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Is it time we begin restricting religions?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for a burqa ban in Germany saying she could support a nationwide prohibition on Islamic veils covering the face:"The full-face veil is not acceptable in our country," she told delegates in Essen, sparking ra...
by Murdockinations on Dec 12, 2016

Mormon Church accused of turning blind eye to child abuse in foster care program, Ex-prosecutor slams critics of Child Victims Act, urges New York to stop protecting abusers

- Mormon Church accused of turning blind eye to child abuse in foster care program - Another Navajo Member Sues LDS Church over Childhood Sexual Abuse - Author, ex-prosecutor slams critics of Child Victims Act, urges New York to stop protecting abu...
by Extreme Abuse Survey on Jun 1, 2016

Perceiving Religion

“Sticks and stones,” they used to tell me, “may break my bones, but words will never harm me.” We teach our children lies like that. I have been hit by sticks and stones—fortunately wielded by other children—but the things that … Co...

Former members of polygamist sect led by Warren Jeffs reveal secrets in FBI documents

A decade after the arrest of polygamous prophet Warren Jeffs, insiders say his church has literally become a place of feast or famine, of haves and have-nots. Prison has done little to loosen Jeffs’ hold on many of his followers, even if he is n...
by Extreme Abuse Survey on Apr 5, 2016

Female genital cutting, Sloppy Police Work of Mormon Towns, Internet trolling: teenagers suffered online abuse, Catholic church alleged abuse at UK school, Twelve men jailed for sexually exploiting girl

- I’m a survivor of female genital cutting and I’m speaking out – as others must too - Replace female genital mutilation with new rites of passage, says UN chief - Expert Details Sloppy Police Work of Mormon Towns - Internet trolling: quarte...
by Extreme Abuse Survey on Feb 9, 2016

And a Blessed New Year

A new year is always a time for predictions and prognostications. Although the religious basis for New Year’s Day is often deeply sublimated, the changing of the year is one of the oldest and most widespread holidays worldwide. Since every …...

Family of ranchers who inspired Ore. militia takeover accused of abusing teen relative, family behind the Oregon militia cites Mormon beliefs for armed conflicts with government, Mormon leaders to Oregon militia: Your religion isn’t with you, Bill Cosby won’t be charged in two sexual assault cases in Los Angeles, U.N. Peacekeeping in Crisis as Fresh Child Abuse Allegations Emerge in CAR

- Family of ranchers who inspired Ore. militia takeover accused of abusing teen relative - The family behind the Oregon militia cites Mormon beliefs for armed conflicts with the government - Mormon leaders to Oregon militia: Your religion isn’t...
by Extreme Abuse Survey on Jan 6, 2016

Family of ranchers who inspired Ore. militia takeover accused of abusing teen relative, family behind the Oregon militia cites Mormon beliefs for armed conflicts with government, Mormon leaders to Oregon militia: Your religion isn’t with you, Bill Cosby won't be charged in two sexual assault cases in Los Angeles, U.N. Peacekeeping in Crisis as Fresh Child Abuse Allegations Emerge in CAR

Family of ranchers who inspired Ore. militia takeover accused of abusing teen relative; grandmother denies claims, calling boy 'disturbed' BY Laura Bult, Nicole Hensley NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, January 5, 2016A family of embattled ranchers whose...

Imagining Things

Having a child in college is one way for me to stay attuned to popular culture. You can absorb quite a lot by simply paying attention while on campus. For example, on the last several visits I’ve heard the song … Continue reading →...

Fundamental Fear

Something truly scary landed on my desk. Working for an organization that has many different departments, there’s no way to know everyone. So when something bible-ish arrives in the mail, it gets directed to me. Now, I don’t follow the … Co...

FLDS PRACTISE: ‘CHOSEN ONES’ IMPREGNATE WIFE WHILE HUSBAND HOLD HER HANDS???

A FUNDAMENTALIST Christian church has been accused of electing "seed bearers" to impregnate women while husbands watch on. The polygamist sect called the Fundamentalist Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is at the centre of a child custody b...
by Mystique Earth on Oct 2, 2015

The Unchanging Standards of the Gospel by Julie L. Spencer

Let me assure you that I am not quoting Dieter F. Uchtdorf when I tell you this story about an airplane manufacturer! For those of you who don’t know, President Uchtdorf used to be an airline pilot and is now one of the prophets of our Church. When...
by Opinions Are Just That on Aug 9, 2015

Mormons at the forefront of genealogy

Familysearch.org website is one of the most used websites in genealogy. This is a big achievement, as I don’t see them put out big advertising campaigns like Ancestry and Findmypast. Familysearch website doesn’t have the slick lines and t...

Sex abuse lawsuit filed against Mormon church, Irish man fighting extradition to US over child abuse image charges has Asperger's syndrome, court hears

Sex abuse lawsuit filed against Mormon churchReza Gostar, The Desert Sun May 2, 2014Lawsuit claims teen girl was repeatedly abused by Mormon missionary in 1985 in Rancho Mirage and Palm Desert.PALM SPRINGS – A lawsuit filed Friday against The Churc...

Former Boy Scout sues Mormon church for sexual abuse, Going Clear Scientology documentary

LDS Church: No tolerance for sex abuse in scoutingBy Scott Zamost and Kyra Phillips, CNNMon March 23, 2015Former Boy Scout sues Mormon church for sexual abuse (CNN)The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is the largest sponsor of Boy S...

EFY Medley Around the World by Michael R. Hicks

Michael R. Hicks created this amazing EFY Medley, you can read more about him on his site, Michael R Hicks.com. Since 1999, the EFY Medley: As Sisters In Zion & We’ll Bring the World His Truth has been performed by over a half million youth at...
by Linda Grace online on Oct 4, 2014

EFY Medley Around the World

Michael R. Hicks created this EFY Medley and you can read more about him at his site, Michael R Hicks.com. Since 1999, the EFY Medley: As Sisters In Zion & We’ll Bring the World His Truth has been performed by over a half million youth at EFY (...
by Linda Grace online on Oct 4, 2014

Reflections on the Quest For Faith by Terryl and Fiona Givens

Faith is the first principle of the gospel of Jesus Christ. So what happens when a person has doubts? Questioning is not the problem, according to authors Terryl and Fiona Givens. After all, they write, the Restoration unfolded because a young man as...
by Linda Grace online on Sep 9, 2014

Exceptionalism

Some years ago I was invited to a famous person’s house along with some intellectuals—we’re all mature here, so names aren’t necessary. It’s no surprise that I ended up at the children’s table, being soft-spoken as I tend to be. … C...

Equal Measure

Far off in the woods of Wisconsin sits a seminary. In these woods, I’m told, wolves eat little girls. That seminary has for decades distinguished itself by its stance against women priests. I knew of, and respectfully disagreed with this … Co...


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