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    • Dear Mormons in a faith crisis: You’re not crazy, wrong or stupid August 17, 2022
      (RNS) — Your old faith, like the caterpillar’s body, used to serve you well, until suddenly it didn’t. The post Dear Mormons in a faith crisis: You’re not crazy, wrong or stupid appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Jana Riess
    • How Mormons are addressing sex abuse: Too little, too late August 10, 2022
      (RNS) — Latter-day Saints have the opportunity to learn from others’ mistakes. But will we? The post How Mormons are addressing sex abuse: Too little, too late appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Jana Riess
    • Mormons are being oppressed and mocked on TV. We’re not alone. August 5, 2022
      (RNS) — Are Mormons being singled out for religious persecution? The post Mormons are being oppressed and mocked on TV. We’re not alone. appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Jana Riess
    • A real Joseph Smith photo — or not? Why do Mormons care so much? July 28, 2022
      (RNS) — The polarized response to the photo reveals less about Joseph Smith than it does about us. The post A real Joseph Smith photo — or not? Why do Mormons care so much? appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Jana Riess
    • Mormon founder Joseph Smith’s photo discovered by descendant after nearly 180 years July 21, 2022
      (RNS) — A great-great-grandson of Joseph Smith Jr. found the Mormon prophet’s photo tucked inside a locket passed down for generations. The post Mormon founder Joseph Smith’s photo discovered by descendant after nearly 180 years appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Jana Riess
    • Oh, now I get it: Purging the word ‘Mormon’ is a bid for the mainstream July 14, 2022
      (RNS) — I’m still not a fan of the attempt to purge ‘Mormon’ from our vocabularies, but it makes sense as a piece of the larger assimilation puzzle. The post Oh, now I get it: Purging the word ‘Mormon’ is a bid for the mainstream appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Jana Riess
    • Hulu’s ‘Mormon No More’ rings true July 1, 2022
      (RNS) — While not perfect, 'Mormon No More' is a heartfelt docuseries that skillfully centers the painful experiences of LGBTQ Latter-day Saints. The post Hulu’s ‘Mormon No More’ rings true appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Jana Riess
    • Mormons now look liberal on abortion — by not changing June 29, 2022
      (RNS) — The GOP has swung so far to the right that Mormons’ nuanced abortion stance, once commonly accepted by fellow conservatives, now looks liberal by comparison. The post Mormons now look liberal on abortion — by not changing appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Jana Riess
    • How Mormons are sabotaging marriage and the family June 24, 2022
      (RNS) — People rightly object to the hot-wife-as-reward fallacy; it’s sexist, shallow and theologically bankrupt. But here’s another objection I haven’t heard raised: This is a surefire way to torpedo a marriage before it even begins. The post How Mormons are sabotaging marriage and the family appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Jana Riess
    • In Mormon Utah, LGBTQ Pride celebrations meet a desperate need June 10, 2022
      (RNS) — Pride celebrations are taking off in Utah. They may be more needed there than just about anywhere else in the country. The post In Mormon Utah, LGBTQ Pride celebrations meet a desperate need appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Jana Riess