Mormons grappling with their history | Baptist Press

Posted on November 22, 2014 by

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Baptist PressSALT LAKE CITY (BP) — Leaders within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are speaking more openly about Mormonism’s controversial history and teachings.

Even as Mitt Romney’s presidential bid drew the national spotlight to Mormonism in 2012, leaders of the nearly 180-year-old religion expressed concern about its future.

“We’ve never had a period of — I’ll call it apostasy — like we’re having now,” Marlin Jensen, an official Mormon historian, told a group of Mormon students in Logan, Utah, according to a Reuters report. In response to one student’s question, Jensen admitted that Mormons are leaving the faith “in droves.” Continue reading →

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