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Popular shows like “Big Love” and “Sister Wives” have given us a small glimpse into the life of a woman within a polygamist family — her struggles, her relationship with the other wives and her expectations. In debut novel...
I just saw the super-ultra-atmosphere-piercing smash hit musical “The Book of Mormon” and had two conflicting feelings about it. Yes, it’s entertaining, clever, and funny as hell, but also, has anyone noticed, that much like some of...
Mitt Romney is the first major-party nominee for president who is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — the Mormons. Here is a brief primer about Mormon history and beliefs: Who are the Mormons? The LDS Church claims some...
Channel Guide MagazineUpdated Nov. 30, 2012, 12:31pm CT Dec. 21, 2012. There hasn't been so much interest in — and, in some cases, fear over — a date since 1999 and the impending approach of Y2K. Whether or not you believe in the supposed Mayan 2012 prediction that...
When Joseph Smith Jr. published The Book of Mormon in 1830, he likely wasn't expecting that an outrageously profane musical that purloined his golden title would dominate the 2011 Tony Awards. Then again, he probably wasn't anticipating "South Park"...
Now that the candidates have left the hustings (whatever those are) behind, it can be said: This was the cleanest presidential campaign in recent memory, perhaps in American history. Before you get exercised about Mitt Romney's sketchy tax math or...
No need to bone up on the Mormon prophet Joseph Smith before attending "The Book of Mormon" at the Pantages Theatre. Just know that this exceedingly naughty, though in the end disarmingly nice, show is devised by the minds behind "South Park" and that...
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The Religion WorldSalt Lake Tribune reporter Heather May writes about a group of Mormons who publicly declared their resignation from the church: Carrying U.S. flags and signs boasting “Finally ExMormon,” “Research the church” and “Transcend...
Jacket CopyThe alleged thief of an original Book of Mormon has been arrested; he had published a book of poetry by the book's 88-year-old owner....
Jacket CopyA first edition of the Book of Mormon was stolen from the bookstore of an 88-year-old who allowed visitors to take photographs with it....
Show TrackerJon Stewart, on "The Daily Show" Wednesday night, went after critics from both sides of the aisle who've voiced concerns -- and in some cases, stereotypes -- about Mitt Romney's beliefs....
I grew up among scientists ambivalent about church. At age 10, I argued my friend out of literal creationism. We decided to make up our own philosophy, the basis of Classical Cynicism. We relabeled Christianity Paulism because Paul mostly wrote the New...
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