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Peggy Fletcher Stack


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    L-R:  Virginia Jensen (first counselor), Mary Ellen Smoot (president) and Sheri Dew (second counselor).  These women are the leaders of the LDS Relief Society.  Tim Kelly Lecture to focus on politics of Mormon prophet-patriot Ezra Taft Benson
    Come January, all adult Mormons will spend a year studying the religious teachings of their 13th church president: Ezra Taft Benson. But those members...
    Updated Nov 11 2014 04:52 pm   |     |   Share
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    Mormon genealogy site offers links to millions of WWI vets
    In honor of Veterans Day, the LDS Church has announced that it is adding three free World War I collections to its FamilySearch site, containing infor...
    Updated Nov 10 2014 04:57 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Brigham Young statue at BYU in Provo. New Mormon curriculum divides scholars
    The LDS Church is overhauling its educational approach to Mormon scriptures — and while some are cautiously optimistic, others clearly are unhappy abo...
    Updated Nov 03 2014 03:54 pm   |     |   Share
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Gage Church, left, and his husband, Tim Sharp, embrace and kiss they are announced husband and husband Father Robert Trujillo, of Glory To God Old Catholic Church, at the Hampton Inn Suites in Ogden, Utah Monday, December 23, 2013. Volunteer clergy were performing marriage ceremonies for couples across the street from the Weber County Clerk's Office in downtown Ogden. Utahns back religious protections against gay marriage
    The vast majority of Utahns don’t want to see a Mormon bishop, a Catholic priest or any other religious cleric being forced to perform same-sex marria...
    Updated Oct 30 2014 07:11 pm   |     |   Share
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    Seattle Mormons’ outreach to gays yields a spiritual feast
    The recent outreach effort to Mormon gays and lesbians in one Seattle LDS congregation was a “tremendous success,” with attendance swelling to three t...
    Updated Oct 21 2014 05:11 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Screen shot) The LDS Church has posted a video and photos explaining these Church posts pictures, video explaining Mormon ‘garments’
    Mormon temple “garments” have been maligned, mocked and misunderstood by outsiders and former members of the LDS Church for so long that the Utah-base...
    Updated Oct 22 2014 06:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    Nick Thomas and Leah Crawford have their wedding celebration (not the ceremony) at the Salt Lake City LDS Temple broadcast live over the Internet. No, Mormon temples aren’t getting out of the marriage business
    It is a tad premature for Mormons to brace for a possible change in the LDS Church’s temple wedding policies, including Monday’s rampant Internet rumo...
    Updated Oct 21 2014 01:59 pm   |     |   Share
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    Seattle Mormon leaders to gays: You are valued — worship with us
    In an extraordinary move, the Washington Park LDS Ward in Seattle is opening its arms to Mormon gays and lesbians in the area. These LDS congregationa...
    Updated Oct 21 2014 05:05 pm   |     |   Share
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    Name new building after a Mormon woman, petition urges BYU
    LDS Church-own Brigham Young University has named its buildings after male prophets, businessmen, scholars, scientists, and pioneers of every kind — t...
    Updated Oct 28 2014 01:41 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

LDS faithful, make their way to the LDS Conference Center, for Women's Conference, Saturday, September 27, 2014.   More editing, more confusion about Mormon women’s meeting
    And the debate about what to call the LDS General Mormon Women’s Meeting continues — with some Mormon authorities on one side, the church’s public aff...
    Updated Oct 30 2014 07:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
“Meet the Mormons” writer and director Blair Treu. New York Times offers rare warning for why Mormon movie is PG
    Reviews are beginning to trickle in for “Meet the Mormons,” the LDS Church-produced documentary about six Latter-day Saints and how their faith influe...
    Updated Oct 29 2014 10:57 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

