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Writer Sees Growing Gay Acceptance Among Mormons
Originally Posted: 08/06/2013 - 11:06am | Type: Blog

Jerry Argetsinger never felt a twinge of tension between being gay and being Mormon. Nobody talked about homosexuality in his Oregon congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when he was ...

Gay Mormon Characters Step Out of the Shadows
Originally Posted: 05/22/2013 - 3:26pm | Type: Blog

Now, the scene has changed: Gay Mormon characters and themes have a growing role in theater and literature.   Twenty years ago, a gay Mormon character stepped onstage for the f ...

Mormons Steal a Page From ‘Book of Mormon’ Popularity
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 3:35pm | Type: Blog

Liked the show? You should try reading the book. Liked the show? You should try reading the book. That’s the message the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is se ...

12 Myths About Mormonism That Persist Despite the ‘Mormon Moment’
Originally Posted: 11/05/2012 - 2:53pm | Type: Blog

All those stories educated millions of observant Americans about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Still, some “understandings” remain misunderstandings — and many views of the religion are stil ...

Missouri Remains Land of Religious Promise for Mormons
Originally Posted: 09/21/2012 - 2:51pm | Type: Blog

On the one hand, Missouri symbolizes how far Mormons have come. At least 66,000 Mormons now live in the state, more than triple the number of just three decades ago. Most recently, the LDS church has built a t ...

How a Mormon Scholar Went From Doubter to Believer
Originally Posted: 09/07/2012 - 8:00am | Type: Blog

As an 11-year-old boy, Don Bradley went looking for gold plates. After all, Mormon founder Joseph Smith said he was directed to a set of such plates, buried in a hill near his house in upstate New York. ...