Confession Booth
November 13th, 2018

Dozens of states exempt members of the clergy from having to report sexual abuse crimes disclosed to them during confession. In light of recent bombshell reports, is it time for that to change? Continue reading

Marijuana leaves
October 15th, 2018

Breaking with its own longstanding prohibition on substances of all types – including alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs and even coffee – LDS leadership has reluctantly sided with pot activists to back legislation allowing medical marijuana to be sold in Utah. Continue reading

Wanda Barzee
September 20th, 2018

After 15 years behind bars, Wanda Barzee is a free woman. One of the notorious Elizabeth Smart kidnappers, Barzee walked out of prison yesterday and spent her first evening of freedom in a Salt Lake City hotel room rantings about religious scriptures, according to reports. Continue reading

LDS church in Salt Lake City
February 13th, 2018

Despite its supposed “zero tolerance” stance on domestic abuse, it would seem the Church of Latter Day Saints really dropped the ball this time. Two female members of the church – who both happen to be ex-wives of White House staff secretary Rob Porter – claim LDS officials tried to cover up abuse they faced at the hands of Porter. Continue reading

Josh Weed married his wife, Lolly, despite knowing he was gay.
February 5th, 2018

Choosing between your heart and your faith can’t be easy. But as one couple has discovered the hard way,  faith doesn’t always hold all the answers. From the outside, Josh and Lolly Weed seemed to have it all figured out. … Continue reading

Although controversial, polygamy won't be disappearing anytime soon.
November 30th, 2017

When asked, most people will probably characterize polygamy as a relic of the past. After all, it was outlawed in the United States way back in the mid-1800s. How could it possibly still be happening? Contrary to popular understanding, polygamy … Continue reading

Religious message on shopping bag from Forever 21
October 27th, 2017

We’re all familiar with certain high-profile companies that espouse religious beliefs. Chick-fil-A famously expressed opposition to gay marriage on religious grounds, creating a storm of controversy and sending people flocking to restaurant locations to either protest outside or show their … Continue reading

The wives of former FLDS leader Warren Jeffs
July 31st, 2017

Ever fantasized about taking more than one wife? Although technically illegal, the practice of polygamy lives on in certain remote areas of the U.S. One of the most infamous (and ominous) of these places is a storied Mormon commune on … Continue reading

June 27th, 2017

A 12-year-old girl named Savannah took the stage in front of her entire Mormon church congregation during what’s known as a “Fast and Testimony Meeting”. Savannah stepped up to the microphone and proceeded to deliver a heartfelt speech revealing that … Continue reading

Mariah Walton is permanently disabled after her parents chose faith healing over medical care.
June 5th, 2017

21-year-old Mariah Walton of Idaho is battling a life-threatening heart and lung condition. The most excruciating part? Her condition was entirely preventable. One of nine children, Mariah was born with a small hole in her heart, a congenital birth defect … Continue reading