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The Fierce Network of Moms Protecting LGBTQ Youth

Growing up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can be an isolating experience for LGBTQ+ youth. Current Mormon doctrine doesn’t have a place for those who identify as LGBTQ+, or any guidance or support for young adults navigating their sexuality. Many face unforgiving ideologies that teach them to be celibate, or to “pray the gay away.” Furthermore, the state of Utah has the highest suicide rate among children ages 10-17, a statistic that is especially alarming to parents. Within this culture are the Mama Dragons, a fiercely loving support group of mothers that provides open ears and open arms to LGBTQ+ youth and families in the Mormon community. Comprised of Mormon, post-Mormon and never-Mormon women, the support group offers mothers of LGBTQ+ children an outlet and a community. Together, this grassroots group of mothers is breathing fire to protect their kids, writing a new chapter in a community of faith.

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LDS Church announces plan to scale back pageants

Utah’s largest church will be scaling back large productions such as pageants, it announced Saturday.

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LDS Church donates $1.5 million to American Red Cross for new response vehicles

When a natural disaster strikes, Utah’s American Red Cross will be ready to lend a hand even more so, thanks to the donation of $1.5 million that will go towards purchasing 10 new-generation Emergency Response Vehicles.

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For new Christian-influenced YA publisher, it’s ‘more intense stories without the guilt’

A pair of Latter-day Saint authors from Texas is publishing young adult books with a twist. Their books tell stories that are “edgy but clean” while also teaching Christian values.

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President Nelson condemns religious violence in wide-ranging interview

President Russell M. Nelson condemned religious violence during a wide-ranging interview of the Latter-day Saint leader conducted here Friday by the biographer of Pope Francis.

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Donny & Marie Osmond will end their Las Vegas run in 2019 after 11 years playing the Flamingo

Two of Utah’s leading exports — singing stars Donny and Marie Osmond — will wrap up their long run at the Flamingo in Las Vegas in 2019.

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Latter-day Saint Family Loses Both Children in Head-On Crash: “They’re 2 Angels and They’re Going to Be Together in Heaven”

Police released the names of two children killed in a car crash in North Ogden Tuesday morning.

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Elder Bednar to Singles: “You Do Not Find the Perfect Partner or the Perfect Marriage”

Dating takes work. Marriage takes work. Being a good spouse takes work. And no one is perfect. But sadly, there’s a misconception that the perfect spouse or perfect marriage is just out there, waiting. But the truth is, you have to work at being a good spouse and you have to work to create a perfect marriage.

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Juneau woman suspected of vandalizing four churches, one business Monday night

A Juneau woman has been arrested and is suspected of vandalizing four churches and a business in the Mendenhall Valley Monday night.

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Amy Tarkanian warns of witches, ISIS, LDS

During a radio interview with KKVV 1060am, “The Gospel Airship,” Amy Tarkanian, wife of third district Republican congressional candidate Danny Tarkanian and former chair of the Nevada Republican Party, raised alarms about witches casting spells at Donald Trump and Brett Kavanaugh.

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Good Standing Pulls Back the Curtain on the LDS Church

If you have ever wondered exactly how the LDS Church comes down on members who violate its rules about same sex attraction and marriage, well, this is the play for you.

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What the Church Has Actually Said About Cremation

Cremation is now more common in the U.S. than burial, and its popularity is expected to continue to rise, the Deseret News reported earlier this year. But what is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ position on cremation?

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Taylor Swift Gives Latter-day Saint Family $15K, Inspires More to Help

Between sweeping award shows and traveling the globe for her Reputation Stadium Tour, Taylor Swift manages to find time to connect with her fans through social media. Taylor Swift “stan” (super fan) accounts are common on Tumblr, Instagram, and Twitter where fans connect through their common love of the pop star.

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LDS Church’s Deseret Industries thrift store opens in Gilbert

Deseret Industries opened Oct. 23. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints runs the thrift store and it is open to all. Bishop Dean M. Davies of the LDS Church’s Presiding Bishopric dedicated the store Oct. 20. 1695 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert. www.deseretindustries.org/gilbert?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss

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BELIEVER to Receive Documentary Award at the HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS

Dick Clark productions announced today that the 22nd Annual “Hollywood Film Awards” will bestow the “Hollywood Documentary Award” to Live Nation Productions’ Believer, the story of Imagine Dragons’ frontman Dan Reynolds as he comes to a crossroads when he witnesses fellow members of the Mormon church spurned due to their sexual orientation. Reynolds, who also served as Executive Producer on the film, will be accepting the award at the ceremony, which will take place on Sunday, November 4 at The Beverly Hilton. As part of the ceremony, Reynolds, producer Tim Edgar and award-winning composer Hans Zimmer will also take the HFA stage to deliver a performance of Believer’s empowering track “Skipping Stones.” The song is one of two original tracks that are featured in the documentary. Reynolds teamed up with the film-score legend for this heartfelt track to promote change, love and acceptance of the LGBTQ community within the Mormon Church.

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Travel to Less Known Historical Mormon Sites

There are many significant, albeit less-known, religious history sites to visit. Places like these encourage people to learn more about the beginnings of Mormonism and the Latter Day Saints movement. If you are interested in travelling to these historical Mormon sites, companies like Cruise Lady offer these types of excursions.

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