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With the holiday season upon us, the odds are good that some folks may be invited to a party, imbibe a bit too much spiked egg nog or eat a few bad mushrooms, pass out, and experience visions of surreal and bizarre events and characters dancing in their...
Brigham Young University recently suspended its star basketball center, Brandon Davies, for violating the college's strict Honor Code. Davies admitted to officials that he'd had pre-marital sex with his girlfriend, an Arizona State University freshman....
The "I'm spiritual but not religious" community is growing, according to a blog post by CNN writer John Blake. It is growing so much, the blogger writes, one pastor has compared it to a "movement." In a 2009 survey by the research firm LifeWay Christian...
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Last week, the refuse collector for my neighborhood destroyed my trash can while dumping my trash. I called the Public Works Department to get another one. Simple problem, or so I thought. When the can arrived, I realized that it was a new design and...
Tags: Religious Texts, Bible, Elections, Minority Groups, Christianity
ST. GEORGE, Utah — Zach Bowers' cultural education included a battle of wills over a simple task: how to mop the kitchen floor. Just when the teenager thought he was done with the weekly chore, Debbie Hofhines would loom like a drill sergeant,...
Last week, the executive committee of the Boy Scouts of America made a proposition: Yes to gay youth and no to gay leaders. After "the most comprehensive listening exercise in its history," the BSA's executive committee conceded gay boys interested in...
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a message for the Boy Scouts of America's plan to allow gay Scouts: We're fine with it. The Mormon Church, which has historically opposed same-sex marriage, said Thursday that it supported the Scouts'...
Some intruder picked the wrong house to menace. That’s what happened this week when a gate-crasher in Salt Lake City came face to face with a Mormon bishop — wielding a Samurai sword. Kent Hendrix's teenage son pounded on his bedroom door,...
The newer, smaller and more centrally organized a religion is, the less prone it is to reformed versions breaking away. It also helps if the religion's followers form an insular group, to one extent or another, away from the tug of societal trends....
For the first time in memory, a woman has led a prayer at the major conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City. Jean A. Stevens offered the closing prayer for more than 100,000 Mormons gathered Saturday for the...
I just saw the super-ultra-atmosphere-piercing smash hit musical “The Book of Mormon” and had two conflicting feelings about it. Yes, it’s entertaining, clever, and funny as hell, but also, has anyone noticed, that much like some of...
The Religion WorldThe Salt Lake Tribune religion reporter Peggy Fletcher Stack writes that Pope Benedicts' decision to retire, rather than die in office, has Mormons talking about whether that could happen to the leader of the Latter-Day Saints? With the resignation of...
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