Mormons

9:03am

Sun December 22, 2013
The Sunday Conversation

After Coming Out, Gay Mormon Finds Support At Home

Originally published on Sun December 22, 2013 2:03 pm

Jamison Manwaring's brother Jonathan (right) and Jonathan's wife, Rachel, have become advocates for gay Mormons since Jamison came out.
Courtesy Jamison Manwaring

Each week, Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin brings listeners an unexpected side of the news by talking with someone personally affected by the stories making headlines.

Jamison Manwaring came out to extended family and his church community last spring in a YouTube video. More than 20,000 people have watched it since.

Coming out wasn't easy, because Manwaring is a Mormon. According to the church, having homosexual feelings is not a sin, but acting upon them is.

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3:47pm

Sat September 14, 2013
Author Interviews

'The Witness Wore Red': A Polygamist's Wife Finds A New Life

Originally published on Sat September 14, 2013 4:15 pm

In 2007, a breakaway extremist offshoot of the Mormon Church called the Fundamentalist Church of the Latter Day Saints made national news. Police raided an FLDS compound in Texas where they found hundreds of women and girls. The church's leader, Warren Jeffs, was sentenced to life plus 20 years behind bars for sexually assaulting children.

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10:38am

Tue August 6, 2013
The Two-Way

WATCH: 'Mormon Missionaries' Dominate Pickup Basketball Game

Originally published on Tue August 6, 2013 12:16 pm

A screen-shot from YouTube of a game of pickup basketball.
YouTube

3:53pm

Mon April 8, 2013
The Two-Way

A Woman's Prayer Makes Mormon History

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 4:16 pm

Jean A. Stevens conducts the morning session's closing prayer during the 183rd Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Saturday, April 6, 2013, in Salt Lake City.
Rick Bowmer AP

There was no formal acknowledgment of the historic moment Saturday when Jean Stevens stood at a dark wooden podium framed by potted plants and colorful flowers in the cavernous Mormon conference center in Salt Lake City.

"Our beloved father in heaven," she began, as 20,000 faithful and silent Mormons in the building listened, and as millions of others (according to Church officials) watched on television screens around the world.

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1:59pm

Sun March 17, 2013
Religion

Mormons Change References To Blacks, Polygamy

Originally published on Mon March 18, 2013 9:28 am

The Four Standard Works, which contains the Holy Bible, the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants and the Pearl of Great Price, are the holy scriptures of the Mormon Church.
Craig F. Walker Denver Post via Getty Images

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released this week the most significant changes to its scripture since 1981.

The Mormon scriptures comprise four books: the Holy Bible, the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price.

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