Articles of News/Week of August 21st

By August 22, 2017Articles

LDS President Monson celebrates his 90th birthday today

The president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will celebrate his 90th birthday on Monday and is asking for a gift that will benefit all.

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Neon Trees’ Tyler Glenn welcomes Mormon backing of LGBTQ concert, but says ‘PR move’ doesn’t atone for church policies

The LDS Church’s endorsement this week of a fundraising concert for LGBTQ support groups sends a mixed message, says former Mormon Tyler Glenn, the outspoken lead singer for Neon Trees.

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Speaking to the pain of a black Mormon woman

Tuesday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a statement, the first in its history to specifically condemn white supremacy, and boldly declared that it is “morally wrong and sinful.” When I read those words joy filled my soul. Until that moment, I don’t think I truly realized how desperately I’d been longing for words from church leaders that spoke to the pain that its members of color face every day. I pray that yesterday is just the beginning of what is yet to come.

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With LDS church mission ahead, QB Tanner McKee creates intriguing recruiting scenario

While the quarterback recruiting dominoes for the Class of 2018 have been lined up and falling for well over a year, one of the nation’s highest-ranked players has stood by, unaffected.

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