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Salt Lake City elects first openly gay mayor amid setbacks

...City, the capital of the conservative state where the Mormon church and a small town judge delivered setbacks last week...the case.Days earlier, the Salt Lake City-based Mormon church issued new rules targeting gay members and their children...
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Backlash over Mormon LGBT rule spreads among faithful

SALT LAKE CITY - New Mormon church rules targeting gay members and their children have triggered a firestorm of backlash from church members of all political backgrounds...
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Fatal floods expose delicate balance in polygamous towns

...coming out of this, it's that they're letting us help," he told lawmakers.Polygamy is a legacy of the early Mormon church, and while the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints abandoned the practice over a century ago...
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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' part of the Scouts."The Mormon church - which serves more than 427...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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...
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...


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