CHURCH - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CHURCH News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Mormons’ close-knit nature, values drive them to GOP http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58407521-90/authors-become-church-democrats.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58407521-90/authors-become-church-democrats.html.csp">Mormons’ close-knit nature, values drive them to GOP</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T22:04:58.012-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 10:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Since the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980, Mormon voters have become more and more ensconced in the Republican Party, to the point that today they represent the most reliable, cohesive bloc of voters for the GOP of nearly any demographic. The reason for the shift, argue three scholars in a new book on the topic, is that Mormons live in a tight-knit, insular subculture that sets itself at odds with the evolving social norms and shares conservative social values. Since the 1960s, cultural politi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58407521@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:04:58 MDT See photos of LDS temples being built around the world http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58407545-180/temples-photos-construction-lds.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58407545-180/temples-photos-construction-lds.html.csp">See photos of LDS temples being built around the world</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T18:16:13.988-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 06:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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 on. How many have been completed? Where are they in the process of construction? Which ones are all but finished and which ones are barely begun? For example, Ogden’s revamped temple is set to be rededicated Sept. 21. The one in Fort Collins, Colo., has a foundation, some steel framing and little more. On Friday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latt...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58407545@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:16:13 MDT Living history: Women played a big role in Utah’s Socialist party http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58407720-78/socialist-women-utah-party.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58407720-78/socialist-women-utah-party.html.csp">Living history: Women played a big role in Utah’s Socialist party</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By EILEEN HALLET STONE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T18:04:36.367-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 06:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When the Socialist party of America was founded in 1901, it built a strong following among trade unionists, reformers, populist farmers, and immigrant communities. At its high point over the next 20 years, the SPA published newspapers, ran columns in local papers, and influenced American politics. It twice supported presidential candidate Eugene V. Debs, elected two members of Congress — socialist journalist Victor Berger and labor lawyer Meyer London — and helped more than 1,000 candidates into...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58407720@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:04:36 MDT Kirby: Unbecoming of myself http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58402310-78/unbecoming-com-kirby-ice.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58402310-78/unbecoming-com-kirby-ice.html.csp">Kirby: Unbecoming of myself</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Kirby</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T11:33:09.062-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 11:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When I added LDS Church general authorities to the list of potential candidates for my Ice Bucket Challenge on Tuesday, I didn’t really expect any of them to accept. I was right. None has. That’s unfortunate, because an online public poll has the Brethren currently heading the list of selected candidates (38 percent), followed by KUTV-Channel 2 anchor Shauna Lake (18 percent), then Miss Utah Karlie Major (15 percent). Write-in candidates abounded, including fundamentalist prophet Warren Jeffs, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58402310@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11:33:09 MDT Rare Mormon documents go on display for the first time http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58368870-78/church-mormon-lds-history.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58368870-78/church-mormon-lds-history.html.csp">Rare Mormon documents go on display for the first time</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By peggy fletcher stack</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T23:06:05.636-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 11:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58368870@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 23:06:05 MDT Exponent II, DUP forums to focus on Mormon women http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58398658-180/women-exponent-mormon-church.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58398658-180/women-exponent-mormon-church.html.csp">Exponent II, DUP forums to focus on Mormon women</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T13:53:02.883-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 01:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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, abortion, infertility, divorce, widowhood, young love, nurtured families and longtime commitments — all in the context of the LDS faith. Writers wrestled with the LDS Church’s position on the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s and continue to debate issues such as the push for ordination to the all-male priesthood today. The Boston-born magazine...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58398658@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:53:02 MDT Some Mormon leaders may speak in native languages at LDS Conference http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58389092-180/english-conference-church-language.