MORMONS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MORMONS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) No, Mormon temples aren’t getting out of the marriage business http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58542650-180/temple-lds-mormon-marriage.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58542650-180/temple-lds-mormon-marriage.html.csp">No, Mormon temples aren’t getting out of the marriage business</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-20T18:24:56.208-06:00">Updated Oct 20, 2014 06:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It is a tad premature for Mormons to brace for a possible change in the LDS Church’s temple wedding policies, including Monday’s rampant Internet rumor that all members’ weddings would have take place first outside a Mormon temple. “Church leaders are well aware of the issues surrounding marriage and continue to examine them carefully,” LDS Church spokesman Dale Jones said Monday in a statement, “but we are unaware of any meetings where changes to temple marriage policies have been discussed.” S...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58542650@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:24:56 MDT Church posts pictures, video explaining Mormon ‘garments’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58541815-180/clothing-church-temple-garments.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58541815-180/clothing-church-temple-garments.html.csp">Church posts pictures, video explaining Mormon ‘garments’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-20T18:13:01.442-06:00">Updated Oct 20, 2014 06:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mormon temple “garments” have been maligned, mocked and misunderstood by outsiders and former members of the LDS Church for so long that the Utah-based faith decided last week to simply post photos and a video explaining them. The pictures were added to an essay about temple clothing that has been on the church’s website for more than three years. “Because there is little or no accurate information on this subject on the Internet the church feels it important to provide this resource,” LDS Churc...</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> 58541815@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:13:01 MDT A Top 10 placement, or not, for ‘Meet the Mormons’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58514075-223/church-movie-meet-mormons.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58514075-223/church-movie-meet-mormons.html.csp">A Top 10 placement, or not, for ‘Meet the Mormons’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-13T12:42:25.166-06:00">Updated Oct 13, 2014 12:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The LDS-produced movie “Meet the Mormons” ranked in the top 10 at the weekend box office — or it didn’t, depending on which statistics one reads. The Hollywood Reporter, the industry trade paper, reported on its website Sunday that “Meet the Mormons” made an estimated $3 million over the weekend, taking 10th place. However, Box Office Mojo, a number-crunching site popular among Hollywood observers, estimated the documentary’s weekend haul at $2.7 million, putting it in 11th place behind the Chr...</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> 58514075@www.sltrib.com Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:42:25 MDT New York Times offers rare warning for why Mormon movie is PG http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58508125-180/mormons-com-http-meet.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58508125-180/mormons-com-http-meet.html.csp">New York Times offers rare warning for why Mormon movie is PG</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-10T14:13:35.023-06:00">Updated Oct 10, 2014 02:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Reviews are beginning to trickle in for “Meet the Mormons,” the LDS Church-produced documentary about six Latter-day Saints and how their faith influences their lives. The film, which opens in theaters Friday and whose proceeds will go to charity, is rated PG. Why? Well, for starters, there are kickboxing scenes, postwar newsreel clips of the Berlin Airlift and talk of teen pregnancy. The Salt Lake Tribune, Los Angeles Times and LDS Church-owned Deseret News point to some “thematic elements” in...</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> 58508125@www.sltrib.com Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:13:35 MDT Some Mormons pushing church on gay marriage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58513753-78/church-gay-marriage-mormons.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58513753-78/church-gay-marriage-mormons.html.csp">Some Mormons pushing church on gay marriage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRADY McCOMBS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-13T16:30:10.512-06:00">Updated Oct 13, 2014 04:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Court decisions this week paving the way for same-sex marriage to become legal in dozens of states, including Mormon strongholds like Utah, Idaho and Nevada, have emboldened a growing group of Latter-day Saints who are pushing the conservative church to become more accepting of gay members. The church’s stance toward gays has softened considerably since it was one of the leading forces behind California’s ban on gay marriage in 2008, but high-ranking leaders have reiterated time and again the fa...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585137532014-10-13T16:30:10.512-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-13T16:30:10.512-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58513753@www.sltrib.com Mon, 13 Oct 2014 16:30:10 MDT Kirby: Now meet the real Mormons http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58507634-78/mormons-church-meet-real.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58507634-78/mormons-church-meet-real.html.csp">Kirby: Now meet the real Mormons</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="2014-10-13T14:00:54.423-06:00">Updated Oct 13, 2014 02:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I just finished watching “Meet the Mormons.” The documentary (of sorts) about my own people was released in theaters Friday. One star for effort. The film is more of a showcase of Mormon wholesomeness than a candid look at the real us. While it’s nice to have my people portrayed as so blissfully positive, I came away wondering if I had been raised in a completely different church. Featured are six vignettes of “typical” Mormon families going about typical Mormon business. There’s a formerly hom...</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> 58507634@www.sltrib.com Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:00:54 MDT You won’t see conversion stories in ‘Meet the Mormons’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58497919-78/mormons-meet-church-film.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58497919-78/mormons-meet-church-film.html.csp">You won’t see conversion stories in ‘Meet the Mormons’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peggy </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Fletcher stack</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-10T16:33:12.068-06:00">Updated Oct 10, 2014 04:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jermaine Sullivan attended Baptist, Pentecostal and other Christian churches, but couldn’t find what he was looking for in any one faith. Then, in 1999, Sullivan saw a television spot for an LDS video. The young black man jumped up and called the number on the ad. Three days later, Mormon missionaries showed up to teach him the tenets of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Two weeks later, he was baptized. It was, Sullivan said, the story of Mormon founder Joseph Smith and his tee...</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> 58497919@www.sltrib.com Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:33:12 MDT Trib Talk: What to do this weekend? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58508387-231/tribtalk-sltrib-com-entertainment.