‘Room 104’ Review: ‘The Missionaries’ Brings a Mormon Meet-Cute to Room 104

(Each week, we’ll kick off discussion about Room 104 by answering one simple question: what’s the strangest thing in Room 104?) Mormon missionaries aren’t the easiest story subjects. Their work is tedious, their uniforms are square, and they only recently got permission to drink Pepsi. Unless you’ve got showtunes, how do you make their stories […]

The Mormon Church forcefully condemned white supremacy and now white supremacists are mad

Robert Cutts/flickr This past Sunday, the Mormon church released an official statement expressing “sadness and deep concern” over violence surrounding white supremacist demonstrations in Charlottesville over the weekend. The statement was firm but vague, condemning racism and intolerance in general terms. Two days later, however, the church updated its statement with what one historian at […]

The Mormon Church Just Allowed Female Employees To Wear Pants. Here's Why That's A Big Deal.

George Frey / AFP / Getty Images The Mormon church rolled out a handful of new policies for employees this week, some specifically for women, that observers say are the latest in the religion’s subtle but long-running evolution toward greater gender equality. The new policies are outlined in a memo The Church of Jesus Christ […]

A Former Mormon Launched A Wikileaks-Inspired Site. Now Its Trying To Expose The Church.

View this image › Temple Square, where the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is headquartered. George Frey / Reuters In November 2015, a local leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — better known as the Mormon church — was reading through a private Facebook group dedicated to helping LGBT […]