Articles of News/Week of February 20th 2nd Edition

By February 22, 2017Articles

Mormon church joins fight against feds’ transgender restroom directive

After spending years trying to carve out a middle ground on LGBT-friendly policies, the LDS Church has lined up against a federal directive allowing transgender students to use restrooms that match their gender identity.

Read Story

Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: One LDS woman’s take on Beyonce’s odd but inspiring Grammy performance

While Adele won big at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 12, all talk was on Beyoncé, who is expecting twins, and her stunning performance, which has been noted for its spiritual themes, portraying the beauty of forgiveness and reconciliation, and the power of womanhood.

Read Story

Mormon doctrine leaves potential for ‘eternal polygamy’

Will there be polygamy in heaven?

Read Story

Stroke at 24 inspires LDS man to create hydration monitor, which raises $1.2 million on Kickstarter

Dustin Freckleton was three weeks away from his 25th birthday when, on a hot Houston day in 2009, he arose from his bed and walked to the bathroom. He had a headache, but headaches were becoming increasingly common for the University of Texas-Houston first-year medical school student.

Read Story

Gainesville Boy Scout trailer, $3K in camping supplies stolen from church

A troop of Boy Scouts preparing for its annual camping trip had its trailer stolen from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints property with roughly $3,000 in supplies inside.

Read Story

Former Rexburg man named 13th president of LDS Business College

Former Rexburg resident Bruce C. Kusch will soon become the 13th president of the 130-year-old LDS Business College.

Read Story

Church ground not a rubbish dump

The Secretary of the Moto’otua 1 Ward of the L.D.S. Church, Frank Jessop, is not a happy person.

Read Story

Maxine Grimm, LDS Church pioneer in the Philippines, dies at age 102

Maxine Tate Shields Grimm, 102 — whose pioneering efforts for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Philippines helped make it possible for LDS missionaries to begin work in the nation in the early 1960s — died Feb. 10, 2017, in Tooele, Utah.

Read Story

What real Australian Mormons think about The Book of Mormon musical

It’s difficult not to be intrigued by The Book of Mormon hype.

Read Story