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Latter-day Saint Football Sensation Sam Gordon Featured in Viral Nike Commercial

Latter-day Saint Sam Gordon stole the show in the best Super Bowl LIII commercial, and now she’s at it again with her role in a viral Nike commercial.

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Mascot at Mormon University BYU Comes Out as Gay

As Brigham Young University’s mascot, Cosmo the Cougar, Charlie Bird was the face of athletics at the nation’s largest Mormon university, but he was hiding a significant part of his identity — that he was gay.

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Utah Threatening To Strip Brigham Young University Police Force Of Its Authority

Utah wants to decertify the police force at Brigham Young University. The move comes as the result of legal action related to an investigation into a sexual assault allegation by as student in 2016.

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6 Book of Mormon Truths to Consider When a Church Leader Commits a Serious Sin

When any trusted local or general leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints falls away from gospel truths or standards, it may cause faithful members who are aware of the situation to feel unsettled, uncertain, or confused. Why would God, who knows both the past and the future, allow someone who is secretly unworthy (or who will become unworthy during the course of his or her calling) to hold a high and sacred position in Christ’s true Church? While possible answers to this question are probably as unique as the various circumstances in which any case might arise, the Book of Mormon offers some divinely revealed insights on this topic.

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Longtime church spokesman, who was on hand for historic events in Latter-day Saint history, dies

From polygamy and document forgeries to the Equal Rights Amendment and blacks being ordained to the priesthood, there were many times Don LeFevre, a longtime spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, could have lost his cool when dealing with the news media.

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Electric cable contributed to death of missionary from Utah, church says

Dominican officials now believe contact with an electric cable caused Elder Brennan Conrad to fall from the roof of his apartment building to his death on Wednesday, according to a news release issued by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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LDS missionaries save the lives of 4 people who crashed car into island lake

Two missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are being hailed as heroes after saving the lives of four people, according to the LDS Church.

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Challenging segregation, clashing with the LDS Church, fighting racism today: The first 100 years of the NAACP in Utah

Thelma Steward and Wallace Thurman were walking down Salt Lake City’s Main Street on a Tuesday afternoon when a group of white soldiers bumped into the young black couple.

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BYUtv goes to Hollywood — and gets grilled about lack of gay and ethnic characters on its shows

BYUtv has big dreams. It wants to be a household name. It wants millions of people to watch its programs.

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Man arrested in undercover human trafficking investigation is an LDS bishop in Utah

A man arrested as part of an undercover operation targeting human trafficking is currently the bishop of an LDS ward in Lehi, Utah.

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The Angel Moroni Appears as a Clue on “The Masked Singer”: Could Donny Osmond or Gladys Knight Be on the Show?

With 12 undercover celebrities singing dressed as peacocks, rabbits, poodles, and more, Fox’s The Masked Singer has caught the public’s attention with its mix of bizarre, fame, and mystery. And several rumors have connected Latter-day Saints with the show. But none have been more convincing than a recent clue that appeared on Twitter on February 13—an angel Moroni.

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