Articles of News/Week of August 14th

By August 16, 2017Articles

No-no for a man to have a business lunch with a woman not his spouse? Such thinking may be rooted in past Mormon counsel.

For decades, LDS Church authorities cautioned every Mormon man not to be alone with a woman who wasn’t his spouse. Don’t drive with her. Don’t dine with her. Don’t stay at the same hotel when traveling for work.

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Utah man wrongly accused of drugging officer gets $50K

A Utah city has paid $50,000 to settle with a Subway worker who was wrongly accused of drugging a police officer’s drink in a case that made national headlines, its attorney said Thursday.

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 10 facts about the Mormon religion

Especially to those outside the faith, the beliefs and practices of the Mormon religion are largely unknown, and this has led to caricatures of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Below are 10 facts about Mormonism taken from Feeding the Flock: The Foundations of Mormon Thought: Church and Praxis by Terryl L. Givens.

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 Mormon official ousted; first excommunication of a top church leader in decades

The Mormon Church has excommunicated one of its top leaders, church officials confirmed Tuesday. It was not immediately clear why.

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Mormon high priest Darran Page admits 21 child sex offences

A DEPRAVED movie director who was a high priest in the Mormon church when he molested young boys has pleaded guilty to a series of child sexual assaults.

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Mormons to reopen a more energy-efficient Jordan River Temple next year

By next spring, the LDS Church will have completed its makeover of the Jordan River Temple, one of the most heavily trafficked Mormon temples in the world.

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10 Habits That Change Boys Into Men

The demise of our culture will result from the demise of its men if something isn’t changed quickly. Far too many men remain directionless, devastated and scared children.

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Ghana MTC complete; open house underway

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the completion of its new Missionary Training Center in Accra, Ghana, and released photos of the facility Monday.

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Celebration of Tucson’s new Mormon temple set for Aug. 12

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will dedicate the new Tucson temple with a cultural celebration Saturday, Aug. 12, and the placement of a cornerstone Sunday, Aug. 13.

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LDS missionary from Chile killed after contact with electrical wire in Guatemala

An LDS missionary from Chile suffered fatal injuries after coming in contact with a live electrical wire Saturday in Guatemala.

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A mission call to Guatemala brings father’s death full circle for Ogden family

Ethan Carter had hesitantly hoped that he would serve his two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Guatemala.

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Elizabeth Smart finally ready for a movie to tell her story

SMART PERSPECTIVE

Elizabeth Smart said it required years for her to participate in a movie about her kidnapping ordeal.

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‘An amazing son’: Family of fallen Scout pays tribute on his 18th birthday

Douglas Jeffery Julian, who died Saturday of apparent altitude sickness while on a Boy Scout outing in the High Uintas, would have turned 18 on Sunday.

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African youth talk “Face to Face” with Elder Dale G. Renlund and Sister Ruth L. Renlund

“Live your life like a disciple of Jesus Christ.”

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10-year-old LDS gymnast wins national award

Lundyn VanderToolen, a 10-year-old LDS gymnast from Utah, was named International Gymnast Magazine’s Junior Olympic Gymnast of the Year. She is the first gymnast from Utah to win the award.

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