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  • WAIT NO LONGER [ Charismatic Caucus ]

    02/11/2012 2:11:49 PM PST · by Jedediah · 12 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 2-11-12 | Jedediah
    You have been waiting in suspense for Me to move in a spectacular way , not for yourselves but for the Body and the Bride and to AWE the lost and stolen those wandering aimlessly in the darkness with no hope ! YEA ! I Declare Hope is Here ! And your Glory Cloud has landed but it is the key of Faith swinging in the incense of worship that causes My smoke to Gather , My wings to spread as over the Mercy Seat ! And My Eyes and My Heart to Rest upon you as I nestle you...
  • Yes, Mormons tithe, but most others don’t

    02/04/2012 10:06:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 161 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | February 2, 2012 | Bruce Nolan
    When Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney released his federal tax returns for the past two years, he disclosed that he and his wife, Ann, gave about 10 percent of their income to their church, a well-known religious practice called tithing. In that way, the Romneys are typical Mormons, members of a church that is exceptionally serious about the Old Testament mandate to give away one-tenth of one's income. But compared to other religious Americans, the Romneys and other Mormons are fairly atypical when it comes to passing the plate. Across the rest of the religious landscape, tithing is often preached...
  • Mitt's Mormon Army: How It Works

    02/04/2012 6:53:17 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 555 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | February 3, 2012 | McKay Coppins
    Very, very good e-mail lists — and an internal debate over whether to use them. “I'm getting really tired of the ads for Romney campaign trips coming from this list serve,” writes one young Mormon. LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- At Mitt Romney’s first rally here earlier this week, there were plenty of hints that the enthusiastic crowd of 1,000 was stacked with Mormons. Kids walked around in BYU sweatshirts, moms chatted about LDS youth groups, and at least one supporter was overheard talking about making phone calls for the candidate as part of "family home evening" -- a weekly family...
  • Meet Mitt Romney’s cousin (Uh-oh!)

    02/03/2012 6:05:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 166 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 2, 2012 | Dana Milbank
    Park Romney says some pretty wild things. Mormonism, he writes on the Web site parkromney.com, “is an insidious contemporary fraud.” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is “an American cult,” he professes. Mitt Romney, he claims, would be conflicted in office because “obedience to the leadership of the Mormon Church is part of the covenant of the temple ordinances to which Mitt Romney is absolutely a party.” Were you to come across a man articulating such views on a street corner, you probably would give him a wide berth and look over your shoulder to make sure he...
  • Special report -Mormonism besieged by the modern age [Lds church is hemorrhaging in member losses]

    02/01/2012 4:50:21 AM PST · by Colofornian · 176 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan. 29, 2012 | Peter Henderson and Kristina Cooke
    ...A religious studies class late last year at Utah State University...was unusual for two reasons. The small group of students, faculty and faithful there to hear Mormon Elder Marlin Jensen were openly troubled about the future...asking hard questions. And Jensen was uncharacteristically frank... Did the leaders...know that members are "leaving in droves?" a woman asked. "We are aware," said Jensen, according to a tape recording of his unscripted remarks. "And I'm speaking of the 15 men that are above me in the hierarchy of the church."... "My own daughter," he then added, "has come to me and said, 'Dad, why...
  • Joseph Smith Death Mask Shows How MORmON GOLD PLATES story is false

    01/30/2012 9:31:42 AM PST · by Colofornian · 172 replies · 1+ views
    You Tube.com ^ | Jan. 30, 2012 | Hockeybuss
    MORmONS come up with the most insane idiocy, and then they expect others to believe it because they say so, then they get offended when others dont. LDS INC has been working very hard to keep this video blocker and off of youtube because it helps shows just how stupid MORmON claims really
  • Liberty for the Amish & Quakers but not Catholics. . .

