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 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 <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58317890-78/church-lds-members-internet.html.csp">Mormons turn to Internet to preach, but sometimes it turns on them</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="2014-08-21T12:36:57.751-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 12:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58317890@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:36:57 MDT Mormon church used to make it easy to follow its money http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58321988-180/church-writes-mormon-1947.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58321988-180/church-writes-mormon-1947.html.csp">Mormon church used to make it easy to follow its money</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T12:06:46.067-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 12:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In 1947, the LDS Church had about a million members in 170 stakes, 1,293 wards, 132 branches (smaller congregations) — and no debt. Education was the Utah-based faith’s largest budget item, and a fair amount of its income also went to help the needy in the U.S. and abroad. These tidbits were in a financial report leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced during April’s General Conference (which lasted three days, rather than today’s two). Mormon leaders routinely offer...</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> 58321988@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:06:46 MDT BYUtv meets TV critics, and gay question arises http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58309550-223/byutv-critics-swofford-flats.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58309550-223/byutv-critics-swofford-flats.html.csp">BYUtv meets TV critics, and gay question arises</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T16:12:16.934-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 04:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beverly Hills, Calif. • BYUtv recently met members of the Television Critics Association, and the critics came away impressed. The Provo-based, LDS Church-owned channel presented itself and some of its programming at the TCA press tour — a semiannual gathering of critics from across the United States and Canada. It was the first time BYUtv appeared before the TCA, where critics are accustomed to seeing presentations from ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, PBS, CNN, Discovery, HBO, Showtime and more. And it was...</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> 58309550@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:12:16 MDT ‘Meet the Mormons’ film coming to theaters this fall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58313679-180/lds-meet-mormons-church.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58313679-180/lds-meet-mormons-church.html.csp">‘Meet the Mormons’ film coming to theaters this fall</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T12:48:48.669-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 12:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">At first, LDS officials thought their newest feature film would best be shown in the Legacy Theater in the church-owned Joseph Smith Memorial Building in downtown Salt Lake City. After all, that theater has been the venue for previous Mormon-produced movies such as “Legacy” and “Testaments.” But LDS apostle David A. Bednar announced Tuesday that church leaders have decided to unveil their next project, “Meet the Mormons,” first in selected theaters nationwide followed by showings on YouTube 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> 58313679@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:48:48 MDT Rev. Al Sharpton to address Mike Brown’s St. Louis funeral http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58316941-68/brown-louis-funeral-rev.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58316941-68/brown-louis-funeral-rev.html.csp">Rev. Al Sharpton to address Mike Brown’s St. Louis funeral</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T11:05:33.006-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 11:05AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">St. Louis • The funeral for 18-year-old Michael Brown is scheduled for Monday at a church in St. Louis. The Austin A. Layne Mortuary, which is handling arrangements, says the funeral is set for 10 a.m. Monday at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church. Brown’s uncle, the Rev. Charles Ewing, will deliver the eulogy, and the Rev. Al Sharpton will also speak. Brown will be buried at St. Peter’s Cemetery in St. Louis County. Brown, who was black, was killed Aug. 9 by white Ferguson police officer ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583169412014-08-20T11:05:33.006-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-20T11:05:33.006-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58316941@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:05:33 MDT Pope Francis hints he might one day retire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58313563-80/pope-francis-vatican-retire.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58313563-80/pope-francis-vatican-retire.html.csp">Pope Francis hints he might one day retire</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSEPHINE MCKENNA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T13:18:22.112-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 01:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • Addressing journalists on his return from his intense five-day visit to South Korea late Monday, Pope Francis bantered with reporters and lightheartedly said he may have only “two or three” years left to live. The 77-year-old pontiff covered a range of topics on the flight back to the Vatican — from war-torn Iraq and his desire to visit the U.S. next year to his personal health, hinting he may retire early. He was asked how he lived with the immense popularity he has generated aro...</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> 58313563@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:18:22 MDT Mormon survey: Women, ordination, apostasy, PR and more http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58293555-78/church-women-lds-members.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58293555-78/church-women-lds-members.html.csp">Mormon survey: Women, ordination, apostasy, PR and more</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="2014-08-15T08:13:37.892-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 08:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Feminist Kate Kelly’s excommunication from the LDS Church in June may have been a local decision, but Mormon officials knew its impact, given all the media attention, would reach members across the nation, if not the globe. So this week the Research Information Division of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints emailed a survey to see how concerned members — or their family, friends and acquaintances — are about “the roles, responsibilities or treatment of women in the church,” and what...</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> 58293555@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 08:13:37 MDT Op-Ed: LDS leader delivered a confusing message to graduates http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58308967-82/marriage-nelson-sex-god.