Tag Archives: Virgin birth

“The Church is not all butterflies and cupcakes.”

Over this past week the Salt Lake Tribune ran several articles related to the LDS Church, blacks, and the now-defunct priesthood ban. One special report covered the story of Vanna Cox and her sisters. They grew up in the LDS … Continue reading

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The “marvelous creative power and function” by which Christ was conceived

MRM’s article on traditional Mormonism’s redefinition of the virgin birth has been substantially expanded and is worth another read. I continue to be amazed over the amount of evidence supporting the claim that Mormon leaders taught that God the Father … Continue reading

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The South Carolina “Holiday Card”

Someone recently used satire in South Carolina to expose many to an Orson Pratt quote: “We have now clearly shown that God the Father had a plurality of wives, one or more being in eternity by whom He begat our … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from Bruce McConkie?

The back of this “Christmas card” has a note from Kevin Barney of FAIR: “My usual tack when asked about it is to point out that the idea is not now and never was doctrine; it was a speculation… I … Continue reading

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An Analysis of “21 Questions Answered About Mormon Faith”

It’s sad when a religious representative answers questions like a politican. As I write this an article is featured on the front page of FoxNews.com, “21 Questions Answered About Mormon Faith”. The following is an analysis of the response they … Continue reading

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LDS Church Public Education Campaign

An article posted today on the American Spectator’s web site suggests that the LDS Church is worried about the publicity Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign may bring to the Church. “Mormonism in the Spotlight” says, The Salt Lake City-based Church of … Continue reading

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Fair above all virgins

In the recently released movie titled, The Nativity Story, viewers are given a glimpse at what life was probably like for Mary and Joseph after it was learned that the espoused Mary is pregnant. Though I’ve heard pastors and theologians … Continue reading

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