Articles of News/Week of December 12th

By December 14, 2017Articles

Joshua Holt: Venezuela court rules US man to be tried on weapons charges

A judge in Venezuela has ordered that a jailed US citizen must stand trial on weapons charges.

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Ex-polygamous sect leader gets nearly 5 years in fraud case

A former polygamous sect leader was sentenced today to nearly five years in prison for his role in a carrying out an elaborate food stamp fraud scheme and for escaping home confinement while awaiting trial.

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Petition Calls On Mormon Church To Stop Letting Leaders Interview Kids About Sex

An online petition is calling on the Mormon church to make changes to a longstanding religious practice that allows leaders to privately question children about sex.

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MORMON RELIGION USED TO JUSTIFY EXTREME ANTI-GOVERNMENT IDEOLOGY IN CLIVEN BUNDY CASE

An obscure Mormon religious text has emerged as one of the central tenets influencing the anti-government ideology of Cliven Bundy, a militiaman accused of leading an armed standoff against federal agents near a ranch outside Las Vegas in 2014.

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Jihadists threaten San Diego’s Mormon temple

On November 29 a jihadist media group published an image suggesting San Diego could be in the crosshairs of terrorists this holiday season. The San Diego California Temple in University City appears to be their target of choice.

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Cedar City LDS Temple to be dedicated Sunday

More than four years after President Thomas S. Monson announced a new temple in Cedar City, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will officially dedicate its newest temple Sunday.

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‘I wanted a nice can of tuna fish and they had plenty!’ Trump raves about Mormon church food pantry after pushing his own shopping cart full of groceries during Utah visit

Donald Trump pushed his own shopping cart through a food pantry in Utah on Monday, something photographers have never witnessed from the billionaire president.

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Who is Taysom Hill? 5 things to know about Saints’ third-string QB

This is his first game active. Third-string quarterback Taysom Hill has been with the New Orleans Saints all season, but the Week 13 game Sunday against the Carolina Panthers was his first in uniform.

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Newly converted Mormon BMX champ walks away from lucrative Monster Energy sponsorship deal because the energy drink’s logo is unchristian

A BMX champion has dropped Monster Energy as his sponsors because, he says, their logo and advertising are unchristian.

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Former LDS bishop calls for church leaders to stop interviewing teens about sexual practices

A former LDS bishop has started a petition to stop sexually oriented interviews for Mormon youth.

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Nearly 3,600 youth to welcome Cedar City Temple with cultural celebration

The clang of iron striking an anvil will help punctuate the ringing-in celebration as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints prepares to formally dedicate its newest temple in Cedar City .

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LDS Church unveils charity vending machines on Temple Square

For $75, you can donate a goat to a family in a Third World country this Christmas.

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Legions of Brazilian young people respond to Elder Rasband by sharing this heartwarming symbol

When Elder Ronald A. Rasband spoke recently to a nationwide gathering of young people in Brazil, he concluded with a simple message: I love you. The Brethren love you. And, most importantly, Heavenly Father loves you.

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MormonLeaks claims LDS Church members did baptisms for the dead for President Trump’s parents, grandparents

 

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https://www.deseretnews.com/article/865693704/A-40-year-trek-from-Marxist-to-Mormon-author.html

‘Mormon fundamentalist’ kidnaps, hides little girls in hopes of marrying them off: Police