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58308967-82/marriage-nelson-sex-god.html.csp">Op-Ed: LDS leader delivered a confusing message to graduates</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Anne McMullin Peffer </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T14:31:38.354-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 02:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Last Thursday, Mormon Apostle Russell M. Nelson challenged Brigham Young University summer graduates to carry the heavy “burden of discipleship” by refusing to yield in their defense of traditional marriage. His statements communicated to graduates that their status as defenders of traditional marriage sets them apart from those who believe same-sex marriage should be legal. Nelson argued, “History is not our judge. A secular society is not our judge. God is our judge!” And he distinguished the...</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> 58308967@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:31:38 MDT Pope makes biggest gesture yet to China, eyes ties http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58306044-68/francis-china-pope-church.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58306044-68/francis-china-pope-church.html.csp">Pope makes biggest gesture yet to China, eyes ties</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICOLE WINFIELD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-17T10:53:02.227-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 10:53AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Haemi, South Korea • Pope Francis made his strongest gesture yet to reach out to China on Sunday, saying he wants to improve relations and insisting that the Catholic Church isn’t coming in as a “conqueror” but is rather a partner in dialogue. Francis outlined his priorities for the Catholic Church in Asia during a meeting of about 80 of the region’s bishops, urging them to engage with people of different cultures empathetically. “In this spirit of openness to others, I earnestly hope that those...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583060442014-08-17T10:53:02.227-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-17T10:53:02.227-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58306044@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 10:53:02 MDT Kirby: Enemy at the gates http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58296639-78/church-security-kirby-agents.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58296639-78/church-security-kirby-agents.html.csp">Kirby: Enemy at the gates</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="2014-08-17T11:33:32.949-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 11:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I spoke at an LDS Church security conference/retreat last week. The event was held at the Grubstake Restaurant in Park City. What could happen, right? I was attacked, that’s what could happen. In fact, I suspect that’s why I was invited in the first place. The general perception of LDS Church security depends a lot on a person’s own bias. Most people see them as bodyguards and gate keepers — necessary evils in an increasingly hostile world. Others see them as a cross between the CIA and mall co...</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> 58296639@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 11:33:32 MDT Video reveals Mormon woman’s transgender journey http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58301928-180/transgender-daughter-eri-hayward.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58301928-180/transgender-daughter-eri-hayward.html.csp">Video reveals Mormon woman’s transgender journey</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T18:29:02.482-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 06:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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 female. Six years later, he thought he was gay. Now, at 26, the young Latter-day Saint knows her real identity — Eddie is Eri, a beautiful and confident transgender woman. A 15-minute documentary about Eri’s experience completed in 2013 by Salt Lake City-based filmmaker Torben Bernhard — in partnership with KUER’s VideoWest —has now been viewed mo...</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> 58301928@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:29:02 MDT Letter: Church should see gun violence as moral issue http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58297193-82/gun-church-guns-lds.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58297193-82/gun-church-guns-lds.html.csp">Letter: Church should see gun violence as moral issue</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T16:28:06.066-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 04:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The issues Stephen A. Van Dyke raised (“Attack on LDS Church about guns unwarranted,” August 8) concerning the gun issues that Ron Molen featured in his letter are nonsense. Molen did not make “attacks” on the LDS Church. He encouraged church leaders to consider the fruits of a gun-addicted society with the fear and destruction it perpetuates, and asked if this is the kind of society they want for their people. Mr. Van Dyke asked why Ron didn’t chastise the LDS Church for not speaking out on kni...</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> 58297193@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:28:06 MDT Pope to Koreas: Avoid ‘fruitless’ show of force http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58298764-68/south-korea-francis-korean.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58298764-68/south-korea-francis-korean.html.csp">Pope to Koreas: Avoid ‘fruitless’ show of force</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICOLE WINFIELD </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and JUNG-YOON CHOI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T20:26:08.648-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 08:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seoul, South Korea • Pope Francis called Thursday for peace and unity on the war-divided Korean Peninsula and for both sides to avoid “fruitless” criticisms and shows of force, offering a message of reconciliation at the start of a five-day visit to South Korea that received a stark response from the North. North Korea fired three short-range projectiles into the sea off its eastern coast about an hour before Francis landed in Seoul, and two others a short while later. North Korea has conducted...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582987642014-08-14T20:26:08.648-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T20:26:08.648-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58298764@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:26:08 MDT LDS leader: Faith lags behind tenets in empowering women http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58276431-78/lds-women-eubank-faith.