LDS faithful, make their way to the LDS Conference Center, for Women's Conference, Saturday, September 27, 2014.   Was women’s meeting a conference ‘session’? No, so Mormon church edits prayer
    Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the LDS Church’s governing First Presidency, created a bit of a stir several weeks ago when he described a Gen...
    Updated Oct 30 2014 07:11 pm   |     |   Share
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    New Mormon Conference Center exhibit features brave women
    This much is certain: Women are becoming even more visible at the LDS Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City — at least in the building’s artwor...
    Updated Oct 03 2014 02:37 pm   |     |   Share
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    Mormon leaders spread word about controversial essays
    For about a year, the LDS Church has been posting on its website carefully worded, scholarly essays about touchy topics from the faith’s history and t...
    Updated Oct 21 2014 05:06 pm   |     |   Share
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    ‘This Is the Place’ for largest gathering of gay Mormons
    When the annual Affirmation conference for LGBT Mormons and their supporters kicks off Friday in Salt Lake City, organizers expect to see more young p...
    Updated Oct 03 2014 02:28 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Guests take photos and explore the grounds of the Ogden Temple, on the first day of the public open house, Friday, August 1, 2014.  The temple will be formally rededicated in three sessions on Sunday, September 21, 2014 See photos of LDS temples being built around the world
    The LDS Church has announced so many new temples in recent years, it’s hard to keep track of them. Rome. Paris. Provo. Philly. Phoenix. Tijuana and so...
    Updated Oct 03 2014 02:28 pm   |     |   Share
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    Exponent II, DUP forums to focus on Mormon women
    Exponent II, a magazine by and for Mormon women, turns 40 this year. Since the summer of 1974, its pages have featured personal stories of miscarriage...
    Updated Oct 03 2014 02:24 pm   |     |   Share
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    Some Mormon leaders may speak in native languages at LDS Conference
    Mormons listening to sessions of LDS General Conference beamed from church headquarters in Salt Lake City to countries across the world have typically...
    Updated Oct 03 2014 02:21 pm   |     |   Share
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    Mormon churches in Ebola countries may suffer sans missionaries
    During the past week, all Mormon missionaries assigned to Sierra Leone and Liberia have been evacuated safely from those West African countries and re...
    Updated Aug 07 2014 10:43 am   |     |   Share
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    Tickets available Monday for Ogden Mormon Temple tours
    Starting on Monday, Mormons, Muslims, Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, agnostics, atheists, anyone really, will be able to make reserv...
    Updated Jul 30 2014 09:18 am   |     |   Share
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    Could Mormon church excommunicate Shurtleff, Swallow?
    On the heels of Mormon feminist Kate Kelly’s recent excommunication for “conduct contrary to the laws and order” of the LDS Church, a new question has...
    Updated Jul 16 2014 04:39 pm   |     |   Share
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    (LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley dedicates the Mountain Meadow Massacre Memorial site. The piles of stones behind him are part of the monument.  (Al Hartmann/The Salt Lake Tribune)  ) Abraham to blacks to Brigham — Mormon essays confront tough questions
    They have tackled touchy topics: Did Mormons really abandon polygamy in 1890? Did Brigham Young order the Mountain Meadows Massacre? Do Latter-day Sai...
    Updated Jul 14 2014 05:11 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Ordain Women founder Kate Kelly speaks about her excommunication from the LDS Church in Salt Lake City, Tuesday June 24, 2014. After Mormon excommunication, Kate Kelly hurting but ‘joyful’
    It’s been two weeks since her local Mormon leaders excommunicated Kate Kelly from the LDS Church. So what has the Ordain Women founder been up to sinc...
    Updated Jul 09 2014 09:48 am   |     |   Share
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    Video reveals Mormon woman’s transgender journey
    At 4, Eddie Hayward told his Mormon parents he wanted to be Cinderella and go the ball. By 10, he said he had two people inside of him — one male, one...
    Updated Aug 15 2014 06:29 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah stop set for bus retracing the Rev. Moon’s cross-country trip
    A bright red tour bus — with the banner “God’s Hope for America” emblazoned on its sides and filled with members of the Unification Church — is slated...
    Updated Jul 29 2014 10:58 am   |     |   Share
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    New Mormon mental health group to take less-churchy approach
    Next week, a group of newly organized mental health providers, clinicians, educators and advocates — interested in or working with the LDS population ...
    Updated Jul 22 2014 04:43 pm   |     |   Share
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    Logan youth conference goal: Learn how to be Lutheran
    More than 400 Lutheran teens from across the United States are expected to gather on the Utah State University campus this week to learn about “cultiv...
    Updated Jul 21 2014 06:34 pm   |     |   Share
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    Tickets available Monday for Ogden Mormon Temple tours
    Starting on Monday, Mormons, Muslims, Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, agnostics, atheists, anyone really, will be able to make reserv...
    Updated Jul 30 2014 09:18 am   |     |   Share