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  • Alex Beam's 'American Crucifixion' takes on early Mormon history

    It didn't last long, but for a short time in the 1840s the Mississippi River town of Nauvoo was the largest city in Illinois. While most municipalities thrived on trade, Nauvoo's propelling force was something much less tangible: faith. And that would...
  • Review: 'American Crucifixion' by Alex Beam

    Review: 'American Crucifixion' by Alex Beam
    In 1844, when Illinois was the wild, wild west, an armed mob stormed a jailhouse and assassinated an American religious leader. And got away with it. The story of Mormon founder Joseph Smith's death 170 years ago receives a fascinating retelling in...
  • Day of compassion and service planned

    Day of compassion and service planned
    Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of Huntington Beach and the Greater Huntington Beach Interfaith Council are joining forces for a day of community service on Saturday. Organizers estimate that more than 1,000 volunteers will...
  • Mormon Church: Same-sex marriage and gay sex are still not OK

    In the early 2000s, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' stance on same-sex marriage aligned with the opinions of most Americans: Gays and lesbians shouldn't be allowed to marry. Since then, popular opposition to same-sex marriage has...
  • Guess Who's On The 'Mormon' Bandwagon

    Guess Who's On The 'Mormon' Bandwagon
    Here’s the pickle: The biggest Broadway hit of the new century celebrates (yay!) and mocks (uh-oh) your religion. What’s a latter-day church to do? If the show was “The Book of Mormon” and you were The Church of Jesus Christ of...
  • Founder of Ordain Women excommunicated from Mormon Church

    Kate Kelly, the founder of a prominent Mormon women’s group, has been excommunicated, according to her organization, Ordain Women. Kelly, an international human rights lawyer, formed the group, which pushes for gender equality in the faith, with...
  • Feminism and Mormon doctrine collide and lead to rare excommunication

    Feminism and Mormon doctrine collide and lead to rare excommunication
    Kate Kelly, the face of the latest wave of feminist demands on the Mormon church, said she is unlikely to seek rebaptism in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints any time soon, after she was formally excommunicated on Monday. “I’ve...
  • Keeping The Faith: Jolts En Route To Religious Acceptance

    Keeping The Faith: Jolts En Route To Religious Acceptance
    Stephen L. Saltzman was at New York University, almost done with his studies in a tax law program, when a well-meaning Irish Catholic instructor invited him to interview at a large Boston law firm where he worked. But when Saltzman got to Massachusetts,...
  • Commentary: Close the book on `Book of Mormon'

    OK, I'm open to a good dirty joke at the right time, and I certainly do not oppose the use of profanity in the theater. However, simply stated, I don't find a story promoting laughs about things like the exploitation of babies and young girls to be funny....
  • Mormon church sues Canadian polygamist over trademarked name

    Mormon church sues Canadian polygamist over trademarked name
    SALT LAKE CITY Utah (Reuters) - The Mormon church has sued a Canadian polygamist for using its trademarked name, saying its reputation was damaged and that donations intended for the denomination were misdirected, a lawsuit filed in a Canadian court said....
  • On the Town: Women at Work welcomes new executive director; third annual Heart of Business Expo and Luncheon; "Let Your Light So Shine" musical fireside

    On the Town: Women at Work welcomes new executive director;  third annual Heart of Business Expo and Luncheon; "Let Your Light So Shine" musical fireside
    Not only is Women at Work celebrating its 35th anniversary, it's also welcoming its new executive director, Camille Levee, who is the former executive director of Glendale Healthy Kids. At a recent welcome reception at the Women at Work's Pasadena...