Topic / Mormons

The ‘dirty little secret’ of the Mormons scrutinised again

Last November Michael Stone, of the Progressive Secular Humanist wrote that ‘the aggressive interrogation of children about masturbation and sex by Mormon church officials constitutes child abuse’. The Mormon church has a dirty little secret most outsiders know nothing about: children as young as eight years old are often aggressively interrogated by local church officials […]

NZ’s new PM ditched Mormon Church, supports LBGT equality

Faced with the choice of remaining within a deeply homophobic  Mormon Church or fighting discrimination on behalf of her gay friends, New Zealand’s new Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, 37, chose to kick the church into the long grass. According to this report, Ardern’s work for equality began when she left the Church of Jesus Christ […]

Apostates need support. Help rescue them from religion. – the new website of the Brighter Brains Institute that launched the world’s first atheist orphanage in Uganda – is setting up an Apostate Support service. Humanist Global promotes humanism globally and performs charitable deeds that indicate “we don’t need gods to be good”. It is part of the Brighter Brains Institute, a California […]

Utah: ‘An extraordinarily good’ Mormon bishop jailed for rape

When Keith Robert Vallejo, above, was sentenced to life imprisonment for sexual abuse and rape, Utah judge Thomas Low, inset, described him as ‘an extraordinarily good man’, adding ‘but great men sometimes do bad things’. According to the Guardian, one of Vallejo’s victim said on Friday that Low appeared to care more about the person […]

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, […]

This man has a plan to force the Mormon Church to pay tax

Fred Karger, above, a prominent gay-rights activist and former US presidential candidate, has unveiled plans to build ‘the biggest, loudest and most comprehensive’ legal case ever mounted for revoking the tax-exempt status of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A longtime critic of Mormons’ involvement in California’s anti-gay 2008 Proposition 8 campaign, Karger […]

Mormon is sorry for atrocious remarks about a teen’s suicide

Jason Christensen, above, the Independent American Party candidate for Senate District 16 in Provo, Utah, has been forced to apologise for remarks he made about a gay youth’s suicide. Christensen said on Facebook: Yes this is sad, hopefully God will have mercy on both sins that this boy committed. The sins of homosexuality and the […]

Lawsuit claims Navajo children were abused by Mormons

Spencer W Kimball, pictured above, was a Mormon “prophet” who masterminded a programme that placed thousands of young Native Americans in the homes of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1947 and 2000. The Indian Student Placement Programme that drew in some 40,000 children stemmed from the Mormon belief that […]

Atheists are ‘at war with all mankind’

Mark Shea, above, who writes for the National Catholic Register, believes he knows precisely why atheists notch up higher scores than Christians in religious knowledge quizzes. Here’s his theory: Atheists  … being at war with all mankind about the thing that matters to it most, oppose all theists and are wary of the whole broad […]

Gay marriage poses a threat to the unborn

Utah lawyer Gene Schaerr, above, has identified a new threat posed by same-sex unions: abortions will soar if the US  Supreme Court rules next week in favour of making gay marriage a national reality. Schaerr – a “man of courage and conviction”, according to The Alliance Defending Freedom – predicts that the legalisation of same-sex […]