MORMON - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MORMON 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="2014-09-15T18:44:11.767-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 06:44PM 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 18:44:11 MDT ‘This Is the Place’ for largest gathering of gay Mormons http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58406680-180/affirmation-conference-lgbt-mormon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58406680-180/affirmation-conference-lgbt-mormon.html.csp">‘This Is the Place’ for largest gathering of gay Mormons</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T11:33:59.63-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 11:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When the annual Affirmation conference for LGBT Mormons and their supporters kicks off Friday in Salt Lake City, organizers expect to see more young people and family members than ever. The conference, titled “This Is the Place” and which runs through Sunday, will be “the largest single gathering of gay Mormons in the world meant to help attendees reconcile and celebrate being both LGBT and connected to the LDS faith,” spokesman John Gustav-Wrathall said. And, he added, “one-third of attendees a...</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> 58406680@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:33:59 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 Trib Talk: Kate Kelly on Mormon feminists, life after excommunication http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58398209-231/tribtalk-kelly-sltrib-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58398209-231/tribtalk-kelly-sltrib-com.html.csp">Trib Talk: Kate Kelly on Mormon feminists, life after excommunication</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T13:08:53.332-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 01:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In a recent Tribune op-ed column, Ordain Women founder Kate Kelly says there is common ground among Mormon feminists and that she embraces all efforts to address gender inequality within the LDS Church. On Thursday at 12:15 p.m., Kelly joins Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about what she sees as incremental steps toward equity, life after excommunication and the future of Ordain Women. Watch this online video chat at sltrib.com. You can also join the discussion by sending questions and comments...</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> 58398209@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:08:53 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 Eliza Dushku of ‘Buffy,’ ‘Dollhouse’ shares Comic Con stage with mom http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/58379865-200/dushku-curtis-judy-mormon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/58379865-200/dushku-curtis-judy-mormon.html.csp">Eliza Dushku of ‘Buffy,’ ‘Dollhouse’ shares Comic Con stage with mom</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-06T15:05:42.043-06:00">Updated Sep 6, 2014 03:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When Eliza Dushku started her acting career as a child, her parents hoped it would fizzle out. But Dushku kept landing roles, and is best known today as the television star of Joss Whedon’s “Dollhouse” on FOX and as a veteran of his “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer” on the WB and UPN networks. Raised in the Mormon faith, she often visits Utah to see relatives — but she made her first appearance at Salt Lake Comic Con Friday. She invited her mother, Judy Dushku, to share the couch on stage and help f...</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> 58379865@www.sltrib.com Sat, 06 Sep 2014 15:05:42 MDT Behind the Headlines: Park City fight hits deadline, streetcar funds OK’d, Mormon feminists struggle with race question http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58375405-231/story.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58375405-231/story.csp">Behind the Headlines: Park City fight hits deadline, streetcar funds OK’d, Mormon feminists struggle with race question</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T12:04:58.344-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 12:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ski resorts Park City Mountain Resort and Vail face another deadline in their legal fight. The school where FLDS leader Warren Jeffs was accused of assaulting children is being torn down. And black Mormon feminists make racism a priority over gaining the priesthood. On Friday at 9 a.m., Tribune editorial writer George Pyle and reporters Peggy Fletcher Stack, Nate Carlisle and Christopher Smart join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to process the week’s news. Listen live on KCPW 88.3/105.3 FM or www.kcpw...</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> 58375405@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 12:04:58 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 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 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 Meeting poster for Mormon women shows only male speakers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58338773-180/meeting-poster-speakers-mormon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58338773-180/meeting-poster-speakers-mormon.html.csp">Meeting poster for Mormon women shows only male speakers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T11:10:55.752-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 11:10AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The poster advertising a Sept. 9 “Sisters Meeting” for all European Mormon girls and women — ages 12 and older — features a pink-pastel background with lavender type. It invites the region’s female Latter-day Saints to watch the two-hour meeting — which will be streamed live from Offenbach, Germany — at their local Mormon meetinghouses. Who are the speakers? The poster lists and pictures only three men — LDS apostles M. Russell Ballard and David A. Bednar, and Donald L. Hallstrom, of the Preside...</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> 58338773@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:10:55 MDT Trib Talk: Moderate Mormon women speak out http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58325834-231/tribtalk-women-mormon-sltrib.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58325834-231/tribtalk-women-mormon-sltrib.html.csp">Trib Talk: Moderate Mormon women speak out</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T13:01:49.223-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 01:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The excommunication of Ordain Women’s Kate Kelly has not silenced LDS women as some feared. Rather, moderate Mormon women are finding more acceptance and more willingness to speak out on the role of women in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. On Monday at 12:15 p.m., author Neylan McBaine, blogger Cynthia Lee and Segullah editor Shelah Miner join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about the emerging voice of moderate Mormon feminists. Watch this online video chat at sltrib.com. You can...</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> 58325834@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:01:49 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="2014-08-21T16:18:27.973-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 04:18PM 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 16:18:27 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 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 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: Religion not a factor in court choice http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58284519-82/court-mormon-religion-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58284519-82/court-mormon-religion-state.html.csp">Letter: Religion not a factor in court choice</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T19:54:02.676-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 07:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Tribune editorial board opinion (“The people’s court,” August 10), which calls for a non-Mormon to be appointed to the Utah Supreme Court, could be more honestly expressed by demanding that any candidate for the Court vacancy, who is a Mormon, be excluded from consideration for his or her religious beliefs. The second clause of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads, with respect to religious freedom “...or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; ...” The intent of this clause...</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> 58284519@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:54:02 MDT Mormon churches in Ebola countries may suffer sans missionaries http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58269009-180/church-missionaries-config-data.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58269009-180/church-missionaries-config-data.html.csp">Mormon churches in Ebola countries may suffer sans missionaries</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T10:43:06.573-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 10:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">During the past week, all Mormon missionaries assigned to Sierra Leone and Liberia have been evacuated safely from those West African countries and reassigned to other locations due to the Ebola epidemic, according to a statement Wednesday on the LDS Church’s newsroom website. “Missionaries will be traveling to their new assignments over the next few days,” the news release said. “When they arrive, they will call their families to update them.” The Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...</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> 58269009@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:43:06 MDT