Articles of News/Week of February 6th

By February 9, 2018Articles

Man testifies in suit alleging Mormons overlooked sex abuse

A man accused in a West Virginia lawsuit along with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of covering up years of child sexual abuse testified he was unaware of the allegations that led to his son’s conviction until he was charged.

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Resigned Utah lawmaker paid escort for sex twice

DailyMail.com reports that former lawmaker Rep. Jon Stanard,(R-Dist. 62), who resigned from his positionon Tuesday citing “immediate personal and family concerns,” met with a Salt Lake escort twice for sex.

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Mormon bishops told ex-wives of former Hatch, White House staffer to consider his ‘career ambitions’ when they reported his physical abuse, they say

The LDS Church declared Thursday that it has “zero tolerance” for abuse of any kind but couldn’t speak directly to allegations by the ex-wives of a former White House official who reported they received no help from their Mormon clergy when they were being abused.

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Two LDS temples selected as most beautiful place of worship by Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest gave The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints two thumbs up for two of its temple designs in a recently published article, “The Most Beautiful Places of Worship in Each State.”

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Elite LDS quarterback Tanner McKee signs with Stanford on Signing Day

Elite quarterback Tanner McKee is headed to Stanford.

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How one LDS dad gave family home evening an electronic face-lift with a new app

Pleasant Grove resident Rylan Evans sits down with his wife and four kids for family home evening on a Monday night. It’s his 8-year-old’s turn to plan FHE, this time on the First Vision. In less than a minute the child had everything planned for the gathering — the lesson, song, scripture and even the activity — thanks to his dad’s family home evening app.

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Mormon missionaries safe following powerful Taiwan quake

All Mormon missionaries are safe and accounted for following a powerful earthquake in Taiwan that killed at least seven and injured hundreds more.

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How Mormon Seminaries Recruit And Keep Their Teachers

All Mormon missionaries are safe and accounted for following a powerful earthquake in Taiwan that killed at least seven and injured hundreds more.

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Four Mormon athletes will compete in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Games

At least four members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will compete in February’s 2018 Pyeongchang Games.

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Mormon church backs bill that could prevent recording bishop interviews

The LDS Church is supporting a bill that could protect church leaders from being recorded without their knowledge or consent. The proposal would make it a crime, possibly even a felony, to record anyone in Utah without getting their approval first, something that is now law in a dozen other states.

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DC Mormon leader, 61, dies after carbon monoxide exposure

A top leader in the Washington area’s Mormon community has died following carbon monoxide exposure.

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Undetermined future for LDS Church’s Mesa Arizona Temple Visitors’ Center

On the heels of last week’s announced closing of two LDS Church temple visitors centers, the long-term future of a third — the Mesa Arizona Temple Visitors’ Center — is now uncertain.

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