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Feb 27, 2012

Romney’s tough line on immigration jars with some Mormons

MESA, Arizona (Reuters) – For years, Nora Castaneda watched her Mormon community grow and grow as it drew converts from a burgeoning Hispanic population in Mesa, Arizona. Then, in 2010, it all went into slow motion.

It turned out the author of Arizona’s tough illegal immigration law, then State Senator Russell Pearce, was a Mormon. As word got around, the dark-suited missionaries who’d been having great success in this Phoenix suburb were suddenly having doors slammed in their faces.

Feb 27, 2012

Romney’s tough line on immigration jars with some

MESA, Arizona (Reuters) – For years, Nora Castaneda watched her Mormon community grow and grow as it drew converts from a burgeoning Hispanic population in Mesa, Arizona. Then, in 2010, it all went into slow motion.

It turned out the author of Arizona’s tough illegal immigration law, then State Senator Russell Pearce, was a Mormon. As word got around, the dark-suited missionaries who’d been having great success in this Phoenix suburb were suddenly having doors slammed in their faces.

Feb 8, 2012

The criminal probe of Sheldon Adelson’s casino empire

SAN FRANCISCO/MACAU, China (Reuters) – It’s never good for the candidate when a big donor runs afoul of the law – as President Barack Obama learned this week: his campaign returned large donations from Chicago’s Cardona brothers after it was reported that a third brother is a fugitive from U.S. drug and fraud charges.

Some Republican candidates for president could find themselves similarly embarrassed if criminal investigations against casino mogul Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act come to fruition before November.

Feb 8, 2012

Court overturns California gay marriage ban, appeal planned

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – An appeals court on Tuesday found California’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional in a case that may lead to a showdown in the Supreme Court.

Supporters of the ban said they would appeal the judgment, calling it “out of step with every other federal appellate and Supreme Court decision.” Their appeal is likely to keep gay marriage in the state on hold pending future proceedings.

Feb 7, 2012
Feb 7, 2012

Court strikes down California gay marriage ban

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday found California’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional in a case that is likely to lead to a showdown on the issue in the U.S. Supreme Court.

The 2-1 decision from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals featured two judges appointed by Democrats ruling against the ban, while a Republican-appointed judge dissented.

Feb 7, 2012

California gay marriage ban unconstitutional-ruling

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 7 (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court
on Tuesday found California’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional
in a case that is likely to lead to a showdown on the issue in
the U.S. Supreme Court.

The split 2-1 decision from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of
Appeals featured two Democratically appointed judges voting in
favor of striking down the ban, while a Republican judge
dissented.

Feb 7, 2012

Court to rule on California gay marriage ban

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court is set to rule on Tuesday whether California’s ban on gay marriage is constitutional in a case that is likely to lead to a showdown on the issue in the U.S. Supreme Court.

California joined the vast majority of U.S. states in outlawing same-sex marriage in 2008, when voters passed the ban known as Proposition 8.

Jan 31, 2012
via FaithWorld

Special report – Mormonism besieged by the modern age

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(The LDS Church's Mormon Temple in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, is seen January 27, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart)

A religious studies class late last year at Utah State University in Logan, Utah, was unusual for two reasons. The small group of students, faculty and faithful there to hear Mormon Elder Marlin Jensen were openly troubled about the future of their church, asking hard questions. And Jensen was uncharacteristically frank in acknowledging their concerns.

Jan 30, 2012
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