Today on the show, Brandt and Brian look a few national stories on Mormonism (one from NPR, CNN, and the Washington Post), some fascinating research by Jana Riess on millennial Mormons, the LDS Church gets involved with Utah Politics, and Mormons? At the Olympics? Plus Cristina Rosetti stops by to talk about her upcoming lecture at the University of Utah. All that plus more on the Report!
- From Mormon Missionary To LGBTQ Advocate (And International Rock Star) (All Things Considered – NPR)
- How to Create Ex-Mormons (Jana Riess, Religion News Service)
- Local LDS church leader dies after being overcome by carbon monoxide (Washington Post)
- The Weeds’ story is one of many stories of LGBT Latter-day Saints that continue to be written (Deseret News)
- Olympics: Warm beverages and smiles welcome all to LDS Helping Hands Center (LDS Church News via Deseret News)
- LDS Church Launches New How-To YouTube Channel (KUTV)
- Utahns spoke loudly against recording bill supported by the Salt Lake Chamber and Mormon church, so lawmakers have dropped it (Salt Lake Tribune)
TOP STORY: ROBERT PORTER RESIGNS FROM WHITE HOUSE AMID ABUSE ALLEGATIONS
GUEST: CRISTINA ROSETTI
- Work in Progress Talk at University of Utah, February 20th @ 12PM – Apparitions of the Priesthood: Spectral Authority in Contemporary Mormon Fundamentalism
QUESTION OF THE WEEK
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