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24 candidates for board to oversee polygamous sect’s property trust

United Effort Plan A judge will look for five to seven qualified people to create a board that will oversee the redistribution of homes and other property within the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

The state of Utah seized the cult’s property trust fund in 2005 over concerns of mismanagement. [Read more...]

Hijab Outcry * Interfaith Movement’s Status * Pastor or Cop?

Religion News Blog An arrest warrant has been issued for Matt Pitt — pastor of one of America’s most popular youth ministries — for impersonating a police officer. Also: A look at the state of America’s interfaith movement.

Here’s why non-Muslim women in Sweden are donning headscarves. And how do you forgive a crime like murder? [Read more...]

Judge made mistake on FLDS trust case, Utah Supreme Court says

United Effort Plan The Utah Supreme Court says that 3rd District Judge Denise Lindberg made an error when she secularized a polygamous church’s property trust.

The ruling will not benefit the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, since the sect missed the deadline to challenge Lindberg’s decision. [Read more...]

Utah wants to get rid of cult’s trust fund

United Effort Plan The state of Utah wants to divest control of a religious sect’s property trust fund .

We’ll tell you what the United Effort Plan (UEP) property trust is, why Utah seized control of it, why the UEP has been the subject of ongoing legal battles, and why the state is looking for exit strategies. [Read more...]

Court rules Utah keeps control of religious cult’s property trust

United Effort Plan A communal land trust once run by jailed U.S. polygamist cult leader Warren Jeffs should not be turned back to leaders of his breakaway Mormon sect because they were too late filing a legal challenge against Utah’s takeover of the assets, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday.

We provide background to the case, as well as an overview of other controversies surrounding the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. [Read more...]

Unitarian Universalism growing throughout USA

Unitarian Universalism news In today’s issue: Unitarian faith growing throughout the USA. Cheerleaders’ Scripture-Quoting Football Signs Face Constitutional Challenge. And a poll shows that most Americans doubt Scientology is a true religion.

Plus… Filipino students hold naked protest In Manila against Innocence Of Muslims film. [Read more...]