    01/28/2012 1:58:36 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Domine, da mihi hanc aquam! ^ | January 27, 2012 | Fr. Philip Neri Powell, OP, PhD
    In the editorial below, Archbishop Dolan makes an excellent point.  The gov't respects the religious consciences of a number of Christian groups in the US by exempting them from otherwise obligatory laws.  Why is it so difficult for B.O. to respect our 2,000 year old tradition of calling abortion murder and refusing to pay for it?   ObamaCare and Religious Freedom How about some respect for Catholics and others who object to treating pregnancy as a disease? By [Archbishop] TIMOTHY M. DOLAN Religious freedom is the lifeblood of the American people, the cornerstone of American government. When the Founding...
  • Schools Belong to Taxpayers

    01/27/2012 7:58:40 AM PST · by setourchildrenfree · 8 replies
    Setourchildrenfree.com ^ | 1/27/12 | Tony Caruso
    Schools belong to taxpaying parents.
  • ŚCOCW (Orthodox) Joins U.S. Catholic Bishops in Coerced Abortion Fight

    01/22/2012 11:49:02 AM PST · by NYer · 14 replies
    Your Story ^ | January 21, 2012 | +Catholicos Scholarios-Gennadius III, OSB
    The Holy Synod of the Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide (ŒCOCW) joins the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in opposing the Obama administration’s decision to force all health care providers irrespective of religious beliefs to provide mandatory abortions. Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, President of the U.S. Bishops’ Conference described the Obama administration’s position on this matter “literally unconscionable,” and the ŒCOCW shares these sentiments. The Catholic-Orthodox position on abortion and the protection of human life is well known and has remained unchanged; making the Obama administration’s publicized position a deliberate and unequivocal affront to Catholic teaching.The ŒCOCW recognizes the Obama...
  • New Russian Submarine Named After Russian Saint

    01/24/2012 7:22:44 AM PST · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    Ministry Values ^ | 1/24/12 | Stephen K. Ryan
    A new Russian nuclear submarine has been named after Saint Aleksandr Nevsky of Russia, and will be fitted with its own Orthodox chapel after the vessel finishes its sea trials. It has become the second nuke-carrying sub equipped with a sanctuary in addition to ballistic missiles. Veneration of Saint Alexander Nevsky as a saint began soon after his death. The remains of the prince were uncovered in response to a vision, before the Battle of Kulikovo in the year 1380, and found to be incorrupt. He was glorified (canonized) by the Russian Orthodox Church in 1547. His principal feast day...
  • Pastor at Santorum rally: Americans won’t vote for Mormon president, Mormon church is racist

    01/23/2012 3:10:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 105 replies · 1+ views
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | January 22nd, 2012 | Andrew Abramson
    Rev. O’Neal Dozier, the conservative pastor of Pompano Beach’s Worldwide Christian Center, told the Palm Beach Post Sunday that Mitt Romney cannot win the presidency because Americans won’t vote for a Mormon president. Following his third place finish in South Carolina, Rick Santorum made his first Florida campaign stop at Dozier’s church, where he gave a faith-based sermon. Dozier has been an outspoken critic of homosexuality and radical Islam. In November, former presidential candidate Herman Cain decided minutes before a speech not to have Dozier deliver his invocation, as was originally planned. “You can look at the June Gallup poll...
  • CNN: 60% South Carolina voters say religion mattered, flipping results from Romney [Vanity]

    01/21/2012 8:33:06 PM PST · by Colofornian · 130 replies
    Colofornian | Jan. 21, 2012 | Colofornian
    Many GOP voters -- including some well-meaning Freepers -- keep attempting to lecture voters that Mitt Romney's Mormonism "doesn't matter." Well, tell that to three of every five South Carolina primary voters who, according to CNN exit polls, said a candidate's religion mattered either "a great deal" or "somewhat." Click EXIT POLLS: South Carolina for polling data. Only 40 percent of South Carolina GOP voters said that the "Religious Beliefs of Candidates Matter... Not Much/Not at All" Two-fifths of the "Not Much/Not at All" Crowd voted pro-Romney -- compared to... ...less than one-third of them voting for Gingrich... ...less than...
  • Concerns about Romney's faith quieter but not gone

    01/16/2012 3:36:03 PM PST · by Colofornian · 23 replies
    AP/Deseret News ^ | Jan. 16, 2012 | Rachel Zoll
    <p>GREER, S.C. — The second time around, the shock has worn off.</p> <p>The prospect of a Mormon president appears to be less alien to South Carolina Republicans who are giving Mitt Romney a second look after his failed White House bid in 2008.</p>
  • What the heck is a cardinal, anyway?

