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Prop 8 Backlash Is “An Outrage That Must Stop,” Group Says in Support of Church

News Story — 5 December 2008

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints expressed appreciation today for a full-page advertisement in The New York Times that decries the “violence and intimidation” directed toward the Church because of its support of Proposition 8.

Friends and Family Remember Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin

News Story — 5 December 2008

Thousands gathered in the Tabernacle on Temple Square and thousands more tuned in by television or on the Internet today to pay their last respects to Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin. Elder Wirthlin was the oldest serving member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the time of his death. He died Monday evening.

Funeral Arrangements for Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin

News Story — 3 December 2008

Funeral services for Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be held in the Tabernacle on Temple Square on Friday, 5 December 2008, at 12 noon. The funeral will be open to the public.

Draper Utah Temple Open House Reservations

News Story — 3 December 2008

Tours of the Draper Utah Temple, the 12th Utah temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, can be reserved by the general public beginning 1 December 2008 at 10 a.m. 

Joseph B. Wirthlin, Oldest Apostle, Dies, Age 91

News Story — 2 December 2008

Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin, the oldest living apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died Monday night, age 91.

Landmark Publication Launches: Inaugural Volume of Joseph Smith Papers Now Available

News Story — 1 December 2008

The inaugural volume of the much-anticipated Joseph Smith Papers , released today, brings to light a project that has been under way for many years.

Church Releases Report on 2008 Hurricane Relief

News Story — 26 November 2008

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today released a report of its hurricane relief efforts during the 2008 hurricane season.  Since late August, the Church has sent dozens of semi-truck loads of supplies to the Gulf Coast to aid those affected by Hurricane Gustav and Hurricane Ike .

Measured Voices Provide Reason, Support Amidst Proposition 8 Reaction

News Story — 21 November 2008

Following the passing of Proposition 8 in California, the Church released statements urging civility and reaffirming its position on the issue. The Church also noted that two Roman Catholic bishops released statements decrying religious bigotry against Mormons. The Church today points to additional third-party voices that provide useful insights into the reaction following the vote.  Some of these individuals supported Proposition 8, and some were against it.

First Presidency Urges Respect, Civility in Public Discourse

News Story — 14 November 2008

Five months ago, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sent a letter to members of the Church in California, encouraging them to join the millions of other Californians from many religious denominations, ethnic groups and political persuasions in a broad coalition to defend marriage as it has been defined for millennia.

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