Tag Archives: Jedediah Grant

Mormonism and Blood Sacrifice

A local TV station in Indianapolis ran a story earlier this month (16 October 2015) headlined, “Suspect harrassing Mormon Church elder allegedly had goal of blood sacrifice.” Journalist Derrik Thomas explained, “A prominent local attorney, who is an elder in … Continue reading

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LDS Church on the Marriage(s) of Jesus

It’s Throwback Thursday! The following blog article originally posted at Mormon Coffee on May 19, 2006. Though The Da Vinci Code is now old news, being nine years after the movie’s release, I just received an email last week that addressed … Continue reading

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Mormon Church does not require “bloodletting”

Last week the Utah Senate voted to reinstate death by firing squad as one of the state’s options in carrying out a judiciously imposed penalty of capital punishment. The bill awaits the signature of Utah’s governor before it can become … Continue reading

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Past and Present: Rooting Out Sin Among the Mormons

Last week the Salt Lake Tribune reported on a recent shake up among members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Observers say an unprecedented number — up to 1,500 members — of the polygamous sect led … Continue reading

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How Well Do You Know Mormon Church Leaders of the Past?

Last month (March 2011) Ensign magazine included a challenge titled “How Well Do You Know Our Church Leaders?” It consisted of 15 details from the lives of the 15 current Prophets, Seers and Revelators of the LDS Church. Readers were … Continue reading

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Mormon Jurors Not Welcome

Last week The Associated Press reported, Defense asks for no Mormons on murder trial jury OGDEN, Utah — An attorney for a man charged with aggravated murder have filed a motion to keep off the jury any members of the … Continue reading

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