On Thursday Mormon church President Russell M. Nelson said he wants people to stop using "Mormon," or "LDS" as substitutes for the full name of the religion: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman's lawsuit claiming she was raped by a Mormon church leader who was allowed to oversee young missionaries despite a history of sexual misconduct will go forward, a judge decided Monday.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman who recently accused a former Mormon missionary training center director of raping her in the 1980s and the church of failing to take her allegations seriously has sued them — a move that will bring more scrutiny to the handling of sexual abuse rep
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church is facing more criticism about its approach to sexual abuse after a top leader praised the #MeToo movement but referred to sexual misconduct as "non-consensual immorality."
A jury in West Virginia will hear the evidence against the Mormon church in a lawsuit accusing local church officials of covering up allegations that the son of officials abused 12 children over more than five years.
According to an internal poll conducted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 2014, most local Mormon Church leaders believe the faith holds less sway with lawmakers than the state’s tourism industry.
Brigham Young was the man who led the Latter-day Saints to the Great Basin and established the Church's headquarters in Salt Lake City. His latest biographer, John Turner, calls that his signal achievement, which makes him the greatest colonizer of the Western United States.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and its members have long been known by the colloquial term, "mormon." That name began as a derisive term but it has been generally, if not officially, embraced.
New York Times columnist Timothy Egan wrote last week of former U.S. Ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman's prospects in the Republican presidential primaries: "Were he a Jew, a woman, a Catholic or a black, Huntsman would not face the kind of suspicion that the Republican electorate has for Mormons." Mitt Romney, he says, will face the same kind of skepticism from evangelical Christians. So why does this persist? Is it important? Can members of the LDS Church overcome this unofficial religious test?
The Mormon Church requires you to be married to reach glory in the next life. So what do you do if you're a single Mormon? Is there pressure to marry, and what do you do if you haven't found a mate yet or don't want to get married? How do you deal with sexual urges if you're supposed to remain celibate until marriage? And how do shifting societal standards (like women getting married later in life) change expectations and choices for those in the LDS Church? Are you Mormon? We want to hear from you.
We live in a town nicknamed "Sin City." But how sinful are we? Are we tempted into sin, or are we sinful by nature? Does the devil really exist? Religious and pagan leaders take an honest, hard look at sin and evil. In a city known for gambling, stripping, and ostentatious entertainment, are we sinful... or is that just our image? And how does the sinner find forgiveness?
In his documentary, 8: The Mormon Proposition, filmmaker Reed Cowan
accuses the Mormon Church of using its donation to influence the ballot box
to pass Proposition 8. and stop same-sex marriage in California.