Latter Day Saint movement http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/37088/all en Romney says 2012 race was 'roller coaster' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/romney-says-2012-race-was-roller-coaster <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>In his first interview since losing his 2012 White House bid, Mitt Romney likened his experience as a presidential candidate to an unpredictable and bumpy roller coaster ride.</p> <p>"We were on a roller coaster, exciting and thrilling, ups and downs. But the ride ends," Romney said, according to advance excerpts of the interview set to air on "Fox News Sunday."</p> <p>"And then you get off. And it's not like, 'Oh, can't we be on a roller coaster the rest of our life?' It's like, no, the ride's over." </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/romney-says-2012-race-was-roller-coaster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ann Romney Business Entertainment Environment Health Latter Day Saint movement Mitt Romney Politics The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 00:30:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5771901 at http://www.globalpost.com Mormon conference welcomes thousands of Latinos http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130408/mormon-conference-welcomes-thousands-latinos <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Denver, Apr 8 (EFE).- The Mormon church has seen the number of its faithful in the United States increase by more than 45 percent over the past 10 years, largely because the number of Spanish-speaking members has practically doubled.</p> <p>This weekend, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held its semi-annual conference in Salt Lake City with a special place reserved for Hispanics.</p> <p>Eric Hawkins, an LDS spokesman, told Efe that thousands of Latinos arrived at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City over the weekend to take part in the event.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130408/mormon-conference-welcomes-thousands-latinos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Labor Latter Day Saint movement Law Mormon studies Religion Social Issues Technology Agencia EFE Mon, 08 Apr 2013 22:02:03 +0000 Agencia EFE 5806001 at http://www.globalpost.com Book Talk: The dark doubts in the heart of a Mormon missionary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130621/book-talk-the-dark-doubts-the-heart-mormon-missionary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Elaine Lies</p> <p>TOKYO (Reuters) - They're a familiar sight around the world, whether in northern Japan or southern Argentina: a pair of men in dark suits, with nameplates, often riding bicycles as they go about their job preaching the Mormon religion.</p> <p>"Elders", Ryan McIlvain's debut novel, illuminates the lives of one such pair, American Elder McLeod and his Brazilian counterpart Elder Passos, through their frustrating daily round of knocking on doors and missionary work, the service that all adult Mormons must perform.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130621/book-talk-the-dark-doubts-the-heart-mormon-missionary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Latter Day Saint movement Mormon studies Mormonism Thomson Reuters Fri, 21 Jun 2013 20:32:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5863678 at http://www.globalpost.com Court rules against B.C. polygamous leader, issues $150,000 in penalties http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130828/court-rules-against-bc-polygamous-leader-issues-150000-penal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VANCOUVER - The leader of a small polygamous community in southeastern British Columbia has lost a case in federal Tax Court in which he was accused of underreporting his income by more than $1.8 million, marking the government's first major victory against a leader of Bountiful, B.C., after two decades of investigations into allegations involving child abuse, human trafficking and tax evasion.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130828/court-rules-against-bc-polygamous-leader-issues-150000-penal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Hospitality Latter Day Saint movement Law Mormonism and polygamy Politics Religion Social Issues The Canadian Press Wed, 28 Aug 2013 21:45:46 +0000 The Canadian Press 5920104 at http://www.globalpost.com Canadian polygamist found guilty of tax fraud http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130829/canadian-polygamist-found-guilty-tax-fraud <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Polygamy, human trafficking and child abuse accusations never stuck, but the leader of a polygamous community in westernmost Canada has been found guilty of tax fraud.</p> <p>In a ruling released Thursday a Canadian tax court said Winston Blackmore, leader of a community in Bountiful, British Columbia that practices a fundamentalist form of Mormonism, was guilty of underreporting his income by more than Can$1.68 million ($1.6 million).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130829/canadian-polygamist-found-guilty-tax-fraud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Latter Day Saint movement Mormonism and polygamy Winston Blackmore AFP Thu, 29 Aug 2013 18:31:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5920888 at http://www.globalpost.com Canadian polygamist found guilty of tax cheating http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130829/canadian-polygamist-found-guilty-tax-cheating <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Polygamy, human trafficking and child abuse accusations never stuck, but the leader of a polygamous community in westernmost Canada has been found guilty of tax wrongdoings.</p> <p>In a ruling released Thursday, a Canadian tax court said Winston Blackmore, leader of a community in Bountiful, British Columbia that practices a fundamentalist form of Mormonism, underreported his income by more than Can$1.68 million ($1.6 million).</p> <p>In addition to back taxes, he was ordered to pay a Can$148,983 fine for gross negligence in preparing his tax returns.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130829/canadian-polygamist-found-guilty-tax-cheating" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Latter Day Saint movement Mormonism and polygamy Religion Winston Blackmore AFP Fri, 30 Aug 2013 02:01:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5921131 at http://www.globalpost.com Women seek access to traditionally male-only Mormon gathering http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131005/women-seek-access-traditionally-male-only-mormon-gathering The group, called Ordain Women, said it expected several hundred women from around the country to gather outside the LDS Conference Center in hopes that the Mormon church will offer them any unclaimed tickets to the priesthood session.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131005/women-seek-access-traditionally-male-only-mormon-gathering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity Latter Day Saint movement Religion Technology The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints World Religion United States Thomson Reuters Sat, 05 Oct 2013 13:51:00 +0000 Timothy Pratt, Thomson Reuters 5952664 at http://www.globalpost.com Mormon church set to become Florida's largest private landowner http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131108/mormon-church-set-become-floridas-largest-private-landowner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Barbara Liston</p> <p>ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - The Mormon church is poised to become the largest private landowner in Florida as a result of a deal to buy nearly 400,000 acres in the state's Panhandle region.</p> <p>The property is mostly timberland, and the church "intends to maintain timber and agricultural uses of the lands," according to a statement released by St. Joe Company, a Florida real estate firm.