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Mormon church blocks whistle-blower’s access to baptism data

Mormon church blocks whistle-blower’s access to baptism data | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
A technological crackdown, telegraphed by Mormon leaders, has effectively blocked the pre-eminent whistle-blower of controversial proxy baptisms from accessing the LDS Church’s database that chronicles so-called baptisms for the dead.
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Mormons feel misunderstood? Then maybe they should stop the gay-bashing.

Mormons feel misunderstood? Then maybe they should stop the gay-bashing. | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

A series of articles today on Mitt Romney and the Mormons. The first, from Buzzfeed, documents how Romney is running (or at least hiding) his Mormon faith on the campaign trail. The second, a new poll from PEW, shows that Mormons feel discriminated against and misunderstood.

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Georgia State Rep: ‘I’m Afraid’ Of Romney’s Mormon Faith, But ‘It’s Better Than A Muslim’

Georgia State Rep: ‘I’m Afraid’ Of Romney’s Mormon Faith, But ‘It’s Better Than A Muslim’ | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
One obstacle that Mitt Romney may face as he asks for the support of Republican primary voters is bigotry against the Mormon faith. A Marietta Daily Journal story published yesterday demonstrates the bigotry that Romney may have to overcome.
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The Complete Heretic’s Guide to Western Religion | | Furious PurposeFurious Purpose

The Complete Heretic’s Guide to Western Religion | | Furious PurposeFurious Purpose | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

David Fitzgerald on the Mormons, at Skepticon 4 :

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Why Is Atheism a Bigger Obstacle to Political Office Than Mormonism?

Why Is Atheism a Bigger Obstacle to Political Office Than Mormonism? | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Although it's Republicans who are primarily making the charge that atheists are un-American, Democrats aren't exactly lining up to defend non-believers.

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Good Reason: A chat with the Witnesses

Good Reason: A chat with the Witnesses | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

"Some Jehovah's Witnesses came around this morning. I decided to go all Socratic on them, and just ask them questions. It didn't last very long."

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It's 2011 -- Why Is God Still Involved In American Politics? | Belief | AlterNet

It's 2011 -- Why Is God Still Involved In American Politics? | Belief | AlterNet | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The Mormon-bashing directed at Mitt Romney should concern everyone for what it reveals about the undue influence of religion in American elections.
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Posthumous baptism: Was it wrong for Mormons to baptize Daniel Pearl?

Posthumous baptism: Was it wrong for Mormons to baptize Daniel Pearl? | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Family members of Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter who was kidnapped and beheaded by terrorists while on assignment in Pakistan in 2002, were disturbed to learn this week that he had been posthumously baptized by Mormons at a temple...
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Mitt Romney Pressured Single Mother To Give Up Baby For Adoption While He Was A Mormon Bishop, New Book Claims

Mitt Romney Pressured Single Mother To Give Up Baby For Adoption While He Was A Mormon Bishop, New Book Claims | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
An upcoming book about Mitt Romney claims that the GOP presidential candidate, then a Mormon Bishop, once pressured a woman to give her unborn baby up for adoption.
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Warren Jeffs , paedophile preacher, writes rulebook for sect followers from prison

Warren Jeffs , paedophile preacher, writes rulebook for sect followers from prison | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Jeffs, 55, is serving a life prison term in Texas after being convicted of sexually assaulting two girls he wed as spiritual brides when they were 12 and 14 years old.
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Would You Be Comfortable with an Atheist President? 2011 Survey Says… | Friendly Atheist

Would You Be Comfortable with an Atheist President? 2011 Survey Says… | Friendly Atheist | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

The Public Religion Research Institute just released the 2011 American Values Survey — “a large annual survey exploring important issues at the intersection of religion, values and politics.”

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Penn Jillette: An Atheist's Guide to the 2012 Election

Penn Jillette: An Atheist's Guide to the 2012 Election | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

If you visit The Family Research Council (FRC) website, you can examine the "Pro-family voting record of your Member of Congress." The FRC, a conservative Christian lobbying group, is not alone in providing so-called "scorecards" that rate politicians according to how well they mesh with the group's core beliefs. Many labor groups, women's rights groups, environmental groups and various business interests offer similar services to their members and constituents.

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Mormons enlist rock star to improve image

Mormons enlist rock star to improve image | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Facing a sceptical public that still has questions about whether their faith is a religion or a cult, the Mormon Church is turning to one of its least stereotypical adherents to win...
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Christians Vs. “The Mormon Cult:” Really? So What About the Jews?

Christians Vs. “The Mormon Cult:” Really? So What About the Jews? | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Tweet Mr.wOw ponders the new world of “cults” Evangelical pastor — and Rick Perry supporter — Robert Jeffress announced at the “Values Voters Conference” last week that Mitt Romney was not fit to be president because his Mormon religion...
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