Do businesses have a right to deny services to homosexuals based on religious conviction?

According to Komo News 4 and the Seattle PI, several Republican Lawmakers are introducing a measure to exclude business owners from Anti-Discriminatory lawsuits where their religious beliefs would be protected in denying services or goods to those who identify as homosexuals. This measure is Senate Bill 5927. It is being sponsored by 12 of the … Continue reading Do businesses have a right to deny services to homosexuals based on religious conviction?

Church Issues Statement on Boy Scouts of America

From the Mormon Newsroom | Church Issues Statement on Boy Scouts of America.   NEWS RELEASE —  25 APRIL 2013 Church Issues Statement on Boy Scouts of America SALT LAKE CITY —  For 100 years, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has enjoyed a strong, rewarding relationship with Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Recently, BSA has … Continue reading Church Issues Statement on Boy Scouts of America

Professor That Asked Students to Step on ‘Jesus’ Gets What He Deserves | Independent Journal Review

This is from the Independent Journal Review. A Professor That Asked Students to Step on 'Jesus' Gets What He Deserves | Independent Journal Review. According to the news article, a Latter-day Saint Student at Florida Atlantic University declined to participate in an activity where a Professor of Communications asked his students to write the name "Jesus" … Continue reading Professor That Asked Students to Step on ‘Jesus’ Gets What He Deserves | Independent Journal Review

Elder Nelson encourages missionaries to ‘open eyes, fortify minds’ | Deseret News

PROVO — LDS Church Elder Russell M. Nelson encouraged missionaries to open their mouths, "open your eyes and fortify your minds" during a Christmas Day devotional at the Missionary Training Center in Provo. Thousands of missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints received instruction from Elder Nelson, a member of the Quorum … Continue reading Elder Nelson encourages missionaries to ‘open eyes, fortify minds’ | Deseret News

Condolences in Wake of Connecticut Shooting

The First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued the following statement via Mormon Newsroom: Salt Lake City — The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statement today: "We are profoundly saddened by the events this morning at a school in Connecticut. … Continue reading Condolences in Wake of Connecticut Shooting

New Church Website on Same-Sex Attraction Offers Love, Understanding and Hope

SALT LAKE CITY — In an effort to encourage understanding and civil conversation about same-sex attraction, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has launched the website “Love One Another: A Discussion on Same-Sex Attraction” (www.mormonsandgays.org). It features a number of videos from people who share real experiences from their own perspectives on a sensitive … Continue reading New Church Website on Same-Sex Attraction Offers Love, Understanding and Hope

1870s Mormon Baptistry Uncovered on Provo City Center Temple Site

NEWS RELEASE —  14 NOVEMBER 2012 via 1870s Mormon Baptistry Uncovered on Provo City Center Temple Site. 1870s Mormon Baptistry Uncovered on Provo City Center Temple Site SALT LAKE CITY — The earliest known baptistry of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Utah County, located 45 miles south of Salt Lake City, was discovered recently on … Continue reading 1870s Mormon Baptistry Uncovered on Provo City Center Temple Site

Mormon Missionaries Help with Storm Cleanup Effort

If you would like to donate to help out with the victims of Hurricane Sandy, the Church has a philanthropy website where you can make your donation. From the LDS Newsroom: via Mormon Missionaries Help with Storm Cleanup Effort. Mormon missionaries in the New York area helped to bail out flooded homes, remove trees from roofs and … Continue reading Mormon Missionaries Help with Storm Cleanup Effort

500 LDS missionaries helping neighbors in Sandy’s wake | Deseret News

“It’s been a long day of hard, dirty work,” said President Kevin E. Calderwood of the church’s New York New York South Mission late Wednesday afternoon. “We’ve been in basements, on roofs, in yards cutting down trees, hauling things out of people’s houses, pulling out carpet and doing whatever people need us to do to … Continue reading 500 LDS missionaries helping neighbors in Sandy’s wake | Deseret News

Mormon Tabernacle Choir on YouTube | LDS Media Talk

Mormon Tabernacle Choir YouTube channel. Now, the Choir’s music is available to fans throughout the world anytime, anywhere, for free. The announcement event was streamed live from the Conference Center Theater in downtown Salt Lake City on the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Facebook page. Special guests welcomed the Choir to YouTube in a special video, including President … Continue reading Mormon Tabernacle Choir on YouTube | LDS Media Talk

LDS Charities gives million-dollar humanitarian effort for Syrian refugees | Deseret News

With tens of thousands of ill-prepared refugees fleeing war-torn Syria in search of peace and protection across the border in Jordan, LDS Charities has answered the Jordanian government’s call for help with more than $1 million in humanitarian aid already provided or in the works during the next few months. A press release issued late … Continue reading LDS Charities gives million-dollar humanitarian effort for Syrian refugees | Deseret News