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  • Mormon Democrats gather for first-ever national meeting in Charlotte during DNC

    09/04/2012 5:47:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    NBC News ^ | 9/04/12
    Mormon Democrats gather for first-ever national meeting in Charlotte during DNC Above, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who belongs to the LDS Church, speaks to the first national meeting of LDS Democrats on Tuesday in Charlotte. Reid mentioned that several presidential candidates in the United States have been Mormons, starting with Joseph Smith, the founder and first president of the LDS Church, who ran in 1844 with "a very progressive" platform.
  • New revelation: Mormons can drink Coke or Pepsi

    09/04/2012 8:06:42 AM PDT · by freedomlover · 262 replies
    National Post ^ | Sep 4, 2012 | Religion News Service
    SALT LAKE CITY — Maybe now, reporters, bloggers, outsiders and even many Mormons will accept that the Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints does not forbid drinking cola. On Aug. 29, the LDS church posted a statement on its website saying that “the church does not prohibit the use of caffeine” and that the faith’s health-code reference to “hot drinks” “does not go beyond (tea and coffee).” A day later, the website wording was slightly softened, saying only that “the church revelation spelling out health practices … does not mention the use of caffeine.” The same goes for...
  • Mormon Hit Piece

    09/01/2012 6:11:34 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 6 replies
    NBC News | 9-1-2012 | Me
    Flipping through channels stopped at NBC Saturday morning "news" and guess what...already a HIT piece on women who were abused via the Mormon faith....Just gets me MORE excited to FIRE the man/BOY in the WH. BTW..I work at a TRIBAL casino and Smokie Robinson was in concert and a special guest of his was Calipso Louie.
  • Washington Post: Remember that Mormon massacre?

    06/12/2012 9:45:20 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 55 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 20, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    The Washington Post published a story last night examining a massacre carried out by Mormons nearly 200 years ago, and examines whether or not it will affect Mitt Romney's support in the deep South. "On Sept. 11, 1857, a wagon train from this part of Arkansas met with a gruesome fate in Utah, where most of the travelers were slaughtered by a Mormon militia in an episode known as the Mountain Meadows Massacre. Hundreds of the victims’ descendants still populate these hills and commemorate the killings, which they have come to call “the first 9/11.” " So why is the...
  • Mia Love Speech Slams Obama at RNC - Republican National Convention

    08/28/2012 10:40:19 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | August 28, 2012
    VIDEO: Republican candidate for U.S. Congress (UT-04) Mia Love passionately addresses the Republican National Convention on the American dream: "The America I grew up knowing was centered in self-reliance and filled with possibilities of living the American dream."
  • Utah NBC Affiliate Won’t Air New Gay Couple Comedy ‘The New Normal’

    08/25/2012 5:29:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    yahoo ^ | 8.25.2012 | NELLIE ANDREEVA
    NBC’s Utah affiliate KSL-TV strikes again. The station, which is owned by the Mormon church, announced today that it won’t air the network’s new comedy series New Normal. Co-created by Ryan Murphy and Ali Adler, The New Normal stars Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha as gay partners who are having a baby through a surrogate. “For our brand, this program simply feels inappropriate on several dimensions, especially during family viewing time,” Jeff Simpson, CEO of KSL’s parent company, Bonneville International, told local papers, including KSL sibling Deseret News. The New Normal is scheduled to air Tuesdays at 8:30 PM. Simpson...
  • Networks Examine Mormonism Prior to Romney Nomination

    08/25/2012 2:41:26 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 15 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 24 Aug 2012 | by Ron Futrell
    I expected the worst when I heard ABC and NBC were going to do in-depth examinations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As a life long Mormon and journalist, I had gotten used to the media clouding their reporting on the LDS Church. I was pleasantly surprised at the accuracy and context with which the reporting was done. ABC's Dan Harris did a two-part series that was simply factual about the LDS Church. No frills or opinions, just the facts about the Church. He focused on the temples and showed video of the inside of a temple...
  • Has the predicted play of the Mormon Card against Romney begun?

