Utah musician David Archuleta says he is part of LGBTQ community

David Archuleta announced on Twitter Saturday that he is part of the LGBTQ community. He partnered with the Rexburg Children’s Choir last summer for a music video. Watch it in the video player above. | Courtesy Robby Klein SALT LAKE CITY (KSL.com) – David Archuleta, a popular Utah musician, announced on social media Saturday that … Read more

Latter-day Saint sex therapist’s ouster stirs worries of shame culture

Natasha Helfer SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Sex therapist Lisa Butterworth has long been willing to delve into sensitive sexuality questions with clients who belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They seek her out to have open and frank conversations about the faith’s strict rules. But after seeing another prominent sex … Read more

Latter-day Saint author discusses church’s turbulent 191-year history with U.S. leaders

Mike Winder is the author of “Presidents & Prophets: The Story of America’s Presidents and the LDS Church.” He is serving his third term as a representative in the Utah Legislature. Listen to our conversation with him in the video player above. | Courtesy photos IDAHO FALLS – In 1901, William McKinley became the third … Read more

Child custody case prompts FLDS members to protest at courthouse

Members of the FLDS church picketing outside the Jefferson County Courthouse in Rigby Monday afternoon. | Silas Wright, EastIdahoNews.com RIGBY – At least a dozen picketers gathered on the north lawn of the Jefferson County Courthouse Monday afternoon. The women were dressed in long dresses and the men in long-sleeved shirts and jeans and all … Read more

For some pastors, the past year was too much to bear

Stock image (RNS) — Jeff Weddle, a 46-year-old, wise-cracking, self-deprecating, Bible-loving, self-described “failing pastor” from Wisconsin, was already thinking of leaving the ministry before COVID and the 2020 election. He was, as he put it, fed up with church life after two decades as a pastor. Then, what he called “the stupid” — feuds about … Read more

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