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  • Alleged thief busted in Arizona Book of Mormon disappearance

     
    The alleged thief of an original Book of Mormon has been arrested; he had published a book of poetry by the book's 88-year-old owner....
  • Ex-Mormons shout “Freedom” from the mountaintop

     
    Salt Lake Tribune reporter Heather May writes about a group of Mormons who publicly declared their resignation from the church: Carrying U.S. flags and signs boasting “Finally ExMormon,” “Research the church” and “Transcend...
  • Late Night: Jon Stewart defends Mitt Romney's Mormonism

     
    Jon Stewart, on "The Daily Show" Wednesday night, went after critics from both sides of the aisle who've voiced concerns -- and in some cases, stereotypes -- about Mitt Romney's beliefs....
  • From the Back Pew: Religion by the numbers

    From the Back Pew: Religion by the numbers
    This week, our In Theory writers were asked to take a 15-question religion quiz published by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. The quiz is the shortened version of a larger quiz given to a randomly selected group of people from May 19 to June 6...
  • My Take: This evangelical says Mormonism isn't a cult

    My Take: This evangelical says Mormonism isn't a cult
    Some prominent evangelical pastors have been telling their constituents not to support Mitt Romney's bid for the presidential nomination. Because Romney is Mormon, they say, to cast a vote for him is to promote the cause of a cult. I beg to differ. For...
  • One among many

    Ann Eliza Young, known popularly as the 19th wife of Brigham Young, not only divorced the Mormon prophet but stumped the country campaigning against polygamy. In her acidic memoir and critique of plural marriage, "Wife No. 19, or the Story of a Life in...
  • Romney: Smartest guy in the room

    Romney: Smartest guy in the room
    Mitt Romney is the earnest, overachieving school kid in the front row, his right arm thrust high and fingers fluttering in the air, straining to get the attention of the teacher. Mitt's got the answer. He always does. Among all the Republican...
  • Bed discovered in sect temple

    Authorities searching a remote polygamist compound for a 16-year-old girl who had claimed she was sexually abused discovered a bed inside a towering limestone temple and were told by a "confidential informant" that men used it to have sex with underage...
  • Prop. 8 opponents rally across California to protest gay-marriage ban

    Prop. 8 opponents rally across California to protest gay-marriage ban
    Expressing anger, disappointment and humor, thousands of gay-rights advocates marched across the state and nation Saturday in largely peaceful protests against California's passage of an initiative banning same-sex marriage. In Los Angeles, protesters...
  • How would Prop. 8 affect married same-sex couples?

    How would Prop. 8 affect married same-sex couples?
    Today's question: What is your view of what would happen to the estimated 11,000 or more gay and lesbian marriages that already have been performed in this state since the state Supreme Court ruling, should Proposition 8 pass? Previously, Jean and Broyles...
  • It's about voters' faith in Romney

    With a massive marketing effort, Mitt Romney has tried to introduce himself as a family man with a solid marriage, five wholesome sons and the moral values desired by the Republican Party's most conservative voters. But now that voters have met him, many...
  • A look at Mormon theology and practice

    Since he entered the race, Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney has faced questions about his Mormon faith. Last week, the former Massachusetts governor said the questions had gone too far. He accused rival Mike Huckabee -- a Southern Baptist...