Brit Hume: I grew up in the Episcopal church. I went to an Episcopal boys day school for nine years, and I can still basically recite the Liturgy from the old prayer book of the morning prayer service because we said it every day of the week for nine years at that school where I [...]


With the cheers of the Republication National Convention still ringing in the ears of the electorate, it’s hard to remember that roughly a year ago, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was like the nerdy middle-aged dad of the Republican Party, someone who made the cool kids roll their eyes and whose presidential potential was exciting [...]


Does Mitt Romney’s Mormonism make him too scary or weird to be elected to President of the United States? via Polygamy? Magic underwear? People on bikes? Glenn discusses Mormon myths in TheBlaze TV special! – Glenn Beck.


When most people think of reality shows, they think of drunken fist fights, profanity laced tirades and sexual escapades. But it’s a pretty safe bet that BYUtv’s new reality show — chronicling the gospel-filled adventures of eight real-life Mormon missionaries — won’t follow that formula. via New reality show follows Mormon missionaries | The Salt [...]


Steve Klein, one of the men behind the anti-Muslim video tied to violent riots across the Middle East and North Africa, doesn't restrict his fervor to attacks on Islam: He also runs one of the most prominent anti-Mormon sites on the web. An insurance agent and Christian activist from California, Klein has become the face [...]


One of the common criticisms leveled against Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is that he almost comes across as being “too” put-together and restrained when it comes to showing emotion. While Ann Romney has provided much warmth and been a good focal point for campaign-watchers seeking insight into the softer-side of her husband, those whose [...]


Now, I don't want to wander too much in the academic weeds, but there is something profound buried in the concept of model minorities — and it relates to Bill Clinton's description of his experience with LDS missionaries this week. via Mormon Media Observer: Clinton raises the Mormon issue — or not | Deseret News.


I was reminded last week, upon reading Simon Critchley’s opinion piece in the New York Times, what a unique stretch of time we’re in. Much has been written about the Mormon Moment. As a columnist, I’ve been watching this moment snowball for more than a decade, from the rustlings that came during the 2002 Winter [...]


Jesse Stay, an LDS blogger who writes and consults about social media and new media architecture, said Latter-day Saints like to use these tools to show their faith in social media because their faith is who they are. “It isn’t just what we believe; it isn’t just the doctrine of the church,” he said. “It’s [...]


We will return to Ryan. But first we have to get through Romney. This was the best thing about the Clint Eastwood warm-up: he ignored the red light and mumbled on for an extra seven minutes, sowing panic, as well as excruciation, in the control tower. All we lacked was a live feed to Romney—to [...]


Producer Gerald Molen is used to reading reviews – both good and bad – for his movies. The Oscar winner's resume is golden enough to give him a pretty thick skin. He's helped bring such modern classics as "Minority Report," "Schindler's List" and "Rain Man" to the big screen. Let's assume he can take whatever [...]


Glenn Beck is bringing his brand of conservative commentary back to the television set. One year after embracing an Internet-only distribution model, Mr. Beck is repositioning his streaming network, TheBlaze TV, as an offering for cable and satellite operators — in other words, TV the old-fashioned way. via Glenn Beck’s Show Heads to Dish Network [...]


“It’s not weird to be a Mormon. And it‘s not weird to be president if you’re Mormon,” Beck concluded. This special episode comes as the nation prepares to potentially elect its first Mormon president. While some biases certainly continue to color Romney’s candidacy, the impact appears to be minimal. As we’ve previously reported, November 2011 Pew [...]


For the uninitiated, Hoover and Gandhi is Glenn-shorthand. Jay Edgar Hoover symbolized “top down” abusive power. Gandhi embodied peaceful, spiritual, resistance. He uses Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King, and Booker T. Washington for the latter half of the metaphor as well. The latter half, the peaceful half, has the music. They always have. via Mark Mabry [...]


“I’m not feeling very well,” Hutchins told him. “But I’m cheered up hearing your voice.” “I’m going to cheer you up even more,” Tagg Romney said, “because my dad would like you to give the opening prayer on the closing night of the convention down in Tampa.” via Mormon Kenneth Hutchins, Catholic Timothy Dolan to [...]


