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  • Mike Lee's chances as SCOTUS pick

    07/06/2018 12:25:34 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 47 replies
    Deseret News ^ | July 6, 2018 9:13 am | Herb Scribner
    Robert Costa, a Washington Post political reporter and NBC News political analyst, tweeted Thursday: "When I asked a prominent Trump ally about Sen. Lee/ SCOTUS, they said this article is floating around the WH, as evidence that he's a long shot." Costa included a link to an Associated Press story about Lee casting a "protest" vote in the 2016 presidential election for independent candidate Evan McMullin.
  • 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.
  • Romney denounces pastor slated to speak at US embassy in Jerusalem

    05/13/2018 9:31:46 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 166 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/13/18 10:50 PM | BRANDON CONRADIS
    Senate candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) on Sunday night denounced the pastor expected to speak at Monday's ceremony celebrating the opening of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. "Robert Jeffress says 'you can’t be saved by being a Jew,' and 'Mormonism is a heresy from the pit of hell.' 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," Romney tweeted. Jeffress, a Dallas-based pastor and known supporter of President Trump, said over the weekend that he would be leading the prayer at...
  • Mormon church cuts ties to Boy Scouts after program drops ‘boy’ from the name

    05/10/2018 8:57:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 05/10/2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, May 9, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The Mormon Church has announced that it will end all association with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and other worldwide Scouting programs, a week after the BSA announced it would cut “boy” from the name because it now accepts girls. “Effective on December 31, 2019, the Church will conclude its relationship as a chartered organization with all Scouting programs around the world,” the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) announced on May 8. Instead, next year it plans to launch its own youth programs to “help all...
  • One thousand current and former Mormons march on church HQ in Salt Lake City demanding an end...

    03/30/2018 7:46:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 55 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Mar 30, 2018 | ap
    FULL TITLE: One thousand current and former Mormons march on church HQ in Salt Lake City demanding an end to one-on-one 'worthiness' interviews between youths and lay leaders that include sexual questions About 1,000 current and former Mormons marched to the church's headquarters in Salt Lake City Friday to deliver petitions demanding an end to closed door, one-on-one interviews between youth and lay leaders where sexual questions sometimes arise. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints changed its policy this week to now allow children to bring a parent or adult with them to the interviews, but protesters said...
  • Former Bay Area resident killed in fiery crash at Travis AFB's main gate identified

    03/23/2018 5:49:27 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 66 replies
    ABC 7 News ^ | 23 Mar 2018 | Anon
    Officials said a 51-year-old former Bay Area resident who drove a flaming minivan loaded with propane tanks and gasoline cans through the main gate at Travis AFB has been identified. Authorities extracted a video from his cell phone and are analyzing it to try and see if it could help point to a motive. Sources wouldn't offer any details about the video. During a press conference Friday, officials said the driver had no known links to terrorism. FBI agent Sean Ragan said Hafiz Kazi was found dead inside the Kia minivan Wednesday evening shortly after rolling slowly through the main...
  • Mitt Romney announces bid for U.S. Senate in Utah

    02/16/2018 6:28:45 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 110 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 16, 2018 | Adam Edelman
    Mitt Romney, the GOP’s presidential candidate in 2012 and a former governor of Massachusetts, announced Friday that he would run for U.S. Senate in Utah. “I have decided to run for United States Senate because I believe I can help bring Utah’s values and Utah’s lessons to Washington,” Romney said in a video announcing his bid. “Given all that America faces, we feel that this is the right time for me to serve our state and our country,” he said. Romney pointed to Utah's balanced budget and trade surplus as examples of the state's strengths, comparing them with Washington's debt...
  • Mitt Romney to announce Senate run Thursday on social media

    02/14/2018 6:49:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 107 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 14, 2018 | David M. Drucker
    Mitt Romney will launch his Utah Senate campaign Thursday morning with a low key announcement on social media, and will make his first public appearance a day later near Salt Lake City with a keynote address to a gathering of grassroots Republicans.
  • 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...
  • Mormon Cult Leaders Indicted for Forcing Almost Daily Sex Rituals With Underage Girls, Said God (Tr)

    12/30/2017 2:30:37 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 139 replies
    newsweek.com ^ | December 29, 2017 | Cristina Maza
    A group of Mormon cult leaders is being charged with organizing sexual religious rituals with underage girls and threatening them with damnation if they did not participate, according to court documents filed in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Wednesday.
  • Chaffetz: Time for AG Sessions to Step Down

    12/16/2017 3:18:19 PM PST · by mandaladon · 114 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 16 Dec 2017 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Former House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, Saturday called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to be removed from office, saying that may be a cure for the "deep systemic problems" in the Department of Justice. "It pains me to say this a little bit [but] I don't think the attorney general is up to the job he's doing," Chaffetz, now a contributor for Fox News, told the "Fox and Friends Saturday" program. Sessions "had to remove himself from everything" involving President Donald Trump and that led to the appointment of Robert Mueller as special investigator in the investigation into Russian...
  • Leaked Mormon church document claims that masturbation turns you gay

    12/15/2017 11:51:58 AM PST · by Morgana · 83 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Dec. 15, 2017 | Keith Griffith For Dailymail.com
    A leaked Mormon church document has revealed the church's teaching that self-pleasuring can make you homosexual. The handbook for church leaders, simply titled 'Homosexuality', was published in 1981 and leaked on Wednesday by the Las Vegas-based transparency group MormonLeaks.
  • It’s Monday. It’s December. I believe that calls for recipes.

