/07/2007 9:39:04 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 28 replies · 721+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 7 August 2007 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Public officials in Minnesota had been warned that increasing truck traffic from international trade was placing an undue stress on the state's transportation infrastructure, including specific warnings concerning the now-collapsed bridge over the Mississippi on Interstate 35W in Minneapolis. As WND reported, a Federal Highway Administration study begun in 1998 warned increased NAFTA truck traffic would endanger Minnesota bridges along I-35.
  • NAFTA Superhighway traffic tied to bridge collapse

    08/05/2007 3:30:55 PM PDT · by givemELL · 33 replies · 1,483+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 5, 2007 | Jerone R. Corsi
    Evidence of increasing international trade truck traffic on Interstate 35 through Minnesota raises concerns that NAFTA Superhighway traffic contributed to last week's collapse of the freeway bridge in Minneapolis.
  • (March 31, 1998) Mayor Giuliani's Statement on Death of Bella Abzug

    04/10/2007 1:16:00 PM PDT · by pissant · 146 replies · 2,102+ views ^ | March 31, 1998 | Rudy Giuliani
    I am very saddened by the loss of Bella Abzug. She contributed a great deal to New York City through her life and career. I know all New Yorkers will join with me to offer condolences, support and prayers to her family."
  • Pro-Life Groups Say President Bush's Record Strong, Deserves Re-Election

    01/29/2004 8:03:32 PM PST · by Salvation · 44 replies · 796+ views
    LifeNews. com ^ | 01-29-04 | Maria Gallagher
    Pro-Life Groups Say President Bush's Record Strong, Deserves Re-Electionby Maria Staff WriterJanuary 29, 2004 Washington, DC ( -- While the Democratic presidential candidates compete to gain the title of "most pro-abortion," pro-life groups say President Bush has built a solid record on life issues and deserves to be re-elected to another four years.A number of pro-life leaders believe that voters are largely unaware of the Presidential record on life issues. In fact, some argue that, in terms of his accomplishments, George W. Bush may be the most pro-life president of the post-Roe era."President Bush has stood firm in his...
  • Blood On Their Hands: Exposing Pro-abortion Catholic Politicians

    05/04/2003 4:58:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 85 replies · 1,547+ views
    Crisis ^ | Mark Stricherz
    “Pro-choice” Catholic politicians support abortion mostly for political reasons. The U.S. bishops say this is unacceptable. So why do they accept it? “Do you know what the Negro is?” Leander H. Perez once asked in 1965. “Animals right out [of] the jungle. Passion. Welfare. Easy life. That’s the Negro.” As a state judge and political boss of Plaquemines Parish in Louisiana, Perez was able to enforce his racist views on the county’s 3,000 to 4,000 African-American residents. Because of him, black people essentially couldn’t vote, get decent housing, or even mix with whites. Yet for decades Perez was in full...
  • African Women and AIDS {African AIDS due to UN pop con efforts, NOT heterosuxual behavior}

    04/29/2003 2:34:58 PM PDT · by Polycarp · 44 replies · 2,274+ views
    PRI Weekly News Briefing ^ | 29 April 2003 | Steve Mosher
      29 April 2003Volume 5/ Number 13 Dear Colleague: In Africa, nearly 6 out of 10 victims of HIV/AIDS are women. Why does the disease disproportionately strike African women? Because, say the gender feminists at the United Nations, they are powerless to refuse sex with HIV-positive men. We disagree with this ideologically-motivated assessment. We believe that the targeting of women and girls for invasive contraceptive, sterilization and abortion procedures by so-called Sexual and Reproductive Health programs is largely responsible. Steven W. MosherPresident African Women and AIDS An examination of HIV/AIDS statistics by region and by gender reveals a curious anomaly....
  • Dolly's death shows dangers!:Now's time for Congress to ban all human cloning

    02/21/2003 1:14:10 PM PST · by Remedy · 7 replies · 464+ views ^ | Petition opened February 19, 2003 | Phil Sheldon
    Dolly is dead, and the reasons why should be a death blow to human cloning. The world's first cloned sheep was put out of her misery Feb. 14, after premature aging and disease marred her short existence and raised questions about the practicality of copying life. As the 277th attempt to clone a sheep, Dolly lived just six years -- only half her breed's life expectancy -- before a progressive lung disease forced her to be mercifully killed. She suffered from arthritis at an unusually young age, and research pointed to premature ageing, leading scientists to say cloning techniques were...
  • Some object to UWT graduation speaker (Atty who argued Roe V. Wade to speak)