    08/24/2012 2:34:45 PM PDT · by radioone · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 24, 2012 | Lee Cary
    A recent AT article predicted that the Obama campaign would play the Mormon Church card after Labor Day. It's begun early. On June 25, 2012, an American Thinker article entitled "Obama Campaign's Hole Card: Romney's Church" predicted that, through its loyal supporters in the liberal media, the Obama campaign would play Romney's affiliation with the Mormon Church against him. In part, the article read: And, as November nears, does anyone think that the two Davids -- Plouffe and Axelrod -- will hesitate to play it [the Mormon Church card] after Labor Day? Of course, they won't play it face-up, overtly....
  • ABC "World News" Does Four Minute Segment On Mormon Church

    08/23/2012 7:04:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 113 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 8/23/12 | staff
    The four minute segment that appeared on "World News" tonight is part one of a two part series on the Mormon Church.
  • The Mormon Economy

    08/23/2012 4:08:17 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 21 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-23-12 | CJ
    President Reagan spends some time in Utah visiting theLDS Welfare system and learning how it works. Here'sa photo with him and the former (center) and current LDS Church Presidents (right). With the selection of Mitt Romney as the Republican nominee for the office of President of the United States, a lot of attention has come to his church (and mine) - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I was asked if I would write a post that detailed the church's welfare program. This post isn't meant to recruit or convert people to my church. Rather, it's to convince...
  • Obama the capitalism-hating, liberty-hating, America-hating Marxist must be destroyed!!

    08/20/2012 6:14:29 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 1,555 replies
    Aug 20, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    <p>Obama the capitalism-hating, liberty-hating, America-hating, godless Marxist/communist must be completely destroyed politically!! To allow him another term in the presidency would be to allow the total destruction of America.</p> <p>As much as I detest what the Republican party has become, there is no other party on this earth that can come anywhere close to accomplishing what must be accomplished to keep America from spiraling a Marxist/communist toilet.</p>
  • The Nauvoo Expositor: First & Only Issue June 7, 1844

    08/21/2012 2:23:58 PM PDT · by RaisingCain · 11 replies
    I was in a debate with a Mormon the other day, and he made a point about the Mormons being persecuted and Joseph Smith himself being brutally martyred for his faith. He compared it to Jesus Christ. In response, I told him about the background of Smith's murder, which was far less "pure" and far more ugly and embarrassing than he was led to believe. His response was to accuse the Nauvoo Expositor, the dissident newspaper Smith had ordered destroyed that led to his arrest and eventual lynching, of inciting violence against the Mormons, and claimed Smith acted with proper...
  • Mormon church earns $7 billion a year from tithing, analysis indicates

    08/13/2012 4:11:37 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 115 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 13, 2012 | Peter Henderson
    SAN FRANCISCO -- If the Mormon church were a business, wealthy adherents like Mitt Romney would count as its dominant revenue stream. Its investment strategy would be viewed as risk-averse. It would also likely attract corporate gadflies protesting a lack of transparency. They would call for less spending on real estate and more on charitable causes to improve membership growth -- the Mormons' return on investment. Those are a few of the conclusions that can be drawn from an analysis of the church's finances by Reuters and University of Tampa sociologist Ryan Cragun.Relying heavily on church records in countries that...
  • Group urges convention delegates to 'Dump Romney'

    08/12/2012 9:19:53 AM PDT · by delacoert · 127 replies
    Augusta Free Press ^ | August 10, 2012
    A social-conservative group is using Mitt Romney’s Mormon beliefs and his record as Massachusetts governor to urge GOP convention delegates to “Dump Romney.” A memo being circulated by the “Dump Romney” group argues that, given the weak U.S. economy, Romney ought to be leading Democratic incumbent Barack Obama in the polls, instead of trailing by as many as nine points, as the most recent Fox News poll has the race right now. The group says Republican convention delegates are not bound by convention rules to vote for Romney, and that first-ballot abstentions could lead to the selection of a stronger...
  • A Deist Among The Mormons • Why I think Mitt Romney should be President

