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  • McMullin surging in Utah: Indy candidate's plan for Electoral College chaos

    10/21/2016 12:04:53 PM PDT · by metmom · 21 replies ^ | October 21, 2016 | Danny Jativa
    chaos By Danny Jativa Published October 21, 2016 Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print Now Playing Evan McMullin on building a new conservative movement Amid the raucous final phase of the presidential battle between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, independent candidate Evan McMullin has quietly crept into contention in the overlooked state of Utah – a development he hopes could lead to an Electoral College deadlock. The former CIA operative is little-known elsewhere in the country and is only on the ballot in 11 states. But an apparent voter backlash in Mormon-heavy Utah against the two major-party candidates has fueled...
  • Trump Leads McMullin by One Point Among Likely Utah Voters

    10/21/2016 9:03:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Utah Policy ^ | October 20, 2016 | Bryan Schott
    Donald Trump has a slim one-point lead over independent candidate Evan McMullin among likely voters in Utah. Democrat Hillary Clinton is in third place. The survey, commissioned by, is the third straight survey of Utah showing McMullin has either caught or passed the GOP nominee in usually rock-solid Republican Utah.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Evan McMullin Utah Poll: Independent Conservative Ties Trump

    10/17/2016 11:15:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | October 17, 2016 | Louise Mensch
    The poll of likely voters, conducted Saturday and Sunday by Rasmussen Reports shows a sensational result in Utah, where two points separates the top three candidates. Donald Trump has 30%, conservative Evan McMullin has 29%, and Hillary Clinton has 28%. Gary Johnson has collapsed to 5%, with Stein at 1%.
  • Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin using Mitt Romney email list to raise money

    10/16/2016 12:23:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Deseret News ^ | October 3, 2016 | Lisa Riley Roche
    SALT LAKE CITY — Independent presidential candidate and Utah native Evan McMullin sent out a fundraising email Monday to a list of supporters purchased from the GOP's 2012 nominee, Mitt Romney. The email from McMullin does not mention Romney or a possible endorsement, although "Romney for President Inc." and a Massachusetts address appears in small print at the bottom. "We're just very thankful for his assistance in this way, and we'll let other folks discuss what that may mean and certainly never speak for the governor," said Joel Searby, McMullin's chief strategist. In response to questions about the list, Romney...
  • My View: The moral case for Donald Trump

    10/14/2016 6:14:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Deseret News ^ | October 14, 2016 | Cherilyn Bacon Eagar, for the Deseret News
    I’m a Mormon woman supporting a moral outcome on Election Day. I don’t condone sexual exploitation of anyone, and I believe Trump is the moral choice. Asking him to step aside is not an option, nor is it possible at this juncture, without causing chaos and court challenges. It would also set a terrible precedent empowering biased media collusion, as evidenced in recent Wikileaks exposes. The outcome would be catastrophic, handing the election to Clinton. It’s open season, and it could get worse. But Trump’s a fighter, and that’s what America needs. It leaves many people of faith asking, “What...
  • Mormons For Trump Try To Win Back McMullin Supporters

    10/14/2016 4:36:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    KUER-FM, National Public Radio ^ | October 14, 2016 | Whittney Evans
    Members of the group Mormons for Trump are concerned about a trend among LDS church faithful to support third-party candidates like Evan McMullin. They say the push to “vote your conscience” is unwittingly helping to put Democrat Hillary Clinton in the White House. McMullin has undoubtedly benefited from the recent controversies surrounding Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump. The 40 year old former CIA officer told KUER last week after the video of Trump speaking crudely about women surfaced, interest in his own presidential campaign intensified. “For all those people who wondered why we were so adamant that Donald Trump must...
  • Conservative Mormons Revolt Against Donald Trump

    10/10/2016 8:02:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 165 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | October 9, 2016 | McKay Coppins
    The leaked video of Donald Trump’s lecherous musings had only been on the internet for a few hours Friday when the Mormon backlash began. “I’m out,” Utah congressman Jason Chaffetz told a local news anchor in Salt Lake City. “I can no longer in good conscience endorse this person for president. It is some of the most abhorrent and offensive comments that you can possibly imagine.” The interview made Chaffetz the first Republican in Congress to officially retract his endorsement of Trump, and by next day he would be joined by dozens of his colleagues across the country. But in...
  • Glenn Beck: Trump is the GOP's Anthony Weiner

