LDS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/LDS/ Stories from The Salt Lake Tribune &copy; 2014 The Associated Press, The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our privacy policy: http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy. en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Rare Mormon documents go on display for the first time http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58368870-78/church-mormon-lds-history.html.csp For the first time ever, the LDS Church has assembled some of its most treasured historical documents into a single exhibit and is inviting the public to view them. Starting on Thursday, 26 books, manuscripts and other papers that date from before the faith’s founding in 1830 — including a manuscript page from the original Book of Mormon, a first edition of the Doctrine and Covenants, and the handwritten minutes from the 1842 founding of the women’s Relief Society — will be on display at the LD... For the first time ever, the LDS Church has assembled some of its most treasured historical documents into a single exhibit and is inviting the public to view them. Starting on Thursday, 26 books, manuscripts and other papers that date from before the faith’s founding in 1830 — including a manuscript page from the original Book of Mormon, a first edition of the Doctrine and Covenants, and the handwritten minutes from the 1842 founding of the women’s Relief Society — will be on display at the LD... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58368870@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:57:43 MDT For many black Mormons, racism is a bigger issue than sexism http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58361569-78/women-says-black-church.html.csp Black Mormon women may have powerful voices, but few are ready to join the white LDS feminist chorus, pushing for gender equity in the Utah-based faith. And their reasons are as varied as the women involved. To many, no conversation about equality is complete without confronting race and its role in Mormon history. After all, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints prohibited men and boys of African descent from being ordained to the priesthood until 1978. It barred black women from tem... Black Mormon women may have powerful voices, but few are ready to join the white LDS feminist chorus, pushing for gender equity in the Utah-based faith. And their reasons are as varied as the women involved. To many, no conversation about equality is complete without confronting race and its role in Mormon history. After all, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints prohibited men and boys of African descent from being ordained to the priesthood until 1978. It barred black women from tem... 58361569@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 14:25:45 MDT Is Ordain Women an apostate group? Mormon leaders won’t say http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58353062-78/women-church-ordain-lds.html.csp Ordain Women founder Kate Kelly is an “apostate,” the LDS Church’s top spokesman declared in a recent radio interview. So does that make the organization she founded to push for women’s inclusion in the all-male Mormon priesthood an apostate group? It is no idle question. The Utah-based faith asks members seeking entrance to any Mormon temple to assert that they do not “support, affiliate with, or agree with any group or individual whose teachings or practices are contrary to or oppose those acc... Ordain Women founder Kate Kelly is an “apostate,” the LDS Church’s top spokesman declared in a recent radio interview. So does that make the organization she founded to push for women’s inclusion in the all-male Mormon priesthood an apostate group? It is no idle question. The Utah-based faith asks members seeking entrance to any Mormon temple to assert that they do not “support, affiliate with, or agree with any group or individual whose teachings or practices are contrary to or oppose those acc... 58353062@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:00:34 MDT Temple-building Mormon leader dies at 81 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58353158-78/sorensen-lds-temple-temples.html.csp David E. Sorensen, an LDS general authority assigned by the late President Gordon B. Hinckley with overseeing a massive expansion of Mormon temple building, died Aug. 26 at his home in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. He was 81. Sorensen, who made his living as a businessman first with a health services company in California and then as vice chairman of Nevada Community Bank in Las Vegas, was tapped in 1992 to join the LDS hierarchy as a member of the Second Quorum of Seventy. Three years later, he ... David E. Sorensen, an LDS general authority assigned by the late President Gordon B. Hinckley with overseeing a massive expansion of Mormon temple building, died Aug. 26 at his home in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. He was 81. Sorensen, who made his living as a businessman first with a health services company in California and then as vice chairman of Nevada Community Bank in Las Vegas, was tapped in 1992 to join the LDS hierarchy as a member of the Second Quorum of Seventy. Three years later, he ... 58353158@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:14:43 MDT Forget priesthood — some Mormon feminists seek a middle way http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58326218-78/women-church-mormon-lds.html.csp Neylan McBaine doesn’t see herself as a feminist crusader. When McBaine, a lifelong Latter-day Saint reared in New York City, accepted an invitation to speak about women’s issues at a Fair Mormon apologists’ meeting two summers ago, she simply wanted to communicate to an orthodox audience that the pain of some women within the Utah-based religion was real — and potent. But that speech — which outlined ways LDS women feel marginalized, offered statistics on female members who are leaving the fai... Neylan McBaine doesn’t see herself as a feminist crusader. When McBaine, a lifelong Latter-day Saint reared in New York City, accepted an invitation to speak about women’s issues at a Fair Mormon apologists’ meeting two summers ago, she simply wanted to communicate to an orthodox audience that the pain of some women within the Utah-based religion was real — and potent. But that speech — which outlined ways LDS women feel marginalized, offered statistics on female members who are leaving the fai... 58326218@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:47:39 MDT Utah youth with muscular dystrophy gets his wish: a helicopter ride http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58344121-78/wish-utah-ride-helicopter.html.csp Sean Anderson has seen plenty of hospitals and ambulances in his 18 years, but on Wednesday his trip aboard a helicopter ambulance was nothing but a joy ride. Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah and University of Utah AirMed teamed up to give the Stansbury Park youth a ride from Tooele to the U. and back to Tooele Wednesday morning. Anderson’s wish was to ride in a helicopter, but Make-A-Wish coordinators were having trouble arranging such a ride because of his medical needs, said Nathan Morreale, ou... Sean Anderson has seen plenty of hospitals and ambulances in his 18 years, but on Wednesday his trip aboard a helicopter ambulance was nothing but a joy ride. Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah and University of Utah AirMed teamed up to give the Stansbury Park youth a ride from Tooele to the U. and back to Tooele Wednesday morning. Anderson’s wish was to ride in a helicopter, but Make-A-Wish coordinators were having trouble arranging such a ride because of his medical needs, said Nathan Morreale, ou... 58344121@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:32:34 MDT Mormons turn to Internet to preach, but sometimes it turns on them http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58317890-78/church-lds-members-internet.html.csp The LDS Church has embraced the virtual universe with unalloyed enthusiasm, hoping to harness its global reach to bring converts to Christ, while some local Mormon leaders have used the same tools to monitor — and occasionally discipline — longtime members. Whether to proselytize or to punish, social-media outlets are part of the LDS landscape, and leaders and members alike are struggling to adopt and adapt guidelines for getting along in what they see as God’s kingdom. The 15 million-member Ch... The LDS Church has embraced the virtual universe with unalloyed enthusiasm, hoping to harness its global reach to bring converts to Christ, while some local Mormon leaders have used the same tools to monitor — and occasionally discipline — longtime members. Whether to proselytize or to punish, social-media outlets are part of the LDS landscape, and leaders and members alike are struggling to adopt and adapt guidelines for getting along in what they see as God’s kingdom. The 15 million-member Ch... 58317890@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:49:29 MDT Taiwan news reports carbon monoxide leak killed Mormon missionaries http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58331788-78/news-thredgold-taiwan-carbon.html.csp Two Mormon missionaries, including Connor Thredgold of Utah, died of carbon monoxide poisoning in their Taipei apartment, according to two Taiwan news agencies. “Prosecutors found a faulty indoor gas water heater, which they determined to be the cause of the fatal carbon monoxide leak,” The Taipei Times reports. The Taiwan News reported the same. No foul play is suspected, according to both news agencies, as well as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Thredgold and 24-year-old Yu P... Two Mormon missionaries, including Connor Thredgold of Utah, died of carbon monoxide poisoning in their Taipei apartment, according to two Taiwan news agencies. “Prosecutors found a faulty indoor gas water heater, which they determined to be the cause of the fatal carbon monoxide leak,” The Taipei Times reports. The Taiwan News reported the same. No foul play is suspected, according to both news agencies, as well as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Thredgold and 24-year-old Yu P... 58331788@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 07:23:47 MDT Three Mormon missionaries die in two separate incidents http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58328721-78/amp-thredgold-family-mission.html.csp Springville • Connor Thredgold worked 20-hour shifts to pay for his Mormon mission to Taiwan, and by the time he got there, he was smiling bigger than his family ever saw. The 19-year-old was in the country for only about three months. He and another missionary, 24-year-old Yu Peng Xiong, were found dead Saturday in their Taipei apartment. Foul play is not suspected, church officials said. Another 19-year-old missionary from West Jordan, Nancy Ann Vea, also died Saturday. She was injured in an... Springville • Connor Thredgold worked 20-hour shifts to pay for his Mormon mission to Taiwan, and by the time he got there, he was smiling bigger than his family ever saw. The 19-year-old was in the country for only about three months. He and another missionary, 24-year-old Yu Peng Xiong, were found dead Saturday in their Taipei apartment. Foul play is not suspected, church officials said. Another 19-year-old missionary from West Jordan, Nancy Ann Vea, also died Saturday. She was injured in an... 58328721@www.sltrib.com Sun, 24 Aug 2014 11:54:42 MDT Mormon-owned BYU removes gay-marriage cards at bookstore http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58317715-78/byu-cards-marriage-hallmark.html.csp Greeting cards celebrating same-sex marriages turned up at the Brigham Young University bookstore Tuesday. Placed by Hallmark, the cards reading “Mr. and Mr.” and “Mrs. and Mrs.” were quickly removed when bookstore staff discovered them after photos surfaced online. The outside vendor stocked the shelves without realizing the school wouldn’t want to sell the cards marketed to buyers celebrating unions between two brides and two grooms, BYU spokeswoman Carri Jenkins said. It wasn’t immediately c... Greeting cards celebrating same-sex marriages turned up at the Brigham Young University bookstore Tuesday. Placed by Hallmark, the cards reading “Mr. and Mr.” and “Mrs. and Mrs.” were quickly removed when bookstore staff discovered them after photos surfaced online. The outside vendor stocked the shelves without realizing the school wouldn’t want to sell the cards marketed to buyers celebrating unions between two brides and two grooms, BYU spokeswoman Carri Jenkins said. It wasn’t immediately c... 58317715@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:38:12 MDT