What is Tithing in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Tithing (the practice of giving a tenth of one’s income),[1] has been around since at least the time of Abraham (see Genesis 14:18-20). Ancient Israel was constantly reminded of the necessity to pay a tithe, “Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say,...

Mormons, Tithing, and Mitt Romney’s Taxes

Mitt Romney's tax returns were released Tuesday, January 24, 2011, and one feature of them deserves a little more explanation: the $4.1 million he and his wife, Ann, have contributed to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints over the past two years. Romney...

Mormons Say Polygamy Morally Wrong

By Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News Published: Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012 7:00 p.m. MST David Letterman knows how to get a laugh.Like most comics, he riffs on the day's news, deadpans the camera and revels in audacity."Oh, did you hear about this?" the host of CBS' Late...

Mormon Beliefs and Attitudes on Immigration

The Pew Foundation survey of Mormons released this past week confirms that U.S. Mormons are more conservative (66 percent) compared to the general public (37 percent), and on most issues, they closely track white evangelicals. But immigration is one issue that sets...

LDS religious commitment high, Pew survey finds

Of all the numbers in the Pew Research Center's recently released survey of "Mormons in America," the highest, most overwhelming numbers are these: 98 percent of respondents said they believe in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, and 97 percent say their church is a...

Mormons’ Focus on Marriage & Family Highlighted in Pew Survey

SMITHFIELD — After dinner, three baths, four bedtime stories and a half-a-dozen goodnight kisses for 2-year-old twins Brock and Isaac and 6-year-old Ellie, Erin and Brian Thompson finally sink into the couch with weary smiles. Being parents is just what they always...

Pew Study on Mormons in America

As the “Mormon moment” extends into 2012, the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life today released a groundbreaking new survey, the first ever published by a non-LDS research organization to focus exclusively on members of The Church of Jesus...

I Believe in Jesus Christ – and Santa Clause

I Believe in Jesus Christ--and Santa Clause By Nicole Carpenter   Christmas was a big deal at my house growing up. My dad was quite the jolly ol’ elf. As soon as the first snow fell (often in October), his Christmas cassette tapes began playing everything from...

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