Top Church News Predictions for 2013

by (@TheIRD) January 4, 2013

Contact: Jeff Walton (@JeffreyHWalton) 202-682-4131, 202-413-5639 cell Washington, DC—Political shifts, continued economic hardship and changing religious trends could make 2013 a big year for church news. Below are IRD’s predictions for what religious news stories have the most potential to make headlines in the coming year. New Archbishop of Canterbury: After succeeding Rowan Williams in March as head of the […]

Anti-Mormonism Crawls out of the Swamp

by (@TheIRD) October 5, 2012

By Robert P. George U.S. News and World Report is reporting that a group called “Catholics for Obama” has been calling voters, asking such questions as “How can you vote for a Mormon who does not believe in Jesus Christ?” (Evidently, the calls also claim that President Obama does not support abortion and that Planned Parenthood, […]

Mormonism and Mitt Romney: Does It Matter?

by (@TheIRD) September 26, 2012

By Nathaniel Torrey Are Mormons Christians? What significance will Mitt Romney’s Mormonism have if he is elected president? These questions were asked at “A Mormon President? Religious & Political perspectives,” an event at Roanoke College on September 14th. It consisted of four speakers: Dr. Robert Millet, a Mormon theologian from Brigham Young University, Dr. Gerald […]

LGBT, Polygamy, and Slippery Slopes

by (@bjgingerich) August 10, 2012

Recently, TIME magazine published an expose on a polygamous family. Many thanks to G. Shane Morris of Colson Center’s Breakpoint in finding this. The fundamentalist Mormons were surprisingly upper-middle class in their livelihood, sweeping away the “ick factor” of compounds and underage marriages. Even more telling was the video blurb which featured the author of […]