Sunday, March 01, 2009

Mormonism in the News: A very irregular look at Mormonism in the news

Mormon Hatred of Gays Rebuked at the Oscars

http://www.californiachronicle.com/articles/view/92011


Massacre descendants sewing things up

http://www.nwanews.com/adg/News/253652/


Woman's suit alleges abuse by Mormon priest (sic)

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/02/womans-suit-alleges-abuse-by-mormon-priest.html


“To whom it may concern,

My name is Susan Pollak. Even though I am not a homosexual I can truly understand the homosexual communities frustration towards the Mormons and Prop 8. I was in a relationship with a Mormon. When I chose to break it off due to the the extreme domestic abuse by the father against me the Mormons preceded to take my custody rights away from me for breaking up a “Mormon family”.”

http://neighbors.denverpost.com/blog.php/author/susan0829/


Non-fiction work reads like true crime novel Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer

http://www.andovertownsman.com/education/local_story_056163338.html?keyword=topstory


“Ever since Proposition 8 passed last November, leaders involved with the No on 8 campaign have insisted they were unaware of the role of the Mormon Church in trying to eliminate same-sex marriage rights. No on 8 officials were also caught unaware until after campaign finance reports released last October showed that proponents of Prop 8 received a windfall of contributions from members of the Mormon Church.

But documents unearthed by the Bay Area Reporter show that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has had a consistent strategy to fight same-sex marriage that dates back more than two decades.”

http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=3689


“France: Kolob Order blends Mormonism and Freemasonry”

http://religion.info/english/articles/article_412.shtml


“LDS Church defender compares Dallas Voice to Hitler”

http://www.dallasvoice.com/instant-tea/2009/02/06/mormon-church-defender-compares-dallas-voice-to-hitler/


“Mormons reverse plans to build temple near Marian shrine in Honduras”

http://catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=14984


“Creep of the Week: Chris Buttars”

http://www.pridesource.com/article.shtml?article=34018


Democrats Seek More Censure For Anti-Gay Senator Buttars

http://www.ontopmag.com/article.aspx?id=3317&MediaType=1&Category=26


“[A possible future trade off-- gay marriage for polygamy?]

Mormon Church members are brainwashed to believe that the leader of the church, currently a gentleman by the name of Thomas Sterling Monson, is in daily touch with god, who guides and directs the church through him.”

http://www.opednews.com/articles/MORMON-MANIFESTOS-REVELAT-by-Doug-Wallace-090201-636.html


I think that's enough reports for the moment. There will be another in this series at some point in the (distant) future.

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