LDS History, Aug 24, 2001

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-- Aug 24, 2001
Tom Green, a Mormon fundamentalist with five wives and 30 children, was sentenced by a court in Provo, Utah, to five years in prison in the state's biggest polygamy case in nearly half a century. (1)

-- During August 2001
Odyssey, a cable television channel carrying some Church programs, changes its name to the Hallmark Channel. The channel reduces its religious programming schedule to Sunday mornings, but still carries ―Music and the Spoken Word. (2)

-- Sep 7, 2001-8
The first two meetinghouses built by the Church in the Ukraine Kiev Mission were dedicated on consecutive dates in the districts of Livoberezhny and Svyatoshinsky. (3)

-- Sep 09, 2001
[U.S. Religious History] Jerry Falwell stated: "Since the Antichrist will not be revealed before Jesus comes, I believe conditions are falling in place, i.e., one-world government, so he can rule the world after Jesus comes. But we're moving toward a one-world government through the United Nations, through the world court and a growing world opinion. The problem is that the one-world opinion is taking the side of the Palestinians, not the side of Israel." (4)

-- Sep 11, 2001
[Mormon Tabernacle Choir] A regularly scheduled choir concert becomes a September 11 memorial service. (5)

[U.S. Religious History] In the United States, four airliners were hijacked by Muslim terrorists and intentionally crashed. (4)

-- Sep 13, 2001
[U.S. Religious History] During an exchange with Pat Robertson on the 700 Club, Jerry Falwell explained what he thought caused the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center: "The ACLU's got to take a lot of blame for this. ... And I know that I'll hear from them for this. But, throwing God out successfully with the help of the federal court system, throwing God out of the public square, out of the schools. The abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked. And when we destroy 40 million little innocent babies, we make God mad. I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People For the American Way - all of them who have tried to secularize America - I point the finger in their face and say: "You helped this happen."" Pat Robertson agreed with these remarks, but later backed away from them. (4)

-- Sep 14, 2001
President Gordon B. Hinckley appears a third time on ―Larry King Live. (2)

[Hinckley] Appeared on CNN's Larry King Live and delivered message of hope and comfort to citizens of the United States in the wake of the September 11 attacks (6)

-- Sep 15, 2001
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs in a nationally broadcast church service on the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for September 11 victims. (5)

-- Sep 20, 2001
President Hinckley was among 26 religious leaders who met at the White House in Washington, D.C., with U.S. President George W. Bush regarding the terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington D.C., on Sept. 11, 2001. (3)

-- 2001 21-Sep
[Hinckley] Along with 27 other religious leaders, attended a private prayer meeting for President George W. Bush at the White House (6)

-- Oct 30, 2001
[U.S. Religious History] Lawsuits were filed on behalf of three lawyers who sought the removal of Roy Moore's Ten Commandments monument from the Alabama Judicial Building. The suit claimed that the monument "constitutes an impermissible endorsement of religion by the state." (4)

1 - Ratnikas, Algis, TimelinesDb,
2 - Sherry Baker: Mormon Media History Timeline: 1827-2007,
3 - Church News: Historical Chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
4 - Cline, Austin, History of American Religion: Timeline
5 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Newsroom,
6 - LDS Newsroom, Time line of Significant Events as President,

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