Mormonism

Roy Moore’s election is almost guaranteed

Drew Angerer, Getty ImagesRepublican candidate for U.S. Senate Judge Roy Moore speaks during a Nov. 16 news conference in Birmingham, Ala.Fasten your …

Republican Party

The Dark History Of Mormonism — From Child Brides To Mass Murder

Despite what you may think, Mormon history is full of scandal, violence, and lies.<p>Polygamy has always been entrenched in Mormon history. Here is …

Religion

Bannon's Senate Insurgency Hits a Stumbling Block in Utah

The Breitbart chair’s effort to recruit populist challengers hits a snag, as the most plausible such candidate for Orrin Hatch’s seat bows out of the race.<p>Steve Bannon’s widely hyped war on the Republican establishment hit a setback Monday in Utah, when a prominent conservative he’d been courting …

Politics

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Ben Thomas’ home sat at an intersection in Hildale. That meant, Thomas said he was told, that he and his wife could file two sets of tax returns.<p>One …

Corruption

Polygamous town elects first mayor who's not part of sect

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A polygamous group's dwindling control of a remote Utah-Arizona border town that it has called home for a century slipped further after four people not tied to the sect took over the mayor's office and other leadership posts.<p>Donia Jessop, who left the sect several years ago …

Religion

LDS missionary dies in Samoa after being hit by car

Shutterstock<p>By | Posted Nov 19th, 2017 @ 8:45am<p>UPOLOU, SAMOA — A Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints missionary died in Samoa after he was …

Salt Lake City

Today in History

Today in History<p>Today is Monday, Nov. 20, the 324th day of 2017. There are 41 days left in the year.<p>Today's Highlight in History:<p>On Nov. 20, 1947, …

Joe Walsh

Meridian Idaho Temple Is Dedicated

MERIDIAN, IDAHO | Sunday, 19 November 2017 |President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of …

Religion

To Hell and Back: The Impossible Resilience of Elizabeth Smart

Most stories that start off like <b>Elizabeth Smart</b>'s do not have happy endings.<p>At best, the answers that a family seeks and may even finally get only …

Crime

Inauguration Held For BYU-Pathway Worldwide President

Inauguration ceremonies were held in Salt Lake City Thursday night, November 16, 2017, for the first president of BYU–Pathway Worldwide. It’s the …

Salt Lake City

Unlucky man drove to a Utah canyon just as couple sought another victim

The husband and wife sat on the hill overlooking the dirt parking lot, watching cars crunch up the unpaved road into Red Butte Canyon.<p>Authorities say …

Crime

How Does the U.S. Senate Expel a Senator?

With accusations swirling around Alabama Republican senatorial candidate Roy Moore, there's been increasing speculation that if Moore wins election …

Government

As a polygamist community crumbles, 'sister wives' are forced from homes

With the outside world descending on fundamentalist Mormons in Utah and Arizona, families struggle for basic needs: ‘Everything just shut down’<p>Sign up to our monthly Outside in America newsletter<p>In an isolated, rural community in a far southern corner of Utah, oversized houses stand testament to a …

Religion

Auerbach’s to ZCMI: 4 historic Utah businesses that no longer exist

Utah Division of State History<p>By | Posted Nov 16th, 2017 @ 7:12pm<p>SALT LAKE CITY — If you’ve ever searched through old Utah buildings or skimmed …

Salt Lake City

A La Carte (November 17)

I dug up just a handful of new Kindle deals for today. I expect we will see a lot more of them in the next week.<p>Sponsor<p>Show Your Support<p>Westminster …

Faith

Ezekiel 37: Pope Francis misunderstands it–what about you?

Valley of The Dry Bones of Ezekiel 37 rendering by Gustave Doré COGwriter Pope Francis spoke about Ezekiel 37 a while back: In the Book of Ezechiel, …

Theology

Man accused of molesting child has charges dropped because US can’t be bothered to extradite him

A polygamist who fled to Mexico 15 years ago with this wives and kids while facing child molestation charges in Arizona is now free after the charges …

Crime

Cult leader's daughter opens up about child sexual abuse

In her vivid new memoir, Breaking Free, Rachel Jeffs details her years of sexual abuse at the hands of her cult-leader father and explains how she …

Canadian News

Brandon Sanderson Discusses the Past and Future of the Stormlight Archive

Brandon Sanderson’s fans have come to expect big things with each new novel he releases. Like, literally big things: his latest, <i>Oathbringer</i>, the …

Science Fiction

How Warren Jeffs’ daughter escaped polygamy

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The Ignorance of Mocking Mormonism

It’s precisely the beliefs of Latter-day Saints that critics dismiss as strange which produce the behaviors those same critics often applaud.<p>“What the Mormons do, seems to be excellent,” according to Charles Dickens’s 19th-century journal <i>Household Words</i>, “what they say, is mostly nonsense.”<p>Since …

Politics

As someone who grew up among fundamentalist Christians in the US, I'm surprised anyone's surprised about Roy Moore

Yesterday, a fifth woman came forward to accuse “Judge” Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for US Senate from Alabama, of sexual assault when she …

Equality

Polygamist cult leader's daughter Rachel speaks out

Rachel Jeffs thinks about the young girls living on the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints compound in Utah “every day, all …

Religion

LDS church leaders interrupt meeting to save girls in submerged car

EastIdahoNews.com<p>By | Posted Nov 14th, 2017 @ 2:01pm<p>REXBURG — A typical LDS leadership meeting took an unusual turn Sunday night that resulted in two …

Salt Lake City

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Housing

One Blasphemer’s New Admiration for Mormons

The quickest and most full-throated condemnations of Roy Moore and his defenders came from members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.<p>Years before the <i>South Park</i> guys’ <i>The Book of Mormon</i> made a fortune by making fun of the unbelievable theology of the Church of Latter-Day Saints’ …

Politics

Tweet features Mormon missionary message from BYU football's Ty Detmer

PROVO — It's been more than 25 years since Ty Detmer joined the LDS Church, and the former Heisman-winning quarterback is still grateful for Mormon …

Religion

Inside a polygamous Mormon cult run by an American fugitive in Mexico

The leader of a polygamous Mormon cult was arrested last week when U.S. law enforcement officials stormed the American fugitive’s ranch in northern …

Religion

Short Creek shift

Less noticed, but just as extraordinary, was the mayoral election in Hildale, Utah, a town long controlled by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus …

Religion

Mexico Deports American Polygamist Suspected In 3 Killings

Orson William Black, who fled sex charges in Arizona 15 years ago, was turned over to police.<p>Mexican authorities have deported a polygamist disciple of Warren Jeffs back to the U.S., where he faces law enforcement scrutiny in three slayings. Two of the victims were his sons.<p>Orson William Black, 56, …

Crime