Mormonism is a nickname for the portion of the Latter Day Saint movement that considers Brigham Young to be the authorized successor to Joseph Smith. This includes various sects, two of which are active in the Yuba-Sutter area: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Community of Christ.
- Sam Brannan
- Mary Murphy Covillaud
- Sarah Ann Charlotte Murphy Foster
- Wally Herger
- Harriet Frances Murphy Pike Nye
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
|Linda||Yuba City||Wheatland||Clark Avenue|
|Address||1997 North Beale Road, Linda, CA 95901||1470 Butte House Road, Tierra Buena, CA 95993||5091 Wheatland Road, Wheatland, CA 95692-9733||520 Clark Avenue, Yuba City, CA 95991|
|Phone||(530) 749-9105||(530) 673-4722||(530) 633-2555||(530) 673-6180|
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, nicknamed "the Mormon Church" by early detractors, was founded in 1830 under the guidance of Joseph Smith who said he was acting under the direction of God. The Church is known worldwide for their dedication to family values and humanitarian work. In recent years, the Church has gained notoriety in California for donating support and money to Proposition 8. While the Church occasionally supports specific political initiatives which relate to moral issues, the Church itself remains staunchly neutral in most political matters and does not support specific political candidates. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints currently has 159 temples operating worldwide wherein various ordinances (including marriage) are performed for faithful members of the Church.
The church commands its members to knock on their neighbors' doors frequently and attempt to convert their neighbors to Mormonism. It does not ordain any women or openly gay men.
As of a 2007 estimate, 10.9% of Yuba County residents and 8.4% of Sutter County residents belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The U.S. Religious Landscape Survey conducted in 2007 by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life found that 71% of LDS members are married, compared with 54% of the general U.S. population. Only Hindus have a higher percentage (78%) of married followers in the U.S. Converts to the LDS church are less likely than lifelong members to be married (64% versus 74%). LDS members (83%) and Hindus (90%) also are the most likely of all the major religious traditions in the U.S. to be married to someone of the same faith.1
The same survey also found that 49% of LDS members in the U.S. have children under age 18 living at home, with 21% saying they have three or more children at home. Only Muslims are similarly likely to have large families: 47% of Muslims in the U.S. have at least one child living at home, and 15% have three or more.2
Community of Christ
|Address||1005 Kimball Avenue, Yuba City, CA 95991|
The Community of Christ (formerly called the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) has a less politically conservative culture than the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It has ordained heterosexual women since 1985, and in the past, it has ordained openly lesbian and gay people with families. It allows the lesbian and gay people who have already been ordained to continue serving as priests and does not ask them to break up their families; however, it does not currently allow any more lesbian or gay people with spouses or partners to be ordained. It currently describes its position on homosexuality with the statement, "We have ongoing differing viewpoints."4
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1. "Surprises Pop Up in New Survey of U.S. Mormons" by Peggy Fletcher Stack, The Salt Lake Tribune, July 31, 2009
2. "Surprises Pop Up in New Survey of U.S. Mormons" by Peggy Fletcher Stack, The Salt Lake Tribune, July 31, 2009
3. U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, Chapter 2
4. H-6 Committee on Homosexuality and the Church Report