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  • 'Mormon' name too common to go away, many say

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, August 20, 2018 (3 months ago)

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    SALT LAKE CITY (BP) -- Mormon and LDS will likely remain widespread monikers for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, theologians and marketing insiders say, despite the church leader's directive for change.

    Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. is among those to predict that the common names of the church will remain in popular use, days after church president Russell M. Nelson issued a public statement asking that everyone discontinue the monikers. Read More

  • Polygamist's 28th son takes Gospel to sect community

    by Grace Thornton, posted Monday, December 11, 2017 (one year ago)

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    COLORADO CITY, Ariz. (BP) -- Brian Mackert was the 28th kid to a polygamist father with four wives and 31 children.

    Family tumult in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS) prompted his mother to divorce -- leaving Mackert an angry teenager, even wanting to kill his father.

    Mackert didn’t feel he was one of the favored sons in the community, that “it didn't matter how much I tried to please the elders, I wouldn't be receiving a daughter of ... Read More

  • MOVIES: Refugee farmers & a dying church intersect

    by Phil Boatwright, posted Friday, August 25, 2017 (one year ago)

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (BP) -- Sometimes, love is signified through fervent prayer for others. Other times, it is expressed through sacrifice and deeds. "All Saints, " which premieres today (Aug. 25) in theaters nationwide, demonstrates the need for all three of these expressions of spiritual love.

    Especially in the context of the refugees we see on the news and read about so often these days.

    The faith-based drama is based on the true story of an Episcopalian priest ordered by ... Read More