Inside the Latter-day Saints' Washington D.C. Temple

Inside the Latter-day Saints' Washington D.C. Temple

For decades the towering marble edifice that is the Washington, D.C. Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has posed a mystery to those outside the faith. Now, after a major renovation, CBS News’ Ed O’Keefe takes a tour inside the temple, before a public open house that will welcome all to visit a building dedicated to reverence and contemplation.

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  1. BirdieBee on September 9, 2022 at 12:51 am

    I wish they had asked about the secret meetings held on weekday mornings between the church elders and the pre-pubescent boys. There is a lot of secrecy in this religion and knowing what I know, it borders on cult

  2. j reyes on September 9, 2022 at 12:53 am

    I’ve never heard of this building til now.

  3. J Lewis on September 9, 2022 at 12:53 am

    Jesus divides people and families.
    Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn ‘a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law — a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.’ (Mat 10:34-36)

    The God of truth (Isa. 65:16) is the God of the Bible. Since truth divides, then Jesus would naturally divide his followers away from those who reject and hate God’s truth, even one’s natural family members. Remember, Jesus divides families:

    Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division. From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.” (Luke 12:51-53)

    Those same truth rejecters become enemies to the truth lovers as they resist and persecute the follower of Jesus.

    To be worthy of Jesus and eternal life, one must side with God’s truth even though it divides his own family.

  4. Exotic Dubb on September 9, 2022 at 12:53 am

    Get this to the white house tell them those people from that telehealth medical scheme fraud DNA family is just stalking me all over the USA you must place a federal hold on those people right away I mean right now and the 138 who was busted and arrested don’t ever let them out that owner of those facilities is bugging hurry land that plane place them under arrest at once don’t have them fly over me again

  5. Frank Sousek on September 9, 2022 at 12:54 am
  6. Steve Penczak on September 9, 2022 at 12:56 am

    Fake crap. You really belive some guy left gold plates in the desert with the book of Mormon written on them? Come on man… next you’ll have a burning bush.

  7. kevin dickson on September 9, 2022 at 12:57 am

    didn’t mention the duplicate oval office in this temple.

  8. hyll on September 9, 2022 at 12:57 am

    Disgusting cult

  9. Kandy on September 9, 2022 at 12:58 am

    what a joke!!!! feed the people NOT YOUR BUILDINGS !!!!! SHAME !!!!!

  10. Krampus The Great on September 9, 2022 at 1:01 am

    What strange ritual is performed to become a part of this cult?

  11. Mike B. on September 9, 2022 at 1:02 am

    Latter Day Yuck

  12. Albert Maldonado on September 9, 2022 at 1:04 am

    They have the nerve to call themselves apostles, doesn’t God hate Golden idols

  13. Eagle Eye on September 9, 2022 at 1:04 am

    I got to go in on the open tour. Very fascinating and beautiful place! I’m not Mormon but the Mormon people are very nice and welcoming.

  14. Jeff S on September 9, 2022 at 1:09 am

    A media fluff piece for a cult. Way to go, Cbs.

  15. Michael de NoVA on September 9, 2022 at 1:10 am

    The temple was dedicated today. Only members in good standing and with a recommend card can go inside now. However, visitors are always welcome to walk around the temple grounds and/or go through the visitor’s center. And of course, the Christmas light display and the free Christmas concerts at the Visitor’s Center in December are wonderful and well attended.

  16. Samuel Williams on September 9, 2022 at 1:10 am

    Cult begets cults.
    That’s what Protestantism has beget

  17. Jeff Smith on September 9, 2022 at 1:11 am

    I would love to see how much this cost. All built with 100% tax deductible money.

  18. FredBoulderdash41 on September 9, 2022 at 1:15 am

    Mormons are not Christians. They are heretics at best, non-believers at worst.

  19. Byron Leatham on September 9, 2022 at 1:15 am

    She just kick the money changers out of his Temple and everything Jesus done was done in public in front of everybody he had nothing to hide the Church of Jesus Christ is now the world’s largest financial institution Catholic churches second so if you want to worship money go to the temple imagine millions of dollars that it takes to build one of them and where the money comes from it’s one of the few institutions that could stop world hunger forever but they don’t they build temples to make themselves feel it Superior to all others it’s just plain disgusting reading read the New testament of the Bible and see what it says and then listen to the Mormon point of view and you’ll know the truth truth will set you free

  20. J. R. on September 9, 2022 at 1:16 am

    I went in there a couple weeks back! It was like a never ending series of 5 star hotel lobbies. It went on and on but never really went anywhere.

