Saturday, April 19, 2008

W.O.W.: LDS and Mormon Blogs

With the bastard offshoots of the LDS Church in the headlines so much right now, I thought I'd share a look form the Mormon viewpoint. This website lists many blogs written by Mormons.

Here are a few examples:
Mormon Matters:
Mention the word “Trinity” to a group of Mormons and the response you’ll get probably will be “I don’t believe that false doctrine of Satan!” [1] Mormons often even feel more kinship with religions like the Jehovah’s Witnesses, who also reject the Trinity doctrine, than we do with orthodox Christians on this topic. But do we Mormons even understand what the doctrine of Trinity really is? Continue reading…

News for Mormons
From The Deseret Morning News:

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is criticizing international news media outlets for failing to distinguish between the mainstream LDS Church and the Fundamentalist LDS Church.

“The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints discontinued polygamy officially in 1890. More than a century later, some news reports, especially those outside the U.S., still fail to draw clear distinctions whenever stories arise about polygamy in the Intermountain West,” the LDS Church said in a statement posted on its Web site.

The LDS Church praised many news media outlets across the country for noting the difference between the two churches. However, church officials were critical of foreign media reports that ran photographs of the Mormon temple in Salt Lake City next to stories of the polygamous compound raid in Texas and headlines that use the term “Mormon” without a distinction.

“You would think that after over 100 years, media organizations would understand the difference,” Elder M. Russell Ballard said in the LDS Church’s statement on Friday. “You can’t blame the public for being confused when some of those reporting on these stories keep getting them wrong.” (cont.)

Entire article here

And for a broad spectrum of topics, I suggest heading over to Mormons Talk.
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