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LGBTQ Group at BYU Reminds Us That Everyone Needs a Savior

LGBTQ Group at BYU Reminds Us That Everyone Needs a Savior

Understanding Same Gender Attraction is an unofficial group of LGBTQ/SSA students at Brigham Young University, one of the Church’s private universities. The goal of the group is “to strengthen families and the BYU community by providing a place for open, respectful discussions on the topic of same-gender attraction.” They stress that the group strongly supports BYU students in “upholding the …

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All LDS Missionaries in Paris Safe Following String of Deadly Terrorist Attacks

All LDS Missionaries in Paris Safe Following String of Deadly Terrorist Attacks

Originally posted on LDS Living.  Following a string of terrorist attacks in Paris that has left at least 150 people dead, the France Paris Mission Babin is reporting that all LDS missionaries are safe and ordered to stay indoors.   In an unprecedented terrorist attack on France–the worst violence the country has experienced since World War II–reports of mass hostage-taking, …

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Elizabeth Smart: Becoming a Mom Has Been ‘The Best Thing Ever’

Elizabeth Smart says becoming a mom has been 'the best thing ever'

  Thirteen years after enduring a horrific kidnapping ordeal, Elizabeth Smart has overshadowed that dark memory with the joy of becoming a mother. In a speech in Oklahoma City last week, Smart 28, called the birth of her nine-month-old daughter, Chloe, “the best thing ever” while reflecting on what she learned from her 2002 kidnapping and how motherhood has changed …

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LDS Congregation in UK Offers Relief and Support to Refugees

LDS Congregation in UK Offers Relief and Support to Refugees

From Mormon Newsroom.  Members of the Loughborough congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, organised by Michelle Richey,  felt a great need to respond to the refugee crisis in Europe.  Michelle sought out an organisation to work through and selected CalAid, as they had an infrastructure set up already to receive and deliver donated goods. Local Church …

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New In 2016, Boy Scouts Will Discuss ‘duty to God’ at Each Rank

Beginning in 2016, Boy Scouts Will Discuss ‘duty to God’ at Each Rank

  Eagle-eyed Scouts and Scouters have noticed something new in the Boy Scout rank requirements that take effect next year: “tell how you have done your duty to God.” To be clear, “duty to God” has been a part of the Boy Scouts of America from the start. The first BSA Handbook for Boys, published in 1911, says “no boy can grow into the best …

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Earliest Known Draft of King James Bible Is Found, Scholar Says

Earliest Known Draft of King James Bible Is Found, Scholar Says

  The King James Bible is the official version of the Bible used by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In August 1992, the First Presidency released the following statement concerning the King James Bible: Many versions of the Bible are available today. Unfortunately, no original manuscripts of any portion of the Bible are available for comparison to …

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Washington, D.C., group requests that Utah football coaches stop teaching religion classes

Washington, D.C., group requests that Utah football coaches stop teaching religion classes

A Washington, D.C.-based organization has asked the University of Utah to stop the school’s football coaches from teaching an optional LDS religion class for players. Americans United for the Separation of Church and State sent a letter to University of Utah President David W. Pershing dated Oct. 19 requesting that football coaches stop teaching LDS Institute classes to players. “The …

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Stephanie “NieNie” Nielson Creates New Charity, Beauty Rises

Stephanie "NieNie" Nielson Creates New Charity, "Beauty Rises"

  In 2008, Stephanie Nielson and her husband Christian were in an airplane crash. Over 80% of her body was burned and the road to healing was long. Yet beauty truly rises from ashes, and Stephanie is now a popular blogger, author, and speaker who inspires millions where her dedication to live a beautiful, fulfilling life despite pain and challenges. …

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LDS Boy Scout in Virginia Earns All 141 Merit Badges

LDS Boy Scout in Virginia Earns All 141 Merit Badges

  Nathaniel Cummings, an 18-year-old LDS Boy Scout from Virginia, has completed a rare feat by earning all 141 merit badges offered by the Scouting program. Cummings started the journey when he was 11 and finished just two weeks before his eighteenth birthday, the age in which scouts conclude the program. He was honored in a ceremony for his achievement …

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Daughter of Famous Polygamist Family Denied Baptism

Daughter of Famous Polygamist Family Denied Baptism

  Madison Brown, the 19-year-old daughter of famous polygamists on the TLC show “Sister Wives” sought baptism into the LDS Church, but was denied her request when she refused to “publicly disassociate” with her family and denounce her parent’s practices. Reported by the KUTV, Brown took to social media Sunday to say that the Church is “absolutely beautiful,” but she feels …

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