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  • Originally published 12/22/2017

    Mormons perform baptisms on Holocaust victims

    Mormons are posthumously baptizing Holocaust victims as well as grandparents of public figures like Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Steven Spielberg, despite church rules intended to restrict the ceremonies to a member's ancestors.

  • Originally published 12/02/2016

    New scholarship coming to Mormon lessons, but will instructors really teach it?

    For more than a century, Mormons have been telling a straightforward story of their movement's founding, prophetic leadership and believers. During the past few years, however, they have been confronted with a dramatic retelling, with fresh details, context and examples of human foibles fleshing out — and sometimes debunking — the familiar facts they have always believed.

  • Originally published 10/06/2015

    Mormons acknowledge early polygamy days at renovated museum

    The Mormon church’s renovated history museum set to reopen this week features a small and surprising display about an uncomfortable part of the faith’s history that for generations has been glossed over: polygamy.

  • Originally published 03/09/2015

    New Mormon mission

    How to teach members the messy part of LDS history, theology

  • Originally published 11/11/2014

    It’s Official: Mormon Founder Had Up to 40 Wives

    Mormon leaders have acknowledged for the first time that the church’s founder and prophet, Joseph Smith, took as many as 40 wives, some already married and one only 14 years old.