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  • 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.
  • 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....
  • Scarborough: Independent conservative candidate will announce presidential bid

    08/08/2016 5:27:54 AM PDT · by kevcol · 99 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 8, 2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    MSNBC host Joe Scarborough said Monday that an independent conservative candidate on Monday will announce a challenge to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. "It does appear that there is going to be a well-funded independent candidate," Scarborough said on "Morning Joe," without providing a name. Scarborough, a former GOP congressman from Florida, said the candidate would aim to get on 20 to 30 state ballots.
  • A statue of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young stolen in SLC, worth $125k

    05/24/2017 9:18:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    KUTV ^ | May 23, 2017 | Cimaron Neugebauer
    SALT LAKE CITY — (KUTV) A bronze statue of LDS prophets Joseph Smith and Brigham Young were stolen from Salt Lake City Tuesday morning. The 800 lb. statue is valued at more than $125,000. It was made by Young Fine Art Studio Inc. and was stolen from 825 N. 300 W. around 4 a.m. **video**
  • Mormons drop Scout programs for older teens

    05/11/2017 6:58:59 AM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    desert news ^ | May 11, 2017 | Tad Walch
    SALT LAKE CITY — The LDS Church, the oldest and largest charter organization of the Boy Scouts of America, will drop Scouting from its Young Men's program for boys ages 14 through 17. Effective Jan. 1, the move will carve about 180,000 Mormon boys from the Varsity and Venturing Scout programs in the United States and Canada, replacing them with activities created for boys in those age groups by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The church will continue to sponsor Cub Scouts for boys 8 to 10 and Boy Scout programs for those 11 through 13 in...
  • 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.
  • Freedom Caucus reveals Trump is flexible but Paul Ryan is totally unwilling to negotiate healthcare

    04/02/2017 10:29:38 AM PDT · by PK1991 · 79 replies
    Fox News Sunday ^ | 4/2/17 | Fox News Sunday
    Chris Wallace Interview of Jim Jordan. Jim Jordan: "Let's accomplish what the people asked us to do when they sent us to Washington . . . let's find a plan that is consistent with what the American people told us to do when they elected us."
  • Mr. Stability : The wrongness of Brent Scowcroft's realism

    11/01/2005 6:56:28 PM PST · by Senator Goldwater · 14 replies · 862+ views
    Slate.com ^ | November 1, 2005 | Christopher Hitchens
    Mr. Stability The wrongness of Brent Scowcroft's realism. By Christopher Hitchens Posted Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at 1:47 PM ET Scowcroft longs for the "peace" of Saddam's regime The sole point of the non-findings of the Fitzgerald non-investigation, into the non-commission of non-crimes and the non-outing of a non-covert CIA bureaucrat, is (as Messrs. Kerry, Krugman, Rich, and others keep reminding us) that it might even yet trigger the long-awaited inquest into the Iraq intervention. I very strongly hope that there is a full-dress postmortem into this country's Iraq policy, though I am not ready to assume that "inquest" or...
  • Trump’s Utah point man calls out voters, Mormons who didn’t back the new prez

    03/14/2017 5:21:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | March 14, 2017
    Don Peay says the 54 percent of Utah voters — especially Mormon Republicans — who didn't cast their presidential ballots for Donald Trump need to do at least one thing: repent. The former head of the Trump campaign in the Beehive State told the Utah County Republican Women group Monday night, according to Provo's Daily Herald, that "the people who did not get behind Trump probably need to look at themselves in the mirror and say, 'Maybe I need to show a little bit of humility and ask for forgiveness, because I was wrong.' " Peay, a Latter-day Saint and...
  • 'I love all my moms': Hundreds of polygamists and their families led by the.....

    02/10/2017 11:51:09 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | Feb. 1, 2017 | Associated Press and Anna Hopkins For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: 'I love all my moms': Hundreds of polygamists and their families led by the 'Sister Wives' descend on the steps of Utah Capitol to demand the legal right to plural marriage The family on the TV reality show 'Sister Wives' and several hundred other protesters in polygamous relationships and their supporters said Friday they won't stop fighting for the legal right to plural marriage. Holding signs that read, 'I love all my moms,' and 'If we were gay, we'd be OK,' the group rallied in the rain on the steps of the Utah Capitol on Friday afternoon. The...
  • How the Mormons plan a city for 500,000 in Florida