    “Donald Trump is the right's Anthony Weiner,” Beck told Business Insider, adding that “this will only end in epic shame.” “I would hope that conservatives will take a step back and see who they are looking to as their champion,” he said. “For the good of our credibility I would beg people not to defend this or excuse this horrific behavior. If this was said in front of you, what would you say? If your son said this, what would you say? If it was said about your daughter or it was your wife, what would you say?" Beck asked.
  • Romney defends GOP from Trump's lewd remarks

    10/08/2016 6:33:45 PM PDT · by kevcol · 126 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 8, 2016 | Daniel Chaitin
    Mitt Romney said Saturday that he was "offended and dismayed" by the vulgar comments Donald Trump made about women in a leaked video Friday, and defended the Republican Party as as a group that loves "all the people in this country.".. "I want to express on the behalf of myself and my party how much we love all the people in this country, regardless of gender or ethnicity or religion — and I was offended and dismayed by what was said and done by Mr. Trump," Romney said.
  • In Ariz., Mormon Working Mom Explains Why She's Supporting Trump

    10/04/2016 11:51:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | October 4, 2016 | David Greene
    As part of our Divided States project, we are talking with representative voters across the traditionally red state of Arizona. Eileen Eagar is a Mormon, and a fervent supporter of Donald Trump. Transcript DAVID GREENE, HOST: And I'm David Greene at member station KJZZ in Phoenix for our project Divided States. We're meeting four voters this morning, and then we're going to bring them back tomorrow to hear what they thought about tonight's vice presidential debate. First, Eileen Eagar. She is a real estate broker, and she is supporting Donald Trump. And one thing we talked about was The New...
  • MIA For Trump: The Spanish-Speaking Mormons Who Did Hispanic Outreach For Romney

    08/16/2016 1:30:14 PM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | August 16, 2016 | Adrian Carrasquillo and McKay Coppins
    They came in buses, from Utah and elsewhere, excited to help elect Mitt Romney in 2012. Spanish-speaking Mormon volunteers — former missionaries at ease making phone calls, knocking doors, and pitching strangers on the street — were a unique resource for the Republican nominee in the key southwest swing states. In East Las Vegas, a Latino working-class neighborhood where the Romney campaign opened the first Republican office, around 10% of the volunteers were Spanish-speaking Mormons, according to former Romney aides. Outreach efforts in Colorado were similarly infused with bilingual Latter-day Saints. Romney’s hardline immigration stance made the candidate a tough...
  • Mormons’ Distaste for Donald Trump Puts Utah Up for Grabs

    08/09/2016 11:36:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 9, 2016 | Alan Rappeport
    Donald J. Trump has vowed to turn blue states red in November, but as he continues to rattle Republicans with his combative style and provocative proposals, voters in some of the country’s most conservative strongholds are considering a radical idea: supporting Hillary Clinton. The dilemma posed by this year’s choice of candidates is perhaps most apparent here in Utah, the mountain state that has not backed a Democrat for president since Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. More than 50 years later, a large Mormon population with a strong distaste for Mr. Trump has left the state up for grabs, and...
  • 25 LGBT groups send letter to Big 12 urging it to shun BYU

    08/08/2016 6:00:08 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 34 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | Aug 8, 2016 at 7:24p ET | Stewart Mandel
    A coalition of national LGBT advocacy groups is urging the Big 12 not to admit BYU as a new member, FOX Sports has learned. On Monday, Athlete Ally, a non-profit that conducts LGBT awareness campaigns for sports leagues, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights, sent a letter to Big 12 administrators detailing what they believe are discriminatory policies by BYU, a religious institution owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. In the letter addressed to commissioner Bob Bowlsby, the authors write in part: “BYU … actively and openly discriminates against its LGBT students and staff. It...
  • Utah could vote Democrat for president for first time in 5 decades

