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Protecting circumcision in Germany

Markus Schreiber AP Mohel doctor Yacov Gassinovitch, center, is surround by other Rabbis and relatives as he holds eight days … Continued

12 myths about Mormonism that persist despite the’Mormon moment’

SALT LAKE CITY — As Americans cast their ballots and the clock ticks toward midnight in Mitt Romney’s quest for … Continued

Mitt Romney mirrors his Mormon church

The press is pawing over Mitt Romney’s religion, and the candidate may just welcome this scrutiny. It marks him as … Continued

Mormons confront ‘epidemic’ on online misinformation

SALT LAKE CITY — A Mormon student surfs the Internet for a school assignment and discovers that Mormon founder Joseph … Continued

‘Sister Wives’ polygamists welcome 17th child

TLC/Jana Cruder Sister Wives reality TV star Kody Brown and his fourth wife Robyn welcomed their fourth child, a boy … Continued

Warren Jeffs, ‘Sister Wives,’ and American polygamy

Warren Jeffs, the spiritual head of a sect of the Fundamentalist Church Trent Nelson AP Warren Jeffs sits in the … Continued

The Mormon branding problem

With former Utah governor Jon Huntsman and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney both believed to be gearing up for a … Continued

Big Love and polygamy in Canada

By David Waters As “Big Love“, HBO’s fictional paean to plural marriage, begins its fifth and final season, polygamy is … Continued

Conviction of Elizabeth Smart’s kidnapper/rapist a victory for secular feminism

The conviction last week by a Utah jury of the man who kidnapped 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart in 2002, forced her … Continued

‘Sister Wives’: polygamy ‘comes out’ on TLC

By Elizabeth Tenety ‘Sister Wives,’ a reality show starring Utah advertising salesman Kody Brown and his three (soon to be … Continued

Respecting Freedom of — and from — Religion

New Hampshire became the sixth state to let gay couples wed. The new law was approved after revisions exempted members … Continued

Mormons Battling Nontraditional Marriage

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which has a history of notoriety and dissent over the issue of … Continued

Protect Children or Religious Freedom?

Thursday’s court ruling on the raid on the polygamists’ ranch in Texas comes as authorities in three states struggle with … Continued

Mormonism and Polygamy

Yesterday I wrote a post about the raid of a West Texas compound that belongs to the Fundamentalist Church of … Continued

What’s the Problem with Polygamy?

The recent media attention given to the trial of polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs has been tugging at my feelings … Continued

What Part of “No” Don’t You Understand?

What else is there to say to religious extremists besides “no”? No, you are wrong. No, whatever merit there might … Continued

Mainstreaming the Mormons

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) is the fastest growing world religion. From a reviled and feared … Continued