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  • Theater review: 'The Book of Mormon'

     Theater review: 'The Book of Mormon'
    Thank God. Broadway hit "The Book of Mormon" has arrived in Orlando with a production that, saints be praised, is as much a thrill as the original. Of course, the carefully plotted story, rip-roaring musical numbers and witty lyrics remain the same....
  • Film Review: 'The Falls: Testament of Love'

    A sequel to last year's "The Falls," returning writer-director Jon Garcia's "The Falls: Testament of Love" actually jumps forward five years to reunite the two young Mormon men who came out by finding each other in the first film. It's a most awkward...
  • Mormon Church to Boy Scouts: Gay Scouts proposal OK

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a message for the Boy Scouts of America's plan to allow gay Scouts: We're fine with it. The Mormon Church, which has historically opposed same-sex marriage, said Thursday that it supported the Scouts'...
  • Young Mormon Moviegoers Have Faith in Real-Life Pic 'Saratov Approach'

    Writing its own box office success in the history books, "The Saratov Approach," the real-life story of two Mormon missionaries who were kidnapped and tortured in Russia, has quietly become a local B.O. hit in heavily Mormon areas like Mesa, Ariz., and...
  • Re-enactment spotlights legal legacy of Mormon church founder Joseph Smith

    Re-enactment spotlights legal legacy of Mormon church founder Joseph Smith
    Constantly in and out of courtrooms until killed by a mob outside a jail in Carthage, Ill., Mormon church founder Joseph Smith spent much of his adult life as a wanted man. On Monday, three lesser known legal battles that kept Smith a free man will come...
  • Mormonism, Illinois have surprising history

    Mormonism, Illinois have surprising history
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has, when you think about it, been a remarkably good sport when it comes to "The Book of Mormon." As that money-spinning, massively irreverent musical lampooning the Mormon religion and many of its...
  • In Theory: Is the Internet the enemy of faith?

    The Internet can be a source of information and illumination, but for some it's also a cause for worry, and in some cases, a loss of faith, as one Mormon man discovered. Hans Mattsson, a "solid believer" in his faith, began to have doubts after...
  • 'Book of Mormon' tickets going fast

    'Book of Mormon' tickets going fast
    When "The Book of Mormon" visits the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in November, the raunchy musical penned by Matt Stone and Trey Parker will deliver scatological lyrics, cursing Mormon missionaries and cameo "appearances" from Adolf Hitler,...
  • Mormon missionaries dismount, go online

    Mormon missionaries dismount, go online
    The familiar image of Mormon missionaries in white, short-sleeve shirts, ties and bike helmets may soon be a thing of the past. The practice of going door-to-door in pairs on bicycles is being supplanted by social media and the Internet among the Latter-...
  • Gay marriage opponents feel alienated, misunderstood

    Pastor Jim Franklin was one of the leading voices supporting California’s 2008 gay marriage ban. He spoke passionately about the importance of traditional marriage from the pulpit of Cornerstone Church in Fresno and led rallies against gay unions....
  • Tony Plakas: Boy Scouts' new proposition just provides a distraction

    Last week, the executive committee of the Boy Scouts of America made a proposition: Yes to gay youth and no to gay leaders.  After "the most comprehensive listening exercise in its history," the BSA's executive committee conceded gay boys interested in...
  • Caught in the current of reverse migration

    Caught in the current of reverse migration
    CUATRO MILPAS, MEXICO— In this hardscrabble farming village, an American teenager like Luis Martinez was bound to stand out. Raised on Little Caesars pizzas and Big Gulps, Luis, 13, was portly. The village kids, subsisting on bowls of chicken...