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Writing about my summer vacation or the random thoughts on being human that cross my mind each week doesn't always generate a lot of feedback. But open a debate on religion and politics and the flood gates open. Last week I posed a sensitive question:...
History is the chronicle of divorces between creed and deed. — Louis Fischer As recently as 2004, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints — Mormons — were excluded from participating in events organized by the...
Chicago Tribune reportersThere's been a lot of beard news to comb through this summer: Egypt elected Mohammed Morsi, its first bearded president. In Ohio, the big news is a series of beard- and hair-cutting attacks by Amish people against fellow Amish. Meanwhile, entertainment...
Williams’ legacy affects our modern times To the editor: I very much appreciated Allan Powell’s column (March 25) on the great Colonial American Roger Williams. He remains primarily a figure for historians to study, though his legacy...
El CentroMr. Edney and other community members who identify with the Republican Party, some of whose wealth comes directly from government-funded insurance programs, expressed frustration about the government safety nets in place for those severely affected by the...
News With A TwistThe Mormon Church helps recovery after hurricane Isaac. Local Louisiana congregations met at the LaPlace Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints church on Monday September 3rd. The group consists of hundreds of Missionaries and congregation members...
It's an old question, but Fred Bethel says he still gets asked: How can an African-American like himself be part of the Mormon Church, a religious group that waited until 1978 to allow blacks to become leaders? His response comes easily — because...
During the long and glorious reign of the variety show, it was fairly common to see the stars of popular Broadway musicals singing and dancing their big numbers on network television. Now, like Christmas, that opportunity comes but once a year, during the...
Scott Pace's journey into the military was far from traditional. After graduating from Brawley Union High in Imperial County, he attended Brigham Young University in Utah for a year. He spent the next two years on his Mormon mission in Argentina and then...
Tags: Basketball, High School Sports, U.S. Army, Sports, U.S. Military
Contributing WriterMitt Romney, the Republican candidate for president, and the Democratic incumbent, Barack Obama, have accused one another of being “out of touch.” Romney, who has a fortune of some $250 million, is deemed too rich to have any concept of...
KTLA NewsNEWBURY PARK, Calif. (KTLA) -- A man has erected a 14-foot neon sign on his front lawn that condemns GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney as a racist who will destroy the Republican party. 59-year-old Steven Showers, who is a registered Republican,...
Tags: Mitt Romney, Politics, Racism, Elections, Social Issues
When the national tour of "The Book of Mormon" lands in Los Angeles in September, a lottery for $25 tickets is to be held two hours prior to each performance at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. The Pantages announced on its website that lottery entries...
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