    02/13/2003 5:08:22 PM PST · by goodnesswins · 7 replies · 246+ views
    The News Tribune ^ | 2/13/03 | David Wickert
    Some object to UWT graduation speaker David Wickert; The News Tribune Some University of Washington Tacoma students are upset that the lawyer who successfully argued Roe v. Wade before the U.S. Supreme Court will be this year's commencement speaker. Sarah Weddington is a former Texas legislator, a former Carter administration official and an author who speaks frequently on effective leadership. But to concerned UW students, she will always be associated with the controversial 1973 Supreme Court case that legalized abortion. And they worry her speech will politicize a ceremony meant to honor their hard work and accomplishments. "We're faced with...
  • Physician criticized by women's groups named to FDA panel

    12/25/2002 6:59:00 PM PST · by FourPeas · 23 replies · 286+ views
    AP ^ | December 25, 2002
    Washington News Physician criticized by women's groups named to FDA panel The Associated Press12/25/02 7:09 PM WASHINGTON (AP) -- A physician who has been criticized for his views on birth control was named to a Food and Drug Administration panel on women's health policy. Dr. W. David Hager, a University of Kentucky obstetrician-gynecologist, was among 11 physicians appointed Tuesday to the FDA's Advisory Committee for Reproductive Health Drugs. Hager has questioned the safety of the abortion pill, RU-486, and acknowledges he is anti-abortion. Abortion-rights activists are concerned about Hager's appointment because he participated in a Christian Medical Association campaign this...
  • Bush advisers slam Stanford's stem cell research

    12/20/2002 12:56:30 PM PST · by Dallas · 5 replies · 187+ views
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) -- The chairman of President Bush's bioethics council demanded a public apology from Stanford University, accusing the school of trying to conceal the nature of its stem cell research and mischaracterizing the bioethics council's views.</p> <p>Stanford has said its new cancer institute will conduct stem cell research using nuclear transfer techniques -- work that many consider to be cloning of human cells. However, Stanford said the characterization of its work as cloning is wrong because the institute won't create human embryos, just cells.</p>
  • Meet Bill Frist: Senator championed confirmation of pro-abortion Satcher

    12/19/2002 9:01:50 PM PST · by Salvation · 305 replies · 3,874+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 12-19-02 | Joseph Farrah
    Meet Bill Frist –heir to Lott throneSenator championed confirmationof pro-abortion Satcher, fights fat Posted: December 19, 20029:30 p.m. Eastern By Joseph Farah© 2002 WASHINGTON – Everyone knows Sen. Bill Frist, R-Tenn., is the upper house's only physician. But who is this man who appears likely to become the next Senate majority leader? Opponents of abortion on demand are likely to be deeply disappointed. While Trent Lott, R-Miss., had promised to bring to the floor for a quick, early vote a bill restricting partial-birth abortion, Frist championed the nomination by President Clinton of former Surgeon General David Satcher, a fervent supporter of...
  • KISSINGER WITHDRAWS FROM 9/11 PROBE; Pro-abortion Kean named instead

    12/16/2002 8:53:15 PM PST · by Polycarp · 41 replies · 281+ views
    LifeSite Daily News ^ | December 16, 2002 |
    LifeSite Daily News Monday December 16, 2002 KISSINGER WITHDRAWS FROM 9/11 PROBE Pro-abortion Kean named instead WASHINGTON, December 16, 2002 ( - Henry Kissinger withdrew as head of the commission investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks this weekend after it became clear that his multimillion-dollar consulting business, Kissinger Associates, includes Middle Eastern clients who might have come under commission scrutiny. According to a Dec. 17 Newsmax story "critics said Kissinger was stepping aside because he was not prepared to make public the list of his lucrative contracts, including many with foreign governments and other overseas entities". There has been...

    11/29/2002 6:39:31 PM PST · by Polycarp · 500 replies · 3,551+ views ^ | November 29, 2002 |
    PRESIDENT BUSH SURPRISES PRO-LIFE LEADERS BY SELECTING KISSINGER FOR 9-11 POST Kissinger Strongly Implicated in Population Control and Abortion WASHINGTON, November 29, 2002 ( - U.S. President George W. Bush announced Wednesday that he had selected former secretary of state Henry Kissinger as chairman of a new independent commission to investigate the September 11 attacks. Pro-life leaders were surprised by the selection given the President's aversion to coercive abortion and Kissinger's close association with it. President Bush was praised by the pro-life community internationally for his defunding of the United Nations Population Fund due to their association with the forced...