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On July 24, Mormons Celebrate Their Own Independence Day

Pioneer Day is a state holiday in Utah and a symbolic day for Mormons. But what does it symbolize?

More Mormons On a Mission

Some 80,000 Mormon missionaries are now serving worldwide — a rise of 22,000 in the past year, half of them young women.

Change is good. For Mormons and for Boy Scouts

(David Manning/Reuters) During the summer of 2011 there were three separate hate-motivated violent attacks on three different gay men in … Continued

Latter-day Saints: Proposition 8 support based on traditional view of marriage

GEORGE FREY REUTERS Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gather around the Mormon Salt Lake Temple … Continued

Keeping the faith: 2012 in gay rights victories

AFP/GETTY IMAGES In May, President Obama became the first U.S. president to say publicly he was in favor of same-sex … Continued

With new Latter-day Saint Web site, a gay Mormon moment

Scott Sommerdorf AP In this Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 file photo, women walk by a statue of Joseph and Emma … Continued

What lies ahead for the Mormons?

Linda Davidson THE WASHINGTON POST The Mormon LDS Temple and State Capitol are reflected in a business window in Salt … Continued

Looking for emotional reaction among Mormons Tuesday? Don’t.

Remember the emotional faces and powerful words of African Americans four years ago, as the country was voting whether to … Continued

Mormon missionary age change may promote equality between women, men

AP Jeffrey R. Holland gives a news conference at the church office building about the change in missionary age during … Continued

Reid attacks Romney over faith

Harry Reid, senior Democrat in Congress and the most powerful Mormon politician in the country, made the charge Tuesday that … Continued

Romney, Obamacare and Mormonism

Image courtesy of Businessweek First, the economy is in the toilet. The numbers get worse every day. We can’t see … Continued

Romney, Obamacare and Mormonism

AP Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney leaves a fundraiser that included Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., on Monday, … Continued

Hollow words: why Romney’s non-denial denials matter so much

NICHOLAS KAMM AFP/GETTY IMAGES Mitt Romney’s campaign sought July 15, 2012 to neutralize attacks on his business career by framing … Continued

Mormonism and the cult of name-calling

REUTERS Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney smiles as he is booed after saying he will repeal “Obamacare” at the NAACP … Continued

Is Mormonism an experience?

Jim Urquhart REUTERS The LDS Church’s Mormon Temple in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, in January. It is one of … Continued

What I’ve learned about Mormons

Jeff Blake FOR THE WASHINGTON POST A Mormon missionary shows the Book of Mormon and the New Testament to an … Continued

Some Mormons separate gay marriage rights from church rites

Jim Urquhart Reuters Practicing Mormon Chad Smith and his daughters Kathryn, 6, left, and Olivia, 4, attend a gay pride … Continued

Mormon temples are places apart

Later this week yet another new temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint–this one in Kansas City, … Continued

More than a ‘Mormon moment’

History has not recorded the name of the journalist who created the phrase, “the Mormon moment.” The originator may have … Continued

Abortion-contraception arguments are really about teen sex

Monday was the annual anti-abortion march in Washington to protest the Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion in the … Continued