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58389092-180/english-conference-church-language.html.csp">Some Mormon leaders may speak in native languages at LDS Conference</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T12:49:50.904-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 12:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mormons listening to sessions of LDS General Conference beamed from church headquarters in Salt Lake City to countries across the world have typically heard their sermons, which are all spoken in English, dubbed into their own languages. Until now. At the upcoming conference on the first weekend in October, speakers at downtown’s Conference Center “whose primary language is not English now have the choice to deliver their talks in their native tongue,” LDS Church spokesman Dale Jones said in a s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58389092@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 12:49:50 MDT Mormons to study words of Ezra Taft Benson http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58379300-180/benson-manual-church-ezra.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58379300-180/benson-manual-church-ezra.html.csp">Mormons to study words of Ezra Taft Benson</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T20:22:06.275-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 08:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ezra Taft Benson was the only Mormon apostle ever to serve in a U.S. president’s Cabinet. He was an avid supporter of American freedoms and a staunch opponent of any organization he deemed to be “communistic.” He also was known for his advocacy of conservative politics espoused by The John Birch Society. But during his tenure as the 13th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Benson rarely addressed those topics. And now, as Mormons worldwide prepare to take up a study of ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58379300@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 20:22:06 MDT Letter: Who leads, the prophets or the people? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58378296-82/black-church-god-prophets.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58378296-82/black-church-god-prophets.html.csp">Letter: Who leads, the prophets or the people?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T16:52:02.599-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 04:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Regarding the front-page article by Peggy Fletcher Stack (“For many black Mormons, racism is a bigger issue than sexism,” Sept 2): Good people try to fix flawed organizations they belong to. That’s understandable and commendable. But if that organization claims as one of its major tenets to be run by God through His chosen prophets, why is it necessary for members or society in general to bring bad doctrine to the attention of the anointed leadership? Wasn’t the fullness of the gospel restored...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58378296@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:52:02 MDT U.N. goal: Stop Ebola transmission in 6-9 months http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58378180-68/ebola-liberia-brown-capital.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58378180-68/ebola-liberia-brown-capital.html.csp">U.N. goal: Stop Ebola transmission in 6-9 months</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By EDITH M. LEDERER and CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T11:24:03.863-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 11:24AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">United Nations • The United Nations is establishing an “Ebola Crisis Center” with a goal of stopping transmission in affected countries within six to nine months and preventing the international spread of the virus, the U.N. chief said Friday. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told reporters after a meeting with senior U.N. leaders that $600 million is urgently needed for supplies to combat Ebola in West Africa. He again urged airlines and shipping countries to lift their bans on flights and port vi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583781802014-09-05T11:24:03.863-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-05T11:24:03.863-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58378180@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:24:03 MDT J. LaMoine Jenson, Utah polygamist leader, dies at 79. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58373398-78/jenson-aub-church-watson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58373398-78/jenson-aub-church-watson.html.csp">J. LaMoine Jenson, Utah polygamist leader, dies at 79.</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By nate carlisle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T09:27:57.621-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 09:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">J. LaMoine Jenson, president of the Apostolic United Brethren — Utah’s most public polygamous church — died Tuesday from colon cancer. He was 79. Jenson died at his home in Eagle Mountain. David Watson, a member of the AUB’s priesthood council and a spokesman for the group, said Jenson suffered from cancer for almost five years. The disease forced Jenson to abandon day-to-day operations of Jenson Lumber in Draper, the business he founded. Between 5,000 and 7,500 people across the West, as wel...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58373398@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 09:27:57 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 <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58361569-78/women-says-black-church.html.csp">For many black Mormons, racism is a bigger issue than sexism</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peggy Fletcher Stack</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T13:55:57.414-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 01:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58361569@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:55:57 MDT Choose the right? Prof says 10 percent of U.S. Mormons lean left http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58374136-180/knoll-percent-mormon-mormons.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58374136-180/knoll-percent-mormon-mormons.html.csp">Choose the right? Prof says 10 percent of U.S. Mormons lean left</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T12:16:17.895-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 12:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mormon liberals pushing for change in the Utah-based church seem to be commanding a lot of media attention these days, but how many of them are there really? Benjamin Knoll, assistant professor of politics at Kentucky’s Centre College, wanted to find out. So — drawing on statistics compiled by political scientists David E. Campbell, John C. Green and J. Quin Monson in their new book “Seeking the Promised Land: Mormons and American Politics” — Knoll pointed to an “authority index.” Knoll notes th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58374136@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 12:16:17 MDT Historic Utah church is converting into a business hub http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58351945-78/church-business-lee-building.