    01/12/2012 6:54:51 AM PST · by DogwoodSouth · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Southern Fried Catholicism ^ | 12/12/2012 | Brad Noel
    Apart from the newly-crowned national football champions (Go SEC!), there's been another tide of crimson on the horizon in the news: Earlier this week, Pope Benedict announced a consistory in which he will raise 22 prelates to the Sacred College of Cardinals. Among the newly named cardinals are two Americans: Timothy Dolan, the current archbishop of New York and Archbishop Edwin O’Brien, the former archbishop of Baltimore and the current Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. I was gonna post that news and leave it at that. But it occurred to me that for...
  • What 2012 means to Mormons

    01/11/2012 11:06:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Washington Post's On Faith ^ | January 11, 2012 | Joanna Brooks
    Every Mormon I know has been watching Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign with close interest because of the kinship we feel with him. And, for his part, Romney has used Mormon social and business networks to enlist bundlers, donors, and volunteers. Those networks may play a role in key campaign states like Nevada. But it would be a mistake to believe that all Mormons plan to vote for Romney this fall. Some Mormon conservatives feel strongly about Ron Paul’s economic message, and a substantial minority of us-about 15 to 20 percent--are Democrats and will vote for Barack Obama this November. However...
  • PRAISE GOD ALWAYS!! LOVE all people. Be that peculiar light in CHRIST in order to make change!

    01/11/2012 6:30:54 AM PST · by jesus4life · 2 replies
    Bible and Faith | GOD-INSPIRED
    To all, GOD BLESS US ALL!! Give GOD praises for all things! Let us comfort evil with good. Changing people who are lost with love and righteousness. Showing in our walk the option of love and joy in CHRIST. Be all things to all men Please pray the LORD's PRAYER (which is the prayer we are taught to pray!! To clarify please take out your bibles that you read and please the prayer that JESUS told us to pray and read MATTHEW 6:6-13): 6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door,...
  • Silencing Christian Critics of Mormonism

    01/06/2012 8:46:23 AM PST · by colorcountry · 343 replies
    Mormon Research Ministry ^ | Jan 5, 2012 | Sharon Lindbloom
    A crusade (of sorts) is moving across Facebook. It is targeting pages that are critical of Mormonism. Who the crusaders are is unknown, but it seems reasonable to suggest that they may be Latter-day Saints. The crusade is aimed at silencing those who disagree with Mormonism. In a broad sense (and from the perspective of many Mormons), this has some biblical support: “For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people.” (1 Peter 2:15) The Facebook crusader’s strategy, however, does not involve “doing good,” nor does it seek...
  • Did Brigham Young teach that Christians are ignorant people?

    01/09/2012 8:00:10 PM PST · by Colofornian · 12 replies
    You Tube.com ^ | Jan. 2, 2012 | John Ankerberg
    Did Brigham Young teach that Christians are ignorant people? From our series entitled, "Are Mormons Christians?":
  • Ecumenical: Christian QB's Stats Evoke Bible Verse [Tebow and John 3:16]

    01/10/2012 9:46:23 AM PST · by topher · 22 replies
    Christian Quarterback's Stats Evoke Bible Verse DENVER - Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow has accidentally, but perhaps providentially, made John 3:16 the most searched item on Google. Not only did Tebow -- the outspoken son of Christian missionaries -- produce an upset victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers with his touchdown pass in overtime, but that pass left him with 316 yards. He averaged 31.6 yards per toss, and CBS's TV rating peaked at 31.6 during the game. All those 3-16s had flocks of fans searching the Internet, where they found the Bible verse where Jesus says: "For God so loved...
  • GOD is the potter and we are the clay! Only HE know what HE will fully do!

    01/08/2012 11:06:06 AM PST · by jesus4life · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Bible and Faith | GOD-INSPIRED
    To all, GOD BLESS US ALL!! We are the clay and can never tell the potter ( GOD) what to do. But we can always request through prayer. May we HIS holy name in and through all things. Judge no one to finality but hold believers accountable of the gospel we serve. Some on this earth are born to be examples of HIS power. Be careful of what you assume. Please pray the LORD's PRAYER and please read:
  • Believers! Let's be doers of the WORD!!! Be loving, patient, and slow to anger!

