Parents by Association Ep. 334 The Cultural Hall

By July 18, 2019Articles

Mormon families prepare for LDS church separation from Boy Scouts of America

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as it announced in 2018, will end its century-long charter relationship with Boy Scouts of America on Dec. 31, meaning LDS congregations will no longer sponsor units of Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA (formerly the Boy Scout program).

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Getting off the canvas

Earlier this month, Jack Dempsey’s stunning upset of Jess Willard for the heavyweight boxing championship of the world pass its 100th Anniversary.

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MLMs are cults that prey on moms, Mormons and the military

Pyramid schemes are illegal, but “multi-level marketing” schemes are not; the difference is supposedly that pyramid schemes don’t really sell anything — they just sell the right to recruit people who will recruit people who will recruit people, each paying up the pyramid to their “uplines” — while MLMs supposedly actually sell stuff.

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UVa professor to lead LDS congregations in two states

A University of Virginia professor will lead a flock of 4,000 members of the Church of Latter-day Saints in two states, church officials recently announced.

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First translator of the Book of Mormon

Meliton Gonzalez Trejo was born March 10, 1844, in Garganta-la-olla in the province of Caceres in Western Spain. His father, Don Gerardo de las Mercedes Gonzalez Trejo, was mayor and a teacher in the town’s elementary school. His mother was Geronima Moreno Trejo. Meliton had many relatives in nearby communities.

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Competition to grow medical marijuana in Utah heats up

The wide metal barn on the Utah alfalfa farm owned by Russell and Diane Jones will host their youngest son’s wedding next month. By September, they hope the structure will be full of marijuana plants.

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‘Called to Laugh: the Lighter Side of Missionary Life’ tells real funny stories about Latter-day Saint missions

More than 50 years ago, Elder Bruce Dana, a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, got into his car with his companion to head to an appointment. The two left their windows open because it was a hot August day in St. Maries, Idaho. As soon as Dana sat down, a kitten that crawled in through the open window jumped on his back and dug its claws into the missionary’s left shoulder.

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Savannah couldn’t finish telling her Latter-day Saint ward she is a lesbian. Now you can see her full testimony in virtual reality.

The girl steps up to the lectern and begins, simply, “Hi, my name is Savannah.”

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A note regarding complaints about LDS humanitarian efforts

Stephen Cranney has just published a review in BYU Studies of The Next Mormons: How Millennials Are Changing the LDS Church (New York City: Oxford University Press, 2019), which was written by Jana Riess with assistance from Benjamin Knoll:

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How “Music and the Spoken Word” Became the World’s Longest Running Continuous Network Broadcast

This article was published in the July/August 2009 issue of  LDS Living in honor the the 80th anniversary of Music and the Spoken Word. We are publishing it again to celebrate the program’s 90th anniversary and have updated the article to include current information.

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Layton Utah Temple site belonged to this ‘honored’ family for over a century

Joseph Morgan slept in a crude dugout on Holmes Creek up on the Layton bench for three years after he walked across the plains to Utah in 1853.

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Police: Unidentified suspect breaks into Ivins LDS Stake Center

Police say a meetinghouse of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ivins was broken into over the weekend, resulting in $300 in damages.

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My Daughter Got A Bible For Her Birthday, What Should I Do?

When my son was born, my Danish sister-in-law gave him a book of Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales. We have cherished it for eleven years, now. When he was smaller, we would read from it together at bedtime. Nowadays, he’s consuming more challenging books on his own — the Giver, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Land of Stories, etc. But his book of fairy tales from his Aunty Tine sits on his shelf, still loved. Maybe one day he’ll pass it on to his kids as I gave him my book of Peter Rabbit stories I received when I was a baby.

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Jana Riess: A swan song for Mormons’ Hill Cumorah Pageant

I’ve just returned from a weekend in upstate New York, where I had the privilege of seeing the Hill Cumorah Pageant in Palmyra. Staged there since 1937 by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the pageant recounts a Cliffs Notes history of the Book of Mormon on a site where one of the book’s great battles is believed to have been fought.

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Opening night for the 82nd Hill Cumorah Pageant

Thursday marked opening night for the 82nd Hill Cumorah Pageant.

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Utah farmers and entrepreneurs compete to grow medical marijuana

The wide metal barn on the Utah alfalfa farm owned by Russell and Diane Jones will host their youngest son’s wedding next month. By September, they hope the structure will be full of marijuana plants.

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“Which church is true?” isn’t the right question anymore

I’m going to the Hill Cumorah pageant this weekend for the first time (follow-up post to come soon). The cast-of-hundreds pageant is going away after next summer, the victim of a 2018 edict that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is phasing out four of its seven major pageants.

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90 Day Fiance: The Other Way, Corey Rathgeber Hints Future Episode Spoiler

90 Day Fiance: The Other Way star, Corey Rathgeber went onto his Instagram Stories for a Q&A. He talked about surfing, his investments, marriage, and travel to other South American countries. Of course, as it’s Corey, he also talked a bit about surfing. During the Q&A, he dropped a hint at a future episode spoiler.

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Mormon tycoon helps Venezuelans start over in Brazil

Brazilian tycoon Carlos Wizard Martins has never set foot in Venezuela. But the Mormon businessman is on a mission from God to help thousands of desperate migrants crossing the border to restart their lives.

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LDS Scouts rushing to get Eagles, badges completed before Dec. 31

The countdown has started for many Utah County Boy Scouts to get their Eagle Scout award before The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-days Saints and the Boy Scouts of America go their separate ways.

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Healthy Sexuality and Chastity: 5 Ways to Teach Your Kids (Without Making It Awkward)

Several months ago, my 8-year-old daughter noticed the difference between her body and my 46-year-old-mother-of-four body and was asking questions. Throughout her life, my husband and I have used anatomically correct terms when talking about the human body, invited questions about birth and breastfeeding, talked about how babies are born, and have even gotten into a few specifics. We had been having discussions long enough that we had almost exhausted her questions.

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Jeff Foxworthy, Kenan Thompson Praise JK! Studios’ Hilarious Sketch on NBC

What do flat earthers, Tupac, and the moon landing have in common? They were all recently featured in a skit that won over the judges on NBC’s Bring the Funny.

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