Lincoln and the LDS Church

by Jamie Lawson | Nov. 19, 2013 On November 19, 1863, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivered what would become one of the most famous speeches in American history: the Gettysburg Address. One of three known photos of Abraham Lincoln at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on November 19, 1863. Lincoln […]

Presidents and Prophets: The Story of America’s Presidents and the LDS Church

by Michael K. Winder | Feb. 17, 2014 The relationship between U.S. presidents and the Church has changed dramatically over the centuries. Early antagonists such as Martin Van Buren and James Buchanan were eventually succeeded by friendlier presidents like Grover Cleveland and Teddy Roosevelt. More recently, presidents such as Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, and […]

Elder Oaks Optimistic about Freedom of Religion and Speech

by Newsroom Blog | Apr. 17, 2014 When religious freedom and nondiscrimination interests collide, we should seek “effective ways to resolve differences without anger or contention and with mutual understanding and accommodation.” That was Elder Dallin H. Oaks’s encouragement tonight at Utah Valley University’s Center for Constitutional Studies, where he was named one of the […]