scripture states, "If a man marry a wife by my word, which is my law .
and "What do Mormons
believe and why do we believe the way we do?
are Christians, they have a number of controversial beliefs and rituals that set them apart, such as the belief that Jesus came to America after his resurrection, and wearing special underwear they believe helps protect them from temptation and evil.
My search of Mormon
publications-finds this rhetorical move repeated by prominent nineteenth- and early twentieth - century Mormon
apologists who were concerned to defend the movement's restora - tionist claim.
Not so long ago, the Mormon
Church excommunicated many members for self-identifying as gay or lesbian.
When Parker and Stone, no strangers to controversy, announced that they were creating a musical based around a pair of Mormon
missionaries, the world held its collective breath.
Perhaps no aspect of Mormon
folklore is better known, more iconic, and more lamented for being overemphasized, than Three Nephite legends.
He added that while the Mormon
Church prohibits abortion, "we allow other people to make their own choice.
Worldwide, there are over 13 million Mormons
, almost the same as
It is true that you must be Mormon
to go into the temples, even for a wedding.
Candidate, which is based on meticulous research of the LDS Church practices and rituals, is being compared by book reviewers to The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown and Absolute Power by David Baldacci.
Almost a score of years ago I published a travel book about rural New York (Country Towns of New York) in which I wrote up Palmyra, the Mormon
mecca, in whose environs Joseph Smith claimed to have received a visit in 1823 from an angel named Moroni, who directed him to the west side of a glacial drumlin that the Mormons
would call Cumorah.