Quantcast
Home » News » LDS
Home » News » LDS
Last Updated Jan 30, 2015 03:57PM

LDS apostle Dallin H. Oaks set off a global chain reaction among Mormons this week, when he said he wasn’t sure apologizing for the faith’s past rhetoric on homosexuality would be advisable. “I know that the history of the church …

Read This Article            Share

MORE TOP STORIES, BLOGS & PHOTO GALLERIES
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
LDS Apostle Dallin H. Oaks makes a public statement for religious freedom and nondiscrimination in Salt Lake City Tuesday Jan. 27, 2015. He was one of four LDS leaders that called for legislation that protects vital religious freedoms while at the same time supporting protections in housing and employment for LGBT people. In major move, Mormon leaders call for statewide LGBT protections
    Top leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Tuesday for passage of laws granting statewide protections against housing and e...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 02:35 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Sister Neill Marriott, right, makes a public statement of religious freedom and nondiscrimination in Salt Lake City Tuesday Jan. 27, 2015. From left, LDS Apostles Jeffrey R. Holland,  Dallin H. Oaks, and D. Todd Christofferson listen at the side. The leaders called for legislation that protects vital religious freedoms while at the same time supporting protections in housing and employment for LGBT people. Reaction to LDS Church announcement on LGBT, religious protections
    Gov. Gary Herbert, Republican “The statement made by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today is an additional and important step to hel...
    Updated Jan 28 2015 12:49 pm   |     |   Share
  • Dabakis’ bill goes beyond housing, employment in protecting LGBT Utahns
    Until now, the debate about preventing discrimination against gay and lesbian Utahns has focused primarily on employment and housing, but a new propos...
    Updated Jan 29 2015 08:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • SPONSORED ARTICLE
    Alzheimer's Association Utah Rallies For Cure & To Reduce Disease Cost To National Healthcare
    Lobbying state representatives to pass a new bill will be of primary focus when the Utah Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association holds a rally at the S...
    Updated Jan 06 2015 04:09 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
LDS Apostle D. Todd Christofferson makes a public statement of religious freedom and nondiscrimination in Salt Lake City Tuesday Jan. 27, 2015. He was one of four LDS leaders that called for legislation that protects vital religious freedoms while at the same time supporting protections in housing and employment for LGBT people. Balancing LGBT, religious rights won’t be easy, Mormon leaders concede
    In the tug of war between religious freedom and LGBT rights, neither side will get everything it wants, two Mormon apostles said Thursday. “Neither ri...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 02:35 pm   |     |   Share
  • With LDS announcement, is anti-discrimination bill now a slam-dunk?
    For years, proposals to enact a statewide anti-discrimination law have faltered, but with the endorsement of the LDS Church on Tuesday, supporters bel...
    Updated Jan 27 2015 08:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Lionsgate