    01/31/2017 4:16:19 AM PST · by Elsie · 118 replies
    theguardian ^ | Monday 30 January 2017 02.59 EST | Claire Provost
    From book to boom: how the Mormons plan a city for 500,000 in Florida The Mormon church owns vast tracts of US land, and now envisages a huge new city on its Deseret Ranch – but at what cost?
  • Reid: No group is harder on me than fellow Mormons

    01/22/2017 5:58:54 PM PST · by LiberalismDestroys · 26 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Jan 21 2017 09:06 pm | PEGGY FLETCHER STACK
    Harry Reid didn't begin life as a Mormon, and some fellow Latter-day Saints today still don't believe the outspoken liberal could be one of them. Yet the just-retired five-term senator from Nevada became that body's Democratic leader and the highest-ranking elected Mormon in the nation's history. The scrappy 77-year-old, who fought his way to the top of the political heap from a tiny prostitute-ridden Nevada town, is used to slings and arrows from every side. Still, the blows from pew sitters in his own faith sometimes find a more tender mark.
  • LDS church provides place for displaced Muslim community to pray

    01/22/2017 5:52:34 PM PST · by LiberalismDestroys · 21 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Jan. 21, 2017 8:40 p.m. | Ginny Romney
    After arson recently destroyed a Muslim community's mosque in Bellevue, Wash., a neighboring LDS church opened its doors, reports KOMO 4 TV in Seattle. The Bellevue Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints offered use of a large room that was formerly a classroom so members of the Islamic Center of Eastside could have a place to pray until they find a new space. “It’s really very simple,” Church Director of Public Affairs Gordon Wilson told KOMO 4 TV. “It’s just neighbors helping neighbors. Jesus said, ‘Love your neighbor.’ They’re right next door. How can it be...
  • 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 · 78 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....
  • Utah may lower the legal alcohol limit to .05% -- a first in the nation

    01/03/2017 1:17:48 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 71 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | January 1, 2017 | Kurtis Lee
    If a tough new proposal in Utah becomes law, just a few drinks — or even a few swigs — could put you over the limit for drunk driving. An effort is underway in the state to lower the legal blood-alcohol concentration for driving to .05 — a first in the nation. Currently, all 50 states have a .08 cap, eschewing suggestions from the National Transportation Safety Board to redefine what constitutes drunk driving.
  • Mormon Choir On Trump Inauguration: We Will Perform Despite Opposition

    12/23/2016 3:37:17 PM PST · by drewh · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3:42 PM 12/23/2016 | KATIE JERKOVICH
    Pressure is mounting on the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir to not perform at president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony in January, but the choir is not backing down. In a Friday statement to The Daily Caller, the choir responded to an online petition that wants to the choir not to sing at Trump’s inauguration. The statement said while the group has received “mixed reactions,” it will still perform for the 58th Inauguration in Washington, D.C. just as it has done in the past. (RELATED: Mormon Tabernacle Choir Agrees To Perform At Trump Inauguration) The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and church leaders sing...
  • Students at Brigham Young University don hijabs in solidarity with Muslims

    12/18/2016 11:33:35 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 93 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | DECEMBER 18, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    These BYU students have ably signaled their virtue, and can now sit back and enjoy the rounds of applause they will receive from the enlightened and intelligent, but where is their concern of for Aqsa Parvez, whose Muslim father choked her to death with her hijab after she refused to wear it? Or Aqsa and Amina Muse Ali, a Christian woman in Somalia whom Muslims murdered because she wasn’t wearing a hijab? Or the 40 women who were murdered in Iraq in 2007 for not wearing the hijab; or Alya Al-Safar, whose Muslim cousin threatened to kill her and harm...
  • Evan McMullin: Conservatives must now abandon the Republican Party

    11/09/2016 1:36:59 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 81 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11/09/2016 | Josh Rogin
    SALT LAKE CITY — As presidential candidate Evan McMullin (I) and his team watched the election results come in Tuesday night, they were furiously rewriting his speech. They, like most of the nation, were shocked that Donald Trump was poised as of early Wednesday morning to potentially win the presidency of the United States. But McMullin’s core campaign message, that the Republican party had forsaken its principles and allowed itself to be hijacked by a parasite named Trump, was validated by the incoming results, he told the crowd of supporters here in Utah. As of late Tuesday night, Trump led...
  • In Case Anyone Cares, G Beck just voted for Egg McMormon (Van)

    11/08/2016 6:14:13 AM PST · by far sider · 78 replies
    According to his facebook post, Glenn Beck voted for Even McMullin today. It's all about God and stuff.