c. 2011 Salt Lake Tribune
(RNS) For years, the Rev. Bernie Anderson carried a shameful secret -- one he feared would destroy his marriage, his career, his standing in the community, even his spiritual identity.
(RNS) Mitch Mayne is not the first openly gay person to hold a key
leadership post within the all-volunteer clergy of the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints, but he may be the first to announce it from
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) With two Mormons in the presidential campaign and a
hit Broadway show about LDS missionaries, a group of church loyalists
felt the time was ripe to begin scrutinizing media reports for
inaccuracies about the Utah-based faith.
(RNS) Mormon founder Joseph Smith may have declared all churches to be
wrong, even apostate, but he also defined Mormonism as "an inclusivist
faith that not only sees and appreciates goodness and truth in other
religious traditions but is willing to acknowledge divine action in
those other traditions."
WASHINGTON (RNS) Thirteen members of Congress are urging Swiss
authorities to allow Mormon missionaries to continue serving beyond
2012, when a new rule would forbid non-European Union citizens from
serving as missionaries.
Mormons have been making headlines across the nation lately—from HBO's Big Love to California's Proposition 8, from American Idol wannabe David Archuleta to Twilight author Stephenie Meyer, from Senate majority leader Harry Reid to conservative icon Glenn Beck.