Topic / Mormonism

Connecticut pastor charged with stealing a $1.5-m church

‘Bishop’ Franklin L Fountain, 55, above, has been charged with first-degree larceny and second-degree forgery in connection with the theft of the Fountain of Youth Cathedral in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Fountain allegedly altered the deed documents of the property at 324 Madison Ave and sold it to himself for just $1.00. According to this report, Fountain […]

Right-wing Mormons yearn for a return to the cult’s racist past

Back in December last year, Mormon Ayla ‘Purpose’, above, announced on her Nordic Sunrise blog – (motto: “In Search of the Christian Culture That Made Our Countries Great”) – that she had created a free ‘pro-white children’s book’. Then, on March 19, she reinforced her racist, anti-immigration sentiments on Red Ice TV, a far-right channel, […]

Singing for Trump would be like to ‘throwing roses to Hitler’

Janet Chamberlin, above, a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, is reportedly getting hate messages for resigning from the choir in protest against its planned appearance at Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony. According to this report, the choir’s acceptance of an invitation to sing at the event has divided Mormons, who largely backed Trump in the […]

And on the first day, I was an atheist

This is the story of my not so spiritual journey. Let us begin with my upbringing. I was raised in what can be described as an agnostic theist environment. For those unfamiliar with the term, it’s when you believe in a god (or gods), but don’t feel you can know for sure whether it, or […]

Thousands plan to quit Mormon Church

Leaving the Church of Latter Day Saints is apparently a tricky process, far different from leaving other faiths, which is why Utah lawyer Mark Naugle, above, has become involved in a planned mass resignation due to take place on Saturday. The action, according to this report, is a response to the Mormon Church’s decree last week that people […]

Mormon ‘magic stone’ revealed

Following its bid to demystify its ‘magic underwear’, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints this week  revealed for the first time the ‘magic stone’ that allegedly enabled its founder, Joseph Smith, to translate sacred texts that were to become the Book of Mormon. It seems from this report that the Internet has […]

‘Don’t poke fun at our missionaries’

A Salt Lake City resident is reportedly threatening to file an injunction for the removal of an ‘offensive’ piece of artwork showing two missionaries of the Church of Latter Day Saints in a space bubble. The UFO installation, in downtown Salt City, has offended a certain Mr Nathan Zaugg, who feels that that the artwork […]

‘Magic Mormon underwear’ explained

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has produced a video that exhorts people to stop making fun of their silly ‘temple garments’. The video, according to this report, seeks dispels the notion that the cult believes “temple garments” have special protective powers and that the much-used reference to “magical Mormon underwear” is “offensive”. […]

What You Don’t know about Religion (but Should)

Professor JOHN RADFORD, Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of East London, reviews What You Don’t Know About Religion (but should), by Ryan T Cragun.  Pitchstone Publishing, Durham NC, USA, 2013 (available as hard copy or e-book) THE author, pictured above,  is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Tampa, Florida. The “You”  […]

Chief Mormon accused of fraud

ACTING on a criminal complaint lodged by a disaffected member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a British judge has ordered the head of the Mormon church – Thomas S Monson – to attend a court hearing on March 14. The formal summons, signed by District Judge Elizabeth Roscoe, warns Monson, who […]