Why Leno questions Mormon role in anti-gay-marriage issue
Leno gives a clear statement of his reasons for requesting that the
city attorney look at the legality of the LDS Church's letter
supporting the Knight initiative, an initiative that would rule out
gay marriage under California law). He says that he sought to answer
a legal question of whether the LDS Church's actions were enough to
make it loose its tax-exempt status under U.S. law.
Could Mormon turnout give Hatch a boost in Iowa?
Does Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, a member of the LDS
Church, have an advantage that other presidential candidates don't
have? LDS Church records indicate that there are about 16,000 members
of the Church in Iowa. If just a small percentage of these members
vote for Hatch in the August 14th straw poll, Hatch could end up as
one of the leading contenders among the 11 GOP candidates.
Home of Escalante Environmentalists Is Vandalized; LDS Bishop Calls Couple `Lucky'
As the U.S. Bureau of Land Management prepares to release a
management plan for the new Grand Staircase-Escalante National
Monument, local residents that oppose the Monument have vandalized
the home of two Escalante environmentalists again. In the wake of the
vandalism, local LDS Bishop Wade Barney says that activists Tori
Woodard and Patrick Diehl were 'lucky.'
Mennonite college within its rights to fire Mormon
Esther Schroen was hired by the Steinbach Bible College
in 1991 as an accounting clerk. Two days later she was fired, when
the school found out that Schroen, who was raised Mennonite, was no
longer a member of their faith, but had joined the LDS Church.
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