Tag Archives: Mormons

UTAH: Anti-Gay Family Values GOP State Rep Resigns, Used State Funds For Hookups With Hooker [VIDEO]

Salt Lake City’s CBS affiliate reports: Former lawmaker Rep. Jon Stanard,(R-Dist. 62), who resigned from his position on Tuesday citing “immediate personal and family concerns,” met with a Salt Lake escort twice for sex. Stanard was elected to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. He resides in St. George and is married with three children. The 43-year-old former state …

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Brigham Young Fires Professor Over Pro-LGBT Post

Salt Lake City’s CBS affiliate reports: She is a life-long member of the LDS church with the needed ecclesiastical endorsement to hold a current temple recommend — her faith’s standard of being a believer in good standing. Now she has taught her final class at BYU-Idaho in Rexburg, Idaho, after she declined to retract a Facebook statement supporting the LGBT …

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Mormon Choir Singer Resigns Rather Than Perform For Donald Trump: “I Could Never Throw Roses To Hitler”

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s acceptance of the invitation to sing at Donald Trump’s inauguration has spawned widespread debate among the faithful and thousands of signatures on a petition demanding the decision’s reversal. Now the choir’s participation has even more fallout: the resignation of a female singer. “Since ‘the announcement,’ I have spent several sleepless nights …

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UNLIKELY: Petition Calls On Mormon Tabernacle Choir To Cancel Inauguration Day Performance For Trump

Hemant Mehta writes at the Friendly Atheist: While big-name singers are evidently saying no to performing at Donald Trump‘s inauguration, one of the only well-known acts to say yes has been the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. They’re on a slate filled with Kid Rock, Ted Nugent, and an apparently divided group of Rockettes. The Church made clear that this isn’t a …

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Lou Dobbs: Evan McMullin’s In The Mormon Mafia

RedState’s Caleb Howe goes off: Look deeper? Lou. Buddy. That is not deep. As per our expectation from you. And the MAGA, Trump Train, hashtag word vomit didn’t help either. Unless by help you mean “made this look even more paranoid and hysterical.” People who live off ratings are sure sinking as far to the bottom as they can as …

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The Salt Lake Tribune Endorses Hillary

Whoa. From the editorial board of the Salt Lake Tribune: It is time to get serious. It has been amusing, to a degree, to watch the circus that was the Republican primary process struggle and fuss and finally produce such a disappointment to be its presidential nominee. And there is no question that there are many Americans who feel lost …

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UTAH: Mormon Support Pumps Evan McMullin To Effective Three-Way Tie With Hillary And Trump

Via Mediaite: A new Utah poll finds that quixotic third-party candidate Evan McMullin is in striking distance of the two major political party candidates, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. The poll conducted by Salt Lake City-based Y2 Analytics finds that Trump’s double-digit lead in the state has evaporated after his “grab ’em by the pussy” remarks. Trump is …

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Joseph & Smith – Hello [VIDEO]

Two real life Mormon missionaries are going viral on YouTube with parody of Adele’s Hello than has hit 200,000 views in its first day. Marcus Joseph and Korey Smith (Joseph Smith, get it?) are Brigham Young students and you might not glom onto the fact that they’re actually pitching Mormonism until the final credit appears for LDS Smile, a group …

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CHILE: US Mormon Leader Tells LDS Group “There Are No Homosexual Members Of Our Church” [VIDEO]

For real. He said that. The Huffington Post reports: A top Mormon leader made some eyebrow-raising claims about the gay community during a visit to Chile last week. During a Feb. 23 meeting, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) Elder David A. Bednar claimed that he and his fellow Mormons “do not discriminate” against gay and lesbian …

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Sen. Orrin Hatch: The Wall Of Separation Between Church And State Must Come Down

“Our history tells us that faith and public life are complementary parts of American life. But invocation of the “wall of separation” between church and state has become shorthand for a particular narrative about the history and status of religion in American life. This narrative is wrong. “Such an approach undermines religious liberty and limits the ways in which faith …

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UTAH: Reality Show Cast Cites Obergefell In State’s Battle To Reinstate Ban On Polygamous Cohabitation

If you visit Teabagistan today, you’ll see the usual “See? We TOLD you!” slippery slope claims after the cast of the reality show Sister Wives cited the Obergefell ruling in the latest salvo as the state seeks to reinstate its ban on polygamous cohabitation. Which is totally a different thing than polygamous marriage and is legal in every other state, …

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Mormons Threaten To Leave Boy Scouts

Last night the Mormon Church issued a press release in which they threaten to end their relationship with the Boy Scouts over the end of the ban on openly gay leaders. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is deeply troubled by today’s vote by the Boy Scouts of America National Executive Board. In spite of a request to …

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HRC Slams LDS “Truce” On LGBT Rights

Via press release from the Human Rights Campaign: “Symbolically, seeing the church leaders advocating so openly for these protections will no doubt be deeply meaningful to Mormon families with LGBT members, and provide encouragement to LGBT youth in the church,” said HRC Legal Director Sarah Warbelow. “But, as a matter of public policy, it appears deeply flawed.” Doctors would still …

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UTAH: LDS Church Backs LGBT Rights In Return For Stiffer Religion Carve-Outs

Via Salt Lake City’s Fox affiliate: In at least one big and bruising culture-war battle, the Mormon church wants to call a partial truce. Convening a rare press conference on Tuesday at church headquarters in Salt Lake City, Mormon leaders pledged to support anti-discrimination laws for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people, as long the laws also protect the rights …

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