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Elisa Noel rushed to the county clerk's office with her partner immediately after learning that a federal judge overturned Utah's ban on gay marriage. They waited in line for a wedding license and were married in an impromptu ceremony punctuated with Noel giving the officiant a high-five.
Those who warned that legalizing same-sex marriage would put us on a slippery slope toward bigamy, polygamy, polyandry and worse got it exactly right. A federal court on Friday decreed that everyone has the right to live like they do on reality television. A man can have four wives, four husbands, or four wives and four husbands or another combination if he can figure out one.
Despite religious jokes continuing to take the stage in American comedy, experts say believers are forming a united front to combat the jokes and forming their own comebacks against them.
While much recent attention has focused on the fresh attitudes and media savvy of Pope Francis, now in his eighth month as bishop of Rome, another major denomination, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is also seeing its top leaders express a refreshing level of candor.
With the Hawaii Legislature poised to usher in the legalization of same-sex marriage, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints appears to be shifting its approach from offense to defense.
Pressures that families face formed a thread running through talks during the 183rd Semiannual General Conference. The issues, from addictions to absent fathers, premarital births to depression, are well known to those who study family challenges.
Whenever more than 10,000 gather to hear a sermon along the Wasatch Front, the speaker is typically an elder of the predominant Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But on Friday, the draw will be America's most popular pastor, Joel Osteen.