Nauvoo questions building of Nauvoo Temple
The town of Nauvoo, Illinois has expressed some concerns with the LDS
Church's plan to rebuild the Nauvoo Temple. At a meeting Monday night
with LDS Church representatives, the town's mayor and council asked many
questions about the temple and the economic impact that it will have on
Bringing Abuse to Light
The LDS Church experiences sexual abuse allegations, just like every
other religion, and experts say that the incidence of child sexual
abuse in the Church is the same as in the rest of society. While the
Church recognizes that abuse can not solely be handled through
confession and repentance, critics say that the Church relies too
heavily on clergy confidentiality, rather than report the abuse to
authorities. The Salt Lake Tribune launched a series of articles yesterday on the
scope of Child abuse in and outside the LDS Church.
Catholics join Mormons in supporting Knight Initiative (Catholic funds back gay-marriage ban)
Eight of California's 12 Catholic Dioceses have joined to contribute
more than $310,000 to the Knight Initiative campaign, according to
filings with the California secretary of state. While the Archdiocese
of San Francisco and the Diocese of Oakland had not yet made
donations to the Protection of Marriage Committee, both organizations
told the San Francisco Examiner that they expected to make donations
within a few days.
Web Site Prompts Mormon Church to Sue Critics
A hearing is scheduled Monday in the U.S. District court regarding a
law suit that has been filed by Intellectual Reserve Inc. IRI filed the
lawsuit on behalf of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
against Jerald and Sandra Tanner of Utah Lighthouse Ministry for
violating copyright laws.
Versatile Hatch: He writes both laws and songs
A popular guest on the Sunday-morning talk shows, U.S.
Sen. Orrin Hatch, the articulate chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee
is considered by some the epitome of the accomplished Washington politician.
Regarded among senators as gracious, helpful, and a conservative Republican
that is willing to forge alliances and even friendships with liberals such
as Ted Kennedy when the causes are legitimate. On the fashion side, this
Utah Republican is so polished that the Washingtonian magazine recently
dubbed him one of the Capitol's best-dressed Republicans.
Mormons raise imposing temple in Santo Domingo
The Santo Domingo temple in the Dominican Republic is nearing
completion. Situated in the Los Robles section of Santo Domingo,
the nearly 70,000 square-foot building is on schedule. The Dedication
is expected in March of next year.
A GOP Lawmaker Says Polygamists Deserve an Apology
Rep. David Zolman, a Republican State lawmaker, is trying to push the
Utah Legislature into drafting a resolution that would apologize to
the state's 30,000 people in polygamist families for the raids and
subsequent prosecution that took place in the 40s and 50s. Her says
it is an acknowledgment of their right to exist and is an attempt to
build a peace bridge between all societies in Utah and end decades of
hostile confrontation. He says that, "The head-in-the-sand solution
of the past century is clearly erroneous and someone has got to do
Mountain Meadows: Is that all?
Gay and Lesbian Group protests during General Conference
Hatch came in 2nd in GOP straw poll
LDS Church's Genealogy site one of the busiest on Internet
Mormon history sites conserved using legal technique
BYU Professor seeking WWII letters from LDS Soldiers