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131108/mormon-church-set-become-floridas-largest-private-landowner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Florida Geography of Florida Latter Day Saint movement Religion Technology Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Nov 2013 01:31:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5984408 at http://www.globalpost.com Mormon church explains defunct ban on blacks in priesthood http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131211/mormon-church-explains-defunct-ban-blacks-priesthood <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jennifer Dobner</p> <p>SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Thirty-five years after lifting a ban on blacks entering the priesthood, the Mormon church has offered an explanation for a practice that was in place for more than 100 years, saying it was rooted in the racism of the times.</p> <p>A church-produced essay, "Race and the Priesthood," ties the ban to an 1852 speech by Brigham Young, the faith's second president, who led the church to Utah, and distances the modern Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from the policy.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131211/mormon-church-explains-defunct-ban-blacks-priesthood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity Latter Day Saint movement Religion Social Issues Technology The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Thomson Reuters Wed, 11 Dec 2013 06:18:01 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6016521 at http://www.globalpost.com Mormon feminists don pants to promote Church equality http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131216/mormon-feminists-don-pants-promote-church-equality <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jennifer Dobner</p> <p>SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Mormon feminists wore pants to church services on Sunday, rather than their usual dresses or skirts, as a symbol of gender equality and inclusiveness in the traditionalist faith.</p> <p>The effort was aimed at building on momentum from the inaugural "Wear Pants to Church" day a year ago and marked a break with deeply ingrained customs for women of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a religion known for its patriarchal structure.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131216/mormon-feminists-don-pants-promote-church-equality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity Latter Day Saint movement Mormon studies Religion Thomson Reuters Mon, 16 Dec 2013 07:29:43 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6021249 at http://www.globalpost.com Mormon church issues sweeping defence of Utah liquor laws ahead of legislative session http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140123/mormon-church-issues-sweeping-defence-utah-liquor-laws-ahead <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SALT LAKE CITY - The Mormon church has issued a sweeping defence of Utah's famously strict liquor laws, drawing a line against tourism, restaurant and bar industry advocates who have helped ease alcohol regulations in recent years.</p> <p>Ahead of the upcoming legislative session, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints posted to its website a hefty multimedia policy statement urging lawmakers to uphold rules that church leaders say are "closely tied to the moral culture of the state."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140123/mormon-church-issues-sweeping-defence-utah-liquor-laws-ahead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Latter Day Saint movement Religion Technology The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah Utah The Canadian Press Thu, 23 Jan 2014 21:48:36 +0000 The Canadian Press 6051426 at http://www.globalpost.com Arizona couple living near polygamous sect sues for discrimination http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140129/arizona-couple-living-near-polygamous-sect-sues-discrimination <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jennifer Dobner</p> <p>SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - An Arizona jury heard opening arguments on Wednesday that a married couple was denied municipal water services because they were not members of a polygamous church that dominates their community on the Utah-Arizona border.</p> <p>Ron and Jinjer Cooke filed a federal lawsuit against the twin towns of Colorado City, Arizona, and Hildale, Utah, in 2010, claiming a violation of their civil rights in a lawsuit that also named the local water district and power company.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140129/arizona-couple-living-near-polygamous-sect-sues-discrimination" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity in the United States Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Latter Day Saint movement Religion Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 30 Jan 2014 04:49:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6056846 at http://www.globalpost.com Jailed polygamist leader Jeffs taken to Texas prison hospital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140317/jailed-polygamist-leader-jeffs-taken-texas-prison-hospital <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jom Forsyth</p> <p>SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - Warren Jeffs, the polygamist leader serving a life prison term for sexually assaulting two young girls at his sect's ranch in Texas, has been taken to a prison hospital, prison officials said on Monday.</p> <p>A spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said Jeffs was transferred to the hospital in Galveston on March 11 and was in stable condition. The spokesman, Robert Hurst, said Jeffs was admitted with "a non life-threatening medical condition."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140317/jailed-polygamist-leader-jeffs-taken-texas-prison-hospital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity in the United States Disaster Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Latter Day Saint movement Religion Social Issues Warren Jeffs Thomson Reuters Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:52:55 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6097816 at http://www.globalpost.com Mormon women, seeking wider role, denied entrance to all-male priesthood meeting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140406/mormon-women-seeking-wider-role-denied-entrance-all-male-priest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jennifer Dobner</p> <p>SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Hundreds of Mormon women who want ecclesiastical equality were denied admittance to a male-only session of their faith's spring conference on Saturday, in their bid to promote the ordination of women into the lay priesthood.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140406/mormon-women-seeking-wider-role-denied-entrance-all-male-priest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity Latter Day Saint movement Religion Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 06 Apr 2014 07:31:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6114483 at http://www.globalpost.com Mormon women, seeking wider role, denied entrance to all-male priesthood meeting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140406/mormon-women-seeking-wider-role-denied-entrance-all-male-priest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jennifer Dobner</p> <p>SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - A group of about 200 Mormon women who want ecclesiastical equality sought but were denied admittance to a male-only session of their faith's spring conference on Saturday, in their bid to promote the ordination of women into the lay priesthood.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140406/mormon-women-seeking-wider-role-denied-entrance-all-male-priest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity Latter Day Saint movement Religion Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 06 Apr 2014 07:31:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6114482 at http://www.globalpost.com