“There are hundreds and hundreds of people of faith working in Hollywood, doing it quietly,” he says. via BH Interview: As1 Founder on Rebuilding Bridges Between Hollywood and the Church.


Interestingly, AA decided to put out a separate billboard targeting Mormonism, presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s faith. The text, “God Is a Space Alien, Baptizes Dead People, Big Money, Big Bigotry” is present on the billboard. It also shows a man wearing white underwear, an apparent reference to special undergarments that are worn by adherents: via American Atheists [...]


If you thought being one of the producers of one of the greatest anti-hate films in history, one that exposed hatred, bigotry and anti-semitism would make you immune from being labeled a hate monger, think again. "Schindlers List" left its mark on the world and did so by telling the truth about man’s inhumanity to [...]


Chick-fil-A isn’t the only company willing to share its Christian faith with the world. While attaching a specific religious view to a product or service holds the potential to turn a portion of consumers off, some business leaders and companies stick to their values and intentionally include them in their packaging and messaging. Some of [...]


JFK and Mitt: The Media’s Double Standard on Faith | Media Research Center.   Attacks on Mormonism attempt to paint Mormons as backward. In an April 16 piece, BuzzFeed’s McKay Coppins (ironically, himself a self-identified Mormon) used Mormon teachings on gender as a club to bash Mormons for not being progressive, declaring: “These doctrinally-defined gender roles aren't entirely [...]


Three movie interns have a little advice for you as you choose your future career. Some people want to be famous movie stars—on the big screen, in front of all the lights, cameras, and action. But others prefer to be behind it all instead. Consider Cammon Randle, Chantelle Squires, and Jimmy Anderson. These three are [...]


“It’s cool to be Mormon. Being a Mormon sets you apart,” Heyborne said. “Knowing that Heavenly Father loves me makes a huge difference. You don’t feel alone. Knowing he cares about me, that he will put me in the right places and will protect me, that he wants me to succeed, knowing those things makes [...]


When Bloomberg Businessweek used a sketch of an angel appearing to Joseph Smith as the cover for its July 16 issue about the LDS Church finances, it inadvertently chose an image tied to the sacrifices and faith of a Mormon pioneer artist. C.C.A. Christensen was born in Copenhagen in 1831, a year after Joseph Smith [...]


Mormon missionaries are now using Facebook to try to convert new members – and have taken part in more than 1 million online chats in the last year alone. via Mormons turn to Facebook evangelism – Telegraph.


"It becometh every man who hath been warned to warn his neighbor," the Lord said to his young church in December 1832 (see Doctrine and Covenants 88:81). And that command has been reiterated by every prophet of the Restoration. Is our missionary obligation discharged by full-time missionary service? Plainly not. When President David O. McKay [...]


Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is no stranger to controversy surrounding his The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints membership. Both in the 2008 and 2012 electoral cycles, he has fielded numerous anecdotal attacks — anti-Mormon incursions that have continued despite DNC chair and congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s (D-Fla.) pledge that the contender’s faith will be off-limits during [...]


Individual Mormons are encouraged to participate in public life, including running for office and supporting candidates, but the church officially stays out of electoral politics. It won't allow its property to be used for polling, unlike many other churches, and has been careful not to run the "I am a Mormon" ads in early primary [...]


I am writing this article for my children. They are big Alex Boye’ fans. They got that from their old man. When I first heard him sing, I just popped. He was at Brigham Young University at a Mormon Arts Festival. We talked for hours, and I told him then and there he had a [...]


“My “style” came from my experiences I had when I was the Executive Producer of the Donny and Marie Shows and Specials. Besides writing music and lyrics, I learned to produce and direct video and television and worked with the writers to think about and come up with as many visual opportunities to “SHOW” people [...]


"I've made a covenant with God that I would devote everything I have to building his kingdom here on earth, and the magazine seems like a good way to help do that," Crowder said of the publication that shines the spotlight on Latter-day Saint artists and their talents. via Magazine provides Mormon Artists with sense [...]

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