President Hinckley not eligible for Time's Most Influential Person
The flood of e-mails circulated on LDS Internet discussion lists,
newsgroups, websites and between Church members urging votes for LDS
Church President Gordon B. Hinckley as Time magazine's Most Influential
Person of the Century amy be an unfortunate waste of time. Time magazine
officials say that President Hinckley does not qualify for the honor.
Mormon-Owned Station Edits NBC Show
LDS Church-owned TV station KSL, the NBC
affiliate in Salt Lake City, is editing-out offensive words from the
new drama, "Law &Order: Special Victims Unit." The station sought to
avoid editing the progbam by assing NBC to allow it to flip-flop the
program with a later progqm -- "Dateline" -- but NBC refused.
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Christian group calls Mormons cult church
It seems that the power of Satan is always unleashed after a great,
spiritual manifestation. It will most certainly follow the dedication
of the Billings, Montana temple, for on October 23 a four-day seminar
on cults (including prominently the LDS Church) will take place in a
Mormons take 'family values' to polls
Through programs like Family Home Evening the LDS Church has long tried
to support families. Recently, says Bee reporter Jan Ferris, that
support has shifted to the political arena as the Church has sought to
defend 'traditional' families through support for legislation against
same-sex marriages in Alaska, Hawaii, and now California.
LDS Church declines to join gun effort (Group Takes Aim at Guns)
In the first step of getting an issue on the November
2000 ballot, a group of Utah educators and religious leaders are passing a
petition that would prohibit guns in Utah's schools and churches. The first
officially required signatures were collected from the group consisting of
the Utah Education Association, the Utah Parent Teacher Association, the
Utah Episcopal Diocese, the Roman Catholic Diocese, Utah State Board of
Regents, Utah State Board of Education and the Utah Chapter of the American
Academy of Pediatrics.
Relief Society looks beyond leisures
The LDS Church's General Relief Society Presidency last week announced
changes in the church's monthly homemaking meeting The changes reflect the
church's desire to strengthen the spirituality and practical skills of 4.8
million women - both married and single - who belong to what is believed to
be the world's largest organization for women.
After 132 years, General Conference is leaving the Tabernacle
This weekend's conference will be the last to be held in the historic
Tabernacle on Temple Square. Next April, The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints will move its semiannual conferences to the new
Conference Center, a newly built 21,000-seat hall just north of
Maxwells Honored by Mental-Health Panel
Thc Association of Mormon Counselors &Psychotherapists (AMCAP) has
awarded Elder Neal A. Maxwell and his wife Colleen it's Distinguished
Service to Humanity Award. The award was presented at a banquet held in
the Joseph Smith Memorial building in Salt Lake City on Thursday.
Not the place for a temple? Smith's gives icon the boot
In Utah, a discussion is brewing about the governmental
and commercial use of the image of the Salt Lake Temple as an icon to
represent the state. Aside from the image of Delicate Arch that is
seen on license plates, no other image speaks so clearly about Utah.
As far as tourism goes, it is, after all, the most visited attraction
in the state. An estimated 5 million people visit Temple Square
every year, easily twice as many as visit Lake Powell or Zion
Hatch has topped $1 million
Although Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah has not reached his goal of persuading
1 million people to each give $36 to his presidential campaign, he has
raised $1.3 million. But that leaves him $54.7 million behind present GOP
front-runner George W. Bush, according to recently released estimates.
Wanted: your family tales for web market
Interlink, a privately held, family run business in Brisbane, Australia,
said it has launched "rememory.com," a free site giving users the chance to
publish their personal stories, journals and anecdotes on the Internet. It
is the first of its websites designed to capitalize on the burgeoning market
for online family history.
Building evidence of growth in religion
A new low-slung, white-steepled brick
meetinghouse is being built on 4 acres of land in the eastern
outskirts of Seaward, Nebraska. This beautiful new chapel will
accommodate 400 to 450 members of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints. This is the latest Mormon site to be built in
Nebraska, with dedication to follow in the next 30 to 60 days.
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