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Noteworthy News Articles

The following articles are examples of how difficult subjects can be treated fairly.

Utah storehouse at top of Mormon food chain
Apr 28, 2012
The Christian Century

At the new Utah Bishops’ Central Storehouse, pallets loaded with food wait to be ferried to locales near and far, their destinations handwritten in black marker on plastic wrap covers: Lindon, Ely, Mesa, San Diego, St. George.

Storehouse manager Richard Humpherys stops a golf cart next to one steel storage rack, slits open a cardboard box with a pocket knife and pulls out a can of peaches made with fruit grown at a Mormon church-owned orchard and processed at its cannery in Lindon, Utah. The can’s label is stamped “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints” and “Welfare Services, Salt Lake City, Utah.”

http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2012-04/utah-storehouse-top-mormon-food-chain

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Mitt Romney’s Underwear
Friday, April 13, 2012
WHAM 1080

Let’s talk about Mitt Romney’s underwear.

A caller to the radio mentioned them yesterday. He was a sick-sounding man, with an odd cackle, and he over and over asked, “What about Mitt Romney’s magic underwear?”

He clearly felt he was making some sort of a point.

And he was.

That he was an idiot and a bigot.

But let’s answer his question.

What about Mitt Romney’s magic underwear?

http://www.wham1180.com/pages/boblonsberry.html?article=10037569

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Mindful of history, Mormon Church reaches out to minorities
February 17, 2012
Washington Post

Davis, who is African American, finally found what he was looking for in the Mormon Church, whose history includes a period of more than 120 years during which black men were essentially barred from the priesthood and few Americans of color were active in the faith.

But since the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints began ordaining African American men into the priesthood in 1978, after the church’s then-president said he had a revelation from God, Mormons have reached out to minorities and worked to address the religion’s racially fraught history. A new documentary, “Nobody Knows: The Untold Story of Black Mormons,” is shedding further light on the issue.

The number of blacks embracing the faith is climbing. Ryan Cragun, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Tampa, said there were almost 3.2 million Mormons in the United States in 2008. About 94,700, or 3 percent, were black.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/mindful-of-history-mormon-church-reaches-out-to-minorities/2012/02/13/gIQAZKJrKR_story.html

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Protocols of the Elders
Mitt Romney’s candidacy has revived the canard that Mormons are plotting to take over America. Jews have faced that charge for centuries.

16 February 2012
Tablet

In America today, there is a small group of privileged citizens who wield disproportionate power over the rest of the country and seek to bend national policies to suit their collective will. Bound together by clannish, somewhat secretive ritual practices, and disproportionately represented among the nation’s wealthy and its political class, this population uses its largess and extensive influence to mold America to its perfidious ends. Their ultimate aim is to take over the United States.

I am talking, of course, about Mormons.

This isn’t my argument. It’s one that has been appearing in reputable media outlets ranging from the New York Times to Salon over the past several months as the GOP primary season has heated up.

http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/91447/protocols-of-the-elders/


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