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Do Mormon teens practice "soaking" and "jump humping"?

According to this popular post on /r/facepalm, and again here Some Mormon teens have convinced themselves that putting a penis in a vagina and then not moving is not sex. That's called soaking. Jump ...
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Did Mormons protest social issues with the American flag in 1885?

Recently several articles from various sources have been claiming that Mormons lowered the flag to half mast on July 4, 1885 to protest persecution from the US government concerning their "Civil ...
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Did the LDS church make a policy forbidding children of homosexual couples from joining?

Fox 13 in Salt Lake City reported LDS Church says children of same-sex couples cannot be members: children of same-sex parents would have to wait until they are of legal age and are no longer ...
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Are there more Mormons in the world than Jews?

I notice on Wikipedia that it lists the total number of Jewish adherents at ~14 million, and it lists the number of adherents in the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) at ~15....
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Are LDS missionaries taught languages to a level of fluency in under three months which takes other schools years?

In How do Mormon missionaries learn foreign languages so quickly? it is claimed that LDS (Mormon) missionaries spend only up to ten weeks in languge learning, and that most are "fluent" within one ...
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Was Joseph Smith (founder of Mormonism) a convicted con-man?

I frequently hear claims that Joseph Smith was a convicted con artist. While looking into this, the claim is usually in reference to being driven from New York for taking money to find some treasures ...
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Is this movie an accurate representation of secret Mormon rituals?

In the hidden-camera clip BEHIND THE VEIL: Never-Before-Seen Footage of Secret Mormon Temple Rituals we supposedly see never-before-seen footage of secret Mormon Temple rituals. A longer version of ...
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