Today’s edition of “Getting It Right” includes mentions of the Church’s political neutrality, diversity, health practices, youth seminary program and the importance of reporting on the things that motivate Mormons to be good neighbors and citizens.
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Speaking with MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts, Newsweek Washington reporter Michelle Cottle explains The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ (Mormon) political neutrality position.
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Today’s edition of “Getting It Right” includes mentions of the Church’s worldwide reach, belief in Christ, missionary service and respect for other faiths. We also include inaccurate reporting about Church leaders weighing in on moral issues and how the Church balances faith and reason.
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Daniel Burke of Religion News Service provides valuable insight into how Mormon missionaries are impacted by their choice to sacrifice 18 to 24 months of their lives to serve others.
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In an interview with the Mormon Channel, Elder L. Whitney Clayton of the Church’s Presidency of the Seventy gives advice that can be helpful to journalists and others producing content about the Church: invite Latter-day Saints to tell their own story.
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Today’s edition of “Getting It Right” includes stories about the Church’s political neutrality, family history efforts, belief in Jesus Christ and global reach. Another article does not make the important distinction between The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and splinter groups that practice polygamy.
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Dr. Jerry Park, an associate professor of sociology and an affiliate fellow of the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion, writes of his interest in the PBS series Finding Your Roots. The show explores the ancestry of well-known Americans. A recent episode shows that, thanks to the work of Latter-day Saint genealogists at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, researchers were able to discover records that contain information about one celebrity's family back to the 1200s. (The Family History Library portion of the program starts at the 40:55 mark.)
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In a recent opinion piece published in the Washington Post, Brigham Young University professor Robert L. Millet writes that the Church “is built upon the person, power and teachings of Jesus Christ. He is our King, our Lord, and our God.”
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