Category Archives: Mormonism

Do Mormon Women Have More Cosmetic Surgery?

In 2015 Time magazine ran a story by Jon Birger called “What Two Religions Tell Us About the Modern Dating Crisis,” arguing that a widening gender lopsidedness among men and…

LDS Church Joins Fight Against Trans Restroom Directive

After spending years trying to carve out a middle ground on LGBT-friendly policies, the LDS Church has lined up against a federal directive allowing transgender students to use restrooms that…

How the Mormons Plan a City for 500,000 In Florida

The Mormon church owns vast tracts of US land, and now envisages a huge new city on its Deseret Ranch – but at what cost?

Mormon Growth Slowing In U.S.

In 2016, Mormonism saw steady — and occasionally impressive — congregational growth in Africa, Asia, Central America and Oceania, but a slowdown in new U.S. wards and branches, stagnant membership…

The Story Behind the Leaked Mormon Videos

Even former Mormon Ryan McKnight, who said he posted for all the world to see the buzzed-about videos of top-level LDS Church briefings, does not view them as particularly damning.

Clinton Makes Unprecedented Appeal to Mormons

Seizing on an opportunity to capitalize on tepid support for Donald Trump in the historic Republican stronghold of Utah, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton made an extraordinary appeal to Mormon voters…

A New Mormon Temple Rises In Philadelphia

The world’s newest Mormon temple, in the heart of Philadelphia, aims to embrace and shut out the city at the same time.

A Mormon Tycoon Is Building a Mega-Utopia

David Hall is snapping up farmland to bring his vision of a sustainable high-density community to life. The neighbors are horrified.

Mormon Women Fear Eternal Polygamy, Study Shows

When Carol Lynn Pearson was sixteen years old, she heard her seminary teacher bear his testimony, articulating cherished beliefs that, for him, involved polygamy.