mormon church

polygamous sect, Warren Jeffs, FLDS, kidnapping, arraignment
May 26, 2023

Members of polygamous group to appear in court on child sex abuse charges

Members of a small polygamous group accused of child sex abuse of underage girls who the group's leader claimed as brides are expected to appear in federal court today.

Samuel Bateman, polygamy, polygamous sect, state foster care, charges
Apr 13, 2023

Woman tied to Arizona polygamous leader accused of threats

A woman believed to be one of the 20 wives of a polygamous sect leader jailed in Arizona faces federal charges for allegedly sending threatening emails to child welfare workers in a bid to get her two daughters released from state foster care.

LDS, Mormon Church, confessional, Supreme Court
Apr 11, 2023

Arizona court upholds clergy privilege in child abuse case

The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can refuse to answer questions or turn over documents under a state law that exempts religious officials from having to report child sex abuse if they learn of the crime during a confessional setting.

court, trial, Hobbs, commission
Feb 27, 2023

2024 trial set for polygamous sect leader in Arizona

The trial for a polygamous sect leader charged with kidnapping and evidence tampering in an investigation in his community on the Utah-Arizona state line has been postponed until 2024.

Feb 2, 2015

Mormon Church offers civil rights protection to gay community

An olive branch of sorts being offered to the gay community by the Mormon Church has advocates on the extremes of both sides here saying there may be grounds for compromise.

Apr 12, 2013

Lawmakers continue their quest to use gold and silver as legal tender

The Arizona Senate is poised to take a final vote on a bill to recognize gold and silver as legal tender in the state, but officials are at least a year away — if not longer — from setting up a system for Arizonans to use gold and silver to make purchases.

Oct 17, 2011

LDS Church responds to Pearce statements

Pearce’s claims that his enforcement-only approach to illegal immigration is in harmony with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has once again put his church in the spotlight.