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What’s crazy about religion on “Game of Thrones”

It’s not surprising that the state religion of the Seven is DOA. What’s unexpected is that so many of the other religions have real power.
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Mormon growth continues to slow, church report shows

The LDS Church grew at a rate of 1.21% in 2018, continuing its slow deceleration.
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Mormon leaders reverse LGBT policy, raising the question: What is revelation?

(RNS) — Just over three years ago, Mormon leaders touted a controversial LGBT policy as revelation. Now its reversal is also being presented as revelation.
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Mormons will soon drink coffee! Debunking a dubious General Conference rumor

It’s the General Conference Rumor Edition! Top rumor: next weekend, the prophet will lift the ban on Mormons drinking coffee. My take: keep dreaming.
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More than half of U.S. Mormons approve of Trump—but not among women

It’s not surprising that more than half of U.S. Mormons approve of Trump, but the age and gender divides within the faith are sharper than expected.
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Mormon temple changes are a step forward for women

“I honestly never thought change would come in my lifetime,” says guest blogger Kristin Lowe. But the Mormon temple ceremony did indeed change to be more inclusive of women, which filled her with hope.
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Don’t give me a Mormon funeral

Bury me in purple, with a funeral that is geared for (and planned by) my non-Mormon family. But funeral potatoes are definitely OK.
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GenX Mormons: The forgotten generation

GenX Mormons in the United States are the quintessential middle child between the bigger-than-life Baby Boomers and their Millennial kids. And if you’re blaming Millennials for certain changes in the Church, well, GenXers started it.
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How Mormons handle doubt: Blame the victim

I’ve never seen a case where a doubter successfully returned to the Church through shaming tactics such as these. Not once.
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