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58508387-231/tribtalk-sltrib-com-entertainment.html.csp">Trib Talk: What to do this weekend?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-10T12:58:11.689-06:00">Updated Oct 10, 2014 12:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">From concerts to dining out to films including “Dracula Untold” and “Meet the Mormons,” Tribune movie critic Sean P. Means, food writer Kathy Stephenson and music reviewer Catherine Reese Newton give their take on entertainment options this weekend. Watch this online video chat at sltrib.com. You can also join the discussion by sending questions and comments to the hashtag #TribTalk on Twitter and Google+ or texting 801-609-8059.</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> 58508387@www.sltrib.com Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:58:11 MDT On his 94th birthday ‘The Candy Bomber’ is too busy to celebrate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58501227-90/halvorsen-berlin-candy-airlift.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58501227-90/halvorsen-berlin-candy-airlift.html.csp">On his 94th birthday ‘The Candy Bomber’ is too busy to celebrate</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="2014-10-10T14:17:57.38-06:00">Updated Oct 10, 2014 02:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gail Halvorsen turns 94 on Friday. He’s too busy to celebrate. “We’re loaded tomorrow with the programs going on,” Halvorsen said Thursday, his voice raspy from a mild cold and talking so much this week. “We’re going to have a birthday party on the 12th.” Halvorsen, the retired U.S. Air Force colonel from Garland who is the subject of one of the stories told in the new movie “Meet the Mormons,” is attending a screening of the film and related events Friday. On Saturday, Halvorsen starts a sho...</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> 58501227@www.sltrib.com Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:17:57 MDT Review: ‘Meet the Mormons’ a sales pitch in the guise of a documentary http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58493889-223/mormons-church-meet-six.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58493889-223/mormons-church-meet-six.html.csp">Review: ‘Meet the Mormons’ a sales pitch in the guise of a documentary</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-10T10:30:10.297-06:00">Updated Oct 10, 2014 10:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There are a lot of issues raised by the existence of “Meet the Mormons,” a documentary backed by the public-relations arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. None of those issues are tackled, or even mentioned, within the film itself. The movie is simply a string of vignettes, all nicely told by director Blair Treu, telling the stories of six members of the LDS Church whose lives and work are influenced by their Mormon faith. The six are: • Jermaine Sullivan, an LDS bishop in 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> 58493889@www.sltrib.com Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:30:10 MDT Letter: LDS Church doesn’t tout its gay outreach http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58501354-82/mormons-church-gays-org.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58501354-82/mormons-church-gays-org.html.csp">Letter: LDS Church doesn’t tout its gay outreach</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-08T16:36:32.325-06:00">Updated Oct 8, 2014 04:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Did you know you can click a link to the LDS Church site about Mormons and gays (Mormonsandgays.org) from the LDS.org website? No? Neither does anyone else. I waited in vain for some mention of the website during the last four general conferences. At Mormons Building Bridges, we often tell our members to speak up about the relatively new website (2012). The common response is, “I tell people about it, and they don’t believe me. They don’t believe that it was developed and published by the church...</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> 58501354@www.sltrib.com Wed, 08 Oct 2014 16:36:32 MDT Paul Rolly: LDS Church quashes gay member’s fliers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58480887-90/church-gay-mormon-lds.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58480887-90/church-gay-mormon-lds.html.csp">Paul Rolly: LDS Church quashes gay member’s fliers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL ROLLY</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-03T08:45:00.907-06:00">Updated Oct 3, 2014 08:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A gay Mormon who planned to hand out informational cards outside Temple Square during LDS General Conference this weekend has been served with a cease-and-desist order by church attorneys. Michael Ferguson, a returned missionary, and his partner, J. Seth Anderson, became the first same-sex couple married in Salt Lake City after a federal judge ruled that Utah’s ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional. The cards he had printed and planned to distribute on the sidewalk outside the temple grounds...</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> 58480887@www.sltrib.com Fri, 03 Oct 2014 08:45:00 MDT Op-ed: Catholics could learn from Mormons’ eternal marriage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58432791-82/marriage-catholic-catholics-marriages.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58432791-82/marriage-catholic-catholics-marriages.html.csp">Op-ed: Catholics could learn from Mormons’ eternal marriage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Nicholas G. Hahn III</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T17:24:08.098-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 05:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When Pope Francis married 20 couples two weeks ago, it was the first time a pope had done so in over a decade. It’s too bad Francis seems to think half of all marriages aren’t valid. The pope said as much last year when he was asked on the papal plane about communion for divorced and remarried Catholics. His predecessor in Buenos Aires, Cardinal Antonio Quarracino, the pope remarked, “used to say that as far as he was concerned, half of all marriages are null. But why did he say this? Because pe...</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> 58432791@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:24:08 MDT 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="2014-09-17T08:01:36.473-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 08:01AM 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. LIVE CHAT: On Wednesday, Sept. 1...</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 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:01:36 MDT Trib Talk: Mormons and the GOP http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58420896-231/mormons-com-politics-sltrib.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58420896-231/mormons-com-politics-sltrib.html.csp">Trib Talk: Mormons and the GOP</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="2014-09-17T13:21:51.325-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 01:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Why do a majority of Mormons align with the Republican party and conservative politics? The tendencies have as much to do with culture and community as LDS church dogma and faith, say three political science professors. On Wednesday at 12:15 p.m., professors Quin Monson of BYU and David Campbell of the University of Notre Dame join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about the rising influence of Mormons in politics and the voting trends and political affiliations noted in their new book, “Seeking ...</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> 58420896@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:21:51 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 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 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