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  South China Morning Post Skeptical About Mormons
An article in today's South China Morning Post recognizes the efforts of LDS missionaries in Hong Kong and the growth of the LDS Church there, but takes a very skeptical view of the Church. The article looks at LDS doctrine and practice in missionary work and genealogy and looks at the reaction of critics to the Church, who claim that Mormons aren't Christian and that missionary efforts are overly zealous.

  LDS Bishop Protests Innocence As Conference Examines Abuse Reporting Issue
Just days after the 13th annual Mountain West Child abuse and Domestic Violence conference in Ogden, Utah discussed the issue of when clergy can and should report abuse, the second of two LDS Bishops charged with failure to report abuse was arraigned in Salt Lake City. LDS Bishop Bruce Christensen is accused of failing to report the abuse of a 13-month-old girl by her father, as reported to him by her mother.

  Is FLDS Church Withdrawing From World?
For the past two Sundays Warren Jeffs, First Counselor in the First Presidency of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS) has called for church members to leave the public schools and teach their children at home. He has also called for church members employed as teachers in the schools to quit and for church members to sever their ties to non-church members, including relatives. The moves could doom the four public schools in Colorado City and its sister town, Hilldale, Utah and further isolate the polygamous community from the outside world.

  LDS Senator's Dilemma Reveals How Science is Making Abortion More Difficult Issue
Abortion has not been in the political spotlight in recent weeks, but it remains a divisive issue as science continues to advance. A case in point involves Oregon Senator Gordon Smith. The LDS senator recently was asked by the National Right to Life Committee to speak out against a procedure that extracts stem cells from human embryos. Smith said that he has had several family members die a slow death because of Parkinson's disease, and that "part of my pro-life ethic is to make life better for the living." Smith told the NRLC that researchers expect that stem cells will some day be used in the fight against Parkinson's disease.

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