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58351945-78/church-business-lee-building.html.csp">Historic Utah church is converting into a business hub</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tony Semerad</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-06T10:29:29.89-06:00">Updated Sep 6, 2014 10:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A 121-year-old spiritual sanctuary in downtown Salt Lake City is being turned into a kind of philanthropic community incubator for growing new ideas. The red-bricked Central Christian Church, 370 S. 300 East, is among Utah’s oldest venues of Christian worship, established at that locale in 1893. Church leaders sold it last spring after struggling with maintenance costs as they ran a nondenominational ministry to a largely moderate-income inner-city congregation. Known to passers-by for witty re...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58351945@www.sltrib.com Sat, 06 Sep 2014 10:29:29 MDT Kate Kelly: As sisters in Zion, inclusion of women is common goal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58358482-82/women-church-lds-alike.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58358482-82/women-church-lds-alike.html.csp">Kate Kelly: As sisters in Zion, inclusion of women is common goal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kate Kelly</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T11:28:13.299-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 11:28AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In the Madrid, Spain, Missionary Training Center while preparing for my LDS mission, I was taught one way to reach out to people about the gospel was to build on common beliefs. I talked with thousands of people during that 18-month period, many of them with very, very different ideas than mine. However, I always managed to find common ground and see the good in each person’s perspective and struggle to reach their divine potential. It made more sense to come together on points of agreement and...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58358482@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 11:28:13 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 <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58353062-78/women-church-ordain-lds.html.csp">Is Ordain Women an apostate group? Mormon leaders won’t say</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peggy Fletcher stack</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T11:04:21.87-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 11:04AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58353062@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:04:21 MDT Letter: If you want to know if I’m LDS, just ask http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58358925-82/church-lds-missionaries-ask.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58358925-82/church-lds-missionaries-ask.html.csp">Letter: If you want to know if I’m LDS, just ask</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-01T15:42:59.961-06:00">Updated Sep 1, 2014 03:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A few weeks ago, I was approached by two nicely dressed, polite missionaries who stopped by my condo to visit. I invited them in and, after a few minutes of cordial chitchat, I was asked, “Are you a member of the church?” My answer is always, “Yes.” I do belong to a church, specifically the Roman Catholic Church. I know what they really want to know is if I belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I cannot imagine why missionaries do not just ask that specific question. This is...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58358925@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:42:59 MDT Kirby: It takes a village to pillage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58351473-78/village-church-early-someone.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58351473-78/village-church-early-someone.html.csp">Kirby: It takes a village to pillage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Kirby </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T09:20:33.657-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 09:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Last week, the bishop in my LDS Church ward got up in sacrament meeting to make an important announcement. He wasn’t his usual smiling self. His tone was serious and even a little threatening. It seemed that a young man in our ward had returned from his mission early. About a year, 11 months,and 28 days early. That’s as early as you can come back and still claim to have actually left. Bishop Short informed the congregation that the reasons for the young man coming home so early were on a need-t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58351473@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:20:33 MDT Temple-building Mormon leader dies at 81 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58353158-78/sorensen-lds-temple-temples.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58353158-78/sorensen-lds-temple-temples.html.csp">Temple-building Mormon leader dies at 81</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T18:05:22.96-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 06:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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 ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58353158@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18:05:22 MDT Forget priesthood — some Mormon feminists seek a middle way http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58326218-78/women-church-mormon-lds.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58326218-78/women-church-mormon-lds.html.csp">Forget priesthood — some Mormon feminists seek a middle way</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peggy Fletcher Stack</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T11:16:12.386-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 11:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58326218@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:16:12 MDT