Mormon Minute: Weekly LDS News Recap for July 1, 2015

1771’s Mormon Minute recaps LDS news that happened during the week in the Mormon world. This week, we talk about: the Church’s statement following the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling, a new institute manual, and Alex Boye’s big break.

0:07 – Church Holds Ground Following Supreme Court Ruling

The Church responded to the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage, stating that church doctrine will not change and that the emphasis on marriage between a man and woman will remain. The Church’s doctrine and policy is also outlined in a document titled “The Divine Institution of Marriage” at

0:25 – ‘Foundations of Faith’ Institute Manual

The institute program has a new manual called ‘Foundations of the Restoration,’ which encourages discussion on sensitive topics about early church history. Excerpts from the Joseph Smith Papers, gospel topic essays, and talks given by general authorities on themes like doubt are included. View the manual at

0:44 – Boye’ on ‘America’s Got Talent’

And Alex Boye’ made it on national television last week, with his audition on America’s Got Talent. The former Mormon Tabernacle Choir singer gone YouTube viral performed his africanized cover of Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake it Off.’

Check back next week for another Mormon Minute video and see how LDS members are making an impact in the world. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for weekly news updates and inspiring videos.

Whitney studied Communications with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism at BYU. She also served as Miss Utah 2009 and spent her year promoting Children's Miracle Network, fundraising for anti-bullying/suicide prevention programs, and speaking to mutual groups.