Peggy Fletcher Stack from the Salt Lake Tribune reports that –
As the nation anticipates further implementation in January 2014 of the Affordable Care Act, which requires companies with 50 or more employees to provide insurance for their full-time employees, LDS Church-owned Deseret Industries has cut its workers’ hours to fewer than 30.
In doing so, DI, as it is known, will not have to provide health coverage for these employees.
In recent years, the DI has become one of the premier places in Utah where refugees can find work.
Its one-year training program allows people fleeing from any number of war-torn countries to learn the skills, including English, to find better employment. The workers are given an hourly wage, starting at $7.25 and increasing incrementally depending on quickness at sorting clothes.
But they do not get health insurance, according to LDS Church spokeswoman Ruth Todd.
Today I saw a news report on how Scientologists in Portland had Photoshopped a crowd to make it appear as if they had more people attending an event. Surely the Mormon church would never stoop so low?
Who would clip an angel’s wings, or give them shoulder pads?
The image on the left is “The Resurrection” (1873) by Carl Heinrich Bloch. What a beautiful painting. On the right is the image as it appeared on page 54 of the Ensign (the Mormon church’s monthly magazine) in December 2011.
Even little girls in dresses can be too immodest it seems:
(Taken from the Primary website manual)
Brigham Young’s daughters didn’t mind showing a little shoulder:
I wish I could find a copy of a photo of Howard W. Hunter’s mysterious ‘hand’ at the Bountiful temple groundbreaking – Hunter was too infirm to use a trowel himself, but the photo gives the impression he was able to.
Brigham Young’s Free-masonry is somewhat of an embarrassment to the modern LDS Church, and so some have seen the need to airbrush the masonic symbol he wore out of history:
In the book “Brigham Young – [Photoshopped] Images of A Mormon Prophet” such symbols are removed from several photos.
However, the LDS Church is happy to put things into pictures that wasn’t there before:
Jesus magically appeared in the Ensign version!
I wonder how long it will be before images of Jesus change too: