Topic: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Look deeper at Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" teen vampire series and you'll see the underpinnings of a decidedly conservative moral universe.
09/02/2011 04:13 pm
Warren Jeffs, leader of the polygamist FLDS religious sect, was sentenced to life in prison in Texas, convicted of sexually assaulting two girls, aged 15 and 12, that he claimed as his 'brides.'
08/09/2011 04:38 pm
Warren Jeffs, the polygamist leader charged with sexually assaulting two underage girls, broke his silence at the trial with an hour-long invective Friday.
07/30/2011 01:23 pm
Opening statements are expected Thursday in the trial of polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs. Defense lawyers have suggested they may argue that his actions are consistent with his sincerely held religious beliefs.
07/28/2011 10:32 am
Several civil-rights groups sued the state of Alabama Friday to block what some observers say is the toughest anti-illegal-immigration law to date. Among other things, it mandates that primary and secondary schools check residency status of students. Federal lawsuits have now been filed against the five states that have passed such laws during the past 15 months. The rulings that have come down, which have all been against the laws, have been appealed by the states' attorneys general in the hope that the Supreme Court will take up the issue. Here is the legal state of play for all five state laws:
07/08/2011 07:46 pm
Jon Meade Huntsman Jr. wants his boss's job. President Obama’s former China ambassador declared his candidacy for the presidency on June 21. Dubbed “the Republican Democrats fear most,” the tall, handsome, cerebral former governor of Utah often draws comparisons to Mr. Obama, the very man he’s struggling to distance himself from. Will that, and his centrist views and Mormon faith, keep him on the margins of the Republican field?
06/21/2011 03:11 pm
Backers of California's anti-gay marriage initiative, Prop. 8, argued that the judge who declared the law unconstitutional should not have taken the case because he is gay. A federal judge rejected that argument Tuesday.
06/14/2011 07:55 pm
In Pictures Mormons in politics
A poll released Wednesday suggests that a minority of Americans are 'entirely comfortable' with the idea of a Mormon president. But voters' concerns about the problems facing the country might override any concern they have about Mitt Romney's religion.
06/08/2011 03:44 pm
Mitt Romney says as president he would not be swayed by his church. But a significant number of voters – especially evangelical Protestants – say they would be less likely to vote for a Mormon.
06/04/2011 05:27 pm