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Local Mormon church near Foothill Drive on Sunday, July 11, 2021. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Soter: Salt Lake City’s Mormon Culture Encourages Plastic Surgery

By Theadora Soter, Multimedia Managing Editor October 28, 2021

  I didn’t grow up Mormon but I did grow up in Utah, so I’ve been around Mormon culture my entire life. The pressure Mormonism puts on appearance, particularly female appearance, has always...

Local Mormon church near Foothill Drive on Sunday, July 11, 2021. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Kincart: The LDS Church Needs More Focus on LGBTQ Mental Health

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer October 13, 2021

  On Oct. 2 and 3, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held its fourth all-virtual General Conference, a weekend full of remarks given by church general authorities. The October...

Local Mormon church near Foothill Drive on Sunday, July 11, 2021. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

U Community Reacts to LDS Apostle BYU Address Concerning LGBT Community

By Kailey Gilbert, News Writer September 12, 2021

  On Aug. 23, 2021, Jeffrey R. Holland gave a speech around 67 miles south of the University of Utah at Brigham Young University, highlighting The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' stance...

(Graphic by Sydney Stam | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Kincart: The Perils of Spreading Mormon Extremism

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer August 3, 2021

  I constantly grapple with my religious identity as someone who grew up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love parts of the church since it gave me the framework to understand...

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints office building in Salt Lake City photographed on August 28th, 2020. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Kincart: Biden Has Earned the LDS Vote

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer November 3, 2020

  In the last week leading up to Election Day, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden have been making their final efforts to garner support. Throughout their campaigns, both...

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints office building in Salt Lake City photographed on August 28th, 2020. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Alexander: LDS Leaders Support Unity, Inclusivity and Justice. That’s Code for Biden.

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer October 17, 2020

  It’s no surprise that religious leaders have been silent on issues regarding racism and politics. Many religious leaders keep false unity intact by either neglecting to speak on “partisan”...

Conference center for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in downtown Salt Lake City, photographed on Aug. 28, 2020. (The Daily Utah Chronicle | Gwen Christopherson)

Poma: LDS Members Must Do More to Fight Racism

By Sasha Poma, Assistant Opinion Editor September 22, 2020

  Conversations surrounding racism and the 2020 election have prompted many institutions, including the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, to reevaluate their stances and actions against...

(Photo courtesy of Nick Marsing | Manti Mormon Miracle Pageant)

Barron: Vote Biden to Fulfill the White Horse Prophecy

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer September 22, 2020

  In the June 1976 edition of the Ensign Magazine, D. Michael Stewart, a historian at BYU, chronicled a prophecy said to have been made by Joseph Smith in 1840, “This nation will be on the verge...

Legislation decriminalizing polygamy will help people who have too long been isolated on the edge of society.(Courtesy Flickr)

Moran: Decriminalizing Polygamy Will Build Bridges And Help Those In Need

By Serena Moran March 7, 2020

  Utah is known for its many beautiful things. The mountains of the Wasatch Front often look so perfect that the view seems unrealistic. We have the “greatest snow on earth” and attract tourists...

Giligal garden in Salt Lake City, Utah on November 11, 2019. (Photo by Cassandra Palor | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Gilgal Sculpture Garden: Salt Lake’s Hidden Gem

By Weston Wood, Arts Writer January 14, 2020

Gilgal Sculpture Garden is nestled in a quiet, downtown neighborhood. A local treasure, this garden is unique to Salt Lake City. Unlike a traditional garden, this one is home to many eccentric sculptures....