The Rev. Robert Jeffress, a leading evangelical minister, claimed last Friday that Mormons are not Christians. Jeffress went on to declare that Mormonism is "a cult," meaning it's not a "real" religion, and he implored his followers to reject Mitt Romney, a Mormon, as a candidate for president because as Jeffress sees it: "As Christians, we have the duty to prefer and select Christians as our leaders."
Witnesses recalled Brian David Mitchell as a clean-cut member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the defense case began for the self-described prophet accused of kidnapping Elizabeth Smart.
Three alleged victims of years-ago child sex abuse within a Missouri family told authorities they were forced by one of the accused to kill a man after he was kidnapped, according to new court documents filed in the case.
Investigators are looking into the possible sexual abuse of some of the boys taken from a polygamist sect's ranch in Texas and into how several children apparently suffered broken bones while there, officials said Wednesday.
Civil rights activist Al Sharpton, who led the charge to have radio host Don Imus fired for making racially insensitive remarks, is now under fire for a comment about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's Mormon faith.
What's the next cool thing on TV? It may prove to be "Big Love," an HBO drama scheduled to debut in June 2006. Like many TV series, it is an intimate look at marriages in the suburbs. Unlike other TV series, each marriage on this show involves the same husband.