Tag: Mormon Church

David Archuleta on leaving the Mormon church, coming out and ‘living a meaningful life’

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For most of his life, singer David Archuleta was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — until inner turmoil over his sexuality nearly drove him to self-harm. “The church is very much emphasized on…[Continue Reading...]

Former Mormon lifts the lid on how the cult-like religion played a significant role in the ‘extremely traumatic’ kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart

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A former Mormon has lifted the lid on how the cult-like religion played a role in the 'extremely traumatic' kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart. Beth Magnetic, who was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for 'nearly…[Continue Reading...]

New Docuseries To Explore Lives Of Queer Mormon Teens From Wilson Cruz & Big Iron Productions

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EXCLUSIVE: The new docuseries Not Part of the Plan exploring the lives of four queer Mormon teens from executive producers Wilson Cruz (Visible: Out on Television), Amy Redford (The Lincoln Project), Xan Parker (Ron Howard’s Rebuilding Paradise) and Hadleigh Arnst,…[Continue Reading...]

As Mormon church faces SIXTH lawsuit alleging leaders fraudulently misused member donations, does secretive religion face moment of reckoning?

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Earlier this month, the fifth such 'copycat' lawsuit filed since October thundered down on the desk of church leaders in Salt Lake City earlier this month. Gene and Michelle Judson, a Mormon couple from California who have both been members…[Continue Reading...]

Former Mormon reveals what it’s REALLY like to attend religion’s ultra-strict BYU college – lifting the lid on wild ‘moral code’ that bans drinking and swearing… and the truth about ‘celibate’ students’ SEX lives

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A woman, who was raised Mormon but left the church in her young adulthood, has delved into what it was like to attend a strict religious college, where campus culture and regulations were closely aligned with the teachings of the…[Continue Reading...]

How David Archuleta Left Behind the Mormon Church and Is Now Flourishing As An Openly Queer Person 

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When David Archuleta returned to the “American Idol” stage on Monday night, he knew that singing his latest single, “Hell Together,” which he wrote about his mother’s show of unconditional allyship after he came out in 2021 and left the…[Continue Reading...]

What is ‘CULT voice’? Former Mormon reveals fascinating way her speaking tone completely changed while she was living inside ultra-religious sect – admitting she sounds ‘unrecognizable’ since fleeing the community

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A former Mormon has shared insights into how her voice has changed since leaving the ultra religious sect in her late 20s. Alyssa Grenfell, 31, grew up within the confines of an ultra-strict household but escaped the uptight lifestyle, and…[Continue Reading...]

How a religious organization became Florida’s largest private landowner

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Over the course of 70 years, one religious organization has amassed massive quantities of private land in Florida. Boasting a vast portfolio, spanning 678,000 acres throughout the state, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly known as the…[Continue Reading...]

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