In The Wake Of Rob Porter Allegations, Mormon Women Say Church Leaders Encouraged Them To Stay With Their Abusers
Nearly two dozen women told BuzzFeed News they went to Mormon church leaders after suffering abuse at home and were counseled to remain in their relationships. Some were warned their eternal salvation could be jeopardized if they left their violent partners.
400 Mormons Who Marched In The Salt Lake City Pride Parade
"Our presence in pride parades is a symbol of the courageous and complex work Mormons are doing every day to make their homes and congregations safe and welcoming for our gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered brothers and sisters," organizer Erika Munson said.
BuzzFeed Special Report: The Hill Cumorah Pageant
This weekend saw the 75th annual Hill Cumorah pageant in Palmyra, New York, where thousands of Mormons gathered to reenact the founding of their religion. As McKay Coppins reports, the pageant this year was freighted with extra meaning as a Mormon candidate seeks the office of the President; meanwhile, Katie Notopoulos weighs in on what was Fab and what was Drab at the event.
New Gallup Poll On Sentiment Towards Romney's Church
BuzzFeed's McKay Coppins joined Craig Melvin on MSNBC's Weekends with Alex Witt to discuss the recent Gallup poll saying 18% of Republicans would not vote for a Mormon president. "I think actually [Romney's faith] could matter a great deal," Coppins said.
Another Mormon Joke Falls Flat On Twitter
New York Times Columnist Charles Blow apologized last week for a Mormon Jibe. Tonight, Salon's Joan Walsh is taking heat. She didn't respond to an email from BuzzFeed seeking comment. UPDATE: Walsh tweeted that she's "torn" about her comment, then apologized.