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An Atheist Asks the Internet How to Make Missionaries Go Away Without Being Rude: Amazing Answers from Latter-day Saints

On a forum posted on the Atheist Republic, one woman asked a simple question: “How do you make missionaries go away without being rude?”

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$5,000 reward offered for information about LDS Church arson

$5,000 is being offered as a reward for information about a fire at a church building in St. George that is now believed to have been caused by arson.

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Elizabeth Smart reacts to Utah rabbi’s sex abuse testimony: ‘He’s a hero’

Utah Rabbi Avrohom (“Avremi”) Zippel testified in a preliminary hearing Tuesday morning that his former nanny sexually abused him for 10 years, drawing support from others who have faced significant trauma in their lives.

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Bear River Massacre site recognition began with local women in Franklin County

The Bear River Massacre commemoration was not always the production it is today. Allen Swainston believes his mother, Genial, was one of the first to recognize the significance of the event.

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LDS leader Ulisses Soares urges BYU students to remember God to avoid pride cycle

Ulisses Soares, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, urged Brigham Young University students Tuesday to constantly remember God and Jesus Christ in order to avoid the pride cycle repeated in the church’s scriptures.

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Herbert, Reyes hire emeritus Latter-day Saint authority Larry Echo Hawk as special counsel on Indian affairs

Gov. Gary Herbert on Monday introduced the newest member of his administration, Larry Echo Hawk, whom he recently hired as special counsel for Indian affairs.

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2-Time Super Bowl Champ and Latter-day Saint Kyle Van Noy Testifies of God and Prayer on Game Day

“I was blessed with a second chance when I was younger! It’s moments like these that make me so grateful to be where I am today,” second-time Super Bowl champion Kyle Van Noy posted on game day. “Don’t give up on your dreams and remember the man upstairs is always with, even when its the darkest times.”

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LDS temple video director, Sundance co-founder admits to child molestation, claims website

“Sundance Institute always stands in solidarity with those whose brave truth-telling shines light on abusive behavior. Recent reports in the press have made us aware of an admission of sexual abuse by Sterling Van Wagenen, who played a role in founding both the Festival and the Institute. He has no current connection to either entity, and hasn’t since he left our Utah Advisory Board in 1993. We categorically denounce his behavior as described in recent reports.”

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Watch: Gladys Knight Sings Flawless National Anthem at Super Bowl

Gladys Knight stepped onto the field before Super Bowl LIII in an elegant white dress and sang a soulful rendition of the national anthem.

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How a Hollywood Fashion Designer Stood for Her Faith + Helped Shape Modern Temple Garments

Did you know Rosie Marie Reid used her fashion popularity to raise funds for the Los Angeles California Temple? When the Church was building the Los Angeles California Temple, Rose Marie wanted to help as much as she could. She designed a beautiful one-piece white swimsuit that was covered in hand-sewn sequins. And which hands sewed most of that sequins on? Relief Society sisters that Rose Marie enlisted to help. All the proceeds of this particular swimsuit went directly to help build the Los Angeles California Temple in the 1950s.

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Masonry

Freemasonry is a fraternal organization that grew out of centuries-old European trade guilds. Freemasons (or Masons) meet in lodges, where they ritually reenact a story based on the brief biblical account of a man named Hiram, whom Solomon commissioned to work on the temple in Jerusalem.1During the reenactment, Masons advance by degrees, using handgrips, key words, and special clothing. In Masonic rituals, Masons commit to be worthy of trust and to be loyal to their Masonic brothers. In addition to participating in these rituals, Masons meet socially, participate in community-building activities, and make charitable contributions to various causes.

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It’s official, girls are now a part of Boy Scouts of America

Friday began a new era for the Boys Scouts of America.

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announces groundbreaking dates for 2 new temples

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the groundbreaking dates fro two temple that will take place this year.

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The Bizarre Lightning Strike That Gave the St. George Temple the Look Brigham Young Always Wanted

As the first temple built in the West and the first temple since Nauvoo, the St. George Utah Temple was well-looked forward to by the Saints.

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LDS Church announces Pocatello Temple groundbreaking ceremony

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced today that the Pocatello Idaho Temple groundbreaking will take place on March 16, 2019. The temple will be located east of Satterfield Drive and Butte Street in Pocatello in a new subdivision known as Crestview Estates – Division 2.

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Arcade Fire’s Will Butler on His ‘Showbiz Mormon’ Family and How His Granddad Pioneered the Electric Guitar

There’s a scene in the 1944 Ann Miller musical Jam Session that opens on a talking guitar. In the first shot, the neck of the guitar, carved into a face with the off-kilter stare and wobbling jaw of a ventriloquist dummy, croaks out lyrics: “I am the spirit of the St. Louis Blues, I am so bluuue, all the day long I am blue, all the day long I am so bluuuuue.” The puppet’s words sound weird—not quite guitar, not quite human. They were voiced by an analog “vocoder,” a kind of music tech that might sound more at home in a Kraftwerk album, than among Hollywood show tunes and old school swing bands.

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