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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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LDS Teen in Texas Murdered En Route to Church Class

LDS Teen in Texas Murdered En Route to Church Class

A report from the Dallas Morning News and KSL tells of the homicide of an LDS teen on her way to a church class. Zoe Hastings, 18, was headed to her local LDS meetinghouse in Texas on Sunday evening, but never arrived. After notifying the police, Hastings’ body was found Monday morning in a creek along with her crashed Honda Odyssey. The …

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Here is Your Chance to Support Mental Health Awareness

Here is Your Chance to Support Mental Health Awareness

Ashley Sargeant, the founder of Don’tStopSargeant.com, has announced a new project to help others break free from the stigma of mental illness. The project is a new music video, similar to the others Sargeant is known for. Her latest music videos about living with mental illness and being an early-returned missionary have garnered almost 60,000 views. With this video, she hopes …

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Man Poses as Bishop to Cash $183k Check

A man was arrested after he allegedly pretended to be the leader of a Philadelphia Mormon church in order to steal a PECO refund check of over $183,000. Mark Postell, 52, of Philadelphia, was arrested and charged with wire fraud after he allegedly stole from a Philadelphia Mormon church. The church was building a temple on Franklintown Boulevard in Philadelphia …

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Brother Devin Durrant Apologizes Over Ponderize Controversy

Brother Durrant Apologizes Over Ponderize Controversy

Brother Devin Durrant, the second counselor in the Sunday School General Presidency, has responded to criticism from social media users about a website selling “ponderize” merchandise. Durrant, who spoke in General Conference this past weekend, invited members around the world to “ponderize” the scriptures every week, a combination of memorize and ponder. Within hours, Facebook groups and posts were up accepting …

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Bryce Harper’s Epic Surprise to Young Baseball Players

Bryce Harper’s Epic Surprise to Young Baseball Players

Bryce Harper, LDS baseball player for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball, was featured by Gatorade in a new video. The video shows Harper surprising a group of young baseball players who thought they were participating in an “epic Bryce Harper Virtual Reality Experience.” They couldn’t believe their eyes when Harper showed upon the field. While Harper is member …

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