    08/02/2016 3:36:12 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 36 replies
    KUTV ^ | August 1, 2016 | Rod Decker and Larry D. Curtis
    (KUTV) The Republican and Democrat national conventions are over and as the dust starts to settle, it looks like Hillary Clinton has a chance to carry Utah in the U.S. presidential election. A new Hinckley Institute-Salt Lake Tribune poll shows the two are virtually tied with 35 percent for Donald Trump and 36 percent for Hillary Clinton. That is as close as a Democratic candidate has been to victory in more than half a century. Clinton declined to campaign in the state during primary season and came in the spring only to raise money. Republican Mitt Romney, popular in Utah,...
  • Planned Parenthood Upsets Mormons by Using LDS Saying on Packages of Condoms

    07/29/2016 2:44:58 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies ^ | July 28, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    A Planned Parenthood affiliate in Utah is facing public backlash after it integrated a Mormon trademark phrase on its new condom packages. KLS News in Utah reports the condom packages showed the letters “CTR” against a pink shield, a reference to a popular Mormon hymn and symbol used in youth religious education programs. On Monday, the abortion group posted a photo of the condoms on its Facebook page, but deleted it later that day after the public began to complain, according to the report. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints issued a statement saying it has a registered...
  • Utah Planned Parenthood pulls condoms with Mormon symbol

    07/27/2016 7:24:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 27, 2016 | Lindsay Whitehurst
    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah's Planned Parenthood branch won't hand out condom packages printed with a symbol associated with Mormon youth teachings after an image of the wrappers on its Facebook page generated backlash. The wrappers stamped with a popular design symbolizing the phrase "Choose the Right" were a limited run intended to spark open conversation about sexual health, Planned Parenthood spokeswoman Katrina Barker said.
  • Escaping communism and SSI... to the Mormon church and a normal life

    07/27/2016 9:24:00 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 2 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Roger Bauer, Resides in an apartment in Orem Utah just 30 minutes from Salt Lake City where he works as an arc welder. Roger beings his mornings bright and early before the sun rises where he fashions a quick breakfast in his kitchenette. A recent convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of latter Day Saints, he forgoes coffee and tea that he once would have had and instead enjoy a glass of orange juice or a smoothie if one is available. He goes to work just as dawn is breaking over Provo Peak and the Aspen groove hills. He...
  • Former GOP senator endorses Clinton after Orlando shooting

    06/13/2016 3:32:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 107 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 13, 2016 | Tim Devaney
    A former Republican senator is endorsing Hillary Clinton for president after the mass shooting in Orlando, Fla., citing her support for gun control. Former Sen. Larry Pressler (R-S.D.) called for universal background checks on all gun sales and an assault weapons ban Monday in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. “I can’t believe I’m endorsing Hillary Clinton for president, but I am,” said Pressler, who spoke with The Hill on Monday after endorsing Clinton in a statement issued over the weekend. “This morning, I woke up and told my wife, ‘Did I really do that?’” he...
  • Gary Johnson On Polygamy: States Can ‘Have At It’ [VIDEO]

    06/12/2016 1:15:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 7, 2016 | Steve Guest, media reporter
    When Libertarian candidate for president Gary Johnson was asked about his stance on polygamy, he said, “It is personal choice” and up to the states to decide their stance on the issue. Appearing on Fox News’s “Special Report” on Monday, Daily Caller Editor-In-Chief Tucker Carlson said to Johnson, “I’ve got to give you the libertarian test. Now you’ve said as a libertarian, you believe that people ought to be able to make personal decisions without interference from the state which is why you support gay marriage. And yet, there are many, many millions of people in this country whose religion...
  • Video: Penn Jillette Ripped For Appearing On Beck

    10/21/2009 3:16:46 PM PDT · by careyb · 28 replies · 1,714+ views
    Penn Jillette ^ | 10/21/09 | Penn Jillette
    From Tommy Smothers.
  • Penn Jillette Gets Grief for Appearing on Beck TV

    10/21/2009 3:55:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies · 2,283+ views
    Crackle ^ | Oct. 21, 2009
    Jillette: "I sat on TV, while my hero Tommy Smothers yelled in my face how pissed off he was at me for appearing on Glenn Beck. It broke my heart."
  • Illegal Immigration and the Fulfillment of Book of Mormon Prophecy (Why Mormons Oppose Trump)

