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By Thomas Thorkelson | February 2, 2008
It was 1995 when Gordon B. Hinckley assumed the role of president and prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was a robust 84 then and had served 34 years in the senior councils of the Church. His 13 years as president were marked with a legendary energy. At 95, he traveled to dozens of countries to meet with the growing membership. Of the 124 Temples (different from ?chapels?) worldwide today, he dedicated 95! In Orange County, he selected the site after several visits, supervised the exterior and interior design of, and dedicated the Newport Beach Temple on Bonita Canyon Drive.
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By Michael Miller | November 18, 2007
NEWPORT BEACH — At a distance, it looked like a typical school project. Half a dozen young people sat around a table with magazines and scissors, cutting out pictures and pasting them into booklets. A series of baskets around the table provided categories for the pictures: “families,” “flowers,” “animals,” “scenery” and simply “fun things to see.” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints creates the booklets every year to send to children in the poorest parts of the world.
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March 24, 2010
HORGAN, NEIL J. passed away 19 March 2010. He was born 6 Feb.1925 in NYC, NY, the only son of Neil and Sylvia Horgan. He married Joyce in 1961 and raised his family in OC. He lived many different places in his youth. He retired from Allstate Ins. Co. in 1995, after 30 yrs. He was active in the community and served diligently in church callings. He became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 80 yrs. old. He greatly enjoyed the game of golf.
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February 7, 2004
Batjer-Johnson Hillary Huntington Batjer of Bellevue, Wash., and Douglas Kendall Johnson of Newport Beach exchanged vows at Bastyr University Chapel in Seattle on Nov. 15. The bride is the daughter of John and Debbie Batjer of Bellevue, Wash. The maid of honor was Jill Baxter. The bridesmaids were Beth Stark Curtis, Alyce O'Brien, Stephanie Hahn, Jaime Schmitz and Kristi Scates. The bridegroom is the son of Thomas and Joanne Johnson of Newport Beach.
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April 29, 2001
There is a rich excitement in the air here in our small part of God's kingdom. We, as members of the church, are anxiously anticipating the building of a house of the Lord in this beautiful city. I know I look forward to the day when it stands and members and nonmembers alike can see its beauty and feel its sweet spirit of peace, love and hope. The new temple can only have a wonderful effect on the area. Both the temporal and spiritual impact is one of a tremendous blessing.
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January 29, 2002
Beginning today, neighbors of a proposed Mormon Temple will have a visual aid to understanding what it will be like to live with a 124-foot building and steeple. At about noon, a crane will go up at 2300 Bonita Canyon Drive, the site of a proposed 17,500-square-foot temple for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. An aircraft warning light on top of the steeple will stand in for a lighted statue of the Angel Moroni. Posts in the ground surrounded the crane will show the location and height of the temple walls.
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By TOM THORKELSON | November 15, 2008
Mormons have a strong work ethic. While they might be a small number of a larger group, they sometimes are so energetic in their efforts that they become more visible. When a coalition of religious faiths gathered to address a proposition they felt represented a critical moral issue, the Mormons were grateful and responded with their characteristic dedication. They constitute less than 2% of California residents, but appear now to bear the brunt of scathing attacks from those who felt the stinging disappointment of the recent passage of Proposition 8. Prior to Nov. 4, 26 states had constitutional provisions defining marriage as between man and woman.
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March 5, 2008
Troop 746 of the Boy Scouts of America honored the largest batch of Eagle Scouts in the group’s history Tuesday night. An Eagle Scout Court of Honor named seven new Eagle Scouts at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which sponsors the troop. Only 2% of Boy Scouts are able to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout by completing a number of activities in order to qualify. The seven youths are: Geoffrey Burns, 16, Sage Hill High School; Danny Emrich, 18, University High School in Irvine; Ross Evans, 16, Corona del Mar High School; Brett Hanrahan, 18, Mater Dei High School; Tom Multari, 18, Sage Hill High; Max Voettiner, 18, Corona del Mar High; and Patrick White, 18, Corona del Mar High.
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November 9, 2002
SPECIAL EVENTS SERVICE DAY The Newport-Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council will hold its second annual Hearts and Hands Multi-Faith Family Service Day from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 801 Dover Drive, Newport Beach. Service projects will benefit worldwide humanitarian relief efforts, as well as local organizations. (949) 642-9460. CHAMBER RECITAL Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church will hold a chamber recital at 5 p.m. today with violinist Sungil Lee and pianist Anne Epperson.
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By Tom Thorkelson | November 18, 2011
A few years ago, my son-in-law enrolled for a master's degree at a renowned theological seminary. Soon after, he was asked to meet with the admissions director. He was asked if he was a Mormon, to which he replied "yes. " He was then informed that Mormons were not eligible for admission, and he was dis-enrolled. In that discussion the word "cult" was used pejoratively. It came to mind again when The Rev. Robert Jeffress, an evangelical leader, recently endorsed Texas Gov. Rick Perry for the GOP presidential nomination over Mitt Romney, a Mormon.
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March 24, 2010
HORGAN, NEIL J. passed away 19 March 2010. He was born 6 Feb.1925 in NYC, NY, the only son of Neil and Sylvia Horgan. He married Joyce in 1961 and raised his family in OC. He lived many different places in his youth. He retired from Allstate Ins. Co. in 1995, after 30 yrs. He was active in the community and served diligently in church callings. He became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 80 yrs. old. He greatly enjoyed the game of golf.
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January 29, 2010
According to the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life, “the religious beliefs and practices of Americans do not fit neatly into conventional categories.” A new poll published in December by Pew showed that many Americans engage in multiple religious practices and mix in elements of diverse traditions. The Pew survey showed that many respondents said that they attend worship services of more than one faith or denomination — even when they’re not traveling or attending a special event like a funeral or wedding.
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July 24, 2009
When I entered into this “exercise,” I had a specific impression. I felt that the word “tolerance” in reference to my work in the interfaith community was somewhat less than I desired. Relative to my faith, I don’t want to be merely tolerated. I want, instead, to be understood and respected. However, in my research and discussion with others, I have come to understand that tolerance is a deeper concept. We need both tolerance and intolerance. We should be intolerant of inappropriate behavior.
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By Joseph Serna | July 21, 2009
The civil lawyer for a man claiming he was sexually abused and that the Mormon church is partially responsible promised to press on in appeals to higher courts Monday after a judge dismissed the allegations. ?The fight?s not over. We?ll fight this to the bitter end,? said Vince Finaldi, lawyer for his client, referred to as John Doe. The man?s lawsuit claims he was sexually abused by Mormon church member Todd Summers between 1990 and 1999, when he was between 12 and 21 years old. The lawsuit names the church and its Newport Beach stake as defendants.
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