Guest Voices: Mormons


Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 12/14/2012

Mormon women wearing pants love the Gospel

A supporter of a planned pants-in says organizers love the church they want to reform.

By Catherine Jeppsen  |  12:14 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mormon feminists; Mormon women; gender equality; LDS Church; LDS church; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Mormons; LDS; Mormon church; Catherine Jeppsen; Wear Pants To Church Day

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 12/12/2012

Mormonsandgays.org: Almost impossible to explain this site

Mormon says it’s progress, but it doesn’t fix discord between the church and gays it has alienated.

By David Mason  |  01:24 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mormonsandgays.org; Mormons; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Mormon; LDS church; LDS Church; mormonsandgays.org; David Mason

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 11/19/2012

Election 2012: ‘Mormon moment’ or a last gasp coalition?

It may be the tipping point for a country that no longer has a white ruling class, says an Episcopal priest.

By Dan Webster  |  12:23 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  faith; politics; election 2012; campaign 2012; President Obama; Dan Webster; white evangelicals; Mormons

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 11/07/2012

‘Mormon Moment’ RIP

For the past several months, I’ve hardly been able to leave my house without encountering some new and disparaging theory about what I am.

By David Mason  |  03:42 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LDS Church; David Mason; Rhodes College; Mormons; Mormon Church; Mormonism; religion; faith and politics; election 2012; campaign 2012

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 11/04/2012

Not fasting and praying for a Romney win: A Mormon LGBT ally speaks

Instead of observing Fast Sunday, writer prays with group concerned about the LGBTQ community.

By Catherine Jeppsen  |  04:03 PM ET, 11/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mormons; LDS Church; Mitt Romney; LGBT: LGBTQ; Circling the Wagon conference; Catherine Jeppsen; same-sex marriage; politics; faith and politics

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 10/19/2012

Mormon says he’ll miss ‘cult’ lifestyle

By taking Mormons off of his cult list, Billy Graham has given a Memphis professor a priceless gift.

By David Mason  |  04:10 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney; Mormons; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; LDS Church; Billy Graham Evangelistic Association; BGEA;

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 09/28/2012

Theologian questions how ex-Mormon bishop’s daughter casts church in book

Mormon theologian disputes author’s stance that Romney’s faith should be troubling to voters.

By Robert L. Millet  |  05:39 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney; Mormons; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; LDS Church; Tricia Erickson; Robert L. Millet

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Reid attacks Romney over faith

Writer posits the Republican presidential candidate is one face of Mormonism and Reid is another.

By David Mason  |  06:30 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Harry Reid; Latter-day Saints; Mormons; LDS Church; Chruch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Romney sells to the wrong voters

To woo Catholics and mainline Protestants, Romney has to drop policy of uneasy silence on faith.

By David Mason  |  05:56 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney; Mormons; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; evangelical bloc; mainline Protestants; Catholics

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 08/31/2012

Romney’s play-it-safe speech

Those who thought he was going to “own” his Mormonism during his speech were disappointed.

By Jacques Berlinerblau  |  10:54 AM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  RNClive; Romney RNC speech; Mormons; Church of Jeuss Christ of Latter-day Saints; Mormonism; faith and values; Republican National Convention

Posted at 07:35 PM ET, 08/06/2012

What makes Mormons tick?

Writing or reporting about Mormons from a desk and a keyboard without a field trip to a Mormon ward is like covering Congress from Kalamazoo. You have to be there. You have to feel the pulse.

By Michael Otterson  |  07:35 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michael Otterson, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LDS Church, Mormons

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Mitt Romney and Mormon culture

What Romney has to say about Israel and Palestine—well-informed and well-considered, or not—demonstrates that we should be talking about the candidates’ religions.

By David Mason  |  06:41 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Israel, Mormons, David Mason

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 07/17/2012

Mormons: An all-American success story?

They are an all-American religion in every traditional sense. Why then does suspicion of the faith persist?

By Stephen Mansfield  |  10:22 AM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mormons, lds church, mitt romney

Posted at 09:49 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Mormons and non-Mormons alike should regard Businessweek story as harbinger of salvation

The LDS Church —an institution of devilishly clever and hellishly successful economic strategies— is poised to rescue the country from financial ruin.

By David Mason  |  09:49 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mormonism, Mormons, LDS Church, Mitt Romney

Posted at 09:47 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Romney, Obamacare and Mormonism

What Romney does and does not as president (should he get there) will surely be pushed more by politics than by his faith

By David Mason  |  09:47 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mormonism, Mormons, LDS Church, Mitt Romney

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 07/11/2012

Is Mormonism an experience?

There is a great disconnect between how Latter-day Saints see themselves and then how the world perceives them.

By Stephen Mansfield  |  11:15 AM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mormonism, mormons, faith, politics

Posted at 07:06 PM ET, 06/17/2012

What I’ve learned about Mormons

A leading evangelical wishes, at least in one way, that Mitt Romney was even more Mormon.

By Richard Mouw  |  07:06 PM ET, 06/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mormons, evangelicals, religion politics

Posted at 10:23 PM ET, 06/16/2012

A Heavenly Father for this life

Mormons aspire to be like their dads, including the being they imagine as a Heavenly Father. That is a beautiful idea.

By David Mason  |  10:23 PM ET, 06/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  father's day, mormons

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 05/30/2012

Is 2012 good for the Mormons?

Do the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints really want assimilation?

By Matthew Bowman  |  08:03 AM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  lds, mormons, mitt romney

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 05/23/2012

Does Romney really have a ‘religion problem’?

Information about Mormonism may actually increase Mitt Romney’s support from conservatives.

By Matthew M. Chingos and Michael Henderson  |  03:00 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mormons, evangelicals, faith 2012, religion politics