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Mormons leader warns of ‘rampant immorality’ at conference

A high-ranking leader with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints urged members Saturday during a church conference to root their families in the teachings of Christ to prepare their children for a world with “rampant immorality and addictive pornography.”

New Asian-American, Brazilian apostles make Mormon history

The Mormon Church made history and injected a bit of diversity into a previously all-white top leadership panel on Saturday by selecting the first-ever Latin-American apostle and the first-ever apostle of Asian ancestry.

Daughter says she was abused by polygamous sect leader

A daughter of polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs said he sexually abused her for years when she was a child growing up in the secretive group, according to an interview aired Friday on “Megyn Kelly Today.”

Mormon leader reaffirms faith’s opposition to gay marriage

A top Mormon leader reaffirmed the religion’s opposition to same-sex marriage on Saturday during a church conference – and reminded followers watching around the world that children should be raised in families led by a married man and woman no matter what becomes the norm in a “declining world.”

LDS church creates sixth stake in Spokane County

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints created its sixth stake in Spokane County on Sunday. A stake is a collection of six to 12 congregations in a defined geographic area, with each congregation having about 300 people.

Serving Spokane Valley: Ross’ assistance reaches far, wide

When asked about the work they do for the Greater Valley Support Network, Diann and David Ross say the same thing: They don’t want to brag and they don’t want it to sound like they are saving the world. “It’s a very cooperative and collaborative effort,” David Ross said. “It’s a very diverse and broad group of people that shows up at our meetings.”

Boy Scouts CEO says new policy on gay leaders may be nonissue in Spokane area

Monday’s decision to end a ban on gay Boy Scout leaders nationwide is not expected to have much impact on Scouting in the Spokane region, the group’s top local executive said this week. Tim McCandless, CEO of the Inland Northwest Council of the Boy Scouts of America, said sexual orientation and sexuality are not part of the Boy Scout program.

Mormon leaders call on lawmakers to protect gay rights

SALT LAKE CITY – The Mormon church issued a nationwide call Tuesday for new laws that protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination while somehow also protecting those who suffer repercussions for asserting their religious beliefs toward these people. “We must all learn to live with others who do not share the same beliefs or values,” the church announced at a rare news conference including three elders from a high-level Mormon governing body called the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

All of family’s six sons are Eagle Scouts

All six brothers in the Glanzer family have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. The youngest attained scouting’s top level last Saturday during a Court of Honor ceremony.

Craigs’ Christmas kickoff has minty flavor

There’s no waking in the wee hours for Black Friday shopping at the Craig household. The Liberty Lake family’s day-after-Thanksgiving tradition involves doing – not buying – for others.

Spokane Mormons celebrate the church’s beginning with Pioneer Day

The Spokane West Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered in Medical Lake’s Waterfront Park Saturday to celebrate the beginnings of the church – nationally and locally. The church celebrates Pioneer Day every year to mark the day of July 24, 1847, when Mormon pioneers first arrived in the Salt Lake Valley in Utah. They had set out for the West to avoid religious persecution, said stake president Matt McCombie. “Most people traveled by foot, pulling hand carts,” he said.

Volunteers clean up in north Spokane to commemorate Sept. 11

Gary Rohan stood in the backyard of his two-story home along Dakota Avenue on Saturday morning, with a simple question for the barefooted volunteer scampering around his roof with new shingles. “Why are you up there with no shoes on?” Rohan asked Ty Farnsworth, grinning beneath the bill of a Texas Longhorns ballcap.