Don Verdean (Sam Rockwell, left) and Boaz (Jemaine Clement, right) in DON VERDEAN. From an ex-gay pastor to Bible scams and Scientology defectors — Sundance goes to church
    Jesus in an epic battle with the devil, who coincidentally looks like the Christian Savior’s identical twin. A former gay activist turned pastor who c...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 09:07 am   |     |   Share
  • Barbed wire fences and guard towers surround the access road into the Birkenau Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, Poland, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. A decade ago, 1,500 Holocaust survivors traveled to Auschwitz to mark the 60th anniversary of the death camp's liberation. On Tuesday, for the 70th anniversary, organizers are expecting 300, the youngest in their 70s. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski) Auschwitz survivor: Being alive is best ‘revenge’
    Tel Aviv, Israel • Shortly after the Nazi invasion of what was then Hungary in May 1944, Renee Ganz’s family and most of the 25,000 Jews in the city o...
    Updated Jan 27 2015 07:37 am   |     |   Share
  • ((Tribune file photo)  ) John Dehlin, appearing on Trib Talk in June. Disciplinary council delayed for ‘Mormon Stories’ podcaster John Dehlin
    John Dehlin, founder of the popular “Mormon Stories” podcast, said Thursday that his disciplinary council for apostasy, originally scheduled for Sunda...
    Updated Jan 27 2015 11:17 am   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: Selling out my unbeliefs
    April Young Bennett recently had to leave her position as a board member of Ordain Women in order to keep her LDS Church temple recommend. Under pres...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 06:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • With LDS announcement, is anti-discrimination bill now a slam-dunk?
    For years, proposals to enact a statewide anti-discrimination law have faltered, but with the endorsement of the LDS Church on Tuesday, supporters bel...
    Updated Jan 27 2015 08:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • Salt Lake City LDS mission president’s wife dead at 69
    Carol Hansen, wife of LDS Church Salt Lake City Mission President Stephen Hansen, has died at age 69. Carol Hansen collapsed suddenly at the church’s ...
    Updated Jan 24 2015 10:08 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Jan. 20, 2015 photo, bakery owner Marjorie Silva stands for a photo inside her own Azucar Bakery, in Denver. Silva is facing a discrimination complaint with Colorado’s Civil Rights Division because she refused to write hateful words about gays on a cake for a customer. (AP Photo/Ivan Moreno) Baker faces complaint for refusing anti-gay message on Bible-shaped cake
    Denver • A dispute over a cake in Colorado raises a new question about gay rights and religious freedom: If bakers can be fined for refusing to serve ...
    Updated Jan 22 2015 07:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
LDS Apostle D. Todd Christofferson makes a public statement of religious freedom and nondiscrimination in Salt Lake City Tuesday Jan. 27, 2015. He was one of four LDS leaders that called for legislation that protects vital religious freedoms while at the same time supporting protections in housing and employment for LGBT people. We all can be more civil on LGBT issues, Mormon leader says
    In the past few years, Mormonism has toned down its language about homosexuality from a debate about sin and causality to embracing notions of empathy...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 02:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Sister Neill Marriott, right, makes a public statement of religious freedom and nondiscrimination in Salt Lake City Tuesday Jan. 27, 2015. From left, LDS Apostles Jeffrey R. Holland,  Dallin H. Oaks, and D. Todd Christofferson listen at the side. The leaders called for legislation that protects vital religious freedoms while at the same time supporting protections in housing and employment for LGBT people. Reaction to LDS Church announcement on LGBT, religious protections
    Gov. Gary Herbert, Republican “The statement made by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today is an additional and important step to hel...
    Updated Jan 28 2015 12:49 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, file photo, Seattle Seahawks' Jermaine Kearse, right, catches the game-winning touchdown pass during overtime of the NFC championship NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Seattle. Kearse was having an NFC championship game to forget until the final play. That's when the Seahawks receiver added yet another memorable postseason touchdown to his resume. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File) What’s God got to do with football devotion? Plenty
    Did God lift Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson’s overtime pass into the end zone Sunday, rewarding the prayerful Christian player with a championshi...
    Updated Jan 22 2015 12:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
LDS Apostle Dallin H. Oaks makes a public statement for religious freedom and nondiscrimination in Salt Lake City Tuesday Jan. 27, 2015. He was one of four LDS leaders that called for legislation that protects vital religious freedoms while at the same time supporting protections in housing and employment for LGBT people. In major move, Mormon leaders call for statewide LGBT protections
    Top leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Tuesday for passage of laws granting statewide protections against housing and e...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 02:35 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Father Thomas Reese gives the 2015 Aquinas Lecture, titled, “Pope Francis and the Reform of the Church Pope Francis is reforming Catholicism by reforming Catholics, Utah speaker says
    Because style is substance in Catholicism, Pope Francis’ choices about where to live, what to drive and whose feet to wash are more than empty gesture...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 09:16 am   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Men pray at the Alrasool Islamic Center in Taylorsville earlier this month as Shia Muslims celebrate the Prophet Muhammad's birthday. Kirby: A Mormon faces toward Mecca
    I signed up for a religion class this week. Shocking, I know. Why would someone like me — a confessed opponent to boring church — intentionally listen...
    Updated Jan 22 2015 04:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • Pope Francis, right, delivers his speech during his weekly general audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. The pontiff is praising big families after saying Catholics don't have to breed Days after ‘rabbits’ remark, pope praises big families
    Pope Francis on Wednesday praised big families for “welcoming children as a true gift of God,” just days after igniting a controversy by saying Cathol...
    Updated Jan 21 2015 12:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Ethan Ball and members of his Scout troop learn how Sorenson technology has revolutionized communication for deaf persons. Salt Lake City-based Sorenson Communications helped a  Boy Scout troop earn digital technology merit badges, using the company's video-relay technology for communicating with the hearing impaired, Tuesday, December 30, 2014. Boy Scout membership falls in first full year of new gay policy
    The Boy Scouts of America’s youth membership fell 7.4 percent last year, continuing a decadelong decline for one of the nation’s oldest youth organiza...
    Updated Jan 17 2015 12:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • FAITH
    Mormon steps down from Ordain Women post to keep temple recommend
    April Young Bennett, a member of Ordain Women’s board, was forced to resign from the group’s leadership as a condition of renewing her Mormon temple p...
    Updated Jan 16 2015 07:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Salt Lake City LDS mission president’s wife dead at 69
    Carol Hansen, wife of LDS Church Salt Lake City Mission President Stephen Hansen, has died at age 69. Carol Hansen collapsed suddenly at the church’s ...
    Updated Jan 24 2015 10:08 pm   |     |   Share
  • John Dehlin is the founder of Did Mormon podcaster go too far? Dehlin faces possible excommunication
    Utahn John Dehlin, founder of a popular podcast for Mormon doubters and dissenters, has spent the past six months chronicling his critiques of the LDS...
    Updated Jan 22 2015 04:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: Mormon home teaching at the Big House
    I got my home teaching done and it isn't even close to the last day of the month. That's some kind of record for me. Home teaching, of course, is the...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 09:02 pm   |     |   Share