The Salt Lake Tribune
Mormon authorities want to know what it’s like on the front lines for their 62,000 missionaries assigned to proselytize in nations across the globe.
The LDS Church announced Aug. 26, that the Utah-based faith will stick with the Scouts after threatening to bolt from the youth group and form its own international organization.
For the first time in decades, a small band of Mormons who disagree with their church stood during the semi-annual General Conference on Saturday and publicly shouted "opposed" to sustaining the top Mormon leaders.
At least seven people rose in dissent as part of an action by a loosely organized group calling itself "Any Opposed?"
More Utahns go to church every week -- 51 percent -- than any other state, according to a new Gallup poll.
That statistic is "a direct result of [Utah]'s 59 percent Mormon population," Gallup's Frank Newport writes, "as Mormons have the highest religious service attendance of any major religious group in the U.S."