    05/15/2016 12:00:19 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 56 replies ^ | Apr 30, 2010 | Greg West
    The recent signing of a controversial immigration law in Arizona has generated a lot of media attention. While passions run high and the two sides trade epithets, protests are being organized that have the potential to turn violent and further polarize the nation. ...snip... Latter-day saints regard the lands of North, South, and Central America as this choice land. It has been foreordained by God to be a land of freedom. In 2 Nephi chapter 1, we read the words of Nephi, where he rejoiced that God had given his posterity this land by covenant. ...snip... The growth of the...
  • Mormon entrepreneur plans to build multi-million dollar 'city of the future' in Vermont...

    04/02/2016 4:44:54 PM PDT · by kevcol · 89 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 2, 2016 | Chris Pleasance
    A Mormon businessman is planning to build a futuristic multi-million dollar city in the middle of rural Vermont based on 180-year-old plans drawn up by his religion's founder. David Hall, 69, plans to construct a 20,000-home city around a monument to Joseph Smith, founder of the Church Of Jesus Christ Of The Latter Day Saints, near the town of Lebanon, central Vermont. The layout of his proposed 5,000-acre metropolis would be based on plans Smith drew up in 1833 for the city of Zion, which he originally planned to construct in Missouri. . . . Other revolutionary ideas include foam-flushing...
  • Mitt Romney's popularity among Republicans has plummeted

    03/29/2016 12:15:53 PM PDT · by kevcol · 48 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | March 29, 2016 | Eric Levenson
    Mitt Romney's reemergence this election cycle as a harsh critic of Donald Trump has been crippling for his favorability among Republican voters, a new poll shows. Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, is seen as favorable by just 28 percent of Republican primary voters, according to a Public Policy Polling survey released Tuesday. A startling 62 percent of Republican primary voters view him unfavorably, the poll found, and 10 percent said they were not sure. That net favorability of minus-34 percentage points is a dramatic drop from polling conducted prior to 2016. In January 2015, for example, Romney was seen...
  • A mocking Mitt Romney takes after Trump's "foreign wives"

    03/24/2016 12:52:36 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 167 replies ^ | 7:09 pm, Wednesday, March 23, 2016 | JOEL CONNELLY, SEATTLEPI.COM STAFF
    A mocking Mitt Romney takes after Trump's "foreign wives" By JOEL CONNELLY, SEATTLEPI.COM STAFF Updated 7:09 pm, Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Mitt Romney escalated his feud with Donald Trump on Wednesday night, mocking the real estate mogul's "foreign wives" in a speech at the annual National Republican Congressional Committee dinner. "Donald Trump has had several foreign wives; it turns out there really are jobs Americans won't do," said the 2012 Republican presidential nominee.

    03/23/2016 5:47:51 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 173 replies
    SuperStation95 ^ | Mar 23, 2016 | SuperStation95 - U.S.Reporter
    Republicans attending the Utah Election Caucuses on Tuesday were _each_ given hand-fulls of Ballots, "Vote as many times as you want" as shown in the photo above, allowing them to cast as many votes as they pleased! When the time came to place the ballots in a tin can for counting, people walked in the door with "absentee" ballots stuffing several at a time into the ballot box. ....
  • 3 LDS missionaries from Utah injured in Belgium explosion, Church officials say

    03/22/2016 9:12:06 AM PDT · by MNDude · 33 replies
    (KUTV) Three missionaries with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have been "seriously injured" in the Brussels airports, LDS Church officials reported Tuesday morning. Bombs struck the Brussels airport and one of the city's metro stations, killing at least 31 people and wounding dozens of others.
  • BECK Bashes Christians for Voting Trump: “Evangelicals Have Not Been Listening to Their God”

    03/22/2016 6:54:58 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 189 replies
    GP ^ | 03/22/16 | Jim Hoft
    Radio and TV host Glenn Beck trashed Christians again for not voting for Ted Cruz.If only they’d see the light of Ted Cruz? During his speech today in Utah Glenn called for Mormons to rise up.Radio and TV host Glenn Beck trashed Christians again for not voting for Ted Cruz.If only they’d see the light of Ted Cruz? During his speech today in Utah Glenn called for Mormons to rise up.  
  • Why Utah Mormons' distaste for Trump could turn a red state reluctantly blue

