With LDS Book on Net, Lawsuit Might Be Moot
Long-time LDS Church critics Jerald and Sandra
Tanner have decided not to oppose a court order banning them from
posting portions of the LDS Church's General Handbook of Instructions on
their website. The Tanners say they will not oppose the order because
the GHI is already available elsewhere on the Internet, specifically, an
australian site and through usenet news postings archived at dejanews.
High school students grill Hatch on violence
Students at New Hampshire's Concord High
School got a chance to grill presidential candidate (and LDS Church
member) Orrin Hatch on school violence, asking Hatch what he thought the
main causes of violence are and what he would do to stop it. In
response, Hatch gave the students a story of his own childhood and how
he delt with violence.
Does tithing mean LDS Church members save less? (Many Americans Opt Not to Think Of the Rainy Day)
A Consumer Federation of America survey of 1,010 Americans shows low
savings rates, especially in Utah, where, according to financial
planners, low savings rates can be blamed on tithing. The survey of
Americans age l8 and older was taken from July 22-25, shows that a
quarter of Americans believe their best chance to retire comfortably
is to win the lottery.
Shoshoni Hoping to Re-Establish Tribal Homeland in Northern Utah
400 members of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshoni
are struggling to reestablish a reservation north of Brigham City Utah.
Currently the mostly-LDS Native American tribe owns only 184 acres of desert which is
located west of Interstate 15 about five miles south of the Utah-Idaho state
line. It is negotiating with a ranch north of its property to buy 6400 more
acres and turn it into a federally recognized reservation that could
represent the historical core of their lands that they inhabited before
white settlers came.
Gleaming Cross Atop Historic S.L. Chapel
After acquiring and remodeling the historic red brick Emigration Ward
building in east Salt Lake City last used by the LDS Church in 1987,
the Rev. Doug Oss and his 250 member Capital Christian Center flock
yearned to replace the building's traditional LDS flavor and spire
with a cross. Not just any cross, but a cross that would be an
inspiration and a beacon-a statement about living for the kingdom of
God in Salt Lake City.
One BIG Happy Family
Nina And Scott Isaacson weren't looking for a brood when they began
searching the Internet to adopt a child to close the age gap between
their 7-year-old and 1-year-old. Yet, when she saw the faces of the
five oldest children looking up at her from the computer screen, Nina