  21. Beverly Hill on September 9, 2022 at 1:16 am


  22. J3 Sparten117 on September 9, 2022 at 1:20 am

    weather or not you are a member of the church or not you Cant denie that the LDS Temples are Beautiful Inside and out

  23. Paul brungardt on September 9, 2022 at 1:20 am

    After it is back in service, all non Mormons are forbidden. Creepy rituals stolen from Free masonry. Anointment of genitals, baptizing the dead…. creepy stuff…

  24. Touik lau on September 9, 2022 at 1:22 am

    Show me a perfect religion an il join it,at least the Mormon have a good upbringing teaching kids not to lie cheat an steal .I would trust the Mormon to watch my house than 90 percent of other so call Christian churches at least nothing will get stolen .they have the best upbringing.

  25. Flaming Robin on September 9, 2022 at 1:23 am

    Mormonism is a false religion with a false jesus a false prophet and a false "bible" joseph smith practiced divination occult practices to receive his supposed revelations. This is demonic doctrine as the true biblical jesus warned us of in the true bible.

  26. Matthew Perez on September 9, 2022 at 1:24 am

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  27. hyll on September 9, 2022 at 1:25 am

    This terrorist group needs to be squashed!!!

  28. Marthell on September 9, 2022 at 1:26 am

    Mormon temples are interesting but their beliefs are bizarre.

  29. Gabriela Alvarez on September 9, 2022 at 1:27 am

    Muy pronto estaré hay

  30. Caroline Adina on September 9, 2022 at 1:28 am

    This is so nice to see

  31. Jim Harrow on September 9, 2022 at 1:29 am


  32. Richard The Lion Hearted on September 9, 2022 at 1:31 am

    Converted in 2019. Just recently went to Temple in Hawaii. I am honored to be a member of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints❤️

  33. Franklin Green on September 9, 2022 at 1:35 am

    The San Diego LDS Temple is shockingly beautiful!

  34. Uncle Davey from the navy on September 9, 2022 at 1:37 am

    the illusion of God and holiness!

  35. Flaming Robin on September 9, 2022 at 1:37 am

    the mormon church was NOT persecuted for their beliefs. they were persecuted for lies, sins, false teachings, false prophecies occult origins(divination) and plural marriages. lets not let them play victims when they have a checkered history and dubious origin

  36. Jeff S on September 9, 2022 at 1:39 am

    Satanic House of Worship.

  37. Daryl Van Horne on September 9, 2022 at 1:40 am

    So wonderful to get married without your family being allowed in. The mormon church ruins lives, stay away from it.

  38. J Lewis on September 9, 2022 at 1:41 am

    "We will not reveal any of the secrets of this, the first token of the Aaronic priesthood, with its accompanying name, sign or penalty. Should we do so; we agree that our throats be cut from ear to ear and our tongues torn out by their roots." ~ 1931

  39. Bear Bear on September 9, 2022 at 1:42 am

    It’s not baptism of the dead, it’s baptism for the dead.

  40. Michael de NoVA on September 9, 2022 at 1:43 am

    As of June 5, 2022, about 250,000 people toured the inside of the DC Temple. Best guess is that when the open house ended on June 11, about 300,00 attended.

  41. Super TAL on September 9, 2022 at 1:45 am

    Nicely and Respectfully done – Thank you, CBS Sunday Morning.

  42. Jeff Smith on September 9, 2022 at 1:45 am

    Thank you for this respectful report.

  43. Michael de NoVA on September 9, 2022 at 1:46 am

    The last day of the DC Temple open house was yesterday. I hope many of you had the opportunity to see the inside. Visitors are welcome to stroll around the outside and see the beautiful gardens and landscaping. Also, there is a visitor’s center located on the property if you want to know more about our faith. At Christmas time, the outside of the visitors center is lit with about a million Christmas lights and there are a lot of free Christmas concerts put on by community groups. It is a great holiday tradition for many.

  44. pancake man 116 on September 9, 2022 at 1:47 am

    Beware of false prophets and trust in Jesus Christ and his teachings, man though sin want the truth to be how they want it to be and not what Jesus Christ teaches
    the book of Mormon is a lie
    Don’t be deceived Jesus Christ is come in the flesh to die for your sins and save you and give you eternal life as a free gift by believing in Jesus Christ and what Jesus Christ did and how he rose from the grave on the 3rd day!

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