- What Islamophobic Politicians Can Learn From Mormons (New York Times)
Last month, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on President Trump’s travel ban, popularly known as the “Muslim ban” because of his statements, like one in 2015 calling for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”
- Mesa mayor supports Mormon Temple, neighborhood renovation (East Valley Tribune - Utah)
Mesa Mayor John Giles leaves no doubt that he supports the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ plans to renovate its historic 91-year-old Mesa Arizona Temple and revitalize the surrounding area.
When the church’s plans are combined with the city’s proposal for a downtown Arizona State University campus, Giles anticipates a dramatic transformation of downtown Mesa, with several other major projects getting built and light rail fulfilling its promise.
- New Church History Library exhibit features 'significant documents' from black LDS history (Deseret News - Utah)
As The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints commemorates the 40th anniversary of the priesthood and temple blessings being extended to all races in June, the Church History Library is inviting the public to view an exhibit of 16 items that help bring the history of black Latter-day Saints to life.
- Creator of fake LDS apology does his own apologizing, acknowledges causing ‘tremendous pain for black Mormons’ (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah)
After spending four days defending his fake apology for the LDS Church’s past racial ban as “satire” or a discussion starter, former Mormon Jonathan Streeter issued his own mea culpa Tuesday.
“I caused tremendous pain for black Mormons who have patiently waited for so long,” Streeter wrote in a letter to The Salt Lake Tribune. “I am deeply sorry.”
- Elizabeth Elena Laguna-Salgado, a Provo woman missing since 2015, has been found dead in Hobble Creek Canyon, reports say (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah)
The body of Elizabeth Elena Laguna-Salgado, last seen on a busy Provo street in 2015, has been found in Hobble Creek Canyon, Utah news outlets reported Wednesday night.