    08/11/2012 8:47:56 PM PDT · by Daryl L.Hunter · 83 replies
    Citizens For A Freer America ^ | 7/10/2012 | Daryl L. Hunter
    I live in a beautiful rural valley of 700 people in eastern Idaho and after I came to live here I found out that Utah isn't the only place that is fifty percent Mormon. As a compulsively inquisitive geo-political junkie I decided to look through the Book of Mormon so I could learn a little about the belief of my neighbors. As with any outsider looking into another's faith, I found many outlandish passages that would require faith to swallow, however, this is a characteristic that all religions share. What I have learned of my Mormon neighbors in the years...
  • The Bible vs The Book of Mormon [VID]

    08/04/2012 1:59:06 PM PDT · by RaisingCain · 14 replies
    A very good video (an hour and 6 minutes) comparing the historicity of the Bible to the The Book of Mormon by Living Hope Ministries. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1mFdO1wB08&feature=plcp
  • Mormons on Cusp of New Powerful Era

    07/23/2012 9:33:15 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 190 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 23, 2012 | Cameron Joseph
    Next year could be a banner one for Mormons in the nation’s capital, with their numbers and influence likely to grow whether or not Mitt Romney is elected president. Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) could raise the number of Mormons in the upper chamber to seven, should he and Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) win in November.Depending on who controls the Senate, it will have either have a Mormon Senate majority leader in Harry Reid (D-Nev.) or a Mormon president pro tempore and Finance Committee Chairman in Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah). And if Romney wins the White House, not only will the...
  • Man sentenced to probation for sex with teen in religious sect case [Mormon offshoot sect member]

    07/21/2012 7:46:10 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 9 replies
    KSL.com ^ | July 10, 2012
    SALT LAKE CITY — A man who pleaded guilty to having sex with a 15-year-old girl because he said he received an "impression" to do so, has been placed on probation. Geody Harman, 38, was sentenced to three years probation for unlawful sexual activity with a minor, a third-degree felony, by 3rd District Judge Judith Atherton. Harman was given a sentence of zero to five years in prison, but that sentence was suspended. He was ordered to serve a jail sentence of 240 days, but was given credit for the 240 days he had already served. Harman was originally charged...
  • Former BYU student charged with sex abuse

    07/21/2012 7:28:07 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 14 replies
    KSL.com ^ | Feb. 1, 2012 | Andrew Adams
    PROVO — A former BYU student who is accused of molesting two roommates faces charges of forcible sex abuse. Court documents indicate Antonio Rubalcaba Lacy, 18, inappropriately touched a roommate at least three times last year while the victim was asleep. Lacy is accused of doing the same thing three times to another roommate in 2012. The documents state Lacy confessed verbally and in a written statement after a two-hour meeting with his LDS bishop. Lacy, who is from Monterey, Calif., no longer attends BYU. He is charged with six second-degree felonies for forcible sexual abuse. He was never arrested...
  • GOP activist facing 23 charges of kidnapping, rape [Temple recommended Mormon targeted Lds victims]

    07/21/2012 7:23:50 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 62 replies
    KSL.com ^ | July 19, 2012 | Pat Reavy
    SALT LAKE CITY — A GOP activist who prosecutors say kidnapped and raped women that he met online and at church functions has been arrested and charged with 23 felonies. He appears to have targeted mostly LDS young adult women. Gregory Nathan Peterson, 37, of Orem, was charged Wednesday with seven counts of rape, three counts of object rape, two counts of aggravated kidnapping, nine counts of forcible sexual abuse, forcible sodomy, assault, burglary and sexual battery. Peterson is a GOP activist who held political events at his cabin in Heber City, 10160 E. Ridge Pine Drive, the same place...