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58276431-78/lds-women-eubank-faith.html.csp">LDS leader: Faith lags behind tenets in empowering women</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="2014-08-13T17:30:07.54-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 05:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mormon beliefs about women are the most expansive and empowering in the world, LDS official Sharon Eubank said Friday, but the faith’s practices don’t always match its preachings. “As a daughter of God, I have divine parents. I belong to the household of God,” Eubank, director of LDS Charities, the Utah-based church’s humanitarian wing, said on the second day of the 16th Annual FairMormon conference in Provo. “Nothing can separate me from communication with my Heavenly Parents. They don’t put an...</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> 58276431@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:30:07 MDT Was Robin Williams’ suicide a sin? Faiths softening stance http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58288675-180/suicide-church-sin-handbook.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58288675-180/suicide-church-sin-handbook.html.csp">Was Robin Williams’ suicide a sin? Faiths softening stance</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-12T15:51:49.534-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 03:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As Americans mourn the death of comedian Robin Williams, a few have reiterated the view that suicide is a “sin.” Indeed, that was a long-held idea handed down among various faith groups throughout history. In the fifth century, “St. Augustine was unequivocal: Suicide is self-murder and an unforgivable sin,” The Salt Lake Tribune wrote in a Special Report on suicide May 13, 2006. “Much the same revulsion at suicide is clear in Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism and every other religious tradition. It wa...</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> 58288675@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:51:49 MDT LDS Church chipping in to help Iraq’s fleeing Christians http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58276544-78/church-lds-christians-eubank.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58276544-78/church-lds-christians-eubank.html.csp">LDS Church chipping in to help Iraq’s fleeing Christians</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-08T22:16:22.447-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 10:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The LDS Church this week authorized $100,000 in goods to be sent to northern Iraq to aid Christians escaping the military assault of the radical Islamic State group, a church official said Friday. The funds will be used to “buy oil, beans, rice and bedding, “ Sharon Eubank, director of LDS Charities, told hundreds of Mormon apologists meeting at the 16th annual FairMormon Conference in Provo. Eubank received a call from an LDS missionary couple, Walt and Peggy Plumb, who are doing humanitarian ...</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> 58276544@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 22:16:22 MDT Pope Francis heads East, pointing to a new future for his Western church http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58276013-80/asian-church-francis-asia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58276013-80/asian-church-francis-asia.html.csp">Pope Francis heads East, pointing to a new future for his Western church</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID GIBSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-08T13:03:02.796-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 01:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pope Francis departs next week on a five-day trip to South Korea, his first to Asia and the start of an important new papal focus on the region: In January, Francis will return to visit Sri Lanka and the Philippines, and a trip to Japan — where the pope wanted to go as a young priest — is reportedly under consideration. “I must go to Asia,” the pope said a year ago as he returned from a visit to Brazil, adding that his predecessor, Benedict XVI, never traveled there during his eight-year pontifi...</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> 58276013@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 13:03:02 MDT Editorial: Utah high court needs religious diversity http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58276103-82/court-utah-state-church.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58276103-82/court-utah-state-church.html.csp">Editorial: Utah high court needs religious diversity</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-08T17:40:17.099-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 05:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Should it matter what a Utah Supreme Court justice’s religion is? Later this month Gov. Gary Herbert will be given a list of seven candidates to fill the seat of Utah Supreme Court Justice Ronald Nehring, who is retiring after 11 years on Utah’s highest court. Justice Nehring served with distinction on the court after an accomplished stint on the state’s 3rd District Court bench. He also is not LDS. So why does that matter? When the Judicial Nominating Commission, and then the governor, choose...</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> 58276103@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 17:40:17 MDT Bundy’s views ‘far on the fringes’ of Mormonism, says BYU prof http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58268821-78/church-bundy-honor-byu.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58268821-78/church-bundy-honor-byu.html.csp">Bundy’s views ‘far on the fringes’ of Mormonism, says BYU prof</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="2014-08-07T09:15:33.881-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 09:15AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mormon cattle rancher Cliven Bundy takes an idiosyncratic stance on his church’s 12th Article of Faith, which calls for “being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.” Bundy, who owes the federal government more than $1 million in grazing fees, supports the U.S. government only when it doesn’t interfere with what he views as his rights. “We are to be ‘subject to kings, presidents, rulers and magistrates’ as they honor the Constitutio...</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> 58268821@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 09:15:33 MDT Abraham to blacks to Brigham — Mormon essays confront tough questions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58183736-180/church-essay-lds-tribune.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58183736-180/church-essay-lds-tribune.html.csp">Abraham to blacks to Brigham — Mormon essays confront tough questions</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-14T17:11:00.098-06:00">Updated Jul 14, 2014 05:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">They have tackled touchy topics: Did Mormons really abandon polygamy in 1890? Did Brigham Young order the Mountain Meadows Massacre? Do Latter-day Saints believe a man can become like God? These are just some of the prickly questions confronted in a string of provocative essays released in the past half year or so by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The aim of these articles is to help devout members, skeptical outsiders and even committed critics better understand the sometimes...</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> 58183736@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:11:00 MDT