Mormonism

January 24, 2019 - 3:54 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church said Thursday it doesn't oppose hate-crimes legislation in Utah that includes protections for LGBT people, an announcement that could break a longtime legislative logjam on the issue. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' sought to clarify that it...
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In this Dec. 20, 2018, photo, Rob Wheatley, 50, drinks a beer, at the Beer Hive Pub, in Salt Lake City. The United States' lowest DUI threshold takes effect this weekend in Utah. Lawmakers in the state approved the 0.05 percent blood-alcohol limit in 2017, and Gov. Gary Herbert signed it into law. The change goes into effect Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. In a booth in the corner, recent Ohio transplant Wheatley said he drinks to try new craft beers, not to get drunk. He's skeptical that the law will be a serious deterrent for binge drinkers. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
December 28, 2018 - 11:44 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — New Year's Eve revelers in Utah could find themselves with more than a hangover as 2019 dawns. If they drink and drive, they could end up on the wrong side of the nation's newest and lowest DUI threshold. The 0.05 percent limit goes into effect Sunday, despite protests that it...
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In this 2013 photo, sister missionaries are evacuated from Temple Square in Salt Lake City, to be checked out by emergency personal, after a gas leak was detected in the South Visitors Center. Female missionaries with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints worldwide now have the option to wear dress slacks, the church announced Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
December 20, 2018 - 7:32 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Female missionaries with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints worldwide now have the option to wear dress slacks, the church announced Thursday. Members of the Missionary Executive Council said the change takes effect immediately and is primarily motivated by safety...
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Letesha Case holds her daughter Aurora Case, 2, as they sit next to their sign Monday Dec. 3, 2018, at the Utah state Capitol in Salt Lake City. Lawmakers in conservative Utah passed sweeping changes Monday to a new voter-approved medical-marijuana ballot measure under a planned compromise that secured the support of the influential Mormon church but sparked a backlash from advocates. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
December 06, 2018 - 5:07 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A pair of advocacy groups in Utah sued Thursday to block a compromise agreement legalizing medical marijuana, accusing the Mormon church of unconstitutional domination and interference in a process that led to the gutting of a measure approved by voters. The lawsuit alleges...
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October 06, 2018 - 11:15 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormons will start spending less time at church each Sunday — two hours instead of three — after a change announced Saturday aimed at making worship more manageable for members around the globe. The switch, which takes effect in January, is a significant one for Mormons, who...
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints President Russell M. Nelson speaks during the twice-annual church conference Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, in Salt Lake City. Mormon leaders delivered spiritual guidance and church news as the faith's conference kicks off in Salt Lake City one day after the faith announced it was renaming the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir to drop the word Mormon. The decision to rename the singing group the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square was the first major move since church president Nelson in August called for an end to the use of shorthand names for the religion that have been used for generations by church members and the public.(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
October 06, 2018 - 1:42 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on Mormon conference in Salt Lake City (all times local): 11:30 a.m. The Mormon church is scaling back the Sunday time commitment expected of its members from three hours to two. Russell M. Nelson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2016, file photo, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs during the opening session of the two-day Mormon church conference in Salt Lake City. The well-known Mormon Tabernacle Choir was renamed Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, to strip out the word Mormon in a move showing the faith's new president is serious about ending shorthand names for the religion that have been used for generations by church members and previously promoted by the church. The gospel singing group will now be called "The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said in a statement. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
October 05, 2018 - 6:31 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir will be singing the same tune but under a new name. The choir was renamed Friday to strip out the word Mormon in a move aimed at ending shorthand names for the religion that have been used for generations by church members and others...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2016, file photo, David Clohessy, center, of the National Director of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests and attorneys, Billy Keeler, left, and Craig Vernon, for a Utah resident who was abused as a youth at the ward pictured, speak on his behalf and other survivors of childhood sexual abuse from the Lamanite (Indian) Placement Program in Salt Lake City. Four Native Americans who claimed they were sexually abused while enrolled in a now-defunct Mormon church foster program decades ago have filed paperwork to dismiss their cases after reaching financial settlements. Vernon, an attorney who represented the tribal members, says the terms are confidential and include no admission of wrongdoing. (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)
September 22, 2018 - 4:51 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Four Native Americans who claimed they were sexually abused while enrolled in a now-defunct Mormon church foster program decades ago filed paperwork to dismiss their cases after reaching financial settlements, a lawyer said. Allegations have been made against the church by...
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The Book of Mormon is shown Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, Salt Lake City. Sheraton, Westin and other Starwood hotels are finding their religion. Marriott International, which bought Starwood two years ago, has begun putting copies of the Bible and the Book of Mormon in Sheratons, Westins and other hotels in the Starwood family. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
August 25, 2018 - 10:45 am
Sheraton, Westin and other Starwood hotels are finding their religion. Marriott International, which bought Starwood two years ago, has begun putting copies of the Bible and the Book of Mormon in the recently-acquired hotels. By year's end, it expects to place the books in 300,000 rooms. Marriott,...
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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2017 file photo, actor David Cross attends the premiere of "The Post " in Washington. The University of Utah says a tweet from Cross showing him wearing undergarments sacred to the Mormon faith was "deeply offensive." President Ruth Watkins resisted online calls to cancel his upcoming performance on campus, saying in a statement on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, the photo, intended to promote the show, is protected by the First Amendment. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File)
August 20, 2018 - 3:19 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The University of Utah says a tweet from comedian David Cross showing him wearing undergarments sacred to the Mormon faith was "deeply offensive" but the college won't consider calls for the cancellation of his performance on campus Wednesday. College president Ruth Watkins...
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