    03/21/2016 6:05:54 PM PDT · by NRx · 171 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 03-21-2016 | Sam Levin
    The aversion to Donald Trump is so strong among Utah Mormons that if the Republican frontrunner secures the party’s presidential nomination, it could produce a general election outcome that has not happened in half a century: the state could go blue. “The Bible says if you’ve got a wicked leader, the nation suffers,” said Chris Herrod, a former Utah state representative and a Utah campaign coordinator for Ted Cruz. “I’m not saying Donald Trump is wicked, but for most Utahns, the moral character of a leader makes a big difference.” At the state’s high-stakes GOP caucuses on Tuesday, political experts...
  • Shariah, or Islamic law, explained; bill prohibiting it in Idaho courts to be amended

    03/21/2016 8:43:56 AM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    Local News 8 ^ | March 20, 2016 | Chelsea Brentzel
    A Brigham Young University Islamic studies professor and an ISU professor who practices Islam said there are a lot of misconceptions about the law. . . . BYU Islamic studies professor Daniel Peterson tells Local News 8/KIDK that while the Mormon and Muslim religions are very different there are similarities. The idea behind Shariah is somewhat like the Word of Wisdom put out by the Mormon Church. It's a moral code. Unlike Shariah, the Word of Wisdom does not have a capital punishment extension as Shariah does. Peterson said when people say that all Muslims are associated with ISIS it's...
  • Glenn Beck Brings Fasting Child on Stage at Cruz Rally, Yells: “This is the Priesthood Rising!”

    03/20/2016 10:10:14 AM PDT · by catnipman · 200 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/20/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Glenn Beck brought a fasting child on stage yesterday during his campaign speech for Ted Cruz in Utah. Beck declared to the Cruz crowd: “This is the priesthood rising.”
  • Glenn Beck Channels Mormon Prophecy in Utah for Cruz: ‘Body of the Priesthood’-'Constitution Hangs’

    03/19/2016 7:26:34 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 282 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Mar 2016 | Rebecca Mansour
    “I want to speak to you about something that may be controversial. And it’s not something that I have said when I have been out for Ted [Cruz] and now Mike [Lee]. But it’s something that this crowd needs to hear – that Utah needs to hear. The body of the priesthood is known to stand up when the Constitution hangs by a thread,” Beck said. ... “I joined many times. What held me through was the prophesy that the Constitution will hang by a thread, and this People would remember what our Founders did. It is our responsibility to...
  • In Utah, Trump’s brash style doesn’t sit well with a certain sliver of the GOP base

    03/19/2016 3:54:59 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/19/16 | Katie Zezima
    When Donald Trump entered the presidential race, Laurie Towers liked how he was able to channel many Americans’ anger and frustration. But as the primary season ramped up, Towers, who is Mormon, increasingly found herself turned off by Trump. “We have values and standards that he doesn’t hold dear,” Towers said of herself and other members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As Trump continues to gain support from nearly every demographic that makes up the Republican primary voting base, primary results show that he is lagging behind with a small group: Mormon voters. -snip- Meanwhile, the...
  • Donald Trump on Mitt Romney: ‘Are You Sure He’s a Mormon?’

    03/19/2016 5:42:21 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 79 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 19, 2016 | Ashley Parker
    Speaking in Salt Lake City — home to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ headquarters — Donald J. Trump questioned Mitt Romney’s membership in the faith on Friday, asking a crowd at a rally, “Are you sure he’s a Mormon?” Mr. Romney, who was the Republican presidential nominee in 2012, comes from a prominent Mormon family, and he remains popular in Utah, which has a sizable Mormon population. After first praising Mormons generally — “And do I love the Mormons, O.K.?” Mr. Trump said. “Do I love the Mormons?” — Mr. Trump added that he has many friends...
  • Mitt Romney Campaigns With John Kasich, Telling Ohioans ‘America’s Counting on You’

