Mormons http://kunc.org en 'The Witness Wore Red': A Polygamist's Wife Finds A New Life http://kunc.org/post/witness-wore-red-polygamists-wife-finds-new-life In 2007, a breakaway extremist offshoot of the Mormon Church called the Fundamentalist Church of the Latter Day Saints made national news. Police raided an FLDS compound in Texas where they found hundreds of women and girls. The church's leader, Warren Jeffs, was sentenced to life plus 20 years behind bars for sexually assaulting children.<p>The star witness in Jeffs' trial was a young woman named Rebecca Musser. Musser grew up in the FLDS church, under the control of Warren Jeffs and his father, Rulon. When she was just 19 years old, she was forced to marry the 85-year-old Rulon. Sat, 14 Sep 2013 21:47:00 +0000 49605 at http://kunc.org 'The Witness Wore Red': A Polygamist's Wife Finds A New Life WATCH: 'Mormon Missionaries' Dominate Pickup Basketball Game http://kunc.org/post/watch-mormon-missionaries-dominate-pickup-basketball-game <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sysri2CqXrY</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uv5W1eFVtSs</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 16:38:00 +0000 48010 at http://kunc.org WATCH: 'Mormon Missionaries' Dominate Pickup Basketball Game A Woman's Prayer Makes Mormon History http://kunc.org/post/womans-prayer-makes-mormon-history There was no formal acknowledgment of the historic moment Saturday when Jean Stevens stood at a dark wooden podium framed by potted plants and colorful flowers in the cavernous Mormon conference center in Salt Lake City.<p>"Our beloved father in heaven," she began, as 20,000 faithful and silent Mormons in the building listened, and as millions of others (according to Church officials) watched on television screens around the world.<p>Stevens became the first woman to recite a prayer at a general session of the faith's semiannual conferences, which Mormons consider the most important religious Mon, 08 Apr 2013 21:53:00 +0000 Howard Berkes 42631 at http://kunc.org A Woman's Prayer Makes Mormon History Mormons Change References To Blacks, Polygamy http://kunc.org/post/mormons-change-references-blacks-polygamy The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released this week the most significant changes to its scripture since 1981.<p>The Mormon scriptures comprise four books: the Holy Bible, the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price.<p>Although there are grammatical revisions that will be contained in the 2013 edition of Mormon scriptures — available <a href="http://www.lds.org/scriptures/new-edition?lang=eng" target="_blank">online</a> now and in print format in August — the substantive changes come in terms of the introductions to the actual scriptural material.<p>"Those Sun, 17 Mar 2013 19:59:00 +0000 41655 at http://kunc.org Mormons Change References To Blacks, Polygamy Singing Loud And Proud: Choir For LGBT Mormons Breaks Out http://kunc.org/post/singing-loud-and-proud-choir-lgbt-mormons-breaks-out Growing up in Utah, Ross Owen watched the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on television every Sunday with his family.<p>"It was almost like watching a rock concert, and I thought, 'Oh, I'd love to do that,' " he says.<p>But by the time Owen was old enough to join the choir, he was no longer a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; he had been excommunicated after he came out as gay.<p>"I almost feel like I've been mourning giving up that foundation that was there for me for the first 20 years of my life," Owen says. Fri, 14 Dec 2012 23:01:00 +0000 Andrea Smardon 37680 at http://kunc.org Singing Loud And Proud: Choir For LGBT Mormons Breaks Out