LDS Church Might Need to Quarry More Granite in the Spring (Granite Mining May Be Complete)
The LDS Church's controversial granite-mining
project in Little Cottonwood Canyon has finished for the year, and
possibly for good, to the relief of the project's neighbors. Last week,
work crews pulled out of the site, which is providing granite for the
new LDS Church Conference Center.
Mormon Markers Destroyed
Vandals destroyed commemorative signs at
Simpson's Hollow in southwestern Wyoming during the past two weeks in at
attack that officials speculate may have been directed at the LDS
Church. The signs, valued at $1,000, were the only ones of many along
the highway to be damaged.
First Presidency to deliver Christmas address Sunday at 6 p.m. MST
The First Presidency's annual Christmas fireside will be
available worldwide through the LDS Church's satelite network, which
will broadcast in North America, and over the Internet through LDS
Hatch Stalls Latino BYU Graduate's Ascension to Appellate Bench
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman and
presidential candidate, Orrin Hatch, (R-Utah) has stalled for four
years the committee recommendation for the appointment of Richard
Paez to a federal Judgeship in Los Angles. One the surface that
seems unique as the 52-year-old Hispanic American Paez is a native of
Utah, an active member of the Church and a graduate of Brigham Young
ACLU Sues Utah Over Adoption Ban
The ACLU has joined a legal battle against a ban
in Utah prohibiting unmarried couples from adopting children. The ACLU
says that the ban violates the state constitution and is "grounded in
irrational fear and prejudice toward same-sex couples." The lawsuit
filed Tuesday is on behalf of two gay couples that wish to adopt.
(Hatch names a) New capital for Utah
While speaking to the Republican Jewish Coalition,
U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), who is an active member of the LDS
Church, tried to win points by appealling to zionism and to what Mormons
see as their close ties to Jews. But Hatch misspoke in his statement,
saying that he supported "a united and indivisible Jerusalem as the
capital of Utah."
'My husband wanted a harem!'
Cosmo has a sensational article this month by former polygamous wife
Sarah Foster, who tells her story of living in and escape from a
Mormon polygamous clan in Utah. She says of polygamy, "Even though
I had been raised to believe that this was the way God wanted me to
live, deep down inside I knew it wasn't right. That's why, four years
ago, I put my life in danger and escaped from my husband."
GOP presidential candidate (Hatch) looks for Iowa State U. student support
A recent CNN poll conducted in New Hampshire shows Utah
Sen. Orrin Hatch in last place with only 2% supporters even though
other more notable candidates have dropped out. However, he is not
throwing in the towel and he will be visiting Iowa State today as
part of the Presidential Caucus Series.
LDS Lobbyist says too much Church involvement in Politics is bad (U. Utah speakers discuss religion, politics)
Representatives of four different religions
spoke at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics on
Thursday, December 2nd, outlining the responsibility of religions to
speak up on political issues while maintaining the separation between
Church and State.
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