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By August 20, 2019Articles

Utah man arrested on suspicion of voyeurism in Nashville mall fitting room

A man from Holladay was arrested Tuesday in Nashville, Tennessee on suspicion of taking pictures of a woman getting undressed inside a mall fitting room.

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Members shouldn’t vape or order ‘anything ending in -ccino,’ Mormon church says

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued a warning to members that coffee is prohibited no matter how fancy the name, that vaping is banned despite the alluring flavors and that marijuana is outlawed unless prescribed by “competent” doctors.

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A Free Backpack Giveaway for Kids in NM Turned Out to Be a Mormon Sneak Attack

Earlier this month, the Rio Grande Sun, a New Mexico newspaper, ran an unpaid promotion since it advertised a local event in which the hosts weren’t benefitting. It was a chance for local children to get free backpacks before the start of the school year.

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Ed Smart, Elizabeth Smart’s father, reveals he is gay

Ed Smart, the father of kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart, has come out as gay. Ed Smart made the announcement in a letter on Facebook addressed to his friends and family members and then confirmed it to local media and CNN.

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‘God is my strength’: Why professional soccer player Paulo Gallardo is leaving his career to serve a mission

A famous European soccer manager is attributed with saying, “Some people believe football is a matter of life and death. … I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.”

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Latter-day Saint Therapist: Why Do People Like to Date “Bad Boys” + What Truly Makes for Exciting Relationships

Whether it’s art imitating life or vice versa, society at large seems to agree with a prevalent theme of pop culture: nice guys and good girls are boring while bad boys and wild girls are attractive and exciting. Allow me to challenge this frothy fiction with the potency of reality: there is nothing more attractive than someone with a strong conscience.

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Church members clean up Cross River police college

About 1,000 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints were mobilised to the Police Training School in Odukpani, Cross River State, to clean up the school as part of its annual community service.

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First LDS Temple in Portugal opens to the public

The Lisbon Portugal Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been completed and is now open for public tours and information.

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LDS Church launches online training to help prevent child abuse; critic calls it a ‘good start’

In an era when faith groups across the globe are grappling with an epidemic of abuse allegations, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints took a practical step toward prevention.

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See First Official Photos Inside Haiti’s First Temple + Open House Begins

The Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is complete, and the public is invited to visit the sacred edifice to experience its beauty and receive information on how Latter-day Saints and the community are blessed by having the temple. The Church’s first temple in Haiti is located at Route de Freres Delmas 10, Port‐au‐Prince.

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Photos: What the Hong Kong Temple Will Look Like After Its 3-Year Renovation

Additional details and renderings showing the planned renovation of the Hong Kong China Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have been released.

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Latter-day Saint Teen on How Faith Helped Her Win Gatorade Player of the Year 4 Times

Also called the “beep test,” it is a series of timed 20-meter sprints designed to measure one’s cardiovascular fitness. Only those who finish each 20-meter run before the “beep” may continue the test. Each successfully completed sprint adds to the participant’s score.

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Scathing Lawsuit Seeks Punitive Damages From Mormon Church

A federal lawsuit sure to get attention in Utah claims that the “Mormon Corporate Empire” has driven worshipers to existential crises, suicide, anxiety and depression by peddling a “scheme of lies” centered on the  religion’s creation and its scriptures, a onetime member claims.

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Fourteen-year-old subjected to Church’s homophobia, invasive interviews

A Las Vegas man has embarked on a mission to raise awareness about the deeply entrenched homophobia permeating the Mormon Church after his 14-year-old son’s suicide, which the father attributes to the institution’s anti-LGBTQ teachings and culture.

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DRUE CHRISMAN’S CAMP CHECK-IN SHIRTS TELL AN UNMATCHED LOVE STORY

Buckeye nation has had the privilege of watching Drue Chrisman’s romantic life progress, one shirt at a time.

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18 #TrekProbs Tweets That Would Make the Pioneers Laugh

It’s that time of year again. The time when Latter-day Saint youths don bonnets and straw hats as they head out on an epic pioneer journey reenactment called trek.