    01/06/2012 10:07:59 AM PST · by jesus4life · 8 replies
    Bible and faith | GOD-inspired
    Believers! Let's be doers of the WORD! Showing the love and the joy that surpasses all understanding. To be believers of the WORD, we must be doers of the WORD. Showing the difference from the " old man" ( who we were) and the " new man" (who we are in faith). Be doers of the WORD. Love on another: Please pray the LORD's PRAYER and please read:
  • The Harbinger - Rabbi Cahn, Full Version

    01/05/2012 10:51:11 AM PST · by Uri’el-2012 · 30 replies
    You Tube ^ | Sep 23, 2011 | Rabbi Cahn
    The Harbingers of Judgement
  • The Arm of Jehovah (Isaiah 53) - Trinity series

    01/05/2012 5:10:45 AM PST · by DaveMSmith · 94 replies · 1+ views
    Nunc Licet Bible Study: UStream ^ | 1/4/12 | Rev. Dr. Johnathon Rose
    An exploration of Isaiah 53, John 1; 16:26, and 17:5, 24 from a Swedenborgian perspective. The key to it all is to see that Jesus is not a separate person; He IS "the arm of Jehovah." -- 90 minute study of Scripture
  • Top LDS Events of 2011

    12/31/2011 9:45:58 PM PST · by Colofornian · 54 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Dec. 29, 2011
    SNIP Less than 60 years after forming "student" wards at BYU, the church decided to eliminate student congregations in June, now forming "young single adult" wards and stakes throughout Utah for single members ages 18-30...
  • Marriages dissolved, sexual relationships banned among FLDS faithful

    12/30/2011 10:28:24 PM PST · by Zakeet · 117 replies
    KSL.com ^ | December 30, 2011 | John Hollenhorst
    As the year comes to an end and the followers of Warren Jeffs await the apocalypse he has predicted, they're living under a challenging edict: they're forbidden to have sex until Jeffs is sprung from a Texas prison. "He has predicted that the walls in the prison where he's at will fall and crumble," said Joni Holm, who has many relatives in the polygamous FLDS faith. According to Holm, Fundamentalist LDS Church members also face their faith's most severe punishment, excommunication, if they conceive a child. It's one of the strangest edicts in a season full of them. Jeffs has...
  • Interfaith Concert Inspires Donations to Food Pantry

    12/30/2011 6:18:05 PM PST · by Saundra Duffy · 83 replies
    Newsroom - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints ^ | December 22, 2011 | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
    Two Christian religions came together in December to present a Christmas concert and to collect food for the local pantry. The interfaith Christmas benefit concert was held at the Immaculate Conception Church in Annandale, New Jersey. The event’s co-host was the Clinton congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints “We come together with our common connection being Christ,” said Catholic Monsignor Randall J. Vashon. “We come together in prayerful thanksgiving and music. Indeed, it is a benefit for us all to celebrate that which we have in common.” The program featured combined church choirs, soloists, a combined...
  • Nominate the 2011 Mormon of the Year [Harry Reid won award in 2009; Romney won in 2008]

    12/29/2011 5:57:15 PM PST · by Colofornian · 103 replies
    Times and Seasons.org ^ | Dec. 9, 2011 | Kent Larsen
    Its that time of year again. The media will soon start reviewing the important news stories of the year, Time will soon select its Person of the Year; so we should get busy selecting the Mormon of the Year. For those who don’t remember, T&S selected Mitt Romney as the Mormon of the Year for 2008, Harry Reid for 2009, and Elizabeth Smart for 2010. SNIP Here are my own nominations: SNIP Stephenie Meyer – Like or hate her books, she is certainly the face of Mormonism among many people around the world, especially this year, with the success of...
  • {A&E} 'Favoritest' Hymn of All Winner! [Two Fave Lds Hymns penned by Baptists!]

