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Mormon Church | LGBTQ | gender equality

The Cost of Mormon Complementarianism

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has changed a policy regarding those who may act as witnesses for baptisms and temple sealings. ...

October 10, 2019

Mormon Church | LGBTQ

Mormonism’s LGBTQ Prophetic Voices

Last weekend, Matt Easton came out as a “gay son of God” in his valedictorian speech at Brigham Young University’s (BYU) graduation ceremony. A video of his coming out went viral, receiving coverage by the national and international press. It might s...

May 6, 2019

Mormon Church | Mormons

Mormon Moves

Newspaper or magazine editors who headline items with words like “General Conference” or “Synod” or “Annual Meeting” know they have to fight for readers’ attention. Too bad, since much that can be of significance to nonmembers of denominations does o...

April 9, 2018

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Religion Headlines -- Martin E. Marty

During the “Religious Revival” in America in the 1950s, observers of “public religion” had little to observe. Many critics found that the only coverage of religion in metro papers appeared on a half page on Saturdays. Cynics charged that the only rea...

January 19, 2015