ALL the News about
Mormons, Mormonism
and the LDS Church
Mormon News: All the News about Mormons, Mormonism and the LDS Church
Posted 24 Feb 2001   For week ended August 20, 2000
Previous Week 13Aug00
Following Week 27Aug00
Week Ended 20Aug00
Most Recent Week
Front Page
Local News
Arts & Entertainment
·New Products
·New Websites
·Mormon Stock Index
Letters to Editor
Continuing Coverage of:
Boston Temple
School Prayer
Julie on MTV
Robert Elmer Kleasen
About Mormon News
News by E-Mail
Weekly Summary
Submitting News
Submitting Press Releases
Volunteer Positions
Bad Link?

Churchwide News

  Prosecutions of LDS Bishops Make National News
The prosecutions of two Salt Lake area LDS Bishops have made national news through an Associated Press story on one Bishop's challenge to the constitutionality of Utah's abuse-reporting statute. The Associated Press reports Bishop Bruce R. Christensen as saying that it is unfair to expect him to act as a police officer.

  Second LDS Bishop Fighting Abuse Reporting Law
The second of two Salt Lake City area LDS Bishops charged with failing to report child abuse has appeared in court, and his attorney says that he is challenging the constitutionality of the Utah law. On behald of LDS Bishop Bruce Christensen, attorney Bradley Rich claimed that the Utah child abuse reporting statute violates the First Amendment to the US Constitution by forcing clergy to act as agents of the government, violating the amendment's mandate of separation of Church and State.

  SLOC Struggles with Liquor Availability Issue
With less than 550 days before the Olympics, the Salt Lake Organizing Committee is postponing a decision to sell alcoholic beverages at any Olympic events. Although games held at other Olympic sites have sold beer from kiosks, it is unclear how long it would take to get approval to sell alcohol at Utah's games.

  Something about 'Mormon Tea'
The herb known as 'Mormon Tea' was chosen 'Herb of the Month' by the Arizona Herb Association and recognized in an article in the Arizona Republic. Also known as "Brigham Tea," "Teamster's Tea," "Squaw Tea," "Potopillo" and "Desert Tea," the herb was used by early Mormon pioneers for an everyday herbal tea.

  FAIR Announces Second Annual Mormon Apologetics Symposium
The Foundation for Apologetic Information & Research is proud to announce the Second Annual Mormon Apologetics Symposium, to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah on August 24-25, 2000. The event will be at the Peruvian Lodge in Little Cottonwood Canyon, about 30 miles from Salt Lake City. The title of the symposium is "The Methodology of Deceit: Tactics and Methods of LDS Critics." F.A.I.R. is currently conducting a call for papers from all parties interested in presenting at the conference. Papers presented in the symposium will be complied and published in the form of a book, which will be available after the symposium concludes.

Other Churchwide News

No Article Available


[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Copyright 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 Kent Larsen · Privacy Information