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Call for a new church hymnbook generates 17,000 submissions, suggestions

Two small committees have begun to wend their way through a mountain of 17,000 new songs submitted for long-awaited revisions of the hymnbook and children’s songbook of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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What to do when neighbors won’t play with kids who aren’t Latter-day Saints

We recently moved to Utah and love our new home, but my son is having trouble with the other children in our neighborhood. I have actually heard kids tell him they won’t or can’t play with him because he is not a member of the dominant Christian religion here. I have seen them run away when they see him coming. He is a sweet, friendly kid, so I know it’s not him. I also have felt awkward with women in the neighborhood, as they definitely treat me like an outsider. I don’t really care about their friendship, they can like me or not, but my son desperately wants to play with the kids near us. What can I do as a mother? How could I change this situation? I figure there isn’t an easy answer, but I wanted to see what you thought.

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U.Va.’s Bronco Mendenhall shares poignant, powerful memories of his dad

Would you allow an agitated colt to drag you into a muddy pile of manure just to prove a point to your child? Paul Mendenhall did.

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Do you have a moment to talk about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ?

When she stepped away from Catholicism, she stepped away from all religion without a second glance. So, Hannah is visiting different places of worship to rectify this hypocrisy and hopefully have a meaningful spiritual experience along the way.

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“Brigham Young’s Newly Located February 1874 Revelation”

This article presents the text of a recently located revelation from Brigham Young: “The word of the Lord that was revealed to his people, by his servant the Prophet seer and Revelator, President Brigham Young, February 1874” (spelling modernized). This revelation, commanding the Saints to live the united order, is all the more remarkable since Brigham Young dictated so few revelations in the voice of the Lord while he was a prophet, seer, and revelator of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Blythe examines the historical context of this revelation and explains why Young was often hesitant to place revelations in the language of the Lord and even more hesitant to place them in writing.

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Church Announces Groundbreaking for Brazil’s 8th Temple

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the groundbreaking of Brazil’s eighth temple, the Belém Brazil Temple.

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‘I don’t see what’s so crazy about it’: Mormon woman reveals she’s holding her convict husband HOSTAGE in Utah after stealing his birth certificate and debit card to prevent him from leaving

A devout Mormon has revealed that she has stolen her convict husband’s birth certificate and debit card to keep him from leaving Utah and returning to their home in California.

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Grant Thompson Wiki: Viral YouTuber “King Of Random” Dead in Paragliding Tragedy

The YouTuber community has been rocked by the tragic death of 38-year-old Grant Thompson. Known for his popular YouTube channel, The King of Random, he and his cohost, Nate, had gained over 11 million subscribers by posting videos of cool life hacks and experiments. Thompson had recently taken a break from hosting YouTube videos to focus on his family before he died in the fatal paragliding accident. Our Grant Thompson wiki pays tribute to the life of this YouTube legend.

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints purchases land for new temple in Moses Lake

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints has purchased land for a new temple in Moses Lake.

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How to be Mormon in just 73 easy steps

1. Never use the word “Mormon” in describing anything Mormon. Doing so is a win for Satan.

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150 Missionaries Sing National Anthem, Elder Bednar Throws Pitch to Jeremy Guthrie at MLB Game

“They were angelic!” April Mecham said about the choir of 150 missionaries she led in singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at a Houston Astros game.

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How you can welcome families moving from LDS units to your pack or troop

Mati Mayfield has a helpful, friendly and courteous message for Scouting families who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Former LDS bishop from Lehi files to withdraw guilty plea to sexually abusing undercover officer

Court documents show a former bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints wants to withdraw his guilty plea of sexually abusing an undercover police officer five months ago.

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8 famous Utah gravesites and where to find them

From forgotten inventors to Hollywood star with four legs, Utah is the final resting place for some interesting characters. Here are eight of the state’s graves that are especially creepy, perplexing or inspiring.

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Did You See the BYU Banner in “Stranger Things 3”?

A recent article by Lottie Peterson Johnson from the Deseret News highlights a delightful detail in Stranger Things 3 that most viewers probably missed the first time around—one that is particularly meaningful for BYU fans.

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Former LDS bishop Sam Young, other advocates announce first national march against child sex abuse will take place in Salt Lake City

A coalition of advocates against child sex abuse in churches gathered Sunday to announce the nation’s “first march” — planned for this fall in Salt Lake City — dedicated to ending such abuse.

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Body of 21-year-old West Valley City man recovered from Provo Canyon dam

A 21-year-old West Valley City man drowned Saturday after he jumped from a bridge into a dam in Provo Canyon.

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