Articles of News June 3rd Ep. 325

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Arizona joins states giving sex-abuse victims time to sue

Arizona this week joined a growing movement of states extending the rights of childhood sexual abuse victims to sue their alleged assailants and any churches, youth groups or other institutions that turned a blind eye.

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Provo teen dies after moped crash in church parking lot, police say

A teen died after crashing a moped in a Provo church parking lot, police reported Tuesday.

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Did the 2015 Mormon LGBT exclusion policy drive a mass exodus out of the Church?

In April, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reversed an unpopular 2015 policy aimed at curbing the participation of LGBT church members and their children (see here for more background). Since the reversal, children of same-sex couples are once again eligible for baptism, and their parents are not subject to automatic disciplinary councils just for being in a same-sex relationship.

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LDS Church President Russell M. Nelson to embark on Latin America tour at end of August

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints President Russell M. Nelson, and his wife, Wendy, are traveling to Latin American at the end of August for ministry devotionals.

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What Past Attacks on Mormons and Catholics Teach Us About the Threat to Muslims

In March, an arsonist targeted a mosque in California. Another mosque burned in Connecticut in May. Other mosques have received threats during this holy month of Ramadan. The FBI reported in its latest hate crime statistics that there was a 77 percent increase in anti-Muslim incidents between 2014 and 2017.

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‘Journeys of Faith with Paula Faris’: Glenn Beck on how his Mormon faith saved him

In a new episode of “Journeys of Faith with Paula Faris,” a podcast featuring conversations about how faith has guided newsmakers and celebrities through their best and worst times, ABC News’ Paula Faris sits down with conservative commentator Glenn Beck.

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THE STATE THAT IS A STRANGE AND DEEPLY IMPERFECT LGBTQ PIONEER

Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds says that Mormons believe in modern day revelation and rewriting scriptures, which would allow them to pave the way for acceptance of the LGBTQ community. To learn more about the LGBTQ community in Salt Lake City, Utah, watch “United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell” on Sunday at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

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Mormon Church buys site for first Auckland temple

The Mormon Church has bought a multi-million dollar Manukau site for its new temple beside the Southern Motorway between two other Mormon properties.

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Demonstrating unity in diversity

Congregants of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and members of Jamiyah Singapore, also known as the Muslim Missionary Society Singapore, came together yesterday for iftar, the evening meal during the Ramadan month, as part of an initiative to strengthen inter-religious harmony in Singapore.

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LDS Church to demolish five buildings at Provo MTC, replace with plaza garden, statuary and quiet study places

After 40 years of slump block classrooms, dank dormitory buildings and faulty heating and air conditioning systems, remnants of the 1978 Provo Missionary Training Center are coming down.

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Dustin Lance Black: A childhood of love and fear

Before that he survived a difficult upbringing, growing up gay and Mormon in Texas in a military family.

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One of the Brown Kids is Putting Some Serious Distance Between Themselves and the Family

It looks like Garrison Brown wants to separate himself from the Brown family, a little bit. The 20-year-old son of Janelle and Kody Brown recently joined the mainstream LDS church, started his own company, and is even going by a different name to set himself apart. Is there a rift that fans should be worried about or is Garrison just forging his own path?

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New grave marker to honor African American slave who helped Mormon pioneers build their Utah Zion

His name was inscribed on This Is the Place Monument alongside that of the “Lion of the Lord,” Brigham Young, as well as on the pioneer-prophet’s own larger-than-life statue on downtown Salt Lake Lake City’s Main Street.

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Are Latter-day Saints musically Christian?

“The singing of hymns,” President Dallin H. Oaks, the first counselor in the LDS Church’s First Presidency, observed in “Worship through Music,” “is one of the best ways to learn the doctrine of the restored gospel.”

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What President Nelson did during his 9-day tour through the Pacific

Just seven months after returning from a 10-day tour through South America, Latter-day Saint prophet President Russell M. Nelson went on another ministry tour — this time to visit members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Pacific.

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