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  1. On January 17th, Terri Gross on Fresh Air (NPR) interviewed Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, author of "A House Full Of Females: Plural Marriage And Women's Rights In Early Mormonism." Click HERE to read full text or listen to a podcast.
  2. PP Goes on a rant against Ravi zacharias and turns into an anti mormon rant
  3. During some pioneer trek re-enactment, a young Mormon mom died from complications from the heat in Oklahoma. This is something that mainstream Mormons do often in the summer as a "spiritual" thing to better identify with their pioneer ancestors. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865656625/Mormon-youth-leader-dies-on-trek-outing-in-Oklahoma.html
  4. Here's your evening dose of rage-inducing content. http://www.wral.com/byu-students-investigated-by-school-after-reporting-rape/15652915/ Apparently students who report sexual assault at Brigham Young are being investigated for honor code violations. Grr!!!! Hopefully I'm not duplicate posting (I did search FJ for this story and found nothing).
  5. http://www.sltrib.com/home/3459506-155/national-bar-group-looking-into-discrimination I'm not surprised by this at all.
  6. I'm not sure if this is the right board to post this in. I have an adult friend who's being baptized into the Mormon church soon and she wants me to attend her baptism. I have pretty much no knowledge on Mormonism, and I was wondering what I should expect when I'm there ? Can some Mormon/ex-Mormon fjer's give me some guidance?
  7. The Mormon church is doubling down on its position on gay marriage, declaring that gay couples are apostates AND finding that children of same sex couples cannot be blessed or baptized (blessings are normally done for infants and baptism around age eight). WaPo story on the subject (See Huntsman's daughter's comments)
  8. Happened across this interesting tidbit on Mormon underwear http://news.yahoo.com/mormons-address-m ... 28671.html LDS is fighting back, after all these years of secrecy.
  9. I realize that this is pretty lengthy and time-consuming, but I decided to post it anyway, because it is really interesting and worth watching. I am not a fan of the show, but Benji Schwimmer apparently was the winner of one of the early seasons of SYTYCD. He is an openly gay dancer/choreographer, and in the following videos, he shares his perspective as a gay man who grew up in the LDS church. We talk a lot about how fundies might be treated if they came out as lgbt, or how their family and church would react...he answers pretty much all of the questions that come with the territory of ultra-religious communities and homosexuality. Anyways, the total viewtime is around 5 1/2 hours, but again, it's kind of a unique interview. If you don't want to watch all of it, I recommend skipping through to part 3.
  10. I knew the LDS church was a big part of the boy scouts but I never knew how big. They account for more then 1/3 of the scout troops sponsored. I guess the LDS church is considering (they aren't saying it is because of any recent equality issues, but good timing?) making their own scout program. My Non-LDS son was in an LDS scout group. It sure had deep pockets. I offered to pay since I'm not LDS but members paid for everything for every boy and many extras, like renting airplanes, and donating incredible camp sites that non-lds troops (like the elks and catholic church troops) used. Here is the debate article going on in Utah right now. http://www.sltrib.com/home/2778130-155/ ... g-bsa-will
  11. The LDS church has just made a donation to an LGBT community center in Salt Lake City: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/0 ... 13568.html
  12. http://www.rawstory.com/2015/05/sunday- ... cist-past/ Additional article http://www.sltrib.com/lifestyle/faith/2 ... fullpage=1
  13. Has anyone heard of this guy? I came across his name looking through the Brown family wreath. He is a Mormon who leads a small group of followers. I gather they sometimes practice polygamy. He claims he is the reincarnation of Hyrum Smith and has even gotten a descendent of Smith's hooked. That little lady gave Chris her burial plot near Hyrum so he can put up a tombstone for himself and Hyrum- since they are the same person. Nemelka claims that he has unsealed the sealed portion of Joseph Smith's revelations. He is/was a polygamist, con artist and scammer, likely mentally unstable. I can't get a read on how many followers he has. Most of the critics I am finding are regular old Mormons who think he is perverting their religion. I don't see a lot of non-LDS info on him out there. Here's a start: chrisnemelka.com/timeline-2/ More info: chrisnemelka.com/category/lies-deceit/ http://www.cityweekly.net/utah/sealed-f ... lText=true
  14. My oldest friend, who is a devout Mormon, just shared this. Her son helped teach Prince Ata while on his mission to Tonga. She's very proud because converting this guy is apparently a big deal. Not breaking link because it's a news site. http://www.nzkanivapacific.co.nz/2015/0 ... PXsKPnF9q0
  15. cracked posted this today http://www.cracked.com/article_19595_5- ... ure_module
  16. A two hour documentary on Tuesday 12/30 at 9pm on lifetime movie network. Saw a commercial for it tonight. Three sisters from the Kingston Clan (a very private and abusive sect) who left and are trying to help others leave. mylifetime.com/movies/escaping-polygamy
  17. I have to say, I didn't see this one coming. They're even coming clean about Helen Mar Kimball. Not breaking the link because it's Gawker, and I strongly suspect that at least one of their writers reads here, anyway. Mormon Church: Joseph Smith Had 40 Wives, Including 14-Year-Old
  18. Kate Kelly, the leader of the Ordain Women movement and John Dellin are facing possible excommunication from the Mormon/LDS church. I had a feeling the leaders would eventually do this at some point. Not breaking since it is the New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/12/us/tw ... .html?_r=1
  19. So I have finally been visited by Mormon missionaries- one from Texas and one from Utah. They seemed nice, and they seemed so shocked when I know the name of their founder and when I told them I was a gasp! agnostic. I wished I had the nerve to ask them why they believe that gold plates found in the US are credible :shrug:. Can the Hive Vagina suggest me questions I can ask them if they ever come a'calling again?
  20. The forum is named 'Mormons - Mormonism' the church is called Later Day Saints or LDS for short.You do not call the any other religious group by a slang name.
  21. The LDS has now sanctioned missions via social media/net. Maybe they'll stop knocking on my door? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/0 ... mg00000067
  22. instagram.com/justanotherapostate If you're on Instagram and fascinated by Mormonism (like me), this is a great profile to follow. Debunking Mormon myths and highlighting the discrepancies of that church, often engaging and interesting discussion can be found in the comments.
  23. Just when VF has imploded, and Bill Gothard might find himself being asked some uncomfortable questions by a prosecutor, Thomas S. Monson, President of the COJCOLDS, has been issued a court summons to answer to allegations of fraud in the UK. Tom Phillips, an ex-Mormon who climbed to quite a high rank in the Mormon church in the UK including attaining the second anointing, has filed a case alleging that, as head of the corporation that is the COJCOLDS, Monson made false and misleading claims to ensure financial gain. It seems quite complicated, especially as I have no real knowledge of UK law, but it's seems like it might be worth a watch. mormonthink.com/ Here's the wiki entry outlining the UK Fraud Act 2006. There's more coverage here: mormondisclosures.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/media-blitzed-monson-summoned-to-court.html As well as threads on the various and assorted ex and New Order Mormon boards. Apparently, Tom Phillips's blog was hacked and he was forced to publish before he was quite ready. It was intended to be published as a scoop by mainstream media, but he's missed out on that one. So far only USA Today has covered it, I wonder if anyone else will pick it up.
  24. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/0 ... r=Religion
  25. Can anyone tell me about Mormon ideas/ experiences with divorce? I'm guessing divorce is a huge taboo in Mormon circles but it HAS to happen occasionally. A former friend of mine converted from staunch atheist to Mormon, got married, got pregnant, and is now divorcing, all in 10ish months. Will she still be accepted by the LDS? Can she be 'unsealed' from this guy?