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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a message for the Boy Scouts of America's plan to allow gay Scouts: We're fine with it. The Mormon Church, which has historically opposed same-sex marriage, said Thursday that it supported the Scouts'...
Last week, the executive committee of the Boy Scouts of America made a proposition: Yes to gay youth and no to gay leaders. After "the most comprehensive listening exercise in its history," the BSA's executive committee conceded gay boys interested in...
The newer, smaller and more centrally organized a religion is, the less prone it is to reformed versions breaking away. It also helps if the religion's followers form an insular group, to one extent or another, away from the tug of societal trends....
For the first time in memory, a woman has led a prayer at the major conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City. Jean A. Stevens offered the closing prayer for more than 100,000 Mormons gathered Saturday for the...
I just saw the super-ultra-atmosphere-piercing smash hit musical “The Book of Mormon” and had two conflicting feelings about it. Yes, it’s entertaining, clever, and funny as hell, but also, has anyone noticed, that much like some of...
Tags: Music, Entertainment, Life of Pi (movie), Culture, AIDS
The Religion WorldThe Salt Lake Tribune religion reporter Peggy Fletcher Stack writes that Pope Benedicts' decision to retire, rather than die in office, has Mormons talking about whether that could happen to the leader of the Latter-Day Saints? With the resignation of...
This post has been updated, as indicated below.The National Assn. to Advance Fat Acceptance calls it "appalling" that the new season of "The Biggest Loser" will include young teenagers. Season 14 of NBC's reality weight-loss competition begins Sunday night and will include three teenagers -- two 13-...
"The Book of Mormon," the hottest show to hit Broadway in recent years, will headline Florida Theatrical Association's 25th anniversary season in Orlando. Florida Theatrical Association confirmed the booking, which had been widely anticipated, on...
The Broadway season has not been kind to David Mamet. The playwright has seen his new drama "The Anarchist" close after less than a month while a highly touted revival of "Glengarry Glen Ross," starring Al Pacino, has earned unenthusiastic reviews....
Tribune reporterWe spoke with three actors in the Chicago company of “The Book of Mormon,” now at the Bank of America Theatre. James Vincent Meredith as Mafala Hatimbi James Vincent Meredith is the ranking Chicagoan in the cast, a longtime Chicago stage...
Tags: Music, Theater, Entertainment, Comedy (genre), Wicked (musical)
A year ago, we predicted President Barack Obama would edge Mitt Romney 48-47 with 286 electoral votes, plus we'd get a Democratic Senate and Republican House; the numbers were a bit off, but who's counting? So plunging past the fiscal cliff, let's...
The holiday season is usually a bountiful time of year for Broadway shows. Hordes of tourists bring about a bump in box-office receipts for musicals and plays across the board. The most recent holiday period proved to be no exception. "Wicked," still...
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