SOCIETY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SOCIETY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Op-ed: World Congress of Families is not a hate group http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58156858-82/family-wcf-hate-sutherland.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58156858-82/family-wcf-hate-sutherland.html.csp">Op-ed: World Congress of Families is not a hate group</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Paul Mero</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-07T16:56:01.278-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 04:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On Aug. 15, 2012, Floyd Corkins walked into the Washington, D.C., office of the Family Research Council armed with a handgun, intent on killing staff. Fortunately, the security guard he shot was able to disarm Corkins before he hurt any others. The gunman was upset with the Family Research Council’s pro-family politics. As it turns out, the council was listed in 2010 as a “hate group” for its pro-family politics by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), and Corkins told the FBI he went to the S...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58156858@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:56:01 MDT Letter: Family group shouldn’t be demonized http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58146269-82/family-group-marriage-planning.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58146269-82/family-group-marriage-planning.html.csp">Letter: Family group shouldn’t be demonized</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-06T10:26:35.682-06:00">Updated Jul 6, 2014 10:26AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Howard Center for Family Religion and Society (“Anti-gay group is planning SLC event,” July 2) appears to have as its goal the promotion of heterosexual marriage as the fundamental unit of society. There doesn’t seem to be any indication that they oppose homosexuality per se as the first sentence of the article indicates. It is not surprising that the usual suspects in the LGBT community take umbrage at their definition of marriage. Well, everyone has a right to an opinion. Or maybe not. Jas...</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> 58146269@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Jul 2014 10:26:35 MDT Letter: Pets are now; kids are the future http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58141931-82/dogs-future-pets-simmons.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58141931-82/dogs-future-pets-simmons.html.csp">Letter: Pets are now; kids are the future</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T17:31:01.362-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 05:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">To Ashley Simmons (“I would save my dogs over your children,” July 1), dogs seem to be more important than people, especially children. I know of Ms. Simmons only from her letter to the Trib. She may contribute to our society in ways I know nothing about. Maybe her dogs are rescue dogs. Perhaps she is a veteran, or a veterinarian. I don’t want to judge. Some day, an earthquake will strike the Wasatch Front. In spite of our best laid plans, there will be tragedy and death. In an emergency...</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> 58141931@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:31:01 MDT Anti-gay group plans Salt Lake conference in 2015 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58138489-78/family-congress-families-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58138489-78/family-congress-families-utah.html.csp">Anti-gay group plans Salt Lake conference in 2015</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lisa Schencker </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-02T09:36:49.578-06:00">Updated Jul 2, 2014 09:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">An organization that touts the “natural family” and opposes homosexuality plans to hold its first U.S. conference in Salt Lake City next year. It’s a plan that, in addition to upsetting gay rights advocates, comes shortly after a federal appeals court upheld a lower court ruling that scrapped Utah’s ban on gay marriage. The World Congress of Families is to be held at the Little America and Grand America hotels in late October 2015. It’s an event that could attract a couple of thousand people, s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58138489@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Jul 2014 09:36:49 MDT Book review: Dave Eggers’ ‘Fathers’ an angry take on changing world http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58108845-223/eggers-thomas-society-fathers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58108845-223/eggers-thomas-society-fathers.html.csp">Book review: Dave Eggers’ ‘Fathers’ an angry take on changing world</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HENRY C. JACKSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-28T17:42:54.178-06:00">Updated Jun 28, 2014 05:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dave Eggers is angry. A writer both beloved and criticized for his distinctly sentimental bursts appears to be seething, worried about crumbling institutions, lost privacy, diminished intimacy and humanity in general. At least, that’s the impression left after digesting Eggers’ new, characteristically inventive novel, “Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?” Told through a series of dialogues on an abandoned military base somewhere in California, “Fathers” comes o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581088452014-06-28T17:42:54.178-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-28T17:42:54.178-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58108845@www.sltrib.com Sat, 28 Jun 2014 17:42:54 MDT Letter: Bergdahl saga should trigger soul searching http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58047392-82/bergdahl-searching-soul-deep.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58047392-82/bergdahl-searching-soul-deep.html.csp">Letter: Bergdahl saga should trigger soul searching</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-11T07:33:04.159-06:00">Updated Jun 11, 2014 07:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Thank you for running the editorial “Demonizing Bergdahl” June 9. Have we as a society become this cynical and mean-spirited that we have tried and convicted this soldier before he is even back in the United States to tell his side of the story? I know our elected politicians certainly are, and we elect them, so maybe that’s the answer. Now, the hyenas are going after the dad. Enough already! What is the difference between his facial hair and Phil’s, Willy’s and that crew on Duck Dynasty who...</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> 58047392@www.sltrib.com Wed, 11 Jun 2014 07:33:04 MDT