    03/14/2016 5:42:43 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 59 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/14/16 | Thomas Kaplan
    Mitt Romney, in his latest attempt to help stop Donald J. Trump, joined Gov. John Kasich of Ohio on the campaign trail on Monday as Mr. Kasich tries to pull out a victory in his home state. At an air museum between Akron and Canton, where Mr. Kasich’s campaign bus pulled in next to a World War II-era bomber, Mr. Romney highlighted Mr. Kasich’s experience in Congress and as Ohio’s governor. “Unlike the other people running, he has a real track record,” Mr. Romney said in introducing Mr. Kasich at the town hall style event. “He has the kind of...
  • Cruz wins in Idaho

    03/08/2016 9:14:13 PM PST · by kik5150 · 227 replies
    TheHill ^ | 03/09/2016 | By Ben Kamisar and Jonathan Swan
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is projected to win the Idaho primary. NBC News called the race for Cruz just before midnight Eastern — less than an hour after polls closed in the state. Fox News called it moments later. The state’s result was in great doubt leading into Tuesday's primary because of a lack of polling in the state. Most pundits had shied away from making a prediction. The Texas senator was endorsed by Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho), an influential member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus. Idaho awards 32 delegates on a proportional basis.
  • Cruz and Rubio engage in battle for Nevada Mormons

    01/02/2016 5:03:21 PM PST · by Isara · 58 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Saturday, Jan. 2 2016 | Kurtis Lee
    ...Deep divisions among Nevada Republicans over a $1 billion tax increase pushed by the state’s Republican governor are helping to shape the battle between Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Ted Cruz of Texas to win this state’s presidential caucuses — the first nominating contest in the West.Rubio’s backers are eagerly eyeing Nevada as they look for an early-voting state the candidate could win. Although Rubio is widely seen as one of the leading contenders for the GOP nomination, the early primary states mostly look unpromising for him.Cruz, by contrast, leads the polls in Iowa, which holds the first contest...
  • Utah up 28-0 on BYU halfway thru first quarter in Las Vegas Bowl! [Vanity]

    12/19/2015 1:23:58 PM PST · by Colofornian · 42 replies
    Colofornian | Dec. 19, 2015 | Colofornian
    BYU has fumbled once, and thrown three interceptions -- two "pick sixes" and a third one returned to the BYU 1-yard line in the first 7 1/2 minutes of the Las Vegas Bowl!
  • Gay Mormon church members say new rules are devastating

    11/10/2015 2:01:27 PM PST · by Sister_T · 144 replies
    Associated Press AP ^ | November 7, 2015 | Associated Press
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- In the past two years, Nathan Kitchen has revealed to his five children that he's gay, gone through a divorce with his wife and grappled with how to stay in a religion that doesn't condone his lifestyle. Now comes the toughest task: Telling his children he could be kicked out of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints if he someday marries a man, and warning his two youngest, 11 and 15, that they might be barred from serving a mission under new church rules.
  • Enid's Ten Weird Mormon Halloween Costumes (The OTHER World Series)

    10/30/2015 4:00:31 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 13 replies ^ | Oct. 31, 2014 | The Garden of Enid
    Happy Halloween from The Garden of Enid!!!
  • What do 2 #LDS #Missionaries do on Halloween when it's curfew? [The OTHER World Series]

    10/26/2015 5:32:23 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 4 replies ^ | June 15, 2015 | Ashley Tycz
    What do 2 #LDS #Missionaries do on Halloween when it's curfew? Hmmm... #lol
  • Utah cites Warren Jeff as reason polygamy should be illegal

    10/07/2015 7:31:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    KTXS-TV ^ | October 7, 2015 | The Associated Press
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Utah attorney general's office is invoking jailed polygamous leader Warren Jeffs as proof that plural marriage should be illegal in Utah. The state argues in a filing Tuesday to an appeals court in Denver that Jeffs' actions shows what polygamy can look like. Jeffs is serving a life sentence in a Texas prison for sexually assaulting underage girls he considered wives....
  • Archaeologist thinks he has found the graves of Americans massacred in 1857 [Utah]