    12/11/2017 5:04:13 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12-11-17 | MOTUS
    It’s Monday. It’s December. I believe that calls for recipes. I saw a couple of teases in the comments over the weekend, such as 3XLady’s pictures of Potato Candy – candy? With potatoes? We need a recipe! And MichellenotTHATone was bragging about making white chocolate popcorn – White. Chocolate. Popcorn.!! Recipe please!For my part I want to harken back to our discussion on the November 21 ham and cheese sliders recipe post. Somebody commented that they are called “funeral sandwiches” in the South and I responded that in Utah the ubiquitous cheesy potato casserole was known as “funeral potatoes.” Behold,...
  • Polygamous fundamentalists say they are victims of 'cultural cleansing' as they are evicted...

    11/03/2017 8:35:37 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Nov. 3, 2017 | Charlie Moore For Mailonline and Associated Press
    FULL TITLE: Polygamous fundamentalists say they are victims of 'cultural cleansing' as they are evicted from their homes by the Government A polygamous group of religious fundamentalists fears their community is being destroyed by 'cultural cleansing'. Members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints have been evicted from their homes in Hildale, a 100-year-old red rock community on the Utah-Arizona border. The evictions stem from an order by a Utah state judge who became fed up with people not paying $100-a-month occupancy fees.
  • $35 million Book of Mormon manuscript sale called the ‘biggest game-changer in Mormon history’

    09/21/2017 1:37:52 PM PDT · by RBStealth · 36 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Sept 21, 2017 | Tiffany Frandsen
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints now owns the printer’s manuscript of the Book of Mormon — for $35 million, the sellers say. The Community of Christ, formerly known as the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, announced the sale, and the price tag, on Wednesday. The Independence, Missouri-based church has owned the manuscript since 1903. Steven E. Snow, LDS Church historian and recorder, confirmed the acquisition, calling the document both a spiritual and historic treasure. Church officials did not immediately confirm, but also did not challenge, the stated sales price when contacted Thursday.
  • 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...
  • How a one-in-400million disability became common in a tiny polygamist Mormon town after...

    07/28/2017 10:26:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | July 28, 2017 | Ashley Collman For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: How a one-in-400million disability became common in a tiny polygamist Mormon town after generations of inbreeding A polygamist Mormon enclave on the Arizona-Utah border is seeing more and more children being born with an extremely rare disorder that causes severe mental and physical retardation. Dr. Theodore Tarby, who specialized in rare childhood diseases, first discovered the problem in 1990, when a woman in the community brought her 10-year-old son to him. The boy had unusual facial features, such as a prominent forehead, low-set ears, widely-spaced eyes and a small jaw. He was also severely physically and mentally disabled....
  • Paid parental leave, pantsuits for women, colored shirts for men — those changes are coming for...

    06/28/2017 7:23:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    salt lake city tribune ^ | June 28, 2017 | PEGGY FLETCHER STACK |
    FULL TITLE: Paid parental leave, pantsuits for women, colored shirts for men — those changes are coming for Mormon church employees Like their peers, many contemporary Mormon women work side by side with men in boardrooms and courtrooms, surgical theaters and sports franchises, college labs and city halls. Such women are smart and sophisticated in their manner and their dress, overseeing multimillion-dollar projects and donning Hillary-esque power suits. And they certainly don't see having a baby as the end of their careers. Now the LDS Church is acknowledging that new reality among its Mormon employees by changing what some see...
  • 'God loves me this way... no part of me is a mistake': Moment a 12-year-old Mormon girl...

    06/17/2017 12:46:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 96 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 17, 2017 | Emily Crane For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: 'God loves me this way... no part of me is a mistake': Moment a 12-year-old Mormon girl has her microphone CUT OFF at church as she comes out as gay A 12-year-old Mormon girl courageously stood up in front of members of her Utah church to tell them she was gay - only to have officials cut off her microphone and tell her to sit down. Savannah revealed to churchgoers in Utah County, south of Salt Lake City, last month that she was a lesbian and told them she was proud God had made her that way. Standing...
  • Lyle Jeffs, fugitive polygamist, captured in South Dakota after almost a year on the run

    06/15/2017 8:39:43 AM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    salt lake city tribune ^ | June 15, 2017 | NATE CARLISLE
    Lyle Jeffs, who was among 11 members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints indicted in what prosecutors have called a conspiracy to defraud a federal food stamp program, was captured late Wednesday in South Dakota. Few details of the capture were immediately provided. An online log at the Minnehaha County, S.D., jail lists Jeffs as an inmate. He is being held without bond. The FBI Field Office in Salt Lake City sent a tweet Thursday morning saying Jeffs was arrested in South Dakota about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. The FLDS has a compound in South Dakota, though...