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Restore Your Faith in 2016 With These Inspiring LDS News Stories

Mormon Missionaries in Ohio Partake in Three-Day ‘Feast of the Poor’

You’ve seen the internet memes and countdowns anticipating the end of 2016. From multiple celebrity deaths, a bitter presidential election in the United States, and terrorist attacks around the world, many want the year to be over. However, there were multiple inspiring news stories we shouldn’t forget about. Here are just a few from the LDS community. Click on the …

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Porn Magazine Drops Mormon-Themed Issue on the Doorsteps of Church Leaders

Porn Magazine Drops Mormon-Themed Issue on the Doorsteps of Church Leaders

“The Mormon war on porn is coming for you.” This subtitle is the least obscene part of the latest issue of Penthouse, a porn magazine angry at the state of Utah for their public declaration that pornography is a public health crisis and their belief that the Church is influencing legislation. The magazine specifically calls out Utah Governor Gary Herbert, …

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Planned Parenthood Removes CTR Contraceptives After Criticism

Planned Parenthood Removes CTR Contraceptives After Criticism

This week, Planned Parenthood Action Council of Utah (PPAU) made headlines when they posted a picture of CTR-themed condoms on their Facebook page. They were designed specifically for an upcoming symposium in Salt Lake City. After backlash and the possible legal action of using a trademarked symbol, PPAU has removed the image and decided not to hand out the contraceptives. …

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Lawsuit States LDS Singles & Other Christian Dating Websites Must Serve LGBQT Community

Lawsuit States LDS Singles & Other Christian Dating Websites Must Serve LGBQT Community

In 2013, two gay men filed lawsuits against Spark Networks Inc., a company that owns multiple dating sites, including LDSSingles.com, ChristianMingle.com, and JDate.com. The lawsuit stated that the niche dating sites were violating California’s anti-discrimination laws by requiring new users to specify if they were a man seeking a woman or a woman seeking a man. The lawsuit was recently …

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UPDATE: Mormon Relief Efforts in Ecuador, Japan After Earthquakes

UPDATE: Mormon Relief Efforts in Ecuador, Japan After Earthquakes

News Release from Mormon Newsroom Humanitarian relief efforts by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are under way in earthquake zones in Ecuador and Japan. Food, water and other necessities are being provided to communities in the impacted regions in South America and Asia. Some Church meetinghouses are also being used for temporary shelter. A powerful 7.8-magnitude quake …

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Church Public Affairs Director Addresses Transparency, Race, LGBT Issues & More

Church Public Affairs Director Addresses Transparency, Race, LGBT Issues & More

News Release from Mormon Newsroom Boundary maintenance “more often resembles art than science” said Michael Otterson, managing director of Public Affairs for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His remarks were given at a two-day academic conference titled “Mormonism and the Art of Boundary Maintenance” on Tuesday to scholars and journalists at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah. …

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Teens Cause Over $20,000 Worth of Damage to LDS Chapel in Oregon

Teens Cause Over $200,000 Worth of Damage to LDS Chapel in Oregon

Patrons of an LDS church building in Oregon are baffled by the severe vandalism left behind earlier this week. “It really shakes you up, you don’t expect it, it comes as a surprise,” said Reed Curtis, ward clerk at the vandalized building for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Church members were taken by surprise Monday morning when …

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LDS Man Administers Priesthood Blessing to Car Crash Victim

LDS Man Administers Priesthood Blessing to Car Crash Victim

Seconds after a horrible car crash occurred in Ogden, Utah, Danny Paniagua felt he needed to pull over and help. What happened next has quickly gone viral. On Monday, Paniagua posted a photo of the crash along with his account of giving Jessica Bingham a priesthood blessing after her SUV rolled over six times down I-15 and she was thrown in …

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Mormon Newsroom Article Introduces Ontario Man to Future Wife

Mormon Newsroom Article Introduces Ontario Man to Future Wife

Released by Mormon Newsroom Canada. A 2013 Mormon Newsroom article led two Ontario natives and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, separated by thousands of miles, to meet each other and marry. A few months before serving an 18-month voluntary mission for the Church in Missouri, Ariana Limas was asked to provide Mormon Newsroom with a …

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