Liese Rodgers comes home from a long day at Morgan Stanley and can relax, eat and watch Netflix. She doesn’t have kids to pick up from daycare, doesn’t need to help anyone finish homework and doesn’t need to make meals for anyone but herself. But as a 28-year-old Mormon in Utah, this isn’t exactly the norm.
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LDS children grow up attending Primary classes and singing the words: “I hope they call me on a mission when I have grown a foot or two.”
Utahns gathered with balloons, posters, gifts and chocolate cake to welcome the last refugee family resettled by Catholic Community Services prior to the recent executive-ordered travel ban.
“Stop it” was the cry heard throughout the world in the April 2012 General Conference. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the First Presidency in his talk encouraged church members to stop gossiping and ridiculing, and replace judgmental thoughts with love.
It’s a classic family history story: your grandfather was raised by feminists in the late 1800s, invented the time-lapse camera, lived in Yosemite park where he was a famous photographer and photographer Ansel Adams may’ve stolen a box of his photographs and claimed them as his own.
OK, so maybe not the classic genealogy story, but it is Melinda Pillsbury-Foster’s story.
Scrolling through Twitter after an ISIS-related terrorist attack yields tweet after tweet defending the peaceful religion of Islam — and a slew of negative, incriminatory and degrading Islamophobic tweets. Many of the positive statements are retweeted and praised, but so are the Islamophobic messages.