    12/29/2011 12:57:25 PM PST · by Colofornian · 43 replies
    LDS Living.com ^ | June 30, 2011 | Ashley Evanson
    The votes are in and we have a “favoritest” hymn. Congratulations to … I Know that My Redeemer LivesI’m not really surprised this classic hymn won, but I am intrigued with the first runner-up, Come, Thou Fount. It only lost by one percent of the total votes, so clearly it’s a popular hymn. But the funny thing is, it’s not actually in the current hymnbook. Come, Thou Fount was the most requested write-in hymn from round one of voting, so we added it to the list of others. But if it’s not even in the hymn book, why is it...
  • FLDS exodus prompts call for 'foster homes'

    12/26/2011 4:04:21 PM PST · by Colofornian · 173 replies
    Fox13 (Salt Lake City) ^ | Dec. 22, 2011 | Ben Winslow
    Imprisoned polygamist leader Warren Jeffs has reportedly issued an edict to his followers with a deadline -- renew allegiances to the Fundamentalist LDS Church or be excommunicated. With a Dec. 31 deadline looming, non-profit groups who help those leaving Utah's polygamous communities say an ongoing exodus from the FLDS Church is turning into a "humanitarian crisis," with people walking away with no place to go. "You've got new control where you have to give everything," James Barlow told FOX 13. "And I mean everything." Barlow left the FLDS Church last month after refusing to give his allegiance to Jeffs. Barlow,...
  • Love everyone as Jesus tells us!! Never forget HIS love in our lives!!

    12/28/2011 1:03:51 AM PST · by jesus4life · 3 replies
    Bible and faith | GOD inspired
    Love everyone as Jesus tells us!! Never forget HIS love in our lives!! Let's live this love that has changed and still changing our lives. Praise HIS HOLY NAME by trying to daily live the same.
  • How (Not) to Understand What Mormons Believe

    12/25/2011 9:37:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Religion Dispatches ^ | December 22, 2011 | Joanna Brooks
    Shame. Shame stinging my face and burning across my ribs. That’s what I felt when I first clicked into marginal Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger’s website Top 10 Craziest Mormon Beliefs. And that’s just what Fred Karger wanted. Karger first took aim at Mormons during and after California’s bitter Proposition 8 campaign. He used the internet to document the extent of LDS involvement in the Yes on 8 campaign, as well as to warn against potential Mormon involvement in other state LGBT equality battles. But his new site has nothing to do with redressing the damage from Proposition 8. It’s...
  • LET's SHOW LOVE TO PEOPLE THIS DAY and EVERY DAY!!

    12/25/2011 6:14:53 PM PST · by jesus4life · 12 replies
    BIBLE and faith | GOD
    LET's SHOW LOVE TO PEOPLE THIS DAY and EVERY DAY!! GOD BLESS US ALL!
  • The Condescension of Jesus Christ

    12/24/2011 8:59:19 AM PST · by Saundra Duffy · 178 replies · 1+ views
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints ^ | December 2011 | David L. Frischknecht
    During the time my family and I lived in Europe, we visited the Frederiksborg Castle in Denmark, where many of the Carl Bloch paintings of the Savior are displayed. The paintings are crowded into a small room, sometimes called the King’s Oratory. There is a glass partition on the floor in front of the altar. As we viewed the paintings, our family members took turns explaining what was happening in each one. We progressed from the birth of the Lord through His temptation by the devil and His preaching and healing. When we got to the Crucifixion I said, “And...
  • Because He Came

    12/24/2011 6:51:13 AM PST · by TheDon · 12 replies
    Tonight we are once again gathered as brothers and sisters in what has become our traditional Christmas devotional. We have truly been touched as we’ve listened to heavenly music and inspiring messages. What a beautiful depiction of the Savior’s birth we have seen on video.I, with you, have witnessed during the past few days and weeks what has become over the years the annual commercialization of Christmas. I am saddened to see Christmas becoming less and less about Christ and more and more about marketing and sales, parties and presents.And yet, Christmas is what we make of it. Despite all...
  • The Gifts of Christmas

    12/23/2011 9:28:05 AM PST · by TheDon · 17 replies
    I am grateful for this opportunity to celebrate with you the birth of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. His birth was a gift to all of us. John the Apostle, quoting the Savior, wrote of His birth in these stirring words:“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.“For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” 1 And then the Savior made clear that true faith leads to...
  • David Archuleta Announces LDS Mission & Performs Oh Holy Night with Lyceum Philharmonic

    12/21/2011 9:29:10 PM PST · by Saundra Duffy · 19 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHXXgyyFPWk ^ | December 19, 2011 | Posted on YouTube
    On December 19th, 2011, David Archuleta performed his Christmas concert at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City. The Lyceum Philharmonic, whose musicians range from 13-18, was invited to perform alongside David.
  • Of Curtains, Contentment, and Christmas

