Posts Tagged ‘Mormon’

New Zealand’s ‘the real deal’ for Mormons Comments 0

Friday, June 14th, 2013

A Mormon missionary has produced a striking guide to serving in New Zealand, describing Kiwis as “earthy, raw, straight-shooting, irreverent, hilarious, and caring folk”. Missionary Gina Colvin, in a blog on a major Mormon website, also took shots at her own Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints and the way Americans see the Read more

US Boy Scouts may admit openly gay youth Comments 0

Friday, April 26th, 2013

A proposal by the Boy Scouts of America to reverse its ban on openly gay members is causing a dilemma for the Christian churches that sponsor almost 70 per cent of its troops. Of the 100,000 Scout units across the nation, 37,882 are Mormon, 11,078 are Methodist and 8570 are Catholic. And the organisation still Read more

Families to be evicted from homes by Church Comments 0

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Dozens of Temple View families are being evicted from their homes to make way for a new, large-scale meeting house for churchgoers. But with no other houses vacant in the largely Mormon suburb, they’ll be forced to live elsewhere in Hamilton. It’s heartbreaking news for the families living in about 10 homes on Tuhikaramea Rd, Read more

Richard Dawkins: Mitt Romney is a ‘massively gullible fool’ Comments 0

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Richard Dawkins on Sunday accused Mitt Romney of being a “massively gullible fool” as he launched into a furious tirade against the Republican’s Mormon faith. Britain’s most prominent atheist attacked the core tenets of Mr Romney’s religion, saying that the Church of Latter Day Saints’ founding prophet was “a fraud” and that the presidential contender Read more

Forget the Mormon moment; it’s about Catholics Comments 0

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Forget the Mormon moment. The religious group that seems to be figuring most prominently in the presidential election right now is the Roman Catholic Church. With Mitt Romney’s recent choice of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as running mate, this campaign is the first in which Catholics are on both major party tickets. Vice President Joe Read more