    09/25/2015 6:05:42 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept.22, 2015 | Brownie Marie
    <p>An archaeologist believes he has found the true resting place of the victims of the Mountain Meadows Massacre—more than 150 years after the killings. Everett Bassett revealed his findings to families of the victims on Sept. 12 in Arkansas, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.</p>
  • Skull NOT victim of (MMM) massacre Ecumenical

    06/04/2009 7:18:39 AM PDT · by restornu · 5 replies · 385+ views ^ | Wednesday, June 3, 2009 | By DAVID HOLSTED
    The mystery of the Mountain Meadows skull has apparently been solved. The skull, which had been found in a box marked “Mountain Meadows” in an Idaho pawn shop in February, had what was thought to be a bullet hole in it. There was speculation that the skull was that of a victim of the Mountain Meadows massacre, a September 1857 event in which about 120 men, women and children, mostly emigrants from Arkansas, were killed in Utah. According to Phil Bolinger and Jake Fancher, it has been determined that the skull is that of a Vietnamese female. Bolinger and Fancher...
  • Mormon church to support Boy Scouts despite gay troop leaders

    08/26/2015 7:31:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 8/26/15 | Jessica Mendoza
    The Mormon church will continue to support the Boy Scouts of America despite the group’s decision to allow gay troop leaders, say church leaders. After a month of deliberation, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – which is the nation’s largest sponsor of Boy Scout units and continues to restrict gay and lesbian members from participating fully in church activities and leadership – said in a statement Wednesday that it would maintain its 102-year-old association with Scouting following the BSA’s controversial July decision to let gay men lead Scout units. The announcement, which comes after the BSA assured...
  • LDS Church will continue Boy Scout program

    08/26/2015 1:17:04 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 25 replies ^ | august 26, 2015 | Tad Walch
    After a month of deliberation following a vote by the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America to allow openly gay Scout leaders, leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced that they will go forward with the faith's 102-year association with Scouting, according to a statement released Wednesday morning. The statement came from the church's Council of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, who said the BSA assured the church it would be able to appoint Scout leaders based on the faith's values. "In the resolution adopted on July 27, 2015, and in...
  • Breaking: Mormon Church to Keep Affiliation With Boy Scouts Despite Decision to Allow Gay Leaders

    08/26/2015 8:59:06 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 41 replies
    ABC News/AP ^ | 08/26/2015 | AP
    Mormon church to keep affiliation with Boy Scouts despite decision to allow gay leaders.
  • World Meeting of Families president supported pro-abortion, gay ‘marriage’ candidates: report

    08/26/2015 4:08:24 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 9 replies
    LifeSiteNews | 8/25/15 | Lisa Bourne
    The president of the upcoming papal event in Philadelphia backed political candidates who support homosexual “marriage” and abortion, including a former Planned Parenthood director, a new report says. World Meeting of Families President Robert Ciaruffoli gave thousands of dollars to several pro-abortion and pro-homosexual candidates over the last 16 years, according to the Lepanto Institute, one that founded a Philadelphia Planned Parenthood facility and opposed restriction of interstate transportation of minors for abortion. While Ciaruffoli did contribute to a number of candidates who uphold life and marriage, the report says, his record of support for those promoting abortion and homosexuality...
  • Mormons publish photos of Smith’s ‘seer stone’

    08/05/2015 8:22:12 AM PDT · by PROCON · 119 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 5, 2015 | Brady McCombs
    SALT LAKE CITY — The Mormon church’s push toward transparency about its roots and beliefs took another step forward Tuesday with the first published pictures of a small sacred stone it believes founder Joseph Smith used to help translate a story that became the basis of the religion. The new photos peel back another layer of secrecy for a relatively young world religion that has come under scrutiny as its numbers swelled in the Internet age.
  • New ABC series features Mormon character wearing nothing but temple garments (Quantico)

    06/24/2015 2:36:21 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | June 24, 2015 | Scott D. Pierce
    There's a Mormon character in one of ABC's new fall series. And viewers will learn this when they see him wearing nothing but his temple garments. That's just one of the reasons that members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints may not be particularly pleased with that character in the pilot of "Quantico," which is scheduled to premiere on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 9 p.m. on ABC/Ch. 4. The series is about a bunch of new recruits who arrive at the FBI training base in Quantico, Va., for training.