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End of Boy Scouts' ban on gays prompts elation and alarm

...movement on Tuesday. But the Mormon church - the nation's largest sponsor...its long relationship with the Mormon church, and asserting, "America's...be part of the Scouts."The Mormon church - which serves more than 427...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-29/end-boy-scouts-ban-gays-prompts-elati
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Boy Scout board approves end to blanket ban on gay adults

...denominations that collectively sponsor close to half of all Scout units - including the Roman Catholic church, the Mormon church and the Southern Baptist Convention - have been apprehensive about ending the ban on gay adults.The BSA's top leaders...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-28/boy-scout-board-approves-end-blanket-
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Boy Scouts executive committee OKs ending ban on gay leaders

...Scout units - including the Roman Catholic Church, the Mormon church and the Southern Baptist Convention - have been apprehensive...marriage, family, and sexuality," the memo said.The Mormon church, in a statement, indicated that this stance was crucial...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-14/boy-scouts-executive-committee-oks-en
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Scouts' leader: Ban on gays not sustainable

...sound judgment 101," he said, calling Gates' message a display of "political correctness."The Utah-based Mormon church is the nation's largest sponsor of Boy Scout units, and in the past has supported the ban on participation by openly...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-22/scouts-leader-ban-gays-not-sustainabl
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Mormon church bucks the trend

A new spire reaches toward the heavens in Auke Bay - Juneau's newest church held its first services last Sunday.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-11/mormon-church-bucks-trend
Local
Groups need 400 Thanksgiving turkeys

...Sims said.The volunteers who put the Thanksgiving packages together, including a group of children from the Mormon church, don't care how large or small a donation is - "one turkey is as appreciated as 200," Wertheimer said. This week...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-20/groups-need-400-thanksgiving-turkeys
Local
News in brief for Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013

...records from before statehood are becoming available online thanks to a partnership between the State of Alaska and a Mormon church non-profit.FamilySearch, a genealogical organization in Utah affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-05/news-brief
State
Alaska militia member receives 5-years prison term

...crime of violence.Before he was sentenced, Barney apologized for making poor choices and decisions. A member of the Mormon church, he said he loved his country and that the militia started out as a group of "wonderful Christian men" who wanted...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-09-25/alaska-militia-member-receives-5-years-
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Missionaries help immigrants forge new community

...are on call for their lives for everything. We just couldn't do it," she said. "We aren't set up the way the Mormon church is." The Lutheran church doesn't have an evangelical mission to convert Hmong church members, she said. She tries...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101606/sta_20061016012.shtml
News
Ayers says Alaska has lost its soul

...this about religious leaders: I don't think the religious leaders in this state -- The Catholic Church and the Mormon Church jumped out there on the gay rights, or the constitutional gay marriage, same-sex marriage issue. They brought...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120901/sta_ayers.shtml
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