MORMONS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MORMONS 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="2014-09-17T08:01:36.473-06:00">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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 ‘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 Letter: Utah’s descent into gun culture http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58267602-82/gun-guns-utah-culture.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58267602-82/gun-guns-utah-culture.html.csp">Letter: Utah’s descent into gun culture</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T17:47:46.414-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 05:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Foreign and domestic gun manufactures own the National Rifle Association and the Republican Party, and the United States now has over half the private guns in the world. The result should come as no surprise: 100,000 dead and wounded every year. What a pitiful excuse for a democracy when it fails to provide safety for its citizens, thanks to the GOP awash in gun money. Where are the cries from religious leaders? There are many, but from Mormons the silence is deafening, even with Utah the flagsh...</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> 58267602@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:47:46 MDT Ordain Women, abuse, defections on tap for Mormon symposium http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58234093-78/abuse-lds-mormon-symposium.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58234093-78/abuse-lds-mormon-symposium.html.csp">Ordain Women, abuse, defections on tap for Mormon symposium</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peggy Fletcher Stack</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-04T11:13:17.813-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 11:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Not all Mormon marriages live up to the ideals of love and mutual respect the LDS faith teaches. And not all abuse is physical. These are among the conclusions of a presentation that will be given at the 2014 Sunstone Symposium, which begins Wednesday night and runs through Saturday at the University of Utah. The four-day annual conference, with the theme “Bridges and Byways: Traversing the Mormon Landscape,” will feature scores of speeches, panel discussions, artistic displays, full-length fil...</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> 58234093@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 11:13:17 MDT This is the place for facts you might not know about Mormon pioneers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58216230-78/mormon-pioneers-wagon-1847.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58216230-78/mormon-pioneers-wagon-1847.html.csp">This is the place for facts you might not know about Mormon pioneers</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="2014-07-23T20:15:27.387-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 08:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">You may be yawning at the thought of yet another Pioneer Day parade celebrating the heroic arrival of beleaguered Mormons into the Salt Lake Valley. You’ve heard of the LDS prophet declaring on July 24 that “this is the right place.” The tragic Willie and Martin handcart companies, trapped in snowy Wyoming. The crickets and sea gulls. But there’s a lot you might not know about Mormon pioneers and their historic trek. We asked several historians to share little-known facts about the day, the 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> 58216230@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:15:27 MDT New Mormon mental health group to take less-churchy approach http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58211921-180/health-lds-mental-mormon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58211921-180/health-lds-mental-mormon.html.csp">New Mormon mental health group to take less-churchy approach</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T16:43:10.136-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 04:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Next week, a group of newly organized mental health providers, clinicians, educators and advocates — interested in or working with the LDS population — will meet in Utah. Organizers created the Mormon Mental Health Association in June to provide “training, research, strategy, collaboration and education in the mental health treatment of Mormons, helping ensure that this population’s needs are being met by trained professionals who adhere to their professions’ code of ethics.” There already is 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> 58211921@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:43:10 MDT Black Mormon pioneers — a rich but forgotten legacy of faith http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58198497-78/black-mormon-flake-says.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58198497-78/black-mormon-flake-says.html.csp">Black Mormon pioneers — a rich but forgotten legacy of faith</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="2014-07-23T18:41:40.932-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 06:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Green Flake was in the vanguard company of Mormon pioneers in 1847, driving a wagon into the Salt Lake Valley with LDS prophet Brigham Young, who famously declared Utah to be the right place to build Zion. But you won’t likely see a figure of Flake atop any floats in Thursday’s Days of ’47 Parade as they glide down the streets of Utah’s capital. That could be because Flake’s story is unfamiliar to the vast majority of Mormons. Or because the South Carolina-born convert’s narrative is, well, a ta...</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> 58198497@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:41:40 MDT Poll: Obama scores best with Muslims, worst with Mormons http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58173999-78/percent-obama-gallup-mormons.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58173999-78/percent-obama-gallup-mormons.html.csp">Poll: Obama scores best with Muslims, worst with Mormons</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T19:03:27.825-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 07:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">President Barack Obama should be grateful Mormons account for barely 2 percent of the U.S. population — otherwise his overall approval rating would be sinking even lower than its current 43 percent. That’s because only 18 percent of Latter-day Saints give a thumbs up to the commander in chief’s 2014 job performance, according to a new Gallup poll. On the other hand, Muslims hand Obama the highest marks, with 72 percent approval, followed by other non-Christians at 59 percent. More than half 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> 58173999@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:03:27 MDT