    12/20/2011 12:44:42 PM PST · by TheDon · 1 replies
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints ^ | Dec 2011 | President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
    What a wonderful, joyous time of the year! I always look forward to being here on the first Sunday of December, when we have the opportunity to listen to beautiful music and hear messages that lead into another blessed Christmas season. And again we look forward to hearing from God’s prophet, our dear President Monson. Christmas has always been a special time for me. When I was very young I lived in Czechoslovakia, and the rich, centuries-old traditions of Christmas were everywhere around us. Although many years have passed, I still look back on those days with a fondness and...
  • Franklin Graham: Romney's Mormonism Doesn't Bother Me

    12/20/2011 8:30:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/19/2011 | Paul Stanley
    Evangelical minster Franklin Graham said voters should look past a candidate’s personal religion when considering whom they should support for office. Graham offered his advice in a recent interview with The Christian Broadcasting Network when asked if Christians could vote for someone who is a Mormon. “Yes, the fact that Mitt Romney is a Mormon doesn’t bother me at all,” Graham told CBN. Two candidates seeking the GOP nomination for president who are Mormons are Romney and Jon Huntsman. They are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Graham said voters should select a candidate who is...
  • B.C. pagans to celebrate the 'rebirth' of sun with rituals {Unitarians}

    12/20/2011 3:46:54 AM PST · by Cronos · 18 replies
    Vancouver Sun ^ | 20 Dec 2011 | Reuters
    On Vancouver Island, pagans are lighting cauldron fires and dancing through giant evergreen hoops to symbolize being reborn In Vancouver, pagans are bowing to stag antlers, revering pentangles and burning cinnamon incense to mark Yule, which celebrates the "rebirth of the sun" at winter solstice...There are roughly 400,000 pagans in the U.S. and Canada, according to the American Religious Identification Survey. Their numbers have more than doubled in the past decade. ..Despite many pagans' inclination to privacy, one spiritual organization in B.C. that won't be carrying out its Yule ceremonies in secrecy is the Vancouver Unitarian Church. The large congregation...
  • Esther Fast

    12/16/2011 8:49:37 AM PST · by Uri’el-2012 · 11 replies
    Wilbur Ministries ^ | Dec 14, 2011 | Wilbur Ministries
    A video by Paul Wilber about the metaphor of Esther saving the nation of Israel through prayer and fasting
  • Teen testifies of abuse by pastor

    12/16/2011 8:03:28 AM PST · by Cronos · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Salina.com ^ | 12/15/2011 | Erin Mathews
    A teenage girl testified in Saline County District Court Wednesday that she could no longer keep secret about being sexually abused by a Salina pastor, although she said he threatened to have her killed. The girl spoke quietly, sometimes shaking visibly, as she answered questions from attorneys about how Birger Draget, 54, allegedly had abused her on multiple occasions since 2006. "I was trying to have a relationship with God, and I felt cut off from God at the same time because of the abuse," she said. The girl said the incidents had taken an emotional toll on her, and...
  • Joseph Smith was known as truthful (So says Brigham Young University Professor)

    12/15/2011 12:58:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 12/15/2011 | Daniel Peterson
    In January 1819, Joseph Smith Sr. and his eldest son, Alvin, initiated a lawsuit against Jeremiah Hurlbut, the eldest male member of a prominent founding family in Palmyra, N.Y. As a byproduct of his work on the legal papers of Joseph Smith, lawyer and legal historian Jeffrey Walker analyzes the documents surviving from the suit in his article "Joseph Smith's Introduction to the Law: The 1819 Hurlbut Case," which appeared in the spring 2010 issue of "Mormon Historical Studies," a semiannual publication of the Mormon Historic Sites Foundation. The specific issues of the case — the sale of a pair...
  • Are There Devout Christians In {non Church of Christ} Denominations?

    12/15/2011 10:14:12 AM PST · by Cronos · 203 replies
    Mabelvale Church of Christ ^ | 2008 | Mabelvale Church of Christ
    Are There Devout Christians In Denominations?  John 10:16      Sadly, many in our brotherhood would answer “yes” to this question.  Denominations have for years taught that it does not matter what church you attend, as long as a person is sincere and honest.  Many in the Lord’s church have swallowed this idea.  They cry long and hard that there are sincere, devout Christians in any given denomination.  It is no wonder, then, that many congregations of the Lord’s church have joined hands with denominational churches to promote or to participate in any number of things.  Of course, they consider their...
  • THE OFFICE OF PROPHET is about to return to the church body WORLDWIDE !

    12/13/2011 11:51:34 AM PST · by Jedediah · 190 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 12-11-11 | Jedediah
    THE OFFICE OF PROPHET IS ABOUT TO RETURN TO THE CHURCH BODY WORLDWIDE ! The Office of Prophet is about to return , This is not from a person but from a yearn , From the calling of many for my voice to speak out , True guidance directly into My House , For many confusion has been the stage , But now I will speak both in grace and in rage , For judgement is here in My house , Holiness received and strange fire cast out , The true and faithful shall remain and be renewed , But...
  • If Mormonism is 'anti-Christian,' then how can it be considered 'Christian?'

    12/13/2011 7:53:56 AM PST · by Colofornian · 129 replies · 1+ views
    Colofornian | Dec. 13, 2011 | Colofornian [Vanity]
    This seems like a basic enough question that needs addressing by Mormons. Where does this article go? 1. The Mormon church claims to be a “Christian” church – much like fundamentalist Mormons (fLDS) who claim to be "Mormon." Mainstream Mormons object to that inclusion -- much the same Christians object to counterfeit religions claiming authenticity -- at the expense of Christians, of course! 2. Where might boundaries be established and respected when it comes from moving from one religion to another? Where are Mormonism's misguided boundaries? 3. Does it sound very “civil” for Mormon “prophets” to label all those who...
  • Philanthropists eye LDS model of self-reliance

    12/12/2011 7:26:49 AM PST · by Saundra Duffy · 115 replies
    Deseret News ^ | December 1, 2011 | Elizabeth Stuart
    They may seem drastically different: a nonprofit that helps children build lemonade stands, an organization that encourages character building through sports and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But they all have the same underlying goal: to promote economic self-reliance. The LDS Church Thursday was the last stop on a nationwide tour highlighting best practices in economic self-reliance. During a two day conference sponsored by The Philanthropy Roundtable, representatives from charitable foundations across the country took a tour through Welfare Square, the LDS Humanitarian Center and the Bishop's Central Storehouse.
  • Journalists urged to allow Mormons to define themselves

    12/12/2011 3:27:03 PM PST · by Saundra Duffy · 164 replies
    Deseret News ^ | December 8, 2011 | Joseph Walker
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — News reporters and editors from around the country were urged to allow members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to define themselves rather than to exclusively look to sources outside the church for definitions of what it means to be a Mormon or to explain LDS doctrine or history. "Define us by who we are and by our central beliefs rather than who we are not or by obscure or irrelevant beliefs," Michael R. Otterson, managing director of public affairs for the LDS Church, said during a Thursday morning session of a conference called,...
  • Mitt Romney: Islam is not an inherently violent faith

    12/12/2011 2:59:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Des Moines Register | December 9, 2011 | Tony Leys
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://caucuses.desmoinesregister.com/2011/12/09/mitt-romney-islam-is-not-an-inherently-violent-faith/?s=al&promo_code=DB12-1
  • Female priests push Catholic boundaries (Uh, no they don't)

    12/11/2011 6:18:56 AM PST · by markomalley · 101 replies · 1+ views
    Mpls Red Star Tribune ^ | 12/10/11 | ROSE FRENCH
    Dressed in a priestly white robe and green stole, Monique Venne lifted communion bread before an altar -- defying centuries of Catholic Church law. Despite promises of excommunication from the Vatican, she and six other women in Minnesota say they are legitimate, ordained Catholic priests, fit to celebrate the mass. They trace their status through a line of ordained women bishops back to anonymous male bishops in Europe. "We love the church, but we see this great wrong," said Venne, 54, who cofounded Compassion of Christ Church, a Minneapolis congregation that just celebrated its first anniversary. "Not allowing women to...
  • Mormon Christmas Spirit - Families can be together forever

    12/08/2011 8:53:11 PM PST · by Saundra Duffy · 118 replies
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints ^ | Christmas time 2011 